NexOptic DoubleTake Reimagined Binoculars: 2019 Edison Nomination

NexOptic DoubleTake Reimagined Binoculars

Vancouver, Canada – February 21, 2019 – NexOptic Technology Corp. (“NexOptic” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: NXO) (OTCQX: NXOPF) (FRANKFURT: E3O1) announced that DoubleTake™, NexOptic’s “Binoculars Reimagined”, has been nominated as a 2019 Edison Award™ Finalist for Advanced Image Capture in the Consumer Goods category.

Main Features of the NexOptic DoubleTake Reimagined Binoculars
NexOptic DoubleTake Reimagined Binoculars – Main Features

What is essentially a digital binocular / camera combination with a viewfinder, DoubleTake is described by NexOptic as a “ground-breaking reimagining of binoculars”.

To me, the way the Doubletake is used with its large LCD display and some of the technology involved makes it more a camera than a pair of binoculars, but we are starting to blur the lines between the two.

Magnification

Powered by what NexOptic describe as a new and revolutionary dual Blade Optics™ lens system, the DoubleTake has an equivalent focal length of greater than 500mm.

For those not into photography, this will not mean much, but it is equivalent to a substantial telephoto lens you see on a DSLR camera and according to them will magnify the image up to 10x.

The good news here is that they haven’t tried to make it too powerful and thus make the field of view to narrow and they state that the device will have digital image stabilization to help you maintain a more steady shake-free image, which was one of my initial concerns when I first read about these.

2x-10x
A feature that they highlight and which I like is that you can switch between 2x and 10x magnification with just a “click of a button”. This is good because you can more easily line-up what you want to view in low power and then switch to 10x power to get a more detailed view.

5-Inch LCD Screen

Rather than looking through a pair of eyepieces as you would on a standard pair of binoculars, the DoubleTake has a single 5-inch touch screen LCD display.

NexOptic states that it is “high definition”, but don’t go into detail and they have not yet mentioned any brightness or contrast information and so the visibility in bright sunlight could be an issue if they get it wrong.

Another issue for me here would be Battery life, which is another unknown, with the only information so far being that it has an internal lithium-ion battery.

With the NexOptic DoubleTake binoculars, you are able to capture high-resolution images and 4K video. Inside the device, there is a quad-core Ambarella H2 processor, that I hope will make for a lag-free view.

The 2019 Edison Award
Finalists were selected globally from today’s smartest innovations and brightest advancements across 15 distinct categories. Focused on the innovators as much as the innovations, Edison Award Winners represent game-changing products and services, as well as excellence and leadership in innovation around four criteria: concept, value, delivery, and impact. Previous winners of the Edison Award include some of the world’s most cutting-edge Fortune 500 companies, such as Apple, Microsoft, and FitBit.

“We are honoured to have our technology officially recognized by some of the world’s most influential minds in modern business,” said John Daugela, CEO of NexOptic. “I believe this nomination not only speaks to DoubleTake’s disruptive potential in the consumer imaging market but also our ability as an innovative optical design company to create products that truly resonate with today’s tech visionaries.”

Determined by 3000 global senior business executives, academics, and technology professionals, the gold, silver, and bronze winners of the 2019 Edison Awards will be announced at the annual Edison Awards Gala in New York, NY on April 4, 2019.

About the Edison Awards

Originally established in 1987 by the American Marketing Association, but an independent organization since 2008, the Edison Awards have recognized and honoured some of the most innovative products and business leaders in the world and is among the most prestigious accolades honouring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation.

About NexOptic Technology Corp.

NexOptic is an innovative optical development company, which aims to enhance the way we view the world around us. Currently focused on engineering its first consumer product for the growing outdoor recreation market, as well as a demonstration prototype for the mobile device space, NexOptic is aggressively pursuing a multi-pronged optical innovation strategy. Utilizing Blade Optics™, the Company’s developing suite of optical technologies, NexOptic can increase aperture sizes within given depth constraints of various imaging applications. Increasing the aperture size enables a lens system to have an improved diffraction limit, providing the potential for greatly increased resolution. In 2018, NexOptic’s suite of innovations grew to include ground-breaking artificial intelligence (AI) for its optics.

Blade Optics™ refers to NexOptic’s lens designs, algorithms, and mechanics, which vary from patented to patent-pending and includes all of the Company’s intellectual property and know-how.

NexOptic trades on the TSX Venture as “NXO”, on the OTCQX under the symbol “NXOPF,” and on Frankfurt as “E3O1”. More information is available at www.nexoptic.com.

Investor Enquiries
Rhys Hanak
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Media Enquiries
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Kerri McTaggart
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kerri.mctaggart@nexoptic.com

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Forward-Looking Statements

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