Vuzix Now Offers Blade Smartglasses in a New Safety Glasses Rated Version
Vuzix, a leading supplier of Smartglasses and Augmented Reality (AR) products, introduced Vuzix Blade Smartglasses – Safety Certified for enterprise for US$999. The new Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses (Safety Certified) are certified impact resistant meeting both ANSI Z87.1 and CE EN166 safety standards. The glasses are now available for purchase from the Vuzix US and EU websites.
“The Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses Safety Certified provide not only the necessary protection for many industrial applications and worksites but offer an all-in-one smart wearable technology that can provide work instructions or expert remote support to enterprise workers,” said Paul Travers, Vuzix President and Chief Executive Officer. “Numerous enterprise customers have requested a safety glasses version of the Blade from Vuzix to support their enterprise employees within industrial manufacturing, in the lab, out in the field or on the construction site.”
The global safety glasses market totaled $2.3 billion USD in 2018 and is expected to grow to $3.0 billion USD by 2025, indicating the strong demand for eye protection devices within enterprises and industry, according to Gran View Research. With the introduction of the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses Safety Certified model, users can now wear eye protection and enjoy the power and convenience of smart glasses, Vuzix said in a press release.
Separately, the Vuzix Blade 'Dads and Grads Summer Spree' program that was announced over the summer around a series of consumer-friendly applications was a great success and has come to an end. The Vuzix Blade (non-safety certified) is now priced at $799 USD effective immediately.
Vuzix’s products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high-quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and augmented reality. Founded in 1997, Vuzix holds 146 patents and patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2019 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. The company has offices in Rochester, NY; Oxford UK; and Tokyo, Japan.