Strategic Partnership with PogoTec Brings World’s Smallest Attachable Camera to Popular Eyewear Line
Hauppauge, NY – August 2017 – Eyewear industry leader ClearVision Optical introduces its most advanced technology product to date: Op PogoTrack camera ready eyewear. This advanced product is the result of a partnership between ClearVision Optical and PogoTec, a technology firm based out of Roanoke, Virginia.
This frame collection features the PogoTrack wearable technology platform, which is designed to serve as a universal platform for a wide range of future electronic wearable devices. The first such device is PogoCam™, the world’s smallest and lightest camera that attaches to eyewear, capturing photographs and HD video with audio. Future wearables for the platform may include an alertness monitor to prevent drivers from falling asleep and a UV meter to prevent sunburn by alerting users when exposed to damaging rays.
“ClearVision is committed to developing unique technological products in and around the world of eyewear,” said David Friedfeld, president of ClearVision Optical. “Op with PogoTrack technology is one way we’re delivering on that commitment. We’re building technological adaptability right into a pair of eyeglasses with this system. You can use it with the PogoCam right out of the box, but the possibilities going forward are endless.”
The collection was thoughtfully designed with both style and function in mind. Not only is the collection fashionable, with 6 eyeglass and 6 sunglasses for both men and women to choose from, but it also represents a natural entryway into the world of wearable technology. Best of all, the PogoTrack system allows for consumers to use their devices, like the PogoCam, when and where they see fit.
Wearing a pair of Op frames with PogoTrack technology and the accompanying PogoCam opens up a whole new way to capture memories while staying in the moment. Gone are the days when capturing the perfect moment meant rifling through your pockets or your bag to get your smartphone. With PogoTrack technology, you can truly live in the moment by taking photos or video without the obstructed view from a smartphone or camera viewfinder.
“We are thrilled to partner with ClearVision Optical for the introduction of PogoCam and Op frames with PogoTrack technology,” said Ron Blum, Founder, President and CEO of PogoTec. “Unlike competitor products, PogoCam is a more advanced camera that takes still images as well as HD video with audio, attaches easily to many frame styles with or without prescription lenses and matches the fashion style of the user. ClearVision Optical’s commitment to this platform underscores our drive to make PogoCam an accessible solution for the mass market.”
PogoCam was designed for the mass market and is easy to use. It comes equipped with a five megapixel sensor providing quality photos and HD video with audio. PogoCam can capture and store 100 still photographs or up to three minutes of 720p HD video at 30 frames/second with full audio (6 – 30 second videos) before having to be downloaded and charged. The camera is activated by pressing a single button. PogoCam is focus free with auto-white balance making it easy for the user to capture high quality images and video. The images and video can be downloaded using a Smart Case with Bluetooth to a smartphone. The camera is resistant to water and perspiration and recharges in approximately 30 minutes. PogoCam is designed to attach magnetically to frames having PogoTrack technology. While attached, PogoCam can be moved along the length of the track – allowing the user to bring it forward only when in use. The camera can be attached and removed easily with one hand without removing the frames, allowing it to be stored in a pocket or purse when not recording images.
PogoTec, Inc. is a privately owned company incorporated in Delaware. Its core initiative is to enable electronic wearable devices with a special focus on eyewear. PogoTec’s product offerings consist of; PogoTrack: a proprietary attachment means for attaching electronic wearable devices to eyewear while maintaining the fashion look of eyewear and PogoCam: the world’s smallest look and shoot camera attachable to eyewear. PogoTec’s management team and Board of Directors have extensive experience in creating and commercializing innovation. PogoTec has been extremely diligent in protecting its intellectual property and has numerous patent applications filed around the world. For more information about PogoTec, please visit www.PogoTec.com.
About ClearVision Optical
Founded in 1949, ClearVision Optical is an award-winning leader in the optical industry, designing and distributing eyewear and sunwear for top brands such as BCBGMAXAZRIA, BluTech Eyewear, Ellen Tracy, IZOD, Jessica McClintock, Op, Revo, and Steve Madden. ClearVision’s house brands include Aspire Eyewear, ClearVision Collection, Dilli Dalli pediatric eyewear, DuraHinge, Junction City, PuriTi Titanium, and Red Raven. A privately held company, ClearVision is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York and has more than 250 associates throughout the U.S. ClearVision’s collections are distributed throughout North America and 20 countries around the globe.