Vuzix Launches M400-C AR Smart Glasses

Demond Cureton
Senior Journalist

One of the biggest AR smart glass firms in the US unveiled its latest headset at the CES 2022 event

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Vuzix Launches M400-C AR Smart Glasses

Vuzix Corporation revealed on Tuesday ahead of the CES 2022 event it had launched its M400-C augmented reality (AR) smart glasses.

The Rochester, New York-based AR technology provider also unveiled it had shipped limited units to a Windows mobile computer manufacturer.

Priced at $1,199 USD, Vuzix plans to ship the head-mounted displays (HMDs) in the first quarter this year and will offer full availability in the following quarter.

M400-C Features

According to the firm, the new smart glasses will offer:

  • Identical form factors to the flagship M400 smart glasses
  • Autofocus high-definition (HD) cameras with 1080p video and 60 frames per second (FPS)
  • Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) displays
  • Noise-cancelling mics with voice controls, buttons, touchpads, and speakers at IP67 standards
  • USB-C Tethering to computers or smartphones via a DisplayPort Alt interface

Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive for Vuzix, said the device was an “ideal solution” for enterprise users seeking additions to current smartphones or Windows computers.

He added,

“It targets similar general use cases as our M400, but just plugs into another device to serve as a very capable tethered USB-C peripheral. This solution is ideal for users wanting to use a wearable device for hands-free access to their smart phone or Windows apps”

Vuzix, Verizon ‘Team Up’ for 5G Sporting Events

The news comes just weeks after the US tech firm inked an agreement with Verizon in December to integrate the latter’s 5G and edge computing solutions for AR-powered sporting and gaming events.

The partnership aims to advance AR training experiences using the US telecom’s 5G Ultra-Wideband solutions with Vuzix Shield smart glasses, which received an Honoree Award at the CES 2022.

Many telecoms such as Verizon, Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei, and others are leveraging edge computing to allow smart devices, mobiles, tablets, and internet-of-things hardware to run with longer battery life, faster response rates, and greater computing capabilities, as well as facilitate the creation of the Metaverse.

Brian Mecum, Vice President of Technology for Verizon, said,

“By leveraging Verizon’s 5G Edge and ultra-light weight AR smart glasses from Vuzix, we are delivering immersive technology in the field of sports training and fan experience”

The news also comes just weeks after the enterprise received additional orders from Atlantic Mobile Accessories (AMA) to deploy its devices globally for remote assistance operations.

AMA developed its XpertEye smart workspace solutions for frontline workers and remote experts for enterprises, allowing companies to accelerate their digital transformations with Vuzix’s smart glasses.

 

 


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