Metaio & Vuzix to Showcase AR Ready Smart Glasses at the 2013 Augmented World Expo Apps built on world's first software developer kit for wearable computing from Metaio to run on Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses

SAN FRANCISCO, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Metaio, the world leader in augmented reality (AR) software and solutions and Vuzix Corporation, (TSX-V: VZX, OTC:BB: VUZI, FMB: V7X) a leading developer and supplier of smart glasses, will join forces to showcase AR experiences built on the powerful Metaio SDK running on the AR-Ready Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses, at the 2013 Augmented World Expo (AWE), June 4-5 in Santa Clara, CA. AWE is the world's largest gathering of AR professionals.

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Metaio's AR software is currently used by over 30 million consumers and 50,000 developers, powering more than 1,000 apps for enterprise, marketing, retail, publishing and industrial markets. Vuzix' products, including its smart glasses, have won 14 Consumer Electronics Show Innovations Awards. With its origins in defense research and development for next generation display solutions, Vuzix is a technology leader and early entrant in the Smart Glasses field

Metaio, an AWE Silver Sponsor, will be demonstrating the latest in next-generation AR at its booth at AWE, including numerous apps built with the Metaio SDK, the first SDK ready for wearable computing- as shown by its compatibility with the powerful and lightweight Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses.

"Wearable computing is the next step for natural, useful Augmented Reality," said Metaio CTO Peter Meier. "In order to realize the dream of an always on, always augmented world, it is important to have software for developers ready, today, for smart glasses like the Vuzix M100."

"Metaio has always been at the cutting-edge of the AR industry," said Vuzix CEO Paul Travers. "The fact that their software and apps run on this hardware out-of-the-box is further proof that the M100 Smart Glasses are already primed to deliver real-time, hands-free instant augmentations of a user's reality."

Metaio will conduct extensive R&D to continue to adapt its powerful augmented reality SDK to be compatible with the next generation of wearable computing devices. To download the newest version of the Metaio SDK, visit http://metaio.com/products/sdk

To learn more about the Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses, visit http://www.vuzix.com/consumer/products_m100.html

About Metaio
The worldwide leader in Augmented Reality (AR) research and technology, Metaio develops software products for visually interactive solutions between the real and the virtual world. Based on the Metaio Augmented Reality platform, digital and 3-D content can be integrated seamlessly into the user's camera view looking upon the real world. Serving over 50,000 developers and powering more than 1000 apps for enterprise, marketing, retail, publishing and industrial cases, over 30 Million consumers use Metaio's AR software. Learn more at www.metaio.com

About Vuzix Corporation
Vuzix is a leading supplier of video and cloud connected video eyewear products in the consumer, industrial, media and entertainment markets. The company's personal display products offer users a portable high quality viewing experience for industrial wearable displays, consumer digital content viewing as well as 3D, virtual and augmented reality experiences. Vuzix also provides developer software and support to enable the growth and development of AR applications for its mobile devices. With its origins in defense research and development for next generation display solutions, Vuzix holds over 48 patents and patents pending in the video eyewear field. The company has won 14 Consumer Electronics Show Innovations Awards, the RetailVision Best New Product 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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