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Posted: Nov 13, 2012

Vuzix smart glasses to compete with Google Glass

(Nanowerk News) Vuzix Corporation announced today that its new Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 was selected as an Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering BEST OF INNOVATIONS honoree and picked as the best new technology in the Wireless Handset Accessories product category. In addition, Vuzix Smart Glasses also received the honoree distinction in the Personal Electronics category as well, making it two awards for this amazing new product.
Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 is the world’s first enhanced “Hands Free” display and communications system for on-the-go data access from your smartphone and the Internet. The Vuzix M100 contains a virtual display with integrated camera and powerful processing engine, running an Android OS, to wirelessly connect via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to your smartphone (iOS or Android) or other compatible device. Powerful enough to connect to the Internet, run applications and games on its own, the M100 works in harmony with your smartphone to open up a plethora of existing and future applications such as texts, video, email, mapping, and audio.
Vuzix M100
Vuzix M100
As a Hands Free accessory with AR camera/display functionality, Vuzix Smart Glasses not only let you answer the phone with a visual address book, they enable applications from reading text messages and email to visual navigation along with more advanced features like basic augmented reality applications. Vuzix Smart Glasses, M100 include an integrated head tracker and GPS for spacial and positional awareness and an integrated camera enables video recording and still image capture. The interactive tracking and integrated camera combined with applications on the M100 and a smartphone linked to the Cloud, allow for the merging of virtual information with the real world.
Paul J. Travers, Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are honored to win this Innovation Award, our first BEST OF INNOVATIONS among a competitive field of great inventions. While we have consistently delivered new technology each year to our customers, the Vuzix M100 represents our most significant break through yet in design and capability. We believe Vuzix Smart Glasses will have wide reaching impact on the way we use mobile devices.”
Mr. Travers continued, “Running the Android OS enables application downloads directly into Vuzix Smart Glasses M100. This flexibility is going to open up many amazing new solutions for our users from advanced HUD navigation applications to gaming. Not only are Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 a great hands free solution, but finally there is a platform that is designed specifically for the growing augmented reality markets. Enabling hands-free access to applications from visual search to derivatives of mapping street views – all will finally be available in a pair of Vuzix Smart Glasses.”
Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 will be showcased at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show, January 8th to 11t.h Vuzix will be demonstrating a number of advanced hands-free applications with them. Visit Vuzix at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Central Hall, Booth #14046.
Source: Vuzix
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