Motorola Solutions and Kopin Corp. Announce Agreement to Develop Hands-Free Wireless Computing Headset



By: Edward Jackson (Senior Editor)



Joint development of computing will offer innovative solutions to mobile workers with instant access to digital information.


The [Motorola Solutions] business of , Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement with [Kopin Corporation] to develop a hands-free computer and communications headset. This new device category is a head-worn, mobile computer headset with full voice, audio and PC capabilities, leveraging ’s advanced system and micro-display technologies to create a 15-inch monitor that supports simulation software, streaming video on-demand and other large-screen enterprise applications.

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  • This new category of wearable computer provides hands-free remote control and instant access to digital information and broadcast programming. Access is also available for Internet services, including streaming video over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, allowing simultaneous real-time interface with multiple mobile devices, servers and networks.
  • These unique capabilities are enabled through a gesture- and -based user interface.
  • Development Kit units will be generally available from Kopin by January 2011 to software application developers and select Motorola enterprise and public safety customers.
  • The development kits provide early access and experience with advanced hands-free mobile computing and communication headsets capable of interfacing with existing legacy systems and software platforms.


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Jeffrey Jacobsen, Senior Advisor to CEO and Golden-i Program Manager, Kopin Corporation:

“The Golden-i platform offers spontaneous mobile access to virtually any digital information in the world, on-demand. Imagine leaving your laptop at the office and still having full access to all of its information, applications and services while traveling. The Golden-i platform will truly change the way people work and live.”

Tom Bianculli, Senior Director, Emerging Business, Chief Technology Office, Motorola Solutions:

“We believe this computer headset will be a game-changing solution for mobile workforces and represents the future in wearable computing. As the leader in enterprise mobile computing, Motorola Solutions is working with Kopin to explore new innovations and cutting-edge technologies that will help our customers continue to improve their operational efficiency and increase their productivity.”



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  • Jenna Gonzalez

    That is one BIG-ASS headset I would be hard pressed to build an outfit around. lol. But for gaming, I’ll check it out.

  • @Songbirdeeee

    That looks heavy!

  • Golden 1

    Golden-i production units will provide an even higher resolution and larger display virtually 18 inches from the users eye.

    Golden-i typically weighs between 3 ounces and 6 ounces, depending on options.

    The Gen 3.5 Golden-i was not designed for consumers, although the gamers and the professionals that have used Golden-i seem to want this first version anyway.

    Golden-i was designed for industrial use and applications, to provide improved individual and group performance, enhanced personal and group safety, and tremendous convenience. Millions of people go to work everyday and require one or both hands free to do their work. Many wear protective clothing, gloves and safety glasses and still need to interface with digital information, without removing their protective garments. Golden-i Gen 3.5 is a development unit for software application developers and those who will work on Golden-i deployment with existing legacy software and systems.

    The Gen 3.5 Dev Kit units are intended for software development and early Golden-i deployment experimentation only, not industrial field use. The Motorola production units will come to market with all of the customary industrial safety certifications and rated for “All Weather” Construction, Utilities repair, Telecom repair, Manufacturing lines, Chemical processing plants, Oil drilling rigs and pipeline service, Dismounted Police Officers using Segways, bicycles, skates and horses, Firemen with and without rebreathers, Hazmat operations, Emergency response and Disaster response, Ambulance EMTs, Nurses in Hospitals, everyday maintenance, service and repair situations . . . etc. the list is distinguished and nearly endless. Golden-i is designed to improve industrial work force performance and save lives.

    In the future Golden-i products will be developed specifically for professionals and consumers, these new Golden-i products will be much smaller and less noticeable.

  • Foster Scott

    How many crystals would it take to make it Jenna worthy? Cool concept. I have worn the glasses that cover your eyes and simulate a large monitor, but the cost was way too high to justify getting. To make them a full computer experience will be interesting to say the least.

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