ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 5, 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 Company will showcase a line of new waveguide-based Augmented Reality devices at CES 2017. These products are fully functioning devices utilizing Vuzix' new ultrathin waveguide-based optics and Cobra II engine, incorporating Texas Instruments DLP® PicoTM display technology. These new technologies are enabling AR-based products with some of the smallest and lightest weight form factors available today. Products being showcased include the CES Innovation Awards winners Vuzix Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses and Vuzix M3000 Smart Glasses. The Company is also showing a special sneak peek at a fully interactive AR and gesture sensing technology demonstration where viewers can reach out and interact with 3D objects. These products will be showcased at the Vuzix booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), Central Hall Booth #13246, from January 5 to 8, 2017. The Vuzix Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses will also be shown at the TI Village located in meeting rooms N115-N116, LVCC.
"Vuzix is going to be showcasing what we feel is a 'world's first' utilizing our unique optics technology and custom Cobra II display engine incorporating TI DLP Pico technology. This new technology will enable some of the smallest and lightweight form factors in the industry. The technology being shown in these new devices marks the beginning of a major shift in what's possible for wearable display solutions and we are excited to be driving it," said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vuzix.
"We're delighted Vuzix has selected DLP Pico display technology for the Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses due to its ultra-compact device form factor, high contrast ratio, low power consumption and superb image quality," said Frank Moizio, business unit manager of DLP Pico products, Texas Instruments (TI). "DLP Pico chips are a compelling choice for Augmented Reality glasses and we believe this technology will bring great experiences, like the Vuzix Blade 3000, to consumers."
To see a video demonstration of the Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses please click here: https://www.vuzix.com/Products/Series-3000-Smart-Glasses.
To see a video demonstration of the M3000 Smart Glasses please click here: https://youtu.be/y6SGlOLVpg8 .
To see a video demonstration of the 3D AR waveguide please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-F_o8SM_XU
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 49 patents and 43 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 Rochester, NY; Oxford, UK; and Tokyo, Japan.
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