Vuzix Blade Selected as the Smart Glasses Rollout Hardware for the “SWORD” Intelligence and Threat Detection Solution
Vuzix Corporation, a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, announces that the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses have been selected as the smart glasses rollout hardware by SWORD, a mobile based security solution providing an IoT level of situational awareness, detection and recognition.
SWORD™ is the world’s first mobile IoT threat detection device built on top of the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and iPad Pro. Housed in its own case, SWORD™ is able to use a combination of proprietary AI, mmWave and thermal imaging sensor fusion technology to detect concealed weapons, including 3D printed ones, and explosives; run the fastest facial recognition scans in the industry against proprietary cloud-based databases; and locate gunfire with best-in-class triangulation — all in a matter of seconds. Threats and notifications detected by the SWORD™ solution will be pushed directly to the heads-up display in the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses. Its low cost (a magnitude less than current bolted-in-place solutions) and ability to create flexible perimeters make SWORD™ a paradigm shift in terms of providing security for everything from schools and sports venues to even hard targets, such as airports.
SWORD™ is not meant as a silver bullet but rather as a new, powerful tool to be used in the battle against terrorism, mass shooters and other instruments of chaos and death. Its value is evidenced by the more than 88,000 pre-orders that have been placed by government agencies, airport and leading concert venue firms according to Barry Oberholzer, Founder and CEO of SWORD™. Planned to enter full production in Q3 2019 the Blade is being offered as an integrated part of the solution. SWORD™ expects the final attachment rate for Vuzix Blade with SWORD™ to be significant.
“Vuzix Blade provides a see-through display that not only allows our customers to stay connected with the real world, but also be connected to the digital world to receive critical alerts related to safety threats from our SWORD™ solution,” said Barry Oberholzer, Founder and CEO of SWORD™.
“Vuzix is excited to be working with the SWORD™ team to provide a smart glasses solution that can deliver critical information on demand as needed to SWORD™ customers. We look forward to continued collaboration between our two companies,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix.