Vuzix introduces new Z100 AR Smart Glasses at CES 2024

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January 10, 2024 – Vuzix Corporation, a supplier of smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) technology and products, has this week announced the unveiling of the Vuzix Z100 smart glasses, which will initially be offered as a developer’s edition.

Built using the Vuzix Ultralite OEM Platform, these safety glasses-certified smart glasses are sleek and made for all day wear, according to the company. The glasses will offer users a human-centered connection to AI and work process applications, and will enable them to receive critical updates, convenient workflow and task confirmations, and notifications in real time.

Vuzix Z100 smart glasses pair seamlessly via Bluetooth with Android or iOS IOT devices, and represent the first attractive, functional bridge between AI platform tools, according to Vuzix. Thanks to their AI capabilities, the Z100 glasses will provide situational guidance that can streamline workflows, allowing human workers to reap the benefits of a truly connected workplace.

In addition to a lightweight AI interface, Vuzix Z100 glasses can augment the data feed from finger scanners, sensors, controllers, and other equipment with minimal native UI, making that data available in a new and highly accessible format. Tasks with sub-standard user feedback due to device or process limitations can now have their workflows displayed in the user’s heads up display, providing human-centered outputs and real-time updates.

Vuzix noted that the Z100 glasses are able to run up to 48 hours on a single charge, and pack heads-up waveguide technology into a sleek, fashionable form factor that weighs in at just 35 grams – the weight of a standard pair of glasses.

Advanced monocular waveguide optics, combined with Vuzix’ custom micro display engine, create a clear, transparent, monochrome image that can deliver important information from a user’s Android or iOS device, hands-free right before their eyes. Wearers get heads-up access to important task information, from language translation and closed captioning, to directions, health and workout status, messaging, workflow outputs, and much more.

The Vuzix Z100 developer’s edition is designed to support the creation of use case-driven applications. Developers gain access to the Company’s complete Android and iOS SDKs, Vuzix Connect demo apps, and sample code. Furthermore, Vuzix Z100 smart glasses come prescription ready.

“The Z100 takes enterprise use of AR smart glasses to the next level, providing workers with a hands-free wearable that is indistinguishable from a pair of standard glasses,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix. “This rollout is in response to overwhelming interest expressed by enterprise customers in an attractive and lightweight pair of smart glasses that can augment current workflows with AI optimization software. There are customers across numerous market verticals and use cases that we believe will embrace this product as fashionable and affordable productivity device that workers will enjoy wearing all day every day.”

Vuzix will be demonstrating its new Z100 smart glasses this week from booth #20143 at CES 2024 in Las Vegas. For more information on Vuzix and its augmented reality smart glasses, please visit the company’s website.

Image credit: Vuzix

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