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Vuzix Blade 2™ Announced: High Performance AR in a Stylish Form Factor for the Deskless Workforce

Written by Westbase.io
Published on August 25, 2022 7:13:22 AM PDT August 25, 2022 7:13:22 AM PDTth, August 25, 2022 7:13:22 AM PDT

Vuzix, leading supplier of smart glasses and Augment Reality (AR) technology and products, has now introduced the Blade 2 smart glasses – the third generation of this popular model. The Blade 2 is available to pre-order from Westbase.io today, with general availability expected to follow quickly in the coming weeks.

Based on the favoured Blade form factor, the new Blade 2™ delivers more advanced features and higher performance – ideal to meet the needs of connected workers. Designed for commercial use, it features a power efficient, higher performance Qualcomm processor running Android 11. This means that as well as getting a serious processor upgrade, it can also support a larger variety of enterprise-focused apps than the previous 1.5 version.

Other upgrades include the built-in 40GB of integrated storage and enhanced security, plus simplified integration with major mobile device management tools. It also supports 5Ghz WiFi and Bluetooth for improved connectivity experience.

Building on the popularity of earlier Blade models, it continues to feature:

  • See-through waveguide optics for a private, ultrabright virtual display
  • Crisp, 24-bit full-colour images, both indoors or in sunlight
  • ANSI Z87.1 safety glasses certification
  • Lightweight form factor for all-day comfort and protection
  • Noise cancelling microphones
  • Integrated in-temple stereo speakers
  • HD camera
  • Prescription inserts for vision correction are also available

“Enterprise clients across market verticals such as healthcare, construction, security and retail already know and love Vuzix Blade’s sleek, comfortable design. This latest model is a direct response to widespread interest for a more muscular version, with greater functionality and performance, while preserving the all-important wearability factor," said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix.

"Vuzix Blade 2™ smart glasses are now optimised for enterprise use across a broader number of use cases. They deliver a versatile hands-free wearable computing solution that’s critical in today’s diverse work environments, including head tracking, a touchpad and full voice control. Workers can easily access see-what-I-see virtual assist and collaboration software, real-time data, work instructions, mixed reality, HD photography and video streaming. There is no other AR form factor today that delivers on power, functionality and style like Vuzix Blade 2™.”