Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), (“Vuzix” or, the “Company”), a leading supplier of video eyewear and smart glasses products in the consumer, enterprise and entertainment markets, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by ESSERT GmbH as a smart glasses partner for ESSERT’s enterprise augmented reality (AR) service. This partnership will enable ESSERT to sell Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses to its enterprise and business customers alongside its own Augmented Support and Augmented Training applications. The first customer of this complete AR business solution, M.A.X. Automation AG, an international industrial automation and environmental technology company, will receive shipments commencing in January 2016.
Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses enabled with the ESSERT Augmented Support application, an advanced, cost-effective remote support system for smart glasses, allows engineers and machine operators to connect live to a remote support unit for real-time technical and engineering assistance. Personnel located in the field will be able to connect to a remote M.A.X. Automation expert for real-time support during troubleshooting and fault fixing. The M100 camera allows the expert to see in real time what the engineer or machine operator sees on-site. Using the two-way communication provided by the M100, they can exchange information and the expert can provide verbal instructions and feedback, as well as transmit data sheets or images for viewing on the M100 screen. The M100 also allows the expert to collect real-time data for efficient data recording and cost clearing.
“We developed the M100 Smart Glasses with the enterprise market in mind,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vuzix. “ESSERT is an ideal AR and sales partner, thanks to its understanding of the needs of enterprise customers and the applications it has created to bring modern, intelligent and efficient work processes to organizations around the world. We’re pleased that companies such as M.A.X. Automation are saving time and money thanks to our Smart Glasses with Essert applications.”
“In 2016 alone, we expect to supply over 180 M100 Smart Glasses units for use alongside M.A.X. Automation machines worldwide,” said Christopher Essert, CEO and founder of ESSERT GmbH. “Vuzix Smart Glasses are reliable and robust and we’re delighted to partner with Vuzix to offer our enterprise customers an all-around solution for intelligent data capture and communication.”
To learn more about how M.A.X. Automation will use the M100 Smart Glasses with Augmented Support from ESSERT, please watch this video.