Announces November Release Date for its Blade Smart Glasses Commercial Edge Product
Vuzix, a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and AR technology and products, announced the company will start shipping its Blade Edge commercial edition smartglasses in November 2018.
“Vuzix has been seeding developers and enterprise customers with Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses over the last few months and the feedback we have received from our community of customers has been very encouraging,” said Paul Travers, Vuzix President and CEO.
In January, the company launched the Blade Developers and Edge programs designed for software developers in order to give them early access to the beta units. A recent launch of the Developer Center was aimed at giving Vuzix Blade partners and customers access to a diverse set of resources for developing applications on the Blade. Included in these resources are sample code for utilizing the various Blade Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) related to the camera, microphone, photos, sensors, gestures and a growing set of many others, said a press release.
Included in the first commercial release of Vuzix Blade will be the Blade Edge SDK version 5 commercial edition, which will allow enterprise customers to take advantage of communication links between iOS and Android devices; including smart phones and tablets; and the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses.
Additional functionality included in Blade Edge SDK version 5 commercial edition are the Vuzix Blade companion app; email, messages, media player control, as well as user-specified application notifications between the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses and a paired iOS or Android device.
Using the Vuzix Blade Companion App, Blade users can link their phone to the Blade, allowing them to leave their phone in their pockets while using the many applications of the phone. From basic messaging, to alerts across the Companions device apps, the Blade displays information and communicates to the user what’s happening on their phones. The status and communications of the smartphone, which are configurable by the user, just float, making them available hands-free thorough the display of the Blade.
The Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses are currently certified to ship into North America, Canada and Europe; additional certifications for several new countries worldwide are in process.
“The Vuzix team of software engineers has put together an incredible Blade Edge commercial edition SDK for our customers to begin leveraging new functionality, porting over existing enterprise applications and opening up communication links directly between connected Android and iOS devices and the Vuzix Blade to deliver new hands-free content and productivity tools for consumer facing business applications. Vuzix continues to work diligently on the next Vuzix Blade General release for both consumers and business, which will include an expanded software suite and services as well as retail packaging and accessories. It is expected to be released in January 2019,” said Travers.