Vuzix® Corporation (OTCQB: VUZI), a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the enterprise and consumer markets, today announced it will be showcasing the award-winning M100 smart glasses during the AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon, to be held January 6, 2014 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The AT&T Summit Hackathon sponsorship complements Vuzix’ entry into the market with the M100 smart glasses/wearable computer. Vuzix began shipments of M100 units to developers and enterprise customers earlier this month. As a sponsor of the event, Vuzix will be providing two of its M100 smart glasses as main prizes and will be promoted on various social media platforms surrounding the event.
“As one of the first commercially available smart glasses on the market, we are pleased that AT&T has invited us to participate as a sponsor for this year’s developer summit,” said Paul Travers, CEO Vuzix. “Our M100 smart glasses have been designed and packaged to enable application development to solve real world problems and as such we are thrilled to be working with AT&T Summit to bring visibility to this award-winning product. This year’s Summit will be focused on wearable technologies, making this the most appropriate audience to support our products and develop best in class applications for wearable computing devices”.
The Vuzix M100 smart glasses is a wearable computer that contains a virtual display with integrated camera and powerful processing engine, running the Android® OS, to wirelessly connect via Bluetooth or WiFi to your smartphone or other compatible device. Designed to run applications in standalone operation or connected to the internet, the Vuzix M100 also works in harmony with your smartphone to open a plethora of existing and future applications. These include enterprise applications where the M100 plays a practical role in a wide variety of situations, ranging from warehousing, airports, hospitals and more. Development tools and resources are available through the Vuzix Developer Site (developer.vuzix.com).
The AT&T Summit Hackathon is the premier hackathon of the year for the AT&T Developer Program. This year will be focused on wearable technologies and participants will be able to choose between a Wearables Track and an AT&T API Track. Finalists from each track will be featured in live fast pitches on stage with executives during the keynote at the AT&T Developer Summit. In addition, competitors will also have the ability to complete in accelerator challenges, which will offer prizes ranging from a Vuzix M100 to up to $10,000 for eligible teams.
About Vuzix Corporation
Vuzix is a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets. The Company’s products include personal displays, smart glasses and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 36 patents and 12 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2013 and several wireless technology innovation awards, among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (VUZI:QB) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.