Vuzix expands global availability of its product portfolio, including M-Series AR smart glasses
Last Tuesday, Vuzix entered a distribution deal with Westbase.io to scale its smart glasses product availability for the UK and northern EU customers.
Westbase is a proven industry distributor of extended reality (XR) products, including 4G, 5G, and internet of things (IoT) solutions. The firm is now distributing Vuzix’s augmented reality (AR) products, and as part of its announcement, it says it has already received and shipped a sizeable first volume of purchase orders.
Customers in Scandinavia, Benelux, the UK, and Ireland will receive access to Vuzix products as part of Westbase’s XR investment goals. Sacha Kakad, Managing Director of Westbase.io, added,
“Vuzix’ industry experience and innovative product line provide a further platform for growth in this fast-moving market sector. By combining Vuzix’ augmented reality smart glasses with Westbase.io’s operational technology experience, and our value-added approach, the XR ecosystem we will offer to our partners is class-leading”
Westbase focuses on providing tools to enhance connectivity between dispersed workers. The firm conventionally distributed networking solutions, but has is now growing its portfolio with XR solutions.
Paul Travers, President and CEO of Vuzix, added,
“We look forward to supporting their efforts to help their customers gain competitive advantages within their respective industry verticals”
By partnering with Vuzix, Westbase will continue to address demands for enterprise-grade XR solutions in response to industry verticals like utilities, automotive, healthcare, and manufacturing.
The news comes following a busy first half for Vuzix. In May, the firm entered a significant deal with Automatic SAS, enabling it to exclusively build smart glasses with the world’s first fully integrated colour microLED display.
In the same month, Vuzix introduced the integration of 28 new languages on its M-series of smart glasses. The update added languages to improve Vuzix’s international reach, such as Arabic, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, and Russian.
Also, in May, Vuzix, in collaboration with Ohana One and TeleVU, supplied Ukrainian doctors and nurses with immersive AR technology to assist in conflict struggles.
The deal provides the nation’s healthcare professionals with XR remote guidance tools for frontline workers through Ohana One’s borderless healthcare network and Vuzix AR hardware. Vuzix’s product line-up also supports typical collaboration applications like Zoom and Microsoft Endpoint Manager.