Pivothead Wearable Imaging to Demo SMART Eyewear Live HD Broadcast Capabilities at NAB



Denver, April 7, 2014 - Pivothead, a leader in wearable imaging technology, will be attending the National Association of Broadcasting Show in Las Vegas to introduce, Pivothead SMART (Simple Modular Application-Ready  Technology™), the next generation of Pivothead eyewear focused on broadcast, sports, and entertainment industries.

Like Pivothead’s first generation eyewear, Pivothead SMART provides full 1080p high definition (HD) video and 8 megapixel still imaging capabilities with an added modular design enabling users to custom build SMART glasses to suit their needs. Pivothead SMART modular accessories – Smart Mods - house WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, Android operating system and enable full HD Wireless live streaming.

Pivothead SMART’s expandable memory and battery life allow sports teams, entertainment organizations, broadcasters and enterprise users to create and distribute true point-of-view content like never before. Pivothead’s second screen sharing solution enhances in-stadium fan engagement for teams and leagues during live events. Streaming a true point-of-view perspective from players, coaches and sports broadcasters directly to Jumbotrons and mobile users adds an intimate, unique and unvarnished moment. Second screen sharing drives a deeper connection with fans, providing an inside, behind the scenes perspective that is a value added experience. Fans view content as it is made, sharing moments with their team that would have previously gone unseen.

“Our strategy is to integrate closely together with the sports industry to create unique opportunities for broadcasting true point of view video to in-arena Jumbotrons, integration to Second Screen premium applications, and general in-broadcast use of POV of events before, during, and after the event,” says Chris Cox, Pivothead’s founder and CEO. “Our goal is to help broadcasters create unique, innovative content to improve overall fan experience and interaction.“

Pivothead SMART features include:

  • Share Your View - LIVE | live stream full HD video to web browser or mobile apps
  • Capture Unique POV Video & Images | full HD video : 8 mp stills : auto-focus
  • Add SMARTMods™ | accessories that add power, connectivity, and apps
  • Choose Your Style | two on-trend styles : prescription friendly
  • Store Memories | 16GB of internal memory : removable micro SD with mods
  • Recharge On-The-Go | interchangeable Fuel Mod : continuously replaceable 
  • Control Your Glasses Wirelessly | from your smartwatch, smartphone, & more
  • Get Notifications | configure audio and LED alerts from Pivothead and third party apps
  • Quick Pairing | instantly pair via Bluetooth with integrated NFC
  • Run SMART Apps| develop and run Android-based apps on the Air Mod
  • Open For Developers |  published SDK for developers

 

Outfitted with Pivothead’s, ESPN, Vice News, Airplane Repo and several YouTube sensations have turned to Pivothead to capture true point-of-view footage including “Magic of Rahat’s recent viral video.

View the video, Homeless Lottery Winner at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lki_IeM6bQ.

Pivotheads capabilities as a post production content creator enables broadcasters and sports teams to easily share from several locations in a stadium setting. ESPN recently captured Wichita State men’s basketball team from the point of view of players and fans as they finished their final regular season game undefeated. The St. Louis Rams implemented Pivothead’s into their 2013-2014 season, providing fans with a unique game day perspective from the locker room, in the stands, during half-time performances and on the road. In an effort to provide fans with a new unique player perspective, the New York Yankees On demand series documented pre-season practice from an infield, outfield, and catcher point of view.  

Compatible Pivothead GRID Software offers the ability to live stream multiple Pivothead devices from a remote or local viewing facility, providing the broadcast community an effective end-to-end enterprise ready solution enabling true point-of-view second screen applications.

Working prototypes of Pivothead SMART, live streaming demos and Pivothead GRID software will be available for viewing and demos along with the first generation series, Pivothead Originals. Pivothead is located in Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth C2250.

About Pivothead

Founded in 2010, Pivothead was the first to engineer and mass-market professional-grade photo and video functionality using high-performance, full HD, video encoding low power System-on-Chip (SoC) in an eyewear platform. With a true point-of-view, hands- and mount-free format, Pivothead is dedicated to innovating simple, compelling and more convenient ways to capture your world.

Headquartered in Denver, Pivothead’s award winning products can be found at electronics, sporting goods and specialty outdoor retailers across the United States and in more than a dozen countries.

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