Vuzix announces partnership with Verizon

A leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality technology and products, Vuzix Corporation, has announced its partnership with Verizon. Vuzix will now be able to borrow and utilize Verizon’s 5G capabilities and edge computing technologies to design and deliver the first augmented reality experience for sports and gaming.

This partnership will allow increased focus on the advancement of technologies and commercialization aspects of developing and delivering an immersive, realistic augmented reality experience. These experiences will be backed by Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband Service and edge computing services.

“By leveraging Verizon’s 5G Edge and ultra-lightweight AR smart glasses from Vuzix, we are delivering immersive technology in the field of sports training and fan experience,” said Brian Mecum, Vice President of Device Technology at Verizon.

“5G and edge compute are important elements to ultimately deliver low latency and optimal performance of powerful smart glasses-based applications. We’re excited to further our relationship with Verizon to leverage Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network and our award-winning Vuzix Shield smart glasses to deliver new cutting-edge augmented reality experiences to sports and games,” said Paul Travers, President, and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix.


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