Vuzix has now announced that it will be showing off its Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses and the associated Vuzix Blade Edge Program for developers at this year’s MWC 2018. Of course, this isn’t the first time those will be presented as the company was also present at CES 2018 and actually won several awards in categories of innovation at that event. With that said, for those who may not be aware, Vuzix Blade is a wearable that features a transparent smart display which takes advantage of both proprietary optics and display engine. It weighs less than 3 oz and effectively looks like a slightly bulky set of shades, so this is one wearable that wouldn’t necessarily look out of place in public. Meanwhile, the use of a fully transparent display that covers the wearer’s entire field of view means that AR experiences and or U.I. representing information received via a connected device can be much more immersive without necessarily being intrusive.
The company will also be putting its enterprise-geared M300 Smart Glasses on display, in addition to the associated Vuzix Basics Video SaaS Subscription. The wearable technology is intended to be used in business-oriented circumstances as opposed to the more general-purpose Blade series and the subscription allows field technicians and other wearers to connect remotely to central offices or other experts in real-time. That leaves employees and specialists able to communicate, as well as both sending and receiving information and media, without tying up their hands or distracting them from their local physical environment.
For those attending the Barcelona-based event, demonstrations of both sides of Vuzix wearable business will be presented at two separate press conferences in conjunction with MWC 2018. The first will take place before doors to the actual event open, on February 25 at the University of Barcelona. The second presentation will take place on February 26 at Pepcom MobileFocus Global 2018, scheduled to take place at the Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos. Aside from those more public events, President and CEO of Vuzix, Paul Travers, will be representing just Vuzix as just one of five companies showing off its innovations to the GSMA MWC CEO and guest authorities – a group which is said to include The King of Spain.