MUNCIE, Ind. – September 2, 2016 – All-digital HD racing comes to the prestigious MultiGP Drone Championship this weekend as the ProSight digital wireless vision system and Vuzix iWear video headphones will be in use by some of the nation’s top pilots. Amimon, the developer of the breakthrough ProSight HD, zero latency system, is a platinum sponsor of the event, which features winners of a months-long state and regional series of competitions to determine the fastest drone racer of 2016.
At the 2016 Championships, several pilots will opt for all-digital systems, favoring the crystal clear images and precision viewing enabled by the technology. During these events, selected racers and judging officials will be wearing Vuzix iWear products and operating drones that will be enabled with the ProSight system. The combination of the products delivers an advanced first person view (FPV) HD experience that provides superior vision for racing pilots an extremely wide field of view and effectively zero latency. This enables pilots to make quicker decisions at high speeds.
“We are excited to be able to expose the FPV community to the benefits of HD, all digital racing. The performance and quality advantages over analog are significant and will allow pilots to take their flying to the next level,” said Chris Thomas, president of the MultiGP. Digital technology will transform our sport and make it more accessible for fans and up-and-coming pilots, which is exactly the type of expansion of interest in FOV racing that we strive to achieve with our organization.”
The ProSight all-digital system, which consists of a real-time HD camera, transmitter and receiver, all based on proven technology from CONNEX, significantly reduces transmission signal issues, enabling a new level of immersive experience and precision vision for both the pilots and spectators. The latency-free performance and high quality imaging addresses issues that have plagued first generation analog FPV products, including unclear images, and jammed frequencies caused by simultaneous users. As a result, the ProSight digital system noticeably improves the flying experience.
MultiGP is the premier drone racing league which hosts frequent competitive gatherings and casual events within its network of over 375 MultiGP Chapters and 10,000 pilots world-wide. MultiGP nurtures its Chapters by providing tools, guidance and community to make drone racing fun, organized and rewarding for pilots, Chapter Organizers and spectators. Programming such as the Championship, Regional Series, Universal Time Trial Tracks and Chapter Tiers are designed to allow the drone racing community to compete in an easily accessible yet structured format with the goal of progressing the sport. MultiGP is the Academy of Model Aeronautics Special Interest Group for First Person View (FPV) Racing. www.MultiGP.com.
Amimon is the market leader in latency-free wireless HD video solutions. Its CONNEX all-digital solutions are enabling unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and first person view (FPV) drones with unmatched vision performance. Amimon’s flexible CONNEX systems utilize its core technology to set a new standard in creating, transmitting and viewing content on remote devices.
Amimon is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices in Herzlia, Israel; Tokyo, Japan; and Taipei, Taiwan. To connect with AMIMON, visit http://www.AMIMON.com. For CONNEX product information check connex.amimon.com. For CONNEX ProSight Product line please check: www.connexhd.com
About Vuzix Corporation
Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company’s products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 43 patents and 23 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2016 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.