Vuzix announced the debut of Vuzix' next generation enterprise smart glasses, the M400, one of the first products made commercially available using the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 platform.
The Snapdragon XR1 platform integrates Qualcomm Technologies' heterogeneous computing architecture including an ARM-based multicore Central Processing Unit (CPU), vector processor, Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) and Qualcomm AI Engine. The XR1 allows for power efficient on-device processing of vision-based machine learning algorithms that can help with key Augmented Reality (AR) use cases like superior pose prediction, object classification, etc. The Snapdragon XR1 platform also delivers features such as native voice processing, motion tracking, head tracking and more.
The new product, currently referred to as the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses, is expected to enter volume production in summer 2019.
Qualcomm XR1 platform
OEMs, operators and platform providers plan to deliver the next generation of mobile immersive computing experiences with XR viewers connected to 5G smartphones.
XR viewers provide a lightweight headset form factor that offers visually rich, interactive, augmented (AR) or virtual reality (VR) experiences with high-resolution displays and inside-out Six Degrees of Freedom (6DoF) tracking. These lightweight XR viewers are designed to connect to smartphones based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, tethered via USB Type-C. XR takes afvantage of the benefits that 5G affords like high data rates and low latency.
XR viewers can be optimized and commercial-ready for the mobile industry in 2019.