ThirdEye Gen is a company that we’ve been following for some time with their variety of immersive augmented and mixed reality smart glasses, including their latest X2 glasses that were introduced at CES 2019 earlier this year. ThirdEye was even at our own CE Week show last June where they announced their launch in b8ta stores.
ThirdEye will be back in New York for CE Week 2019, June 12-13, where they’ll participate in a keynote panel on 5G technology alongside representatives from Verizon Wireless and a couple of other brands. The timing for the panel couldn’t be better as Verizon announced this week that ThirdEye Gen will be the company’s first official 5G smart glasses partner.
Through the partnership, ThirdEye will be able to develop their X2 MR glasses on Verizon’s 5G network, which will give the glasses much larger bandwidth and lower latency, allowing for more data to be transferred to and from the glasses at a much faster speed. The realization of 5G on the ThirdEye platform has very obvious positive implications for the enterprise space where hands-free interaction and communications for remote workers—no matter the industry—is critical to a successful job.
“It’s a very exciting time for the company right now, announcing our first major partnership with a leading wireless provider and being granted two patents we’ve been working hard on for the past five years,” Nick Cherukuri, the founder of ThirdEye Gen who will sit on the CE Week panel, said in a statement. “We are honored to be the first MR glasses company to partner with Verizon to develop advanced 5G use cases that will bring about a new era of hands-free human interaction.”
In addition to the Verizon partnership, ThirdEye announced that it is the first company to be granted patents to further develop its OLED drivers and AR Assistance Large Data Streaming technology. “OLED displays are the future of smart glasses as they offer sharp display contrast, low pricing in volume and better display quality and for wide scale glasses adoption to replace the smartphone,” the company explained. “The AR Assistance Large Data Streaming patent enables ThirdEye to deliver low latency apps (live 3D scanning, remote AR assistance and other popular enterprise AR/MR software) that is in its App Suite to help deliver seamless AR/MR experiences.”
Cherukuri called the patents a “huge win” for the brand.