ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 18, 2015 /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, is pleased to announce that KDDI R&D Laboratory, with headquarters in Fujimino City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan has developed a custom remote support software application for Android based Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses. KDDI R&D Lab is a subsidiary of KDDI Corporation, a leading provider of international telecommunications services. The KDDI R&D Labs' solution leverages the camera and head mounted display of the Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses to overlay Augmented Reality (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 M100, as opposed to holding a smartphone or tablet to view the screen.
Beginning on December 1, 2015, this software application will be offered as optional function to the Vista Finder Mx, KDDI R&D Labs' remote support system currently sold in Japan. Vista Finder Mx is capable of broadcasting live video taken by smart phone, tablet, mobile PC, and now on Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses, safely and at high quality on any network connection.
KDDI R&D Labs will showcase this new application at Inter BEE 2015 in Vuzix Corporation's booth (hall 5 5614) in Makuhari Messe, November 18 – 20, 2015. Pricing is available upon request
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 41 patents and 12 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 2016 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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