Introducing KDDI Vist@Finder Remote Operations Supporting System for Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses
ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), ("Vuzix" or the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce that the Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses will be prominently on display with KDDI Vist@Finder to relay secure, high-quality video remotely and hands-free with smart glasses at CeBIT. The KDDI Vist@Finder solution leverages the camera and head-mounted display of the Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses to overlay AR images on the user's real-time view to aid in remote support applications. Technicians can work more efficiently and hands-free by viewing the AR image on the M300, as opposed to holding a smartphone or tablet to view the screen.
KDDI Vist@Finder is a remote operations supporting system that allows videos taken by smartphones, tablets, and mobile PCs, and now includes smart glasses to relay remotely from the field over various types of networks, simply, securely, and in high quality. The system provides a variety of functions, including intuitive operational instruction by AR through live audio and video streaming, recording of on-site video, and hands-free transmission with wearable cameras. The service is available in English, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.
KDDI Vist@Finder will be showcased on the Vuzix M300 at CeBIT, one of the largest and most internationally represented computer expos, at the KDDI booth located in Hall 4 — A38 (17). CeBIT will take place from March 20 through March 24 in Hannover, Germany. For more information, please visit the CeBIT official website at http://www.cebit.de/en/.
"Vuzix is excited to pair up our next generation M300 Smart Glasses with KDDI Vist@Finder remote operations supporting system to enable hands-free video transmission via Smart Glasses," said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix. "Our M300 Smart Glasses feature a 13-megapixel, 1080p video and image-stabilized auto-focus camera that is ideal for relaying high-quality video content remotely in the field."
KDDI, a Fortune Global 500 company, is one of Asia's largest telecommunications and ICT solution providers, with approximately US$40 billion in revenue annually. Since its establishment in 1985, KDDI has expanded its presence into 28 countries and 63 cities, with over 110 offices around the world. Strong support for its customers' global businesses through cutting-edge technologies, seamless networks, and ubiquitous, powerful IT infrastructure propel KDDI into the future.
About Vuzix Corporation
Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) 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 51 patents and has 39 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 2017 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY; Oxford, UK; and Tokyo, Japan.
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Released March 17, 2017