ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix Corporation (OTCQB: VUZI), a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets announced today that its distribution partner Six-15 Technologies have begun sales and marketing of the M100 Smart Glasses to Defense, Homeland Security and First Responder markets. Six-15 is Vuzix' exclusive distributor of Vuzix products into the defense, security and first responder markets globally and they will assist Vuzix in working with these customers in using the Vuzix M100 SDK (software developer kit).
The Vuzix M100 smart glasses are the world's first, commercially available, hands free display and wearable computer with cloud communications. The Vuzix M100 smart glasses contain a virtual display with integrated camera and powerful processing engine, running the Android OS.
As a hands free accessory with integrated camera/display functionality, Vuzix smart glasses enable communication applications for defense to first responders that enable streaming video to visual navigation via an integrated GPS and head tracking. The interactive head tracking and integrated HD camera, combined with applications on the M100 and a connection to the Cloud or in field network, empower hands free information access and augmented reality applications that connect the digital world to the real one.
Paul J. Travers, CEO of Vuzix, said, "We are very excited to be working with Six-15 to open up these markets to this amazing technology. With the accelerating adoption of wearable cameras, computers and cloud connected devices the M100 is a perfect fit; from defense and law enforcement to first responders it can deliver many advanced applications that can't be enabled any other way."
Rich Ryan, CEO of Six-15, said, "Six-15 is committed to providing the best technology available to our discerning customers in the defense and first responder markets. Working with Vuzix to introduce the M100 to these markets is core to this commitment. It provides our defense customers with the technology to advance application development that enhances the safety and performance of our soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen and first responders. We are excited to be working with Vuzix to deliver these capabilities."
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 36 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 2014 and several wireless technology innovation awards, among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (VUZI: QB) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.
About Six-15 Technologies
Six-15 Technologies, formerly Vuzix TDG, is a world leader in rugged, high-resolution head mounted displays (HMD) and OEM optoelectronic module manufacturing. Located in Henrietta, NY our 9,000 square foot military qualified production facility manufactures OEM components for thermal imagers; off-the-shelf military and industrial display systems, R&D projects, and custom computing and display solutions. Six-15 Technologies is the exclusive reseller of Vuzix products in the Defence, Security, and First Responder markets globally.
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