Vuzix and APX Labs' Future Proof Enterprise Smart Glasses
Customers can deploy Skylight and Vuzix M100 today and upgrade to next-gen Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses seamlessly
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of video eyewear and smart glasses products in the consumer, enterprise and entertainment markets, and APX Labs, ("APX"), the developer of the Skylight platform for enterprise wearable technology, today announced their Future Proof offer, which allows customers to begin deployments with Skylight and the Vuzix M100 smart glasses today and upgrade to the next generation Vuzix M300 seamlessly when they begin shipping to customers in Summer 2016. The advanced design of the new M300 combined with the latest release of the Skylight software platform will enable large Enterprise Smart Glasses deployments to leverage the latest technology while continuing to use the Vuzix M100 concurrently within the same system.
"Vuzix and APX have created an industry leading solution that enables large Enterprise clients to deploy Vuzix Smart Glasses to their hands-on workforce and get in-view instructions, conduct video calls, and access live secure data feeds," said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vuzix. "In production use today on our current M100, Skylight is the software application that Enterprise clients rely on for forward and backward compatibility across hardware upgrades, such as the new Vuzix M300, in essence making our clients' current deployments 'Future Proof'."
The new Vuzix M300, being shown for the first time at CES 2016, is the next evolution of Vuzix Smart Glasses designed specifically for industrial use. The M300's design is born from real world client feedback and industry requirements culminating from over two years of productive use of the Vuzix M100. The technical advances and ergonomic flexibility of the M300 will answer Enterprise clients' needs in a way that fosters large scale adoption in many industry sectors. For further information, a product brochure and video overview, please visit Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses.
"With Skylight, the same solution you deploy with the M100 will work with the M300. You get real business benefits today and a seamless upgrade path to new hardware tomorrow," said Brian Ballard, CEO and co-founder of APX. "This truly is a 'Future Proof' offer for the enterprise. APX is proud to be the first to announce support for the Vuzix M300. With a new form factor, improved interactivity, and top of the line specs, Vuzix is raising the bar for industrial grade enterprise wearable devices."
APX's Skylight is the most comprehensive and widely used enterprise wearables platform, enabling people to do important hands-on jobs using a range of wearable devices. Companies using Skylight have realized significant operational benefits, including improved process efficiency, less downtime, higher production quality and lower costs. It was recently recognized by industry analyst, Frost & Sullivan as the category-leading product in enterprise wearable software.
To learn more about the joint solution between Vuzix and APX and get started now, please visit www.apx-labs.com/landing/vuzix-m300/.
About APX Labs
Since 2010, APX Labs has been the market leader in developing wearable technology for the hands-on workforce. APX Labs' Skylight software product runs on many types of devices, integrates with existing business systems, and is used today in a wide range of industrial operations including manufacturing, field service, repair, training, and compliance. For additional information, visit www.apx-labs.com.
About Vuzix Corporation
Vuzix is a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment 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 42 patents and 8 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 2015 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Greater Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.
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Released January 6, 2016