Vuzix Announces Vuzix Blade 2 Augmented Reality Smart Glasses

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August 25, 2022 – Vuzix Corporation, a supplier of smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) technology and products, has introduced its latest smart glasses offering with the introduction of the ‘Blade 2’, an AR workforce solution based on the company’s popular Blade form factor. According to the company, Vuzix Blade 2 delivers a host of advanced features and high performance that has been specifically designed to meet the needs of connected workers. Vuzix Blade 2 smart glasses list for USD $1,299.99 and will be available for purchase on the Company’s website in September.

Configured exclusively for industry use, Vuzix Blade 2 smart glasses pack a power efficient, high performance Qualcomm processor that now runs Android 11 in support of a large variety of enterprise focused apps. The glasses offer integration with MDMs along with 40GB of integrated storage and enhanced security. Expanded connectivity options through WiFi and Bluetooth provide support for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bandwidths, enabling improved network access.

For display, see-through waveguide optics provide a private, ultrabright display that delivers 24-bit full-color images regardless of whether workers are using them indoors or in sunlight, according to the company. Plus, the company stated that Vuzix Blade 2’s lightweight form factor provides all-day comfort and protection, keeping front line workers collaborating safely with noise canceling microphones, integrated speakers, and ANSI Z87.1 safety glasses certification. Prescription inserts for vision correction are also available.

“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 added, “Vuzix Blade 2 smart glasses are now optimized for enterprise use across a staggering number of use cases. They deliver the versatility that’s critical in diverse work environments, including head tracking, a touchpad and voice commands, so 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 that delivers on power, functionality and style like Vuzix Blade 2.”

For more information on Vuzix and its latest Blade 2 augmented reality smart glasses, please visit the company’s website.

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