5G EMS Vuzix Smart Glasses Solution to be focused on patient EMS journey from pre-incident to recovery powered by Verizon's 5G Ultra-Wideband network
Rochester, NY /PRNewswire/ - Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, today announced that the Company has been selected by Verizon to co-develop a 5G-enabled Smart Glasses EMS solution for first responders and public safety. As part of the EMS Solutions Bundle Powered by Verizon 5G, Vuzix will have access to Verizon 5G specialists, engineers and Verizon's 5G Ultra-Wideband network over the next six months to further develop, test and refine its 5G EMS Smart Glasses solution for first responders and public safety, which will be unveiled and showcased by Verizon in January 2021 in front of a community of leaders in the Emergency Management fields and Verizon leadership.
The Vuzix M400 and soon-to-be-launched waveguide-based M4000 Smart Glasses will help provide critical information en route to an emergency event or utilized on-scene to provide 911 call data to prep for treatment. The heads-up display of the Vuzix Smart Glasses can provide equipment locations and treatment options and also overlay patient medical history, medications or alerts. For more information about Verizon's continued commitment to invest in public safety and support first responders, please visit 5G First Responder Lab.
"The COVID-19 global pandemic has created new challenges for EMS workers on the frontline and Vuzix Smart Glasses technology, in combination with Verizon's 5G Ultra-Wideband network, can help deliver hands-free critical patient information, telehealth and remote diagnostics solutions to assist frontline workers," said Paul Travers, Vuzix President and Chief Executive Officer. "We're excited to expand our relationship with Verizon and work together with them and their partners to offer a 5G EMS Vuzix Smart Glasses solution to the market for first responders and public safety."
About Vuzix Corporation
Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise 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 augmented reality. Vuzix holds 166 patents and 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 2020 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK, and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit Vuzix website, Twitter and Facebook pages.
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