(Rochester, NY--February 23, 2018) Vuzix® Corporation
), ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce that the company will showcase its leading smart glasses technology at Mobile World Congress (MWC), which will take place February 26 through March 1, 2018 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain. Vuzix will be exhibiting at booth CS80 Congress Square.
Vuzix will be showcasing the award winning Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses featuring Amazon Alexa and highlighting the Vuzix Blade Edge Program
for developers. Vuzix Blade received 4 innovation awards at CES and was named "Best of CES" by several notable media firms including TIME, Rolling Stone, CNET, Fox News, Tom's Guide and TechRadar. Vuzix Blade provides a wearable smart display with a see-through viewing experience utilizing Vuzix' proprietary waveguide optics and Cobra II display engine. It's like having your computer or smartphone screen information right in front of you, wherever you go. The Vuzix Blade weighing in at less than 3 oz represents the first pair of smart glasses that provide the wearer with a sizable virtual screen and brilliant pallet of colors via a thin completely see-through lens, in a fashionable form factor.
Vuzix will also be showcasing the M300 Smart Glasses designed and built specifically for the enterprise customer and the Vuzix Basics Video SaaS Subscription offering, which connects field technicians with remote experts and central offices for real-time video/audio collaboration in a heads-up and hands-free environment and is now available for download via the Vuzix App Store
The Company is also attending the following two industry press conferences at MWC where Vuzix' management team will be demonstrating the M300 and Blade Smart Glasses:
- Showstoppers @ Mobile World Congress 2018 on February 25, 2018 at the University of Barcelona
- Pepcom MobileFocus Global 2018 @ Mobile World Congress 2018 on February 26, 2018 at the Fairmont Rey Jaun Carlos in Barcelona, Spain.
Mr. Travers will also be presenting to GSMA MWC CEO and guest authorities, including His Majesty The King of Spain at a private presentation of the industry's most innovated accomplishments in the mobile sector. Vuzix was one of five companies selected to present their companies new product or service.
"Vuzix continues to take our award-winning wearable computing solutions to the next level," said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix. "Our commitment towards innovation and remaining at the forefront of technological advances was recently evidenced by the successful introduction of the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses to developers, media companies, consumers as well as numerous interested OEM and strategic partners at CES in January. The Vuzix Blade AR Smart Sunglasses will be the first pair of smart glasses to be Alexa-Enabled. This is the beginnings of leaving your phone in your pocket," said Paul Travers, President and CEO of Vuzix.
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About Vuzix Corporation
Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company's products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high-quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 59 patents and 42 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2018 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (VUZI
) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.
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