Vuzix Smart Glasses Win CES "BEST OF INNOVATIONS" 2013 Design and Engineering
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Vuzix Corporation (TSX-V: VZX, OTC:BB:
VUZI, FMB: V7X) 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.
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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.
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 8(th) to 11(t.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.
Follow Vuzix on Twitter @Vuzix and facebook.com/Vuzix for the latest news on
Vuzix Smart Glasses and the company's entire line of award winning video
eyewear. If you're a developer, please sign up to join Vuzix growing team of
application developers at www.vuzix.com/developer. Be one of the first to
support this amazing new step in the evolution of mobile information
About Vuzix Corporation Vuzix is a leading supplier of Video Eyewear products
in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets. The Company's products,
personal display devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing
experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and
augmented reality. Vuzix holds over 47 patents and patents pending and
numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The company has won 12
Consumer Electronics Show Innovations Awards and several wireless technology
innovation awards, among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company
(TSX-V:VZX - News, OTC:BB: VUZI, FMB: V7X) with offices in Rochester, NY,
Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan. For more information visit www.vuzix.com.
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future product releases, including the M100 and its capabilities, new
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Company's ability and costs to further develop, produce and manufacture the
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