If you are a true Techie then the all New Empire EVS mask is calling your name. Heads Up Display paintball mask... Yeah, you heard it right! The EVS has incorporated HUD technology from Recon Instruments new Snow2 Display.
Features include new Smart Optics that ensure you don't need to refocus your eye while you go between your game play and using the heads up display. Included with the Empire EVS is an Android based operating system which works with the Integrated Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi. You also get a really neat water-resistant Bluetooth remote to help you toggle through the operating system. One additional feature of the remote is you can actually use it with your gloves.
The Empire EVS mask itself is newly designed with the latest and greatest lens technology. The huge field of vision is great for seeing the entire field and the quick change lens retention system makes it easier than ever to change out lenses based on weather condition. The flex bottom of the EVS is extremely durable and built to give you the best chance of staying in the game.
The Thermo Formed ears of the Empire EVS paintball mask are optimized for maximum comfort and are cut to give you the best hearing capeabilities. Overall this is a great and innovative pask that is built for the tech savy or any player wanting the best in paintball technology.
Official Information From Empire Paintball:
The Empire EVS combines a cutting-edge paintball mask design with an integrated Recon Snow2 heads-up display, enabling the delivery of critical, real-time information like ammunition counts, field maps, and teammate locations on a display positioned just below the wearer’s right eye. Armed with instant access to these valuable tactical cues, paintballers can enjoy a degree of situational awareness and squad effectiveness previously possible only in video-game experiences."
The Recon Snow2 heads-up display is positioned in the bottom-right of the Empire EVS mask frame. Unobtrusive yet effortlessly accessible, Snow2’s high-contrast LCD screen appears as a 14” image viewed from 5 ft away, allowing users to glance at it without re-focusing their eyes. Powering Snow2 are a 1GHz dual-core processor, an Android-based operating system, a nine-axis sensor suite, and Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, and GPS connectivity.
The Empire EVS smart paintball mask also features a state-of-the-art, ASTM-approved mask design. Its dual-pane lens system, which is both scratch-resistant and anti-reflective, also blocks 100% of harmful UVA/UVB radiation and prevents internal fogging. The mask’s flexible, co-injection molded lower skirt encourages ball bounces, and its thermo-formed ear cover enables both maximum comfort and excellent hearing.
“The Empire EVS showcases the versatility of Recon heads-up display technology,” said Tom Fowler, Director of Sales and Marketing, Head Worn Devices, Intel. “Through our collaboration with Empire, which involved the development of paintball-specific software for Snow2’s Android-based operating system, we were able to bring the benefits of instant, direct-to-eye information delivery to an entirely new group of customers. Our open software development kit (SDK) allows any third-party developer to extend the capabilities of Recon devices in this manner.”
“Empire Paintball was thrilled to collaborate with Recon on the development of wearable technology specifically adapted to the sport of paintball,” said Louie Spicer, Chief Technology Officer, G.I. Sportz. “Recon has proven the robustness and user-friendliness of its Snow2 heads-up display platform. With Recon’s help, we were able to extend Snow2’s functionality to enhance the paintball player’s experience in a substantial way.”