Vuzix Smart Glasses Debut in Europe during Mobile World Congress Showstoppers
OXFORD, England and BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix Corporation's (TSX-V: VZX, OTC:BB: VUZI, FMB: V7X) M100 Smart Glasses will be making their European debut during the showstoppers media event on Sunday, February 24th. Mobile industry participants and gadgeteers can test out the world's first smart 'hands free' display and communications system for on the go data access, paired to their smartphone and connected to the Internet.
The M100 contains a near-eye micro display with an integrated camera and powerful processor running an Android OS. It connects wirelessly to your smartphone (iOS or Android) or other compatible device, via Bluetooth or WiFi, can connect directly to the Internet and run applications and games on its own. Working in harmony with your smartphone, the M100 enables access to a vast array of existing and future text, video, GPS, and audio applications.
As a Hands Free accessory, connected to your smartphone, the Vuzix smart glasses let you answer the phone using a visual address book, record video and run applications, including basic augmented reality apps. 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 integrated processor, memory, camera and wireless connectivity of the M100, combined with a smartphone linked to the Cloud, allows for the merging of digital data with the real world and our daily lives.
Paul J. Travers, Chief Executive Officer, said, "Following the success of the initial unveiling of the M100 last month at CES, Vuzix is delighted to have further enhanced the device's functionality and showcase it during the Showstoppers event. We've already seen fantastic uptake of the M100 SDK through our developer portal and with our attendance at MWC we hope to further enspire the mobile developer community. There are thousands of developers with ideas for creative, fun and useful applications that would be ideal for use with smart glasses. We hope to encourage them to sign up to through the Vuzix Developer Center (developer.vuzix.com) and be among the first to receive the M100 units. We believe Vuzix smart glasses will have wide reaching impact on the way we use mobile connectivity."
Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 will be showcased at the 2013 ShowStoppers event on the 24th February. Vuzix will be demonstrating a number of advanced hands-free applications alongside the M100's including a virtual 360° tour of the Opera House venue.
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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 14 Consumer Electronics Show Innovations Awards and several wireless technology innovation awards, among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (TSX-V:VZX, OTC:BB: VUZI.D, FMB: V7X) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan. For more information visit www.vuzix.com.
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