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Empire Vision System EVS Paintball Goggle

Posted by on 1/7/2016 to Masks

Empire Paintball is proud to announce the collaboration of smart eyewear technology from Recon Instruments with our industry-leading protective goggle.  A new app from Empire adapts the Recon SNOW2  heads-up display for use on the paintball field, allowing real-time information and phone connectivity that provides our paintball players with a technological advantage over the rest of the field.

The Field Map portion of the Empire App will show real-time locations of you and your friends on the paintball field when used in conjunction with the Recon Engage App.  The map is interactive, allowing you to zoom over Points of Interest and help navigate you or others to selected waypoints, shown in real-time.  Never lose your teammates when in the heat of battle.

“We at Empire are excited to partner with Recon Instruments and Intel to offer the latest technology in the sport of paintball.  Our premiere paintball goggle is enhanced by the technology provided by Recon to offer a unique player experience unrivaled in our industry.” Louie Spicer – Chief Technology Officer, Empire Paintball.

Debuting at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, a goggle with the heads up display is available for demo at the Intel booth to show the functions offered by Recon and Empire.  The HUD is Bluetooth® linked to an Empire Vanquish paintball marker, allowing changes to any of the 33 board settings via the wrist controller and is also linked to a GoPro® camera for live feed on the heads-up display and video capture.

The Partnership - Recon Instruments, an Intel company, was founded in 2008 and is the world leader in smart eyewear technology for sports and high-intensity environments. Recon’s award-winning technology is backed by an extensive patent portfolio and integrates high-contrast displays with state-of-the-art computing platforms and sensor suites. Recon’s smart eyewear technology features an Android-based operating system with an open SDK, empowering developers to create apps for an endless variety of sports and activities. Recon continues to define the smart eyewear category and is dedicated to improving athletic performance and participation in sports. For more information, visit www.reconinstruments.com 

“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.”

Empire Vision System:

  • Empire Hud App
  • Marker connectivity via Bluetooth
  • Shows marker statuses including (Eye status, Rate of Fire, Firing Mode, Battery Level, Lube Level, Marker Pressure, Shot Count)


  • Users can download maps of their favorite fields - Maps include waypoints like flag stations, battle areas, and important landmarks
  • Buddy tracking via the Recon Engage App
  • Similar map functionality to native Recon map app

Want to be the first to get one when they are available?? Click here to visit the product page and sign up for the waiting list. There is not commitment to buy, but soon as they are available we will send and email out to everyone on that list!

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