ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 30, 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 the company has formed a partnership with Atheer, a pioneer of AiR™ (Augmented interactive Reality) computing. The Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses now supports Atheer's AiR Suite designed specifically for remote expert collaboration, management and rapid task flow deployment, which can be downloaded from the Vuzix app store.
"The M100 Smart Glasses can enhance workflows for companies in a broad range of sectors," said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vuzix. "Atheer's AiR suite is well aligned with the enterprise class productivity and collaboration capabilities that our customers expect from our devices. We're looking forward to an ongoing relationship that will benefit both of our companies to provide a world-class enterprise solution."
"We're excited to work with Vuzix, as their hardware complements and works seamlessly with our AiR Suite for Enterprise," said Alberto Torres, CEO of Atheer. "The deskless workforce in Fortune 1000 entities is growing rapidly and needs hands-free access to task-specific information, as well as real-time guidance for complex tasks. Our AiR Suite software and Vuzix M100 is a fitting combination for companies looking to maximize performance and deploy smart glasses-based productivity, immediately."
Communication between deskless professionals and subject matter experts is key to enabling quick decision making and a productive workforce. The M100 with the Atheer AiR suite enables deskless professionals to see checklists and step-by-step procedures in their smart glasses and enjoy hands-free interaction with information using simple gestures, voice, or head motion. Further, the suite enables professionals to team up with remote experts via video calls and receive guidance through real-time image annotations to resolve problems quickly. The AiR Suite also includes an intuitive task flow authoring tool that allows enterprises to create smart glasses-optimized procedures and task flows with a simple drag-and-drop interface, saving valuable R&D resources and months of development time.
Vuzix and Atheer will demonstrate the AiR Suite running on M100 Smart Glasses in the Vuzix booth #14048 at the Consumer Electronics Show on January 6-9th in Las Vegas. More information about the Vuzix M100 can be found here and about the Atheer AiR Suite here. The AiR Suite is available for download at the Vuzix App Store and the full subscription license is priced at $49 per user per month. All Vuzix customers, however, will receive a 30 day free trial.
Atheer is the pioneer of AiR™ (Augmented interactive Reality) computing that is designed to enhance the productivity and safety of deskless professionals at Fortune 1000 companies. The award-winning Atheer AiR platform combines the power of immersive augmented reality with intelligent gesture, voice and head-motion interactions as well as real-time rich-media collaboration, all on a mobile smart glasses platform. Wearing the see-through AiR Glasses enables viewing rich information critical to workflows, interacting with the information naturally and collaborating with remote peers like never before – without the need to hold any device. Leveraging the Android-based AiR OS and the collaboration-centric AiR Suite, developers and companies around the world are creating next generation enterprise productivity applications and workflows to empower the 21st century workforce. The company is based in Mountain View, CA and is backed by prominent investors including Bobby Yazdani, Founder and Managing Partner of Cota Capital and Signatures Capital, and Farzad Naimi, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, RONA Holdings. For more information, please visit http://www.atheerair.com, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and like us on Facebook.
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 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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Certain statements contained in this news release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward looking statements contained in this release relate to the success of Atheer partnership, their products use with the M100 Smart Glasses, and customer sales, and among other things the Company's leadership in the Video Eyewear, VR and AR display industry. They are generally identified by words such as "believes," "may," "expects," "anticipates," "should" and similar expressions. Readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based upon the Company's beliefs and assumptions as of the date of this release. The Company's actual results could differ materially due to risk factors and other items described in more detail in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Reports and MD&A filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and applicable Canadian securities regulators (copies of which may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). Subsequent events and developments may cause these forward-looking statements to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise these forward-looking statements as a result of changed events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release, except as required by applicable law.
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