smartglasses

North Shows Off Second Generation Smart Glasses at CES2020

North Shows Off Second Generation Smart Glasses at CES2020

Smart glasses maker North showed off the prototype of its follow-up to last year’s Focals smart glasses at CES2020 in Las Vegas this month. The Focals 2.0 look to improve upon last year’s release in a number of ways, and reducing the size of the glasses is one of them. The second generation pair is…

Vuzix Predicts Smart Glasses will Catch On with Gen Z

Vuzix Predicts Smart Glasses will Catch On with Gen Z

In a new blog post, Vuzix is predicting (or perhaps hoping) that smart glasses are poised to follow smartphones and tablets to become the next mainstream consumer device. In that regard, the company is placing its faith in Gen Z, implying that the younger generation (those born between 1996 and 2010) will search for more…

Vuzix Biometric Smartglasses Tech Shines Under Several Partner Spotlights at CES

Vuzix Biometric Smartglasses Tech Shines Under Several Partner Spotlights at CES

Biometric smartglasses specialist Vuzix is enjoying broad promotional support from its partners at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Among those showcasing its smartglasses, which have raised some eyebrows with their incorporation of facial recognition technology, are Netherlands-based 1Minuut Innovation, whose Genzõ mobile platform enables video chat and medical consultation through the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses;…

Biometric Tech in the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Biometric Tech in the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories is a biometrics-heavy one, particularly when it comes to smart card technology. That’s fitting, because it’s Biometric Smart Cards month at Mobile ID World, and each week we’re delivering in-depth features on this exciting technology. This week’s special report, “The Payment Cards Puzzle is Solved”, offers…

SWORD Places $7.1 Million Order for Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses

SWORD Places $7.1 Million Order for Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses

SWORD has purchased more than 10,000 pairs of Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses for a total price of $7.1 million. The order is part of a formal reseller agreement between the two companies, through which SWORD will offer its Blade-backed SWORD Enterprise security solution to other third party customers. The two companies first started working together…

Apple Hogs the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories

Apple Hogs the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories

There’s a pretty wide range of coverage on Mobile ID World, given the growing vastness of the mobile identity ecosystem; and a given week’s top stories generally reflect that diversity. This week was a bit different, though. Apple unveiled its latest lineup of gadgets. It’s a yearly tradition that always garners a lot of attention,…

Vuzix to Showcase Biometric Smartglasses Security at GSX 2019

Vuzix to Showcase Biometric Smartglasses Security at GSX 2019

“Operating through the smartglasses’ embedded camera, the system can detect as many as 15 faces in under a second, and is designed to flag individuals against biometric databases of persons of interest…” Vuzix is going to show off the new facial recognition capabilities of its smartglasses solution at the Global Security Exchange next week. The…

Vivo Reveals Ambitious 5G Plans at MWC Shanghai

Vivo Reveals Ambitious 5G Plans at MWC Shanghai

Vivo is focusing on 5G at this week’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai event, announcing a slate of new products based on 5G technologies. The most noteworthy is Vivo’s first commercial 5G smartphone, which is on display at MWC Shanghai before becoming widely available in the third quarter of 2019. The smartphone will serve as the…

Vuzix Glasses Power New Facial Recognition Security Platform

Vuzix Glasses Power New Facial Recognition Security Platform

Vuzix has partnered with the Dubai-based software developer NNTC to create a wearable facial recognition platform designed for security purposes. The solution is called iFalcon Face Control Mobile, and it combines the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses with NNTC’s autonomous AI facial recognition system. With the new solution, security guards (and anyone else carrying out perimeter…

SWORD Security Solution Gets a Vuzix Blade

SWORD Security Solution Gets a Vuzix Blade

Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses have been integrated into SWORD, a new Augmented Reality security solution with IoT capabilities. SWORD is a combined app and case built for the iPhone 8 Plus and iPad Pro, and is designed to help security personnel identify and respond to threats in real time. Those threats include concealed weapons, suspicious…

Toshiba Brings Voice Command to Smartglasses (Again)

Toshiba Brings Voice Command to Smartglasses (Again)

Toshiba has upgraded the software powering its dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses for enterprise and industrial use, delivering voice command functionality to the devices. In a statement announcing the upgrade, Toshiba America Client Solutions marketing and engineering VP Carl Pinto called the addition of voice interaction “a game changer” that “allows a professional equipped with our…

Hong Kong Smartglasses Firm Sees ‘No Shortage of Budget’ in Gov’t Surveillance

Hong Kong Smartglasses Firm Sees ‘No Shortage of Budget’ in Gov’t Surveillance

Xloong, a Hong Kong-based tech company specializing in Augmented Reality glasses, is looking to the government’s growing interest in biometric surveillance technology to turn the company to profitability. The firm was founded in 2015, and has tailored its smart glasses technology to a number of applications including industrial engineering, messaging displays in military helmets, and…

Toshiba Enhances AR Smartglasses with Software Integration

Toshiba Enhances AR Smartglasses with Software Integration

A new partnership with Augmented Reality specialist Atheer has brought new functionality to Toshiba’s dynaEdge AR smartglasses. The enterprise-focused headgear now supports Atheer’s AiR Enterprise software. The support means that Toshiba’s smartglasses can now support voice command functionality, bar code scanning, remote guidance with visual annotation, and the creation of drag-and-drop checklists. And the solution…