Ubimax enters into strategic cooperation with Vuzix – focus on industrial wearable computing applications for Smart Glasses

Leonid Poliakov, February 18, 2014

Ubimax GmbH, a leading supplier for industrial Wearable Computing solutions, announced today that it officially entered a strategic long-term cooperation with Vuzix Corporation (OTCQB: VUZI), a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses. Ubimax will be an official Value Added Reseller (VAR) and launch partