RealWear Partners with ‘Video Enhancement Software’ Firm

New deal deepens existing partnership

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Published: February 21, 2024

Tom Wright

Tom Wright

RealWear has strengthened a partnership with a video enhancement software firm to create new video solutions for frontline workers.

Founded in 2007, Sweden-based Vidhance specialises in software that improves video quality in devices, including smartphones, AR wearables and small sensors. According to its website, Huawei, Sharp, ByteDance, Qualcomm, Rokid, and Motorola are among its customers.

RealWear and Vidhance already work together, but this new partnership focuses on new frontline worker products.

Dr. Chris Parkinson, CEO of RealWear, said: “The video stabilization technology developed by Vidhance and adapted for use in the RealWear portfolio offers a best in class viewing experience for all camera-based remote collaboration scenarios, where stability, situational awareness and focus on the subject matter are paramount.”

“The Vidhance technology is an essential and differentiating technology and we are very happy to be working even more closely with this new agreement.”

Vidhance was formally known as IMINT Image Intelligence AB and last year showcased its Remote Assistance and Premium Video Stabilisation features.

Users can remove shaky video footage in real-time with Vidhance Premium Video Stabilisation and stabilise frames and horizon levels when using remote assistance video for assisted reality, augmented reality and other immersive formats.

Camera footage from head-mounted devices, body cameras, handheld devices, and others can stabilise and correct lens distortions in real time.

The software uses the camera’s motion sensor data to calculate the process frame by frame. It provides smooth and stable imaging for devices. Around 850 million smartphones use its software, Vidhance said last year.

“I am very happy to embark on this journey together with RealWear. We see great potential in our combined technology, and our strategies for addressing this market are fully aligned,” said Nils Hulth, CEO of Vidhance.

“The complementary skills of the two companies open up opportunities for new solutions that would not otherwise be possible.”

Earlier this year, RealWear started shipping its Navigator Z1 smart glasses, described as the ‘world’s most advanced’, intrinsically safe head-mounted wearable.

The RealWear Navigator Z1 runs on an Android 12 OS, allowing it to run several integrated workplace applications, including seamless access to immersive collaboration apps.

It had received ATEX and IECEx IS certification, demonstrating its ability to be used in hazardous zones. This had made it particularly popular in the oil and gas industry, and it had already gained substantial pre-orders from over a dozen countries, with a large order coming from Saudi Arabia.


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