Vuzix and ProGlove Partner to Offer a Combined Hands-Free Scanning Solution to Streamline Workflows for Enterprise Customers
ROCHESTER – Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), (“Vuzix” or, the “Company”), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, today announced that the Company has formalized a collaborative partnership with ProGlove, an industry wearables leader, to bring together a combined product solution to address the growing need for greater efficiency and safety in industries spanning retail, transportation, logistics and manufacturing. The combined solution, consisting of ProGlove’s MARK product family of wearable barcode scanners and Vuzix’ latest smart glasses for business, offers enterprise users seamlessness, a secure flow of information, increased user comfort and productivity gains.
Barcode scanning is an important function for documenting process steps and ensuring traceability – an essential part of tracking and tracing a product through the supply chain. With this Vuzix collaboration, ProGlove provides a classic example of technology built around the human worker, providing a next-generation scanning solution that is easy to deploy, reliable in use, and dramatically cuts scanning time and picking errors through refined worker feedback.
ProGlove’s worker feedback provides a combination of haptic, visual and audio signals to confirm correct picks and identify wrong picks when items are scanned. As a personal wearable, it is a safer solution compared to handheld scanners because hands remain free with full dexterity. The company’s MARK family is in use at some of the world’s most renowned global industrial brands such as BMW, Bosch, and Lufthansa Technik. BMW recently published a video showcasing the synergistic integration between ProGlove and Vuzix Smart Glasses. MARK is the ergonomic scanning solution that leaves workers’ hands free to handle other tasks. It is roughly the size of a matchbox, making it one of the world’s lightest and smallest wearable barcode scanner.
“We are eager to build an ecosystem for the benefit of our customers,” comments Andreas Koenig, CEO at ProGlove. “Vuzix’ outstanding smart glasses and AR applications make it an excellent fit for this quest. Whether it is about training scenarios or providing additional information for human workers out in the field or on the shop floor, I am sure this partnership will dramatically increase the reach and possibilities of our joint product offering.”
“Vuzix is very excited to partner with ProGlove to combine industry leading wearable technologies into a completely hands-free product offering for the enterprise worker across a number of key verticals including retail, warehousing, manufacturing and logistics,” said Paul Travers, Vuzix President and Chief Executive Officer.
About Vuzix Corporation
Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company’s products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high-quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 166 patents and patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2020 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK, and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit Vuzix website, Twitter and Facebook pages.
ProGlove builds the lightest, smallest, and toughest barcode scanners in the world, connecting workers to actionable information. More than 500 renowned organizations in manufacturing, production, logistics, and retail use these smarter workforce solutions. ProGlove was founded in December 2014 after winning the Intel “Make it Wearable” Challenge in Silicon Valley and is backed by growth-focused investors Summit Partners, DICP, and Bayern Capital. ProGlove employs 200 people from over 40 countries with offices in Munich, Chicago, and Belgrade. More information is available at www.proglove.com
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