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Vuzix announces revolutionary successor to its enterprise-focused smart glasses: Vuzix Shield

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Leading AR smart glass brand, Vuzix, showcases a new innovative AR device as an extension to their leading enterprise AR brand: Vuzix Shield. The new pair comes with an advanced miniature microLED (uLED) and binocular waveguide lens design to deliver unparalleled display fidelity, coupled with noise-canceling and safety certification.

New premium AR glasses for enterprises from Vuzix

Vuzix, one of the top manufacturers of smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) technologies for the consumer and enterprise markets, shows at CES2022 an enterprise-focused AR headset in the Shield category.

The announcement of the Shield came only a day after the company announced the latest device in its M-Series lineup the M400-C. The new device is called Vuzix Shield™ Smart Glasses, and differentiates itself through its unparalleled display fidelity from Vuzix’s uniquely designed waveguide lens technology: binocular, thin and light, safety certified, and noise-cancelling: overall targeting factory and construction workers.

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As Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix, says, “The Vuzix Shield Smart Glasses were designed to be optically see-through and deliver the best-in-class in enterprise performance… This is our first product incorporating our latest uLED display engines and advanced waveguide technologies with vastly improved optical performance”.

The new device from Vuzix has already received two awards for their leap in innovation from Consumer Technology Association, granting the AR glasses two CES® 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree. Namely the binocular diffractive lens design is pointed out to enable its thin and light form factor. While also contributing to the superior screen fidelity.

As we have seen with the lower manufacturing costs of the waveguide lens technology, the new Shield uses Vuzix’s in-house designed binocular diffractive waveguide. A new lens design that enables a lightweight and slim profile to wear on top of prescription glasses. Furthermore, the diffractive waveguide design provides minimal display hazing and rainbow effect. While the lens technology itself is simpler to mass produce due to its laser-etching production method. As opposed to alternative lens design which use moulding and glueing.

Vuzix shield specifications

  • Processor: Snapdragon® XR1 platform 8-core CPU.
  • Operating System: Android 10.
  • Controls: Touch and voice (supporting multiple languages) and accessible to 3rd party integrators via SDK.
  • Connectivity: USB 3.1 Gen2 over USB, Wi-Fi 802.11/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5GHz, Bluetooth 5.0 BR/EDR/LE.
  • Noise-cancelling: From built-in microphones to filter soundwaves.
  • Form-factor: Light and comfortable AR enterprise smart glasses.
  • Lens: Waveguide diffractive design called binocular.
  • Display technology: miniature microLED (uLED), monochrome green, stereo displays resulting in minimal haze and rainbow effect.
  • Camera setup: Front-facing stereo HD 13-megapixel cameras capable of 4K 30fps video.
  • Safety certificationANSI Z87.1 eyewear protection against blunt impact, radiation, splashes and droplets, dust, and small particles.
  • Partners: Zoom, DJI, TeamViewer, BlueJeans by Verizon, Microsoft Teams, WebEx by Cisco, and Yelp.

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Conclusion

The enterprise-leading AR smart glass manufacturer Vuzix announced at CES2022 a new innovative and enticing Vuzix Shield for enterprises. Making Vuzix’s presence at CES2022 strong with impressive AR smart glasses for enterprises. The new Shield product lineup focuses on enterprises with eye-protection safety certification, noise-canceling, and impressive AR visual clarity. A display fidelity only can be achieved by Vuzix through two in-house innovations: miniature microLED (uLED) and binocular waveguide lens design.

As of yet, we do not know of a release date or pricing. But we will be ready to report this once we know.

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