Metaio & Vuzix Showcase AR Ready M100 Smart Glasses at Augmented World Expo
Apps built on world’s first software developer kit for wearable computing from Metaio to run on Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses
Metaio, the world leader in augmented reality (AR) software and solutions and Vuzix Corporation, (TSX-V: VZX, OTC:BB: VUZI, FMB: V7X) a leading developer and supplier of smart glasses, will join forces to showcase AR experiences built on the powerful Metaio SDK running on the AR-Ready Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses, at the 2013 Augmented World Expo (AWE), June 4-5 in Santa Clara, CA. AWE is the world’s largest gathering of AR professionals.
Metaio’s AR software is currently used by over 30 million consumers and 50,000 developers, powering more than 1,000 apps for enterprise, marketing, retail, publishing and industrial markets. Vuzix’ products, including its smart glasses, have won 14 Consumer Electronics Show Innovations Awards. With its origins in defense research and development for next generation display solutions, Vuzix is a technology leader and early entrant in the Smart Glasses field
Metaio, an AWE Silver Sponsor, will be demonstrating the latest in next-generation AR at its booth at AWE, including numerous apps built with the Metaio SDK, the first SDK ready for wearable computing- as shown by its compatibility with the powerful and lightweight Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses.
“Wearable computing is the next step for natural, useful Augmented Reality,” said Metaio CTO Peter Meier. “In order to realize the dream of an always on, always augmented world, it is important to have software for developers ready, today, for smart glasses like the Vuzix M100.”
“Metaio has always been at the cutting-edge of the AR industry,” said Vuzix CEO Paul Travers. “The fact that their software and apps run on this hardware out-of-the-box is further proof that the M100 Smart Glasses are already primed to deliver real-time, hands-free instant augmentations of a user’s reality.”
Metaio will conduct extensive R&D to continue to adapt its powerful augmented reality SDK to be compatible with the next generation of wearable computing devices.