ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the consumer, enterprise, and entertainment markets, is pleased to announce that the Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses Manager app is now available on iTunes and Google Play, enabling full M100 compatibility on both the Android and iOS platforms. Vuzix Smart Glasses Manager app and the M100 Smart Glasses are covered under multiple US and international patents and patents pending.
The Vuzix Smart Glasses Manager ("SGM") app provides users with access to more content and functionality for their Vuzix Smart Glasses via their smartphone and is available to Smart Glasses users for free. The SGM application streamlines the interaction between the user's M100 and their smartphone, enabling a seamless connection that allows users to control their M100 Smart Glasses directly from either an Android or iOS platform. Utilizing the M100 Smart Glasses in tandem with the SGM manager application, users can launch and control any M100 application such as operating the M100 camera, sharing pictures, viewing hardware settings for the M100 and connecting to wireless networks. For example, the SGM application can enhance the functionality of the Vuzix Smart Glasses in tele-medicine training. While wearing Vuzix Smart Glasses a teaching physician can use the SGM app to connect the M100 Smart Glasses, through their smartphone, to students anywhere in the world; offering a "first person view" while providing real-time instructions.
The Smart Glasses Manager also opens a portal to Vuzix app store to allow the selection, purchase and management of the user's applications. The Company is continually expanding the Vuzix app store with a growing and broad variety of apps covering genres from enterprise to tools and includes both Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) applications.
"We are very excited to make the SGM app available on both Apple iTunes and Google Play," said Paul Travers, President and CEO of Vuzix. "Enabling support on Apple's iOS platform and now being downloadable from both Apple iTunes and Google Play makes it very easy to enable and control Vuzix Smart Glasses features on both platforms. Following our initial support of Android devices, we now have added full iOS support, considered 'mission' critical for many of our customers. Being on both stores will make the Vuzix Smart Glasses that much easier to enable for all of our customers."
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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 10 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 (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.
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