Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the consumer, enterprise, and entertainment markets, announced today that it has added XOEye Technologies of Nashville, TN, as one of the first Vuzix Industrial Partners (VIPs) in North America. This newly launched, invitation-only enterprise channel support program is exclusive to Vuzix' most successful M100 developers, designed to jointly drive an exponential increase in industrial deployments in 2016, 2017, and beyond. As one part of the program, VIPs can purchase and receive advance engineering access to the new Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses before their commercial deployment. Providing this early access will ensure the M300 has mature application software and existing M100 users will have a viable migration path when the new smart glasses become commercially available.
XOEye Technologies, through its Vision cloud-hosted software solution for integrated field service solution suite, has several of the world's largest deployments of smart glasses, all leveraging the current Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses platform. With this real-world experience comes real quantifiable results, including those from Lee Company's 500-technician M100 deployment, which after just six months is delivering a $20.11 return for every $1 Lee invested in XOEye's Vision solution and Vuzix hardware. A client testimonial video can be viewed at the following link: https://vimeo.com/171586131
"We are excited about the results Lee Company has experienced. With our addition as a VIP, we expect to support accelerated adoption of the XOEye-enabled Vuzix product as the smart glasses market expands and deployments proliferate. The support the VIP program provides will enable us to execute on a larger scale," commented Aaron Salow, Chief Executive Officer XOEye Technologies.
As a VIP, XOEye recently received early shipment of the first M300 Smart Glasses to begin porting XOEye's Vision software to this new platform. The key features of the new M300, such as improved ergonomics, high-performance Intel chipset, and improved 13 megapixel camera with image stabilization, perfectly align with XOEye's core competency of connecting a client's remote workforce to the company's data systems and expert knowledge base through real-time video and audio collaboration.
"The new ergonomics and features of the M300, which is the next evolution of M100, should propel partner applications such as XOEye's Vision to even larger deployments with existing M100 customers upgrading and adding to a growing customer base for the M300. As Vuzix continues to expand support for our VIPs, it will ensure that our customers receive the best value, in terms of return on investment, mass deployability, and competitive advantage," said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix.
"Our customers continue to deploy and benefit from the M100 today. At the same time, we are eager to begin development on the M300, as the improved ergonomics and performance are certain to enhance our customers' experience. XOEye is thrilled to be one of the first Vuzix Industrial Partners, and we look forward to an exciting 2016 and 2017," Mr. Salow continued.
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