Ng Ngee Khi­ang, Re­gional Gen­eral Man­ager (SE Asia), Ep­son Sin­ga­pore

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Ep­son, a lead­ing in­dus­trial ro­bot man­u­fac­turer, will be launch­ing its new N2 se­ries of com­pact 6-axis ro­bots at Man­u­fac­tur­ing Tech­nol­ogy Asia 2017. The N2 ro­bots fea­ture a patented com­pact fold­ing arm tech­nol­ogy, a world’s first in­no­va­tion in 6-axis ro­bot de­sign that brings ex­treme ma­neu­ver­abil­ity, im­prov­ing ef­fi­ciency of mo­tion for com­plex and high pre­ci­sion assem­bly tasks. The ro­bots will be show­cased for the first time, at the Ep­son booth from 4 to 7 April 2017. The Ep­son N2 ro­bots have the unique abil­ity to fold through it­self, ver­sus mov­ing around. This re­duces the num­ber of in­ter­me­di­ate points and short­ens cy­cle times. De­signed for con­fined workspaces and smaller pay­loads, the N2 ro­bot re­duces re­quired workspace area by up to 40% com­pared to stan­dard 6-Axis ro­bots. The ro­bots are able to op­er­ate in ar­eas as small as 600mm x 600mm, en­abling more ef­fi­cient assem­bly line lay­out and im­proved pro­duc­tiv­ity. The N2 se­ries of ro­bots comes with Ep­son’s pro­pri­etary Resid­ual Vi­bra­tion Tech­nol­ogy, a mo­tion con­trol feed­back sys­tem us­ing Ep­son’s Quartz Mi­cro Elec­tro Me­chan­i­cal Sys­tems that re­duces vi­bra­tion, en­abling high per­for­mance for out­stand­ing speed, pre­ci­sion, ac­cel­er­a­tion and de­cel­er­a­tion rates. The in­dus­trial ro­bots are equipped with Ep­son Vi­sion Guide soft­ware – ad­vanced ma­chine vi­sion and im­age pro­cess­ing sys­tems that pro­vide an in­ter­face for de­vel­op­ing ro­bot vi­sion ap­pli­ca­tions. With a max­i­mum reach of 450mm and with a 2.5kg pay­load, the in­dus­trial ro­bots can be used across the man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try, for a wide va­ri­ety of ap­pli­ca­tions in­clud­ing pre­cise assem­bly of elec­tronic com­po­nents, med­i­cal and con­sumer prod­ucts. “With the N2 ro­bots, com­pa­nies can eas­ily au­to­mate their assem­bly line with min­i­mal de­sign change to the cur­rent line lay­out, while dra­mat­i­cally en­hanc­ing pro­duc­tiv­ity. In­deed, these new line of ro­bots with its revo­lu­tion­ary tech­nol­ogy, has brought a new break­through to the mar­ket and chal­lenges cur­rent assem­bly line stan­dards,” said Mr Ng Ngee Khi­ang, Re­gional Gen­eral Man­ager (South­east Asia), In­dus­trial Ro­bot­ics, Ep­son Sin­ga­pore. “There is pos­i­tive de­mand for ro­bot­ics in SE Asia, re­flected in Ep­son’s busi­ness in the re­gion hav­ing grown at an av­er­age of 30% over the past 3 years. As a mar­ket leader for SCARA ro­bots, we will con­tinue to de­velop in­no­va­tive new ro­bots with ex­treme ma­neu­ver­abil­ity that will bring new lev­els of pro­duc­tiv­ity and ef­fi­ciency for our cus­tomers,” he said. Ep­son and SO Sof­i­tel Sin­ga­pore col­lab­o­rate to pi­lot Move­rio BT-300 smart glasses to en­hance guest ex­pe­ri­ence through aug­mented real­ity, the first in South­east Asia

