The fruits of a recently announced partnership between Vuzix and Toshiba appear ready to ripen. On Monday, Toshiba and Vuzix unveiled the first Windows 10-based smart glasses solution and announced that the product was ready to begin entering mass production.
The dynaEdge AR100 Head Mounted Display (HMD) is a completely wearable PC system that connects to Toshiba’s dynaEdge DE-100 Mobile Mini PC and a range of spectacles for an on-face computing experience. According to Toshiba, the AR solution provides document viewing, live video calls, see-what-I-see experiences, photo and video capture, alerts and messaging, workflow instructions, and barcode scanning. The $1,899.99 product appears geared more towards the commercial market with ideal use cases ranging from “Remote Expert” to “Training and Knowledge Transfer,” per Toshiba.
“Much like how laptops have increased office productivity by enabling workers to take their PCs with them anywhere they go, we believe that wearable PCs combined with smart glasses will take on-the-job productivity to a whole new dimension,” Carl Pinto, vice president, marketing and engineering, Client Solutions Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., said in the statement. “We developed the dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses to help businesses mobilize their frontline and field workers and improve business outcomes with powerful PC solutions that can go anywhere they go without being obstructive.”