Vuzix Adds Language Translation to Blade Smart Glasses
Vuzix has announced arguably the best method for communicating with someone who speaks a different language. Available now for their Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses is the Zoi Meet real-time transcription app, which provides instant translation of 12 different languages. That means you can now have a normal-flowing conversation with someone, even if you’re both speaking separate languages.
"The need for seamless communication across languages has never been greater. With this exciting collaboration we mark the breakthrough moment in the AR technology world and bring a great value to our users by offering a truly practical service on our glasses." said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix.
Zoi Meet can translate any combination of the following languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch, Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Japanese and Korean. The app works by transcribing spoken words into text that are then projected onto the display of the headset. Users just have to set the “to” and “from.”
But the Zoi Meet app is not just reserved for the smart glasses.
Users can also connect the Zoi Meet app to any Zoi Meet hosted meeting, enter a PIN code, and the transcription service can provide closed captioning to cater to meeting attendees of different backgrounds.
"In times of rapid digital transformation we feel its key to provide people with the capabilities that allow them to navigate in highly connected, international environments. By enabling the unique Zoi Meet instant transcription service on Vuzix smart glasses we realize our goal of bringing people closer together and unlocking both personal and business opportunities unavailable to them before." said Kevin Oranje Founder of Zoi Meet.
Verizon first demonstrated the Zoi Meet real-time translation app for Vuzix Blade at “Verizon Tech Day” this past May. And just five months later, the translation service became widely available across the Smart Glasses. Those interested in taking advantage of the valuable service can download the Zoi Meet app in the Vuzix App Store today. There's also a Pro version available for $99 a year.