Vuzix remains an innovative force in the AR/smart glasses industry, and these awards mark the 18th straight year we have been so honored at CES,” said president and CEO, Paul Travers.
Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ:VUZI) said it has been named a multiple CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree for Vuzix Shield, the company’s line of next-generation smart glasses.
The CES Innovation Awards program is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products.
Vuzix noted that this year’s CES Innovation Awards program received over 1,800 submissions, a record high. The announcement was made ahead of CES 2022, the world’s most influential technology event, happening January 5 to 8, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and digitally, it added.
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“Vuzix remains an innovative force in the AR/smart glasses industry, and these awards mark the 18th straight year we have been so honored at CES,” president and CEO Paul Travers said in a statement.
“Vuzix Shield, which we expect to initially start sampling as DVT or design validation test units in January 2022, represents a leap forward in form and functionality for the AR/smart glasses industry.”
The company said its Vuzix Shield product line is a revolutionary leap for enterprise AR smart glasses and the first binocular AR smart glasses with HD stereo cameras for Vuzix.
The glasses feature a Z87.1 safety glass rating and are driven by a powerful 8-core CPU that runs an Android 11 OS with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. In-temple stereo audio, batteries, and touchpad all combine to deliver a singular wearable experience, it added.
With Vuzix Shield, users can connect to their enterprise cloud and ultimately to their organizations’ metaverse accessing IT sensors, instructions, or live remote guidance, leaving hands free. Users can also scan codes with an advanced reader, or wirelessly stream video from the field, all enabled through voice or touch.
With the world’s first miniature microLED stereo displays, it said Vuzix Shield connects smart workforces with AR systems for optimized performance, safety and operational efficiency.
In early November, the company filed a trademark application for Vuzix Shield with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Vuzix is a leading supplier of smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. Its products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high-quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and augmented reality.
Vuzix holds 210 patents and patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the video eyewear field.
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