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CES 2020: Augmented reality smart glasses released for industrial markets

07 January 2020
The M4000 smart glasses can be used in the field to get help form a remote location. Source: Vuzix

Add another smart headset to the list of product announcements coming from CES 2020 with Vuzix Corp. introducing its M4000 smart glasses designed for use in the enterprise markets.

So far, Pico Interactive and ThirdEye have also announced their offerings in the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) space at the largest tradeshow of the year.

The smart glasses are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR1 platform and Vuzix’s propriety waveguide optics, which offers a see-through heads-up display to show AR tools for use in industries such as construction, inspection and other field work.

"The Vuzix M4000 Smart Glasses were designed to be optically see-through and deliver the best-in-class in enterprise performance that our customers have grown accustomed to experiencing with our XR1-based M400," said Paul Travers, president and CEO at Vuzix. “This is our first product incorporating our latest advanced waveguide technologies with vastly improved optical performance and efficiency, along with reduced sizing.”

Travers said the M4000 is built for customers in the industrial space who require a completely non-occluded device (see-through) for critical manufacturing and remote assistance applications.

At CES 2020, Vuzix will demonstrate the mixed reality smart glasses and the company expects to enter volume production in the second half of this year, priced at $2,499.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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Re: CES 2020: Augmented reality smart glasses released for industrial markets
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2020-Jan-18 3:18 PM

VR-simulated situations is the best way to train builders in my opinion! The potential of digital technology is impossible — and imprudent — to ignore. Though the construction industry hasn't always shown enthusiasm in adopting these advances, that traditional mindset is beginning to change. There is even the opportunity to study online now. These courses are entirely online and available on multiple platforms including mobile, tablet devices, and desktop.

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