WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Glasses Software Maker APX Labs has just announced that the first enterprise software platform for Smart Glasses will be generally available in January 2014. This platform, called SkylightTM provides a complete system that businesses of all types can use to create brand-new solutions to long-standing operational challenges.
"We are on the cusp of experiencing data and content overlaid onto our physical world like never before," states APX Labs CEO, Brian Ballard. "For the first time ever, workers will be empowered by real-time data in a hands-free environment doing their day to day work. Google Glass, Epson and other manufacturers are building the most powerful of all wearable devices and they open up scenarios that were impossible before."
"For the past year we've been working closely with APX Labs on next-generation devices and applications. Because Skylight takes advantage of the user's entire field of view, it perfectly complements the 'look-through' experience of the Epson Moverio smart glasses platform and sets the standard for enterprise smart glasses software solutions." Said Eric Mizufuka, Manager of New Markets for Epson.
With Skylight, users can share video of their actual view with remote colleagues; they can continuously monitor important information; they can control devices, sensors and equipment remotely and hands-free; and they can efficiently find and track objects and people.
The use of smart glasses in the enterprise is expected to see faster adoption than consumer uptake of these devices.
"By our estimate 1 in 10 adults work in jobs that can be done better, safer and cheaper with smart glasses and the right software. These are the people who need real-time information and application access right at the point of work - head-up and hands-free. They are nurses, doctors, field service technicians, warehouse workers, line assembly personnel and others. Today, when doing their most important tasks they are too often unconnected and flying blind. Skylight and smart glasses change all that." says Ed English, Chief Product Officer of APX Labs.
"Wearable computing will likely be adopted first and strongest in the enterprise. This is one of our top 10 technology trends for 2014; we are seeing businesses in several industries not only show interest, but ramp-up investments." says Joseph Fitzgerald, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP.
Skylight is in use with multiple Fortune 500 companies in a private beta program, and will be released for general availability in January 2014.
Additional information about Skylight, including video footage of Skylight captured from behind next-generation smart glasses can be found at http://vimeo.com/81472480
About APX Labs: www.apx-labs.com
APX Labs is based outside of Washington DC, with offices in Boston and San Francisco. Since 2010, APX Labs has been the world leader in making software for smart glasses. Press contact: Edward English; 1-919-389-9999, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE APX Labs