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Vuzix STAR AR Glasses Used in Concept Demo of 'Cloud-enabled Glasses' by NEC BIGLOBE

February 17, 2012


Vuzix Corporation recently announced that NEC (News - Alert) BIGLOBE has created a descriptive demo of cloud enabled Augmented Reality (AR) glasses utilizing Vuzix STAR series optical see-through AR video eyewear. With this, the system connects to the cloud and makes use of in built cameras as well as displays in the STAR (News - Alert) to connect the data it contains to the real world.

For better understanding, applications will be able to use face recognition to help Twitter or Facebook (News - Alert) users log in instantly with their Twitter name below the users face, utilizing the glasses as a rather human interface. NEC BIGLOBE is expecting to have a host of applications that will range from sports to hobbies such as skiing, snowboarding and mountain climbing as well as the popular one, fishing. 

If one is connected to the cloud, the experience is enhanced as it can help the user identify fish as well as fishing techniques when located on the river. It can also help one find friends who may be in the vicinity by simply viewing icons that are geospatially accurate inside the users view, through the glasses.

Vuzix Corporation (News - Alert) is one of the key suppliers of Video Eyewear products in the defense, consumer as well as media and entertainment markets. The company has products such as personal display devices that provide users with a cutting edge portable viewing experience. They also provide solutions related to mobility, thermal sighting systems as well as tactical wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality.

NEC BIGLOBE, Ltd. was set up in July, 2006 and is a member of the NEC group which is one of Japan leading IT companies.

In other news from October 2011, Vuzix Corporation announced that it entered into a technology license agreement with Nokia (News - Alert) to develop and produce see-through waveguide optics for use in near-eye display systems (head mounted displays and video eyewear) based on Nokia's proprietary see-through exit pupil expanding optics technology.

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell