January 24, 2019 – Vuzix Corporation announce today that its Blade Smart Glasses recently received certification for sale in Japan, bringing the list of certified and approved countries worldwide to 35.
The company stated that production levels of its Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses continue to ramp with steadily improving yields; with management’s production target capacity of 2,000 units per month expected to be achieved by the end of Q1. As part of Vuzix’ expanding waveguide production capabilities, the Company will phase in additional production capacity during 2019 for OEM-related smart glasses and waveguide projects commensurate with increased unit demand from expected project customers.
Paul Travers, President and CEO of Vuzix said: “The Vuzix Blade received a great reception at CES 2019 with thousands of booth visitors that ranged from the C-Suite of major consumer brands and corporations to strategic partners from around the world.”
Travers added, “The assortment of hands-on Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses demonstrations at CES 2019, including the ‘Day in the Life with Vuzix Blade’, provided an opportunity for attendees to understand how Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses can deliver content, alerts and information to consumers without taking their phones out of their pockets. As a direct result of these CES demonstrations, some of the largest wireless carriers in the world across North America, Europe and Asia have shown strong interest in deploying our waveguide and smart glass technologies and products for their wireless networks in the near future and see its ability to drive cellular services, including 5G, and provide a competitive advantage.”
The company announced earlier in January that its Blade AR Smart Glasses would be available for purchase by the general public for USD$999.99.
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