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To: richardred who wrote (149)8/13/2017 3:33:11 PM
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BlackBerry makes its first wearable play with AR smartglasses
BB is teaming up with AR powerhouse Vuzix

August 10, 2017
By Hugh Langley

As we await AR to hit the big time, it's finding its feet nicely in enterprise. Vuzix is one of the biggest names in this space right now, and it's just found an ally... in BlackBerry.

The once-heavyweight of the smartphone world is in a new era where it's licensing its software rather than developing in-house, and smartglasses are next on the agenda.

Vuzix, which has a lot of pedigree in the smart glasses space will be providing the hardware - the Vuzix M300 - while BlackBerry will be providing its UEM software to keep all the data secure.

Read next: The future of AR is...

Unless you're in an industry where you might be donning one of these bad boys, this probably won't matter to you. But it's interesting to see BlackBerry finally edging into the wearable space.

Back in 2014 CEO John Chen said that the company was interested in the category, something he reiterated earlier this year. Despite long rumors of a BlackBerry smartwatch (which seems incredibly unlikely given the new shape of the company), this is the wearable play it's made beyond sticking BBM on Android Wear.

There may be more to come, but as BlackBerry's strategy has shifted, it's likely we'll see this play out through licenses rather than BB building its own hardware. Don't call it a comeback, but it's probably a smarter direction for it to be making right now.

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To: richardred who wrote (148)8/14/2017 10:03:36 AM
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Interesting development at Intel, but IMO no means a game changer for Vuzix.

Intel Corporation Kills Microsoft Corporation HoloLens Chip That doesn't mean Intel is out of future HoloLens devices, though.

Ashraf Eassa
( TMFChipFool)
Aug 14, 2017 at 9:15AM

Technology website AnandTech spotted that Intel ( NASDAQ:INTC) issued a product-change notification on Aug. 7, announcing that the Atom x5-Z8100P system-on-a-chip (SoC) used in Microsoft's ( NASDAQ:MSFT) HoloLens has been discontinued.

According to Intel's announcement, the company will stop taking orders for the chip on Sept. 30, and the last ship date for the chips will be a month later, on Oct. 30.

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From: richardred8/14/2017 10:12:10 AM
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American Veterans with Low Vision and Blindness to Receive Smart Glasses from Vuzix Partner Cyber Timez and Wounded Warrior Program

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), ("Vuzix" or, "the Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce that Cyber Timez, a Vuzix VIP partner has received a purchase authorization in partnership with the Wounded Warrior Program to deliver Cyber Eyez, a smart glasses based visual aid software to assist American veterans with low vision and blindness, wounded warriors and veterans. The Wounded Warrior Program, an approved Ability One vendor, is an organization with the mission to assist our nation's wounded warriors, both men and women who have sustained permanent injury as a result of their tour in combat in their recovery efforts, which often includes employment assistance.

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The project is expected to span 4 to 5 years and is targeted towards 175,000 American veterans and wounded warriors with low vision and blindness. All 42 Wounded Warrior Battalions and 40 Army Medical Centers will begin introducing Cyber Eyez on the Vuzix M300 to American veterans and their families as well offering assessment, training and technical support services.

Cyber Eyez leverages advanced AI engines to enable users with low vision and blindness to be more independent in a sighted world. Users can experience their world and get things done efficiently and independently. By using a high definition camera and an optical character recognition engine, Cyber Eyez provides highly accurate text recognition and provides the ability for virtually any text or signage read to the end-user in real time with no internet connection while still maintaining privacy. Cyber Eyez on the Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses enables many American veterans with low vision and blindness to magnify anything in their environment up to 15 times, read any text in over 100 languages, identify over 16 billion objects, recognize over a thousand colors, scan barcodes to identify products and even detect moods on faces.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for Vuzix to leverage our smart glasses and augmented reality technology to help American veterans, including our nation's veterans and wounded warriors impacted by low vision and blindness improve their overall quality of life," said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix.

"We are very excited to help our nation's greatest warriors impacted by low vision and blindness to maintain and regain their independence," commented Sean Tibbetts, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of CyberTimez. "With Cyber Eyez, the Vuzix M300 is enhancing our nation's American veterans and wounded warriors lives and enabling them to resume their daily tasks, find jobs and regain their independence."

