Solos™ and USA Cycling Partner Ahead of Rio 2016 Olympic Games


Solos™ now official sponsor, product supplier of Smart Glasses to USA
Cycling, Team USA; new exclusive benefit offered to USA Cycling members

Solos™ (NASDAQ:KOPN) andUSA Cycling partnered ahead of the Rio
2016 Olympic Games to enable athletes and members of USA Cycling access
to state-of-the-art, high-performance Solos™ smart eyewear, which
integrates innovative heads-up display and audio technologies. The
partnership covers USAC’s developmental programs and the road and track
USA Cycling Teams for the 2016 season, including the Rio Olympic Games.
Solos smart eyewear empowers cyclists with the critical performance data
they need to train with precision and achieve peak performance without
breaking stride.

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USA Cycling: Chloe Dygert 2016 World Champion and Olympic Team Member Solos, High Performance Smart  ...

USA Cycling: Chloe Dygert 2016 World Champion and Olympic Team Member Solos, High Performance Smart Eyewear for Cyclists (Photo: Philip Beckman)

“The Solos Smart Glasses offer a cutting edge tool for the continued
success of USA Cycling athletes when training, and will play an integral
role in our developmental programs and the USA Cycling Team on the road
and track,” said Jim Miller, USA Cycling Vice President of Athletics.
“This technology is especially vital with our women’s Olympic pursuit
team in their Rio preparations and would be perfect for any road
training program.”

“The Solos Team has worked directly with Olympic cyclists to ascertain
the critical feedback required for smart eyewear in a minimalist,
functional and fashionable design,” commented Dr. Ernesto Martinez,
Director of Solos. “The key insights included keeping it lightweight,
streamlined, intuitive to operate and keeping the rider’s eyes on the
road. These design pillars are evident throughout Solos, giving riders
exactly what they need and nothing that they don’t.”

“We are always looking for technologies to help improve and push the
limits of our athletes’ performance, on the road and on the track,
especially aiming at our goal for gold in Rio 2016. We worked in
conjunction with the Solos team from the ground up to develop a wearable
technology that could be a game changer in the industry and have a great
impact across the board.” Andy Sparks, Director of Track Cycling
Programs, USA Cycling.

Solos is an ultra-lightweight performance Smart eyewear streamlined for
aerodynamics, style and comfort. Solos allows cyclists to easily access
real-time performance data from their smartphone or wearable sensors on
its high-resolution heads-up display with an image three times larger
than premium bike computers.

“As soon as I put them on, I can suddenly see all of my favorite data
without looking down at my computer. The screen is a big information
giver without impairing my vision or being distracting; I can really
focus on my ride and training… honestly, it just feels natural,” said
Sarah Hammer, two- time Olympic Silver medalist, 2016 World Champion and
2016 Olympic Team Member.

Solos, High Performance Smart Eyewear for Cyclists

Solos displays performance metrics such as heart rate, speed, power,
pace, cadence, distance, duration and other Bluetooth and ANT+
compatible data. The Solos app captures, streams and syncs data,
allowing cyclists to customize workouts while keeping track of target
performance levels. It also supports existing training programs and new
tool development that enables users to see progress and heighten
performance capabilities.

Exclusive Benefit for USA Cycling Members:

Solos will be available to preorder in May 2016 for a retail price of
$499. USA Cycling members have exclusive early preorder access and 25%
discount. Please sign up at
for discount and ordering details.

About USA Cycling (USAC)

Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste
Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all
disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including BMX,
cyclo-cross, mountain bike, road and track. As a membership-based
organization, USA Cycling comprises 64,000 members; 3,000+ clubs and
teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions
over 2,600 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S.
each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and
support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit

About Solos

The mission of Solos is to create unique performance-enabled devices
meant to inspire athletes to their greatest potential. By creating
optimal head-up displays and simplified accessibility to performance
data, Solos focuses on catering to today’s dedicated athletes. The
Solos’ vision is to be lighter, smaller, smarter and better, all while
delivering innovative, safe and intelligent solutions. Solos is a brand
of Kopin Corporation.

About Kopin

Kopin Corporation is a leading developer and provider of innovative
wearable technologies and solutions for integration into head-worn
computing and display systems to military, industrial and consumer
customers. Kopin’s technology portfolio includes ultra-small displays,
optics, speech enhancement technology, system and hands-free control
software, low-power ASICs, and ergonomically designed smart headset
reference systems. Kopin’s proprietary components and technology are
protected by more than 300 global patents and patents pending. For more
information, please visit Kopin’s website at

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release may be considered “forward-looking”
statements under the “Safe Harbor” provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include, without limitation,
statements relating to our statement that Solos™ andUSA Cycling
partnered ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Solos will be
available to preorder in May 2016 for a retail price of $499. These
statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the
forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but
are not limited to, the following: The partnership to support the
athletes may be cancelled; Solos may not develop smart glasses for the
athletes; Solos may not be available for preorder in May at a retail
price of $499, Solos may not be sold on a retail basis and other risk
factors and cautionary statements listed in the Company’s periodic
reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the 12
months ended December 26, 2015, and the Company’s subsequent filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue
reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are based only on
information currently available to the Company and only as of the date
on which they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update
any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or
circumstances occurring after the date of this release.

Kopin Corporation
Richard Sneider, 508-870-5959
and Chief Financial Officer
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