Vuzix announces Safety Certified PPE model of its Blade Augmented Reality Smart Glasses

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September 5, 2019 – Vuzix Corporation, supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality technology and products, has announced the introduction of Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses – Safety Certified for enterprise. The glasses have been certified as personal protective equipment (PPE) in the United States with (ANSI Z87.1) and European Union (CE EN166/170) and are now available for purchase from the Vuzix US and EU websites at a cost of USD $999.

With the introduction of the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses Safety Certified model, users can now wear eye protection and at the same time benefit from the power and convenience of smart glasses.

“The Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses Safety Certified provide not only the necessary protection for many industrial applications and worksites but offer an all-in-one smart wearable technology that can provide work instructions or expert remote support to enterprise workers,” said Paul Travers, Vuzix President and Chief Executive Officer. “Numerous enterprise customers have requested a safety glasses version of the Blade from Vuzix to support their enterprise employees within industrial manufacturing, in the lab, out in the field or on the construction site.”

In July this year, Vuzix announced the availability of its Blade Smart Glasses (non-safety certified) on Amazon.com, for a price of USD $699. This special pricing program has now come to an end, with the non-safety certified glasses now priced back at USD $799 from both Vuzix and Amazon, effective immediately.

Whether or not the Safety Certified model will follow suit and become available for purchase on Amazon is yet to be announced.

Image credit: Vuzix

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