Motorola HC-1

HC-1 Headset Computer

HC-1 Headset Computer

Motorola Solutions (now Zebra Technologies) contracted IPS to provide full multi- functional support for the development of the HC1 – a rugged, hands-free, wearable headset computer. The system includes voice recognition, WLAN/BT, 9-axis head tracking, wireless communications and a 15″ micro display.


The IPS team coordinated every aspect of development, including budget management, schedule and phase gates, quality assurance and testing and validation. The team was also responsible for extensive vendor relations management and coordination between Motorola, its technology partner Kopin and upwards of a dozen additional outside software and hardware vendors worldwide. Full IPS team involvement included trouble shooting, proof of concept evaluation, components selection, PCB layouts, cables and connections, weight distribution and the full documentation package and transfer to the manufacturing partner (DFM). System level software was coordinated and integrated between multiple partners.

Integrated echnologies included voice recognition, WLAN/BT, 9-axis tracking, wireless communications, streaming video, micro-display.

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