Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses now supported by PTC’s Vuforia Engine industrial AR software

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March 4, 2020 – Vuzix Corporation, a supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, has announced that its Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses are now supported by PTC‘s Vuforia Engine software.

Vuforia enables users to visualize digital information in a physical context for employee training and design reviews and to create operator and service instructions. Vuforia provides a way to capture, create, and deliver content for industrial AR experiences, enabling organizations to digitally transform their products, processes, and people.

The combination of Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses and Vuforia software enables users to improve workflows and open new market opportunities in the enterprise, according to Vuzix. The Vuzix M400 smart glasses, effectively a wearable computer with a display, have been successfully deployed within the enterprise to provide hands-free mobile computing. Vuzix states that it helped support the Vuforia Engine implementation due to its popularity among half a million software developers and ease of integration with Vuzix’ built-in Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities of the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 platform and Android 8.1 OS.

Software developers can download the Unity 2019.X platform and install Vuforia Engine for the Vuzix M400 on the Vuforia Developer Portal.

“Hands-free devices are a key driver for continued AR adoption in the industrial enterprise,” said Michael Campbell, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Augmented Reality at PTC. “PTC is proud to have the Vuzix M400 supported by our Vuforia software.” 

Paul Travers, Vuzix President and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are excited for our M400 Smart Glasses to be fully supported by Vuforia Engine,” adding, “Vuforia will enable us to expand our customer opportunities across various enterprise market verticals while also helping us to further differentiate the M400 versus the competition.”

Image credit: PTC

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