Brother UK launches new head-mounted digital display


Information, communication and technology solutions provider Brother UK has launched a new head-mounted display device, designed to help improve efficiency and enhance training for end users.

The new AiRScouter WD-200B displays content within the user's peripheral vision, allowing documents, training guides and 3D models to be viewed handsfree while they work, without obstructing their vision.

The model streams content from any visual device with an HDMI output – allowing for connectivity with TVs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. The HD visual display offers wide-screen viewing at 1280x720 resolution, as well as the capability to adjust the focus from 30cm to 5m and a full or half mirror viewing option.

Designed to work comfortably in a range of environments, its flexi-arm and headband mean users can adjust the display position depending on the work they're completing and can be worn with accessories like helmets or glasses. Brother is targeting sectors including construction, CAD/CAM, inspection and aviation with the technology.

AiRScouter WD-200B is plug-and-play ready, allowing users to start using the technology immediately with no need for additional software install and set-up. Its launch in the UK follows trials in the US and Japan.

Andy Johnson, head of product management at Brother UK, commented: "This technology has massive potential to support businesses across many sectors. AiRScouter can help create efficiencies where users are following real-time instructions, like 3D scanning, aerial photography and filming, and on-the-job training when course materials include diagrams or videos. With such a broad range of applications, there's a huge opportunity for channel partners to engage with customers across a variety of sectors with AiRScouter.

"It's a piece of technology that is clearly innovative, but also hugely practical and immediately applicable to many types of businesses – and it's that combination that makes it very exciting."

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