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Mobile computing: no hands required!

23 October 2012

Motorola has unveiled its HC1 headset computer, the first in a new class of devices that uses voice recognition, head gestures and video streaming to navigate applications.

The HC1 can be used in harsh environments and most remote locations, where access to complex graphical data or text is needed and using a laptop or handheld device is impractical without obstructing vision.

Designed for field services and the defence, utilities, telecommunications, aerospace and aviation markets, the HC1 can be used for maintenance, repair, operations/overhaul and training and simulation applications that improve inspection time and accuracy, and increase safety.

The HC1 headset computer provides hands-free mobile computing based Kopin Corporation’s optical micro-display technology, which provides the user with a view of a 15-inch laptop-size screen.

In addition to local document access, the HC1, when connected via local Wi-Fi or a Bluetooth connection to a Motorola MC75A, MC65, ES400 smartphone or mobile hotspot, allows the push and pull of data between the headset computer and remote networks.

By pairing the HC1 with a WAN device connected to a remote network, mobile workers can receive mobile gateway access to place voice calls and use GPS data.

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