Vuzix-Eaton Partnership to Develop Smartglasses for Hazardous Workplaces

Vuzix Eaton ATEX smartglasses

In a workplace, flammable gases, mists or vapors or combustible dusts may cause hazardous atmosphere. According to both federal law and state law, employers must ensure that they provide a safe working environment for their employees.

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Vuzix, a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and AR technology and products, signed a partnership with power management company Eaton to develop an ATEX intrinsically safe smartglasses to be used in these challenging environments. Vuzix chose Eaton as a partner in this project because of Eaton’s innovation and expertise in intrinsically safe certifications and solutions for harsh and hazardous areas through its Crouse-Hinds series solutions, says a press release.

As a leader in enterprise smart glasses, Vuzix’s expansion into a new market segment will further the company’s position as a leader in wearable enterprise solutions. The ATEX intrinsically safe smart glasses market represents a significant new addressable market for Vuzix that is ripe for innovation and disruption. Eaton is a leading provider of electrical and instrumentation products for harsh and hazardous environments. Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds series solutions are designed to perform to the highest standard of safety and reliability, keep people safe and keep plants running.

The glasses will be fully software and accessory compatible with all existing M-series products, which will make for easy deployment of standard M-Series products right alongside their ATEX certified versions within the corporate infrastructure from IT to HR to the worksite.

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“Eaton’s expertise in intrinsically safe certifications and solutions for harsh and hazardous locations bring immediate value to the table towards the creation and rapid development of a Vuzix ATEX certified smart glasses platform,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix. “The joint development between Vuzix and Eaton will leverage the expertise of both organizations to manufacture, market and sell industry leading ATEX certified smart glasses.”

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The smartglasses will be on display in Eaton’s booth #4838 at the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) from May 6 to 9 at NRG Park in Houston. Utilizing an interactive experience, visitors will learn about this unique, hands-free solution for efficient and accurate access to information, data collection, and communication.

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