Vuzix Blade® Smart Glasses embedded with biometric capabilities enable automated, non-intrusive identification
ST Engineering and Vuzix Corporation have announced the launch of the world’s first Augmented Intelligence, biometric-enabled Smart Glasses platform to boost productivity of enterprise customers and, in the face of burgeoning urbanisation, enhance global public safety.
This platform as a service (PaaS), developed by ST Engineering’s Electronics sector, is a new pay-per-use application integrated with Vuzix Blade® Smart Glasses, enabling hands-free and non-intrusive identification. With this subscription-based, smart glass model, enterprise customers in the healthcare, aviation, logistics and manufacturing industries can save costs without the need of additional infrastructure or hand-held devices.
The PaaS Smart Glass solution allows customisation of a number of applications including hands-free scanning of barcodes for efficient cargo loading and delivery; real-time cross-referencing against a central database of criminal offenders and displaying route maps to criminal suspects in the vicinity. At the frontline of emergencies, it enables first responders to more efficiently identify causalities or patients and obtain vital information such as medical histories of allergies and blood type. This reduces the wait time upon arrival at hospitals, allowing critical medical help to be delivered more quickly to patients.
“For decades, we have stayed committed to delivering innovative, frontier technologies that enable our global customers to stay ahead in the market and push the industry forward,” said Mr Low Jin Phang, General Manager of Info-Software Systems, Electronics, ST Engineering. “Technology has created a new world of work possibilities with the application of artificial intelligence and data analytics to healthcare, aviation, manufacturing, logistics and public safety, taking on-the-job efficiency to a whole new dimension. With the Vuzix Biometric Smart Glasses, enterprises and security agencies will be able to mobilise frontline and field workers with up to 50% enhanced productivity as a result of streamlined work processes.”
“Vuzix is committed to delivering innovative AR smart glass solutions that are lightweight, wearable all day and deliver information to users across the enterprise when and where they need it,” said Paul Travers, President and CEO of Vuzix. “ST Engineering’s biometric-enabled platform, coupled with Vuzix Smart Glasses, create a powerful tool that can boost productivity of enterprise customers and enhance public safety worldwide.”
The PaaS Smart Glass solution is targeted for frontline and field-based workers in the industries of aviation, healthcare, security, manufacturing and logistics industries. It will be available for preview at CES 2019 from January 8 – 11, at the Vuzix booth #15036 at Tech East LVCC, Central Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada.
ST Engineering is a global technology, defence and engineering group specialising in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. The Group employs about 22,000 people across offices in Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, serving customers in more than 100 countries. Its employees bring innovation and technology together to create smart engineering solutions for customers in the defence, government and commercial segments. With more than 500 smart city projects across 70 cities in its track record, the Group continues to help transform cities through its suite of Smart Mobility, Smart Security and Smart Environment solutions. Headquartered in Singapore, ST Engineering reported revenue of S$6.62b in FY2017 and it ranks among the largest companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. It is a component stock of the FTSE Straits Times Index, MSCI Singapore, SGX ESG Transparency Index and SGX ESG Leaders Index. For more information, please visit www.stengg.com.
The Electronics sector specialises in the design, development and delivery of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) products, solutions and services addressing the needs of Smart Cities for Connectivity, Mobility and Security. Its deep technological and engineering expertise straddles business domains in Rail & Road engineering, Satellite Communications, Public Safety & Security, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Training & Simulation, Managed Services and Defence C4ISR. It has presence in more than 30 global cities across North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, China, India and Southeast Asia. For more information, please visit www.stengg.com.
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 62 patents and 71 additional 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 2018 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, Barcelona, Spain and Tokyo, Japan.