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Vuzix debuts ultralight Z100 smart glasses developer's edition to enterprise customers wanting better optimized staff

Vuzix debuts the Z100 ultralight smart glasses for enterprise users. (Source: Vuzix)
Vuzix debuts the Z100 ultralight smart glasses for enterprise users. (Source: Vuzix)
Vuzix has debuted the ultralight Z100 smart glasses for enterprise customers. These are designed for corporate developers to create custom applications for their businesses to optimize staff workflow with information, AI-assistance, work progress, and more.

Vuzix has introduced the Z100 smart glasses for enterprise customers wishing to optimize staff workflows. Corporate developers can create customized applications to display information, provide AI-assistance, and track work progress on the right-eye display.

Weight of other AR/VR/XR headsets is often a significant factor preventing long-term use by corporate staff. While full color OLED displays with high refresh rates are appealing for video and graphics intensive use, the added weight of the battery required for a full 8 hour workday makes these headsets cumbersome.

Enterprise users often only need contextual data such as parts numbers, diagrams, map directions, and such, and the 1.24 ounce (35 gram) Vuzix Z100 smart glasses provide an ultralight design that looks like traditional eyewear. A monochrome green 640x480 display uses a tiny MicroLED projector and a waveguide to project data into view, and tapping on the temple sensor controls the glasses. The impact resistant lenses can be supplemented with prescription lens inserts.

The Z100 connects to Android and iOS devices over Bluetooth LE connections with a runtime of 2 days between charges. The developer’s package is priced at $799 and comes with access to the SDK, sample code, and sample apps. For readers who aren’t enterprise customers, but are avid swimmers, why not enjoy a pair of monochromatic smart swim goggles (such as this one at Amazon).

The Vuzix Z100 weighs just 1.24 ounces with 2 day runtimes. (Source: Vuzix)
The Vuzix Z100 weighs just 1.24 ounces with 2 day runtimes. (Source: Vuzix)


Sleek, safety glasses certified, smart glasses provide an attractive, all-day wearable interface between AI enhancement applications and human workers

ROCHESTER, NY, January 9, 2024 – Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) technology and products, today announced the unveiling of Vuzix Z100 smart glasses, which will initially be offered as a developer’s edition. Built using the Vuzix Ultralite OEM PlatformSM, these safety glasses-certified smart glasses are sleek and made for all day wear. Using them, workers get a human-centered connection to AI and work process applications, receiving critical updates, convenient workflow and task confirmations, and notifications in real time, all while wearing a pair of glasses that workers will enjoy having on.

Vuzix Z100 smart glasses developer’s edition

Vuzix Z100 smart glasses pair seamlessly via Bluetooth with Android or iOS IOT devices. They represent the first attractive, functional bridge between AI platform tools, where situational guidance can streamline workflows, and human workers can reap the benefits of a truly connected workplace. In addition to a lightweight AI interface, Vuzix Z100 glasses can augment the data feed from finger scanners, sensors, controllers, and other equipment with minimal native UI, making that data available in a new and highly accessible format. Tasks with sub-standard user feedback due to device or process limitations can now have their workflows displayed in the user’s heads up display, providing human-centered outputs and real-time updates.

Running up to 48 hours on a single charge, Vuzix Z100 smart glasses pack industry-defining heads-up waveguide technology into a sleek, fashionable form factor that weighs in at just 35 grams – the weight of a standard pair of glasses. Advanced monocular waveguide optics, combined with Vuzix’ custom micro display engine, create a crisp, transparent, monochrome image that can deliver all the important information on a user’s Android or iOS device, hands-free right before their eyes. Wearers get heads-up access to important task information, from language translation and closed captioning, to directions, to health and workout status, to messaging, workflow outputs and much more. Best of all, Vuzix Z100 smart glasses provide a sleek, attractive form factor that frontline employees will want to wear.

"The Z100 takes enterprise use of AR smart glasses to the next level, providing workers with a hands-free wearable that is indistinguishable from a pair a standard glasses," said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix.  "This rollout is in overwhelming response to interest expressed by enterprise customers in an attractive and light weight pair of smart glasses that can augment current workflows with AI optimization software. There are customers across numerous market verticals and use cases that we believe will embrace this product as fashionable and affordable productivity device that workers will enjoy wearing all day every day.”

Vuzix Z100 smart glasses will be on display at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) taking place January 9-12, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit Vuzix at booth #20143.

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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. Vuzix holds more than 350 patents and patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the fields of optics, head-mounted displays, and augmented reality Video Eyewear field. Moviynt, an SAP Certified ERP SaaS logistics solution provider, is a Vuzix wholly owned subsidiary. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2024 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in: Rochester, NY; Munich, Germany; and Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit the Vuzix website, X (formerly Twitter) and Facebook pages.

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 Vuzix Z100 Smart Glasses, its features and capabilities, and among other things the Company's leadership in the Smart Glasses 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.

Vuzix Media and Investor Relations Contact:

Ed McGregor, Director of Investor Relations,

Vuzix Corporation

[email protected]

Tel: (585) 359-5985

Vuzix Corporation, 25 Hendrix Road, West Henrietta, NY 14586 USA,

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