SOLOS Named Official Smart Glasses Partner of IRONMAN



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SOLOS to showcase its new smart glasses at the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship and additional IRONMA ...

SOLOS to showcase its new smart glasses at the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship and additional IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events this year (Photo: Business Wire)

a unit of Kopin Corporation, together with IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports
Holdings Company, is proud to announce that SOLOS has become the
official Smart Glasses of IRONMAN North America and the IRONMAN World
Championship. SOLOS’ new smart glasses will be showcased at the IRONMAN®
World Championship and various other events in the United States and
Canada throughout this year, starting at IRONMAN Lake Placid on July 22.

“We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with IRONMAN,” said Scott
Fliegelman, Director of Strategic Partnerships for SOLOS. “As a 5-time
IRONMAN, I’m personally excited to share our amazing technology with
today’s athletes, who are looking for improved performance, safety and

SOLOS smart glasses allow triathletes, cyclists and runners to receive
critical performance information through sight and sound, which enables
the athlete to focus on their performance and enjoy the training
experience, avoiding unsafe distractions. SOLOS provides a more natural
way of communicating data that is safer and more immediate, keeping
athletes focused, present and fully aware during training. SOLOS smart
glasses contain proprietary augmented reality display and noise
cancellation technologies in light and fashionable sunglasses allowing
the athlete to view metrics as if the data is floating in front of them
and to receive other information through audio messages.

“We know IRONMAN athletes are always looking for quality, ingenuity and
as much valuable data as possible in the devices they wear,” said Stuart
Selig, EVP of Global Partnerships at IRONMAN. “SOLOS smart glasses
provide just that – an innovative product that will empower them to
achieve optimal performance. We believe this partnership offers our
athletes a unique training advantage across North America.”

SOLOS is the world’s lightest augmented reality smart glasses for sports
performance, designed to inform and inspire while keeping athletes safe
so that they can reach their full potential. Since the brand’s
inception, SOLOS smart glasses have been dedicated to developing a
seamless experience that brings together technology, sport and fashion,
and has relied on direct feedback from athletes, like 11-time IRONMAN
70.3® Champion, Sam Appleton, to make the best smart
performance glasses on the market.

“I have been using SOLOS smart glasses since the beginning of this year
and they have been an extremely valuable tool in my training arsenal,”
said Appleton. “SOLOS smart glasses display in front of me the metrics I
need in order to nail my key sessions and maintain situational awareness
so I can enjoy the ride. It’s an exciting opportunity for the SOLOS team
to partner with IRONMAN, as now athletes from around the globe will be
able to check out SOLOS smart glasses, which have been a key factor in
my success this season.”

In addition to features to improve performance, SOLOS smart glasses also
offer design and lifestyle elements that increase the joy of any running
experience, including integrated music, group communication, phone
calls, interchangeable lenses and an adjustable nose piece for added
customization, among others. They are compatible with iOS and Android
smartphones and Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches.

SOLOS smart glasses are available now at
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SOLOS® smart glasses are the world’s most technologically advanced smart
glasses. Leveraging decades of Kopin’s experience in heads-up displays
and other technologies, SOLOS smart glasses inform and inspire athletes
to reach their full athletic potential. Built for cyclists, runners and
triathletes, SOLOS smart glasses deliver critical information to the
athlete in a seamless, integrated fashion through sight and sound. SOLOS
smart glasses provide a more natural way of communicating that’s safer
and immediate, keeping the athlete focused, present and more fully
aware. Smart Communication. Ultimate Performance. Learn more at

About Kopin

Kopin Corporation is a leading developer of innovative wearable
computing technologies and solutions. Kopin’s technology portfolio
includes ultra-small transmissive, reflective and emissive displays,
optics, speech enhancement technology, software, low-power ASICs, and
ergonomically designed smart headset concept 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


A Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of
events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the
IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon
Series, the Rock n’ Roll Marathon Series®, Iron Girl®,
IRONKIDS®, International Triathlon Union World Triathlon
Series races, road cycling events including the UCI Velothon®
Series, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®,
premier marathons including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon,
and other multisport races. IRONMAN’s events, together with all other
Wanda Sports Holdings events, provide more than a million participants
annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast
offerings. The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the
largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception
of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s
most challenging endurance races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN
has grown to become a global sensation with more than 230 events across
53 countries. For more information, visit

About Wanda Sports Holdings

Wanda Sports Holdings is the world’s leading sports business entity,
founded to capture the opportunities in the global sports industry and
to contribute to the prosperous international sports landscape – in
three key areas: 1) Spectator Sports (media & marketing business), 2)
Participation Sports (active lifestyle business), 3) Services (digital,
production and service business). Wanda Sports Holding incorporates the
international sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media, the
iconic endurance brand IRONMAN, and Wanda Sports China. The headquarters
are in Guangzhou, China.

SOLOS and Kopin are registered trademarks of Kopin Corporation. All
other company names or product names are the trademarks of their
respective owners.

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 SOLOS has become the official Smart Glasses of
IRONMAN North America and the IRONMAN World Championship and SOLOS’ new
smart glasses will be showcased at the IRONMAN
World Championship and various other events in the United States and
Canada throughout this year. 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 agreement that SOLOS
is the official Smart Glasses of IRONMAN North America and the IRONMAN
World Championship may be terminated; SOLOS new smart glasses may not be
showcased at the IRONMAN
® World Championship
and various other events in the United States and Canada throughout this
year because the events may be postponed or not be held; Kopin may
decide not to show SOLOS at the events; the relationship between SOLOS
and IRONMAN may be terminated; and other risk factors and cautionary
statements listed in Kopin’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 31,
2017, and Kopin’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
Kopin and only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no
obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect
events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release.

Max Borges Agency for SOLOS
& Marketing

Solos Smart Glasses
Tom Futch
Sales & Marketing
Director of Communications