World’s First Binocular Waveguide AR Glasses

Vuzix Shield AR glasses, binocular waveguide smart glasses implemented for industrial use.

Image credits: Vuzix

poLight ASA confirmed that Vuzix Shield AR smart glasses have been released for general availability in the industrial enterprise market. Besides being the world’s first binocular waveguide smart glasses implemented for industrial use, Vuzix Shield also uses TLens in its two front-facing stereo RGB autofocus cameras. With Vuzix Shield, workers can stream their view remotely, taking advantage of AI workflow optimization tools, accessing work instructions, and utilize its advanced cameras to capture photos and video, and scan barcodes.

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“Building our position in the AR/MR space is very important for the company,” said Dr. Øyvind Isaksen, CEO of poLight ASA. “Vuzix is a veteran in the industrial, enterprise AR market, and the Vuzix Shield product boasts state-of-the-art stereo AF cameras leveraging our TLens technology. We are very proud to be selected as an AF camera technology partner for Vuzix.”

“The poLight TLens® has enabled robust, fast, low-power consumption and constant field-of-view autofocus functionality in our HD cameras, a critical function in our revolutionary ultra-compact 3D smart glasses for the connected workforce,” said Paul Travers, President and CEO of Vuzix® Corporation, a leading supplier of smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) technology and products.

About Vuzix Corporation

Vuzix is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and products for the enterprise, medical, defense and consumer markets. The Company’s products include head-mounted smart personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high-quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and augmented reality, as well OEM waveguide optical components and display engines. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company with offices in Rochester, NY; Munich, Germany; and Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan.

About poLight ASA

poLight ASA offers patented, state-of-the-art tunable optics technology, leveraging its proprietary polymer and piezo MEMS technology. Founded in 2005, its first product TLens® replicates "the human eye" experience in autofocus cameras used in applications such as AR/MR devices, smartphones, wearables, webcams and other consumer devices, industrial barcode scanners and machine vision systems, and healthcare applications. poLight is based in Horten, Norway, with employees in Finland, France, UK, US, China, Taiwan, and the Philippines.

Sam Draper
April 11, 2024

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