The gear comes with advanced AI capabilities and features, and will likely go commercial in summer 2019.
Leading smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) technology provider, Vuzix Corp. has recently announced the debut of its next-gen enterprise smart glasses called the M400, which it claims is one of the first products made commercially available using the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ XR1 platform.
According to a press release, Paul Travers, President & CEO, Vuzix, said that their new M400 smart glasses integrated with Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 platform offers built-in AI (artificial intelligence) capabilities providing improved interactivity, thermal efficiency and power consumption.
He said that the product was designed to be best-in-class in enterprise and comes with Qualcomm’s XR1 processor’s larger memory profile, better noise canceling ability, built-in GPS, a multi-finger supported touchpad and more.
Commenting on the move, Qualcomm’s XR business head, Hugo Swart, said that Snapdragon XR1 is the company’s first XR platform that targets Vuzix’ superior device portfolio. He said that the company is a strong believer in smart glasses segment and is looking forward to seeing its collaboration with Vuzix to help encourage the product’s adoption in enterprises and become a mainstream device that increases employee work productivity in the era of immersive computing and AI.
For the record, the Snapdragon XR1 platform integrates Qualcomm’s diverse computing architecture including an ARM-based multicore CPU (Central Processing Unit), GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), vector processor and Qualcomm® AI Engine.
The platform allows for power efficient on-device processing of vision-based machine learning algorithms that help with key AR use cases like object classification, superior pose prediction and more. Furthermore, the platform delivers immersive User Interface (UI) experience with features like motion tracking, native voice processing, head tracking and more, cite sources.
Reliable reports claim that the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses are expected to enter production in summer 2019, while further pricing and details will be announced in spring 2019.