Vuzix STAR Augmented Reality Glasses are Adopted for Concept Demo of "Cloud-enabled Glasses" by NEC BIGLOBE

Feb 13, 2012, 07:50 ET from Vuzix Corporation

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix Corporation (TSX-V: VZX, OTC:BB: VUZI, FMB: V7X) ("Vuzix" or the "Company") announced today that NEC BIGLOBE has developed a concept demo of cloud enabled Augmented Reality (AR) glasses using Vuzix STAR series optical see through AR video eyewear. The system is connecting to the cloud and uses the built in cameras and displays in the STAR to connect that data to the real world.

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Applications, for example, can use face recognition to connect Twitter or Facebook users instantly with their Twitter name under the users face while using the glasses as a very natural human interface. NEC BIGLOBE expects applications ranging from sports to hobby's, like skiing, snowboarding, mountain climbing and fishing.  Being connected to the cloud can enhance these activities, for example, by helping the user identify fish and fishing techniques right on the river, to showing the user where his friends might be on the ski hill just by looking at icons that are geospatially correct inside the users view through the glasses.

NEC BIGLOBE, Ltd. (Established in July, 2006, based in Tokyo) is a member of the NEC group, one of Japan's leading IT companies. The company is one of the largest internet service providers in Japan and offers a variety of networking services, content and applications.

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Vuzix is a leading supplier of Video Eyewear products in the defense, consumer and media & entertainment markets. The Company's products, personal display devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, thermal sighting systems, tactical wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. With its origins in defense research and development for next generation display solutions, Vuzix holds over 51 patents in the Video Eyewear field. The company has won 9 Consumer Electronics Show Innovations Awards, the RetailVision Best New Product and several wireless technology innovation awards, among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (TSX-V:VZX - News, OTC:BB: VUZI, FMB: V7X) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan. For more information visit

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