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HC1 Headset Computer

Imagine instantly accessing and viewing business-critical documents and complex schematics with just a simple voice command or turn of your head. Imagine being able to quickly and simply collaborate with remote team members. No hands, laptop or fixed mobile workstation required. That’s the power of the HC1 Headset Computer.

Responds to a voice command or tilt of the head
The HC1 has advanced speech recognition and natural language software that supports six languages for responsive application command and control. Dual bi-directional noise-cancelling microphones and near-ear loudspeaker — which can be replaced with noise-cancelling ear buds — keep communications loud and clear. The headset’s powerful accelerometer and digital compass deliver smooth gesture control and accurate direction and position orientation for smooth navigating through applications.

Stylish ergonomics
The weight and balance of the HC1 are optimized for hours of comfortable use. By design you can configure the micro-display and near-ear loudspeaker depending on your needs. Adjustable straps provide a custom fit and removable comfort pads can be cleaned or replaced, allowing one device to be used by multiple workers.

Multiple data entry options
The HC1 supports a variety of encrypted Bluetooth-enabled data entry options, making it a dynamic, highly customizable tool.

Accessory interface and available options
A modular accessory interface for USB connectivity makes the addition of peripherals as simple as snapping them on. In addition, the HC1 features a wide assortment of accessories, including multi-slot battery chargers, carrying cases, ear buds, pads and straps that help customize the HC1 to meet specific operational needs.

Specification Sheet

HC1 Specification Sheet


Supported profiles
Discovery & Connect, HID, COM (SPP), BT PAN-Adhoc, BT PAN-AP, Handsfree, OBEX FTP, PBAB

WLAN Security: WPA, WPA2, WEP

WPAN (Bluetooth Support)
Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR


Performance Characteristics

Processor (CPU)
Texas Instruments OMAP 3730 Series Dual Core Processor, 800 MHz, 3D Graphic Accelerator

Operating system (OS)
Microsoft Windows CE 6.0 Pro

512MB RAM and 512MB Flash

Voice recognition
98-99% accuracy, natural language software (no learning required), supports 6 languages (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese)

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions (HxWxD)
Designed to fit a wide range of users, from 5th percentile female to a 95th percentile male head size.

With standard battery (camera module not included): 22.9oz./650g
With extended life battery (camera module not included): 26.5oz./750g
Camera module: 3.70oz./105g

Noise cancellation
Active, ambient noise-cancellation (dual microphone)

User programmable buttons

Expansion slot
User accessible microSD card slot (support for up to 32GB)

Audio options
User removable Near-Ear Loudspeaker Module; built-in dual microphones

LED (Suspend and Battery Charge Status)

Gesture control
9-axis tracking and gesture mobile (accelerometer, gyroscope and digital compass)

Display type
Full color, SVGA, Transmissive TFT (800 x 600) micro-display with an adjustable backlight; Field of view: 32 degrees (diagonal); Virtual image size: 15 in. diagonal


Standard Battery: Rechargeable Lithium Ion 3.7V, 1950mAh
Extended Life Battery: Rechargeable Lithium Ion 3.7V, 4800mAh

Regulatory Specifications

RF exposure
FCC Parts 15.247, 15.205, 15.207, 15.209, 15.203, EN 300 328, RSS-210

ICES 003 Class B, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 60601-1-2, CISPR 22 Class B, CISPR 24, FCC Part 15 Subpart B

Electrical safety
CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, Certified to UL60950-1, EN60950/IEC 60950-1 plus all national deviations

User Environment

Environmental sealing

Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
±15kV air discharge, ±8kV contact discharge (Relative Humidity 50%)

5% to 95% non-condensing

Tumble specifications
500 tumbles (1000 hits) @ 1.64 ft./0.5m

Drop specification
4 ft./1.2m to concrete across operating temperature per MIL-STD-810

2Gs peak, 5Hz to 2kHz, 1 hour duration per axis

Storage temperature
-40° to 158° F/-40° to 70° C

Operating temperature
14° to 122° F/-10° to 50° C                                   


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