XOEye Technologies, a leading enterprise wearables solutions company that is reshaping industrial business processes and data capture, today announced it has partnered with Vuzix® Corporation a leading supplier of video eyewear and smart glasses in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets.
Together, the organizations will focus on delivering custom, end-to-end enterprise wearable technology implementations consisting of ANSI certified smart glasses, a customized embedded Linux software platform, and advanced features and applications to manufacturing, construction, field services and other deskless industries in North America and Europe.
XOEye will bundle Vuzix' M100 smart glasses with its XOLinux operating system and Vision cloud-based management and communications platform to deliver a wearable computing environment suitable for the toughest frontline work scenarios within manufacturing, construction, field services, and widely distributed organizations. This marks a significant addition to the wearable operating system (OS) landscape that is currently focused on Google's Android OS, offering a familiar enterprise approach with numerous benefits in speed of development, flexibility of deployment and community contributions to the advancement of the OS .XOEye will also offer customized services including training, development, consulting and ongoing maintenance services in support of its platform solutions.
"Demand for wearables in the workplace continues to increase as requirements for efficiency, workplace safety and compliance across many sectors are becoming increasingly commonplace, and in some cases mandated," said XOEye Technologies CEO Aaron Salow. "We recognized early on that our greatest value was to focus on developing the platform and applications our customers needed to achieve their business goals, and allow our partners to focus on perfecting the eyewear and other hardware sensors. Vuzix is one of the leading smart glass providers in the market today, and we are pleased to join forces to deliver comprehensive solutions to our joint customers that leverage their market-proven and award-winning M100 smart eyewear."
The devices will be equipped with an enterprise-grade operating system, XOLinux; designed specifically for business applications and to integrate more seamlessly with existing technology infrastructure. XOEye Vision™ is a cloud-based software suite that, when bundled with smart glasses, collects workplace data and images for later retrieval and analysis while facilitating project management, employee communication, on-site safety and more.
"XOEye understands the specific needs of manufacturing, construction, field services and other desklesss and has developed an open platform and suite of advanced applications for this underserved market," said Paul Travers, CEO and founder, Vuzix Corporation. "We are excited to offer this platform choice to our customers and to jointly pursue the multitude of opportunities we see in North America and Europe in partnership with a provider who is so highly regarded in the industrial enterprise space."