"Our goal with this project at the Wounded Warrior Program is to outfit thousands of American veterans and wounded warriors impacted by low vision and blindness, both men and women with smart glasses to help them find jobs, improve their quality of life and give them financial independence," commented Dr. David Godbold, National Director of the Wounded Warrior Program.

About Vuzix Corporation

Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company'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 virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 51 patents and 39 additional 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 2017 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.

About CyberTimez

CyberTimez ( is an award-winning business focused on making a difference in real people's lives through technology. We are firm believers in and driven by our motto "Always in the service of others." CyberTimez is focused on automating the Internet of Things using wearable devices like smart glasses and watches. Our driving force is to develop products that make a real difference in real peoples' lives. Most of our products start their life in the Accessibility space solving problems for those with the most challenges in everyday life and quickly find other commercial market verticals.

About Wounded Warrior Program

The Wounded Warrior Program ( ) is an organization with a mission to generate revenue supporting those Veterans who have sustained service-related injuries and/or health conditions, whether physical, mental and/or emotional, that are registered with the Wounded Warrior Program, by and through the distribution and sale of a wide variety of office supplies and other office supply related products. The primary goal and function of the Wounded Warrior Program is to create meaningful employment opportunities for our nation's veterans who have sustained permanent injury as a result of their tour in combat.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

Certain statements contained in this news release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward looking statements contained in this release relate to the performance and value of the Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses and their success with the Wounded Warrior Program, as well as the Company's leadership in the Video Eyewear, VR and AR display industry. They are generally identified by words such as "believes," "may," "expects," "anticipates," "should" and similar expressions. Readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based upon the Company's beliefs and assumptions as of the date of this release. The Company's actual results could differ materially due to risk factors and other items described in more detail in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Reports and MD&A filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and applicable Canadian securities regulators (copies of which may be obtained at or Subsequent events and developments may cause these forward-looking statements to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise these forward-looking statements as a result of changed events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release, except as required by applicable law.

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Matt Margolis, Director of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, Vuzix Corporation Tel: (585) 359-5952

Andrew Haag, Managing Partner, IRTH Communications Tel: (866) 976-4784

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To: richardred who wrote (153)8/15/2017 4:35:57 PM
From: Sultan
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Did Vuzix Just Announce A Mega Deal?

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From: Sultan8/16/2017 2:03:29 AM
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Virtual and Augmented Reality Markets are Projected to Grow

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To: richardred who wrote (152)8/16/2017 10:34:56 AM
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I've met the man . I've been a believer in Paul Travers. At first, Via information from a long ago former Vuzix employee. This before the company got to this stage. However It's the execution of a business plan that will make or break you. Could the recent stock offering been partly for the project ramp from the announced wounded warrior deal? The SA article seems to have started some short covering going on today.

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To: richardred who wrote (156)8/16/2017 10:36:29 AM
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To: The Ox who wrote (157)8/16/2017 10:38:50 AM
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I had no idea they did a short data on a daily basis. Thanks for the link OX.

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To: richardred who wrote (158)8/16/2017 10:45:38 AM
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To: The Ox who wrote (159)8/16/2017 11:06:50 AM
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I knew awhile back they would want in , in this market. IMO Vuzix gets squeezed out because of it's size and frankly IMO for bigger competitors lack of knowledge and development in the space. Magic Leap gets attention and has plenty of funding, but where are they in stages of releasing a product? Things seem to be unfolding faster now anyway.

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Car market exposure for Qualcomm via NXP
Could be nothing, but worth mentioning,Toshiba has a deal with Vuzix
Apple bought Metaio- which had a deal with Vuzix before Apple bought it.

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>Qualcomm wanted to enable a complete Ethernet Audio Video Bridging (EAVB) solution on Qualcomm Snapdragon processors with Toshiba Brickyard and Neutrino chipsets. Qualcomm engaged with HARMAN Connected Services to enable AVB services by porting the HARMAN’s Ethernet AVB stack to the Snapdragon/Brickyard hardware together with Toshiba Brickyard and Neutrino chipsets.

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