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Vuzix deploys smart glasses to Fujitec engineers for remote service calls

Vuzix makes smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) technologies and products for both consumer and enterprise markets.

Vuzix-M400. Image via Vuzix

Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI) announced that elevator manufacturer Fujitec started deploying the Vuzix M400 smart glasses in support of elevator maintenance and training for engineers in Japan today.

According to Fujitec, elevators are complicated to maintain because of their increasing sophistication and diversity of the products. The engineers presently doing the job are also older and new technologies may be required to teach the next generation.

The company thereby implemented several years of proof-of-concept studies using smart glasses and decided they were a suitable fix.

“Vuzix smart glasses are high-performance, lightweight, comfortable and completely hands-free, offering the multifunctionality that firms like Fujitec can use broadly within their operations to improve both productivity and engineer safety,” said Paul Travers, president and chief executive officer at Vuzix.

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Engineers can use Vuzix tech to help with remote installations

Fujitec’s business is everything to do with elevators, escalators and moving walkways. The company now has headquarters on four continents with a network of 11 manufacturing facilities and several sales offices.

In comparison, Vuzix makes smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) technologies and products for both consumer and enterprise markets. The company’s products extend to include personal display and wearables offering users a viewing experience, provide mobility solutions, wearable displays and AR.

The fact that Vuzix technology includes a visible and adjustable display and is easy to use with a helmet, glasses or working gloves were among the deciding factors for Fujitec to take on the contract.

The elevator company’s engineers use the smart glasses to provide remote support installation and service work through video calls. This will reduce travel costs and time spent. Also, this variety of remote support could replace the need for on-site safety inspections and management.


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