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Vuzix to collaborate with German firm on eyewear solutions

Rochester Business Journal
December 23, 2013

Vuzix Corp. announced Monday a collaboration with Uvex Safety Group GmbH& Co. KG, Germany.

The Rochester-based company, known for smart glasses and video eyewear, has joined with Uvex Safety to combine marketing and development efforts using Vuzix’s optics and technology expertise and Uvex Safety Group’s personal protective eyewear intellectual property to create new eyewear solutions.

The first joint venture is the Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses with custom mounting hardware designed and manufactured by Uvex Safety Group.

"The current Smart Glasses revolution is bringing companies together that hold significant (intellectual property) in their respective industries," said Paul Travers, Vuzix president and CEO. "Uniquely in this case, many of the enterprise and medical market customers for Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses require safety glasses of some type.  This makes the collaboration between Vuzix and Uvex Safety Group GmbH & Co. KG, Germany a perfect fit as the parties offer best in class solutions for personal protective eyewear, wearable displays and smart glasses."

The partnership is expected to expand the capabilities of both companies.

"Uvex Safety Group GmbH & Co. KG prides itself on providing the best in class products," said Stefan Bruck, CEO Uvex Safety Group GmbH & Co. KG, Germany.  "We believe that our developing relationship with Vuzix is in the best interest of our company and customers.  We are excited by the possibilities of the new products that are being contemplated through this collaboration."

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