Vuzix announces general availability of its Blade 2 Smart Glasses

In Augmented Reality News 

September 29, 2022 – Vuzix Corporation, a supplier of smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) technology and products, has this week announced that its Blade 2 smart glasses, the third generation Blade model, are now generally available to customers in the US, Canada, UK, EU and Japan.

The product had previously been shipping to Vuzix global channel partners since the start of September. Vuzix Blade 2 smart glasses list for USD $1,299.99 and are for purchase on the company’s website.

Featuring ultrabright waveguide optics, the Vuzix Blade 2 smart glasses are able to merge digital instructions into real-world tasks while removing distractions and vision occlusion, leading to reduced error rates and a more effective workforce. With a focus on safety, the Blade 2 smart glasses also offer full UV protection lenses, plus ANSI Z87.1 safety certifications, ensuring that the glasses meet the standards for occupational eye and face protection.

Vuzix stated that the Blade 2 smart glasses have been optimized for enterprise use across a broad number of applications. The product houses a high-performance Qualcomm processor that now runs on Android 11 OS, in support of a large variety of enterprise-focused software like MS Teams, Zoom and TeamViewer. In addition to the Android update, the glasses can integrate with common MDM solutions for easier device management and there is increased security with the integrated memory management. To top it off, the device offers expanded Wi-Fi capabilities for diverse workplace environments.

“Enterprise clients across market verticals such as healthcare, construction, security and retail already know and love Vuzix Blade’s sleek, comfortable design. This latest model is a direct response to widespread interest for a more muscular version, with greater functionality and performance, while preserving the all-important wearability factor,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix.

Travers continued, “Vuzix Blade 2 smart glasses are now optimized for enterprise use across a broader number of use cases. They deliver a versatile hands-free wearable computing solution that’s critical in today’s diverse work environments, including head tracking, a touchpad and full voice control. Workers can easily access see-what-I-see virtual assist and collaboration software, real-time data, work instructions, mixed reality, HD photography and video streaming. There is no other AR form factor today that delivers on power, functionality and style like Vuzix Blade 2.”

For more information on Vuzix and its augmented reality solutions for the enterprise workforce, please visit the company’s website.

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