Toshiba DynaEdge AR100 Smart Glasses Powered By Vuzix Enter Mass Production

Posted: Mar 12 2018, 10:46am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Toshiba dynaEdge AR100 Smart Glasses Powered by Vuzix Enter Mass Production

Vuzix announces mass-production of the world's first Windows-based smart glasses.

Vuzix entered into a development agreement with Toshiba in February 2017 to create a customized Window-based USB-C Type C AR smart glasses for Toshiba, which is a derivative product of the Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses.

Over the past year the team at Vuzix created an entirely new Vuzix product for Toshiba, has delivered hundreds of engineering and development units and has begun volume manufacturing for Toshiba to fulfill the initial purchase order received by Toshiba as part of 3-year supply agreement, that has an expected minimum of $5,000,000 in purchases in the first 12 months, and which was previously announced by Vuzix in December 2017.

The Toshiba dynaEdge AR100 Smart Glasses powered by Vuzix connect directly to Toshiba's dynaEdge DE 100 Mobile Mini PC which can be belt-worn with a USB Type-C cable.

The dynaEdge smart glass solution comes equipped with Vision DE Suite, a Windows 10 based remote support application developed specifically for the DE100.

Workers and technicians can communicate with each other via text messages, video, audio and still images. The dynaEdge smart glass solution enable users run Windows applications to browse PDFs, movies, and photos as well as the ability to shoot photos and movies with sound. Additionally, the Vision DE Suite from Toshiba also comes equipped with Microsoft's Skype for Business. For further details please see Toshiba's press release on their new product here.

"Over the past year, the team at Vuzix has done a remarkable job at executing against an aggressive project timeline for Toshiba to bring to market the world's first Windows-based smart glasses. In just over a year we have successfully gone from the design on a paper napkin to commencing volume production. Our shift into high volume manufacturing and deliveries of our Vuzix co-branded AR smart glasses product for Toshiba represents a strong vote of confidence in our capabilities and recognition of our leadership position within the wearable technology space," said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix.

Vuzix made big headlines at the CES 2018 with the introduction of the Vuzix Blade AR Glasses with Alexa. The $1,000 AR glasses that look like ordinary sunglasses will be released later this year aimed at enterprise users and early adopters.

"Vuzix' ability to develop and manufacture a new class of smart glasses for Toshiba within an aggressive set of timelines was remarkable. We are also very impressed with Vuzix' line of smart glasses and other technology that the Company has in development and look forward to continued collaboration between the companies," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing and product development for Toshiba Client Solutions Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.

Features of the Toshiba dynaEdge AR100 Smart Glasses include 640x360px resolution, 16.7 degree FOV, and 24bit color. The weight of the AR100 is 48g.

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