Vuzix Expands and Enhances the Connectivity of its Smart Glasses with LiFi Support
Vuzix collaborates with Signify and Gemvision to support the fourth industrial revolution in enterprise
Vuzix Corporation, a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, announced an exciting new development with Signify, the world leader in lighting, to further reduce latency for Vuzix Smart Glasses in areas where radio-based devices might have poor to limited connectivity. Supporting the fourth industrial revolution in enterprise including smart factories of the future, Vuzix Smart Glasses are now compatible with Signify’s Trulifi, which provides wireless broadband connection and uses infrared and visible light to provide two-way wireless connectivity to IoT devices including smart glasses. Trulifi provides a major benefit in areas where radio-based connectivity is poor or limited, such as inside factories and buildings.
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The partnership between Vuzix and Signify will bring together Vuzix’ industry leading smart glasses alongside Signify’s Trulifi to support business continuity for enterprise customers across manufacturing, aerospace, hospitality and digital industries. Trulifi by Signify provides Vuzix enterprise Smart Glasses customers across manufacturing, aerospace, hospitality, and digital industries with a secure, reliable and fast wireless broadband connection that is ideal for places where radio-based wireless connectivity is poor or restricted. This results in very low latency, which is key to the user friendliness of smart glasses and AR devices. Trulifi’s always-on, dedicated connection also ensures seamless handover throughout facilities, as well as high-level security and up to 220Mbps connectivity.
To support the introduction of the Trulifi-enabled Vuzix smart glasses, Vuzix is teaming up with Gemvision, a private cloud-based platform that is being used today by enterprise customers to provide remote support to reduce onboarding burdens in field service, improve equipment uptimes in manufacturing and enable medical professionals to see more patients in less time. The Gemvision platform is equipped with a call center dashboard for external users and allows remote experts to collaborate and illustrate during live video sessions.
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“We are excited to deliver Gemvision with LiFi connectivity on Vuzix Smart Glasses to healthcare organizations and industrial enterprise customers. We look forward to empowering as many customers as possible with this fast and secure internet network solution,” said Rene Verspuij, Co-founder and CCO of Gemvision.
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“We are delighted to announce the support of Vuzix Smart Glasses with our Trulifi solution and the implementation of Vuzix Smart Glasses equipped with Gemvision software in our facilities in Poland. We look forward to continued collaboration with Vuzix,” commented Olivia Qiu, Chief Innovation Officer for Signify.
“This partnership with Signify, a world leader in lighting for professionals, further expands the accessibility of our enterprise smart glasses and we look forward to continued collaboration with both Signify and Gemvision as we roll out this solution to enterprise and healthcare customers,” said Paul Travers, President and CEO of Vuzix.