June 25, 2019 – Vuzix Corporation has announced the availability of the DJI Drone app on the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses, enabling enterprise, first responders, security officials and consumers to fly DJI drones without the aid of a spotter, smartphone or tablet.
The solution was developed by Vuzix specifically for the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses and the DJI Drone app is compatible with any DJI drone, including Mavic Pro, Mavic Air and Spark. The DJI Drone app on the Blade enables the communication between the glasses and any DJI remote controller through a USB cable or via Wi-Fi. The Vuzix Blade now enables the pilot to not only keep their eyes on the drone but simultaneously receive navigational feedback and a live video feed directly through the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses.
The DJI Drone app was developed in close conjunction with a test panel of DJI Drone enthusiasts. “I am able to navigate the drone in a much more intuitive manner, and position the drone for better video capture”, noted one panelist while inspecting a commercial rooftop with their Drone using the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses. Another panelist commented: “Not having to look down at my controller all the time makes flying the drone much more enjoyable and easier”.
Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix, said: “Drones are being used across multiple vertical markets including security, first responders, insurance, inspection, manufacturing, field service and by consumers. DJI controls a significant share of the drone market and the integration of the DJI Drone app for the Blade opens up additional adjacent markets for the Blade to be used as a hands-free visual aid eliminating the need for a smartphone or tablet.”
The DJI drone app on Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses is now available for download on the Vuzix app store.
Image credit: Vuzix Corporation
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