M300 SMART GLASSES
The Vuzix M3OO is the Next Generation of Smart Glasses for Hands-free Mobile Computing
Perfect for Enterprise, the Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses deliver enhanced functionality for commercial applications varying from field service to logistics to manufacturing and more. The M300 Smart Glasses provide a hands-free platform for access to digital information and collaborative tools. Now you can improve existing workflows and open new opportunities in industrial, medical, retail, supply chain, remote help desk, and other aspects of your business.
Vuzix Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses
The Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses provide a wearable smart display with a see-through viewing experience utilizing Vuzix’ proprietary waveguide optics and Cobra II display engine. It’s like having your computer or smartphone screen information with you wherever you go. Blade 3000 Sunglasses with vibrant full color monocular display does it all with style and performance, providing immediate heads up access to information that wearers would normally have to view by looking down at their smartphone or smartwatch. Never before has a product been designed where you can see overlaid information, indoors or out, such as patient data, GPS mapping directions, restaurant menus, weather information, alerts and more without picking up a second screen. Truly revolutionary, the Blade 3000 Sunglasses are a perfect companion to a smartphone, allowing users to keep their phone in their pockets for almost everything. Finally fashion meets technology in the wearable display arena.
The Big and the small AR/VR companies- Public & Private are starting to develop more. Updated 2/11/2017
The small such as Vuzix IMO are under pressure to find partners with deep pockets so they won't be squeezed out of this tremendous AR/VR space. Many of the big capitalized companies have the guts inside of the bigger players who want in, in this space. IMO This space has so much potential that ones with good technology and IP will be acquired by bigger parents & partners with deep pockets. This because it will take time for consistent profitability in this space. This is why I feel Paul Travers at Vuzix has it right, to go after the enterprise space first. After meeting him,listing to him speak, and talking to him in person at the last annual meeting. I have a sense and understanding of his vision. The odds might be against him. However this humble knowledgeable man has one thing some of the newer competitive companies don't, previous experience. What works,and what doesn't. His early understanding of fashion statements and previous AR/VR knowledge in his previous defense business helps. Recent Partner Toshiba has 198,000 employee. It's no wonder why they would want to develop a leading enterprise glass to save cost and increase efficiency. One big positive Vuzix has,is board member Paul Boris. He's Vice President - Manufacturing Industries at GE Digital. GE has 330,000 employees. That's a lot of potential enterprise space should Vuzix gets a chance to prove itself to GE. The same AR enterprise scenario applies to GE as Toshiba. One interesting fact. Since I started this Vuzix board. Early Vuzix partner Metaio was bought by Apple. As per my question at the 2016 Annual meeting. All relations with Metaio ceased with the Apple purchase. Google pulled their first glass. Intel bought an interest in Vuzix,and Toshiba decided to not go forward with theirs. This IMO showed Vuzix technology could compete. The competition is still fierce with new entries from biggies who first failed. IMO New Big players such as SNAP and some others not directly involved in this space still might be open to buying in this AR/VR platform space. I currently have an interest in the company common & option &competitor Kopin. My positions as always are subject to change with out notice. This company is, but one high risk/high reward in my personal diversified portfolio.
Google Inc. Qualcomm Inc., Oculus VR, LLC, Magic Leap, Inc., Osterhout Design Group (ODG), Cyberglove Systems LLC., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Microsoft Corporation, Blippar Inc., Meta Company, Qualcomm Inc., Vuzix Corporation, Infinity Augmented Reality Inc. , Metaio GmbH, Snap, Kopin
Ralph Osterhout founded ODG in 1999. In December, the company raised a $58 million round of funding. Investors include 21st Century Fox, Shenzhen O-film Tech Co. Ltd., and Vanfund Urban Investment & Development. Qualcomm- Snapdragon 835
New partner (INTEL) & 30% owner one As of Friday 1/3/2015 As of 2/26/2017 Current 13D 20.2 %
Update-Vuzix Shares Dive 38% After Intel Halts Headset Partnership
On Nov. 10,2016 co got letter from Intel also stating that it has concluded that it no longer desires to pursue a strategic relationship with Vuzix.
Intel added that it wanted to work with Vuzix to undertake an orderly disposition of Intel's stock, subject to pricing and other conditions
Recon Instruments Acquired by Intel for EST. $175 Million 6/17/2015
In 2012, Recon received $10 million in Series A funding from Vanedge Capital and Kopin Corporation
New partner in Development-Feb 24-2017 Toshiba
Oldie-Wearvue is the Toshiba smart glass you never saw
Older dev. & recent
Toshiba considering spinning off semiconductor business/EST 8.8 billion
Canon Inc. agreed to buy Toshiba Corp.’s medical equipment unit for 665.5 billion yen ($5.9 billion)
Sony buys Toshiba's image sensor business for $155 million
The start of the SI Vuzix board
Vuzix Corporation/ Vuzix / The Company Vuzix Corporation is pioneer in manufacturing Video Eye-wear and personal display devices for the mobile video, entertainment, defense and commercial markets.The company is a Rochester N.Y. based company. A backyard company for myself. I am currently a small shareholder. I first knew about this company when I invested in KOPIN, many years ago. Back then, I didn't give the company any consideration due to the out of whack valuation at the time. However some things have changed. The company recently underwent a big reverse split. IMO an indication the company wants to attract more serious capital and investors. I've already heard a high tech analyst say that 2014 will be the year of the gadgets. With Google being a big well capitalized player in this field. Competition is sure to be fierce. Last I saw, even KOPN, which I am still a shareholder, ls looking to compete. Just maybe the company can find some more risk capital and new partners like the recent Uvex PR. IMO With some past KODAK connections and Kodak's access of technology and patents. Kodak is a distinct possibility. I also think Google itself & Marc Andreessen brings creditability to this visionary product. However It remains to be seen if Vuzix can effectively compete before it needs more capital. Please note this company company is still a highly speculative risk takers only pick. Expect extreme volatility, Buzz & Hype. I will try to update any progress on the company. The board is open for civil discussion both + & - .
RE:Marc Andreessen is clearly blown away by Google Glass and is ready to fund some awesome Glass startups.
He's called Google's new wearable computing device "magical."
It's not just a fancy gadget, Glass is going to be a game changer for certain industries like health care, the cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz
Recent Press Release
The Vuzix M100 smart glasses is a wearable computer that contains a virtual display with integrated camera and powerful processing engine, running the Android® OS, to wirelessly connect via Bluetooth or WiFi to your smartphone or other compatible device. Designed to run applications in standalone operation or connected to the internet, the Vuzix M100 also works in harmony with your smartphone to open a plethora of existing and future applications. These include enterprise applications where the M100 plays a practical role in a wide variety of situations, ranging from warehousing, airports, hospitals and more. Development tools and resources are available through the Vuzix Developer Site (developer.vuzix.com).