Ep­son, a global leader in pro­jec­tion tech­nol­ogy and vis­ual

com­mu­ni­ca­tions, part­ners SO Sof­i­tel Sin­ga­pore for South­east Asia’s first aug­mented real­ity smart glasses de­sign ex­pe­ri­ence within a HO­TEL. Us­ing Ep­son’s lat­est Move­rio BT300 smart glasses, mem­bers of the pub­lic can em­bark on an au­dio-vis­ual ad­ven­ture, SO Aug­mented, within the French lux­ury bou­tique ho­tel’s lobby (for pub­lic) and So Lofty suite (for guests stay­ing in the room). The pi­lot pro­ject, which be­gins from to­day to end 2017, will see eight sets of the Move­rio BT-300 smart glasses, the world’s light­est binoc­u­lar see-through smart glasses on the mar­ket with an OLED dis­play, bring graphic el­e­ments within SO Sof­i­tel Sin­ga­pore’s her­itage build­ing to life. Guests can look for­ward to a true see-through im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ence with the Move­rio BT-300’s HD high­con­trast dis­play, which uses Ep­son's cut­ting edge sil­i­con-based OLED (or­ganic light emit­ting diode) dig­i­tal dis­play tech­nol­ogy. Pow­ered by soft­ware from EON Real­ity, a world leader in Vir­tual and Aug­mented Real­ity-based knowl­edge trans­fer, the cu­rated ex­pe­ri­ence trans­ports view­ers into a part-real part-vir­tual world where in­for­ma­tive con­tent and videos blend seam­lessly with real de­sign el­e­ments found within the HO­TEL lobby and suite. “It is our plea­sure to part­ner lead­ers in Lux­ury Hos­pi­tal­ity, De­sign and Aug­mented Real­ity to cu­rate this ex­pe­ri­ence that is a first in the re­gion. With Move­rio, Ep­son be­lieves that the po­ten­tial of Aug­mented Real­ity is lim­it­less for com­mer­cial and en­ter­prise us­age – to cre­ate ex­cep­tional ex­pe­ri­ences us­ing one of the most light­weight and com­fort­able smart eye­wear on the mar­ket. By bring­ing the flavours and se­crets within the her­itage build­ing to life through our tech­nol­ogy, we look for­ward to de­liver new and ex­cit­ing multi-sen­sory ex­pe­ri­ences and show­case the fa­mil­iar in a brand new way,” said Mr Siew Jin Kiat, Re­gional Gen­eral Man­ager (South­east Asia), Print­ers and Vis­ual Prod­ucts Di­vi­sion, Ep­son Sin­ga­pore. “We are So de­lighted to part­ner with Ep­son Sin­ga­pore to be the first to launch the aug­mented real­ity smart glasses ex­pe­ri­ence in South­east Asia. When you step into SO Sof­i­tel Sin­ga­pore, you will be nat­u­rally cap­ti­vated by the dif­fer­ent el­e­ments of French de­sign blend­ing with lo­cal touches. With this AR smart glasses ex­pe­ri­ence, guests will be able to dis­cover and be in­trigued by the sur­pris­ing de­sign el­e­ments,” said Mr Piotr Ku­piec, Gen­eral Man­ager for SO Sof­i­tel Sin­ga­pore. A launch event was held to­day at SO Sof­i­tel Sin­ga­pore, where in­vited guests were the first to ex­pe­ri­ence the AR tour on smart glasses. At the HO­TEL lobby, guests wear­ing the Move­rio BT-300 smart glasses be­gun the AR ex­pe­ri­ence in front of ‘The Lion’s Seal’ em­blem, de­signed for the ho­tel by leg­endary fash­ion icon Karl Lager­feld. They were greeted vir­tu­ally by Is­abelle Mi­aja, the in­te­rior de­signer of SO Sof­i­tel Sin­ga­pore. As the guests ex­plored the lobby, a layer of graph­i­cal in­for­ma­tion and au­dio nar­ra­tion emerged through the smart glasses, re­veal­ing the in­spi­ra­tion of SO Sof­i­tel Sin­ga­pore’s beau­ti­ful de­sign - a story of French el­e­gance blend­ing with the build­ing’s unique his­tory, and mod­ern Sin­ga­pore chic. Wear­ing the Move­rio, guests con­tin­ued to dis­cover the whim­si­cal se­crets within the lux­u­ri­ous space of SO Sof­i­tel’s So Lofty suite. Is­abelle re­turned on a com­pos­ite screen, shar­ing her thoughts for de­sign­ing the HO­TEL as well as the spe­cial touches within the suite. Lay­ers of dy­namic in­for­ma­tion, videos and vi­su­als high­lighted her artis­tic in­spi­ra­tions for the art pieces that fuse Sin­ga­pore’s lo­cal cul­ture with French in­dul­gence. On the pi­lot pro­ject, EON Real­ity Sin­ga­pore’s Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Mr Srid­har Sunkhad added, “Col­lab­o­rat­ing with Ep­son to aug­ment the SO Sof­i­tel unique guest ex­pe­ri­ence will be an ex­cit­ing jour­ney that will teach us how Aug­mented Real­ity will be­come a part of our ev­ery­day life­style.” Mem­bers of the pub­lic who wish to en­joy the SO Aug­mented HO­TEL lobby tour can check di­rectly with the Guest Re­la­tions Of­fi­cers, with sets sub­ject to avail­abil­ity. Guests who stay in the des­ig­nated So Lofty suite for the pi­lot pro­ject can ex­pe­ri­ence the SO Aug­mented room tour as well. About Ep­son Ep­son is a global tech­nol­ogy leader ded­i­cated to con­nect­ing peo­ple, things and in­for­ma­tion with its orig­i­nal ef­fi­cient, com­pact and pre­ci­sion tech­nolo­gies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet print­ers and dig­i­tal print­ing sys­tems to 3LCD pro­jec­tors, smart glasses, sens­ing sys­tems and in­dus­trial ro­bots, the com­pany is fo­cused on driv­ing in­no­va­tions and ex­ceed­ing cus­tomer ex­pec­ta­tions in inkjet, vis­ual com­mu­ni­ca­tions, wear­ables and ro­bot­ics. Led by the Ja­pan-based Seiko Ep­son Cor­po­ra­tion, the Ep­son Group com­prises more than 73,000 em­ploy­ees in 91 com­pa­nies around the world, and is proud of its con­tri­bu­tions to the com­mu­ni­ties in which it op­er­ates and its on­go­ing ef­forts to re­duce en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pacts.

Ng Ngee Khi­ang, Re­gional Gen­eral Man­ager (SE Asia), Ep­son Sin­ga­pore

Piotr Ku­piec, Gen­eral Man­ager SO Sof­i­tel Sin­ga­pore

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