Promises a "powerful and intuitive way to engage the M100 smart glasses."
Vuzix announced today that its M100 smart glases, demoed yesterday on our #CESlive stage, will now include Nuance voice technology. As Simon and John P. saw firsthand, the M100 is being updated everyday with consumer-oriented functionalities that are slowly bridging the gap with Google Glass and other consumer-oriented competitors. The addition of Nuance brings with it a more intuitive way to operate and command the Android-based M100, and the technology will be available beginning with the release of the M100 OS 2.0 update.
Check out our #CESlive interview with Dan Cui, VP of business development at Vusix, for a look at everything the M100 can do, and stay tuned to our #CESlive hub for all things CES related. Vuzix' formal announcement can be found after the break.
Vuzix Adds Nuance’s Voice Technology to M100 Smart Glasses
Vuzix Enhances M100 Smart Glasses with Voice Recognition
for Menu Commands and Application Navigation
CES, Las Vegas, NV, - January 8, 2014 – Vuzix® Corporation (OTCQB: VUZI), today announced that its M100 smart glasses will now incorporate voice recognition powered by Nuance Communications. The Vuzix M100 smart glasses are a flexible Android®-based wearable display platform that runs a growing number of industry specific software applications. Nuance’s voice technology gives the user a powerful and intuitive way to engage the M100 smart glasses, while increasing safety and task efficiencies in the workplace.
Nuance’s embedded voice technology runs directly on the M100 smart glasses – so there is no data connection required. The M100 smart glasses also incorporate noise-cancelling technology that allows users to speak simple commands to control and navigate the M100 menu system. For instance, the user can say:
- “Scroll left and select application”
- “List next pick item”
- “Navigate to location”
“Vuzix is focused on delivering powerful wearable technologies to the industrial, medical and prosumer markets,” said Paul Travers, CEO, Vuzix Corp. “By integrating Nuance’s voice technology into our M100 platform, we’ve given our customers even greater flexibility in the way they can use our smart glasses to solve issues that challenge their business. And because a user can speak naturally, integrating smart glass technology into our customers’ business processes is more intuitive and simply faster, saving both time and money.”
The Nuance voice technology will available in the Vuzix M100 2.0 OS release.
About Vuzix Corporation
Vuzix is a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment 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 virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 36 patents and 12 additional 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 2014 and several wireless technology innovation awards, among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (VUZI:QB) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.
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 and include the timing and completion of the Nuance speech recognition capabilities, final product features, future products incorporating Nuance speech technology and the value of the IP portfolio, among other things, and the Company's leadership in the Video Eyewear 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 www.sedar.com or www.sec.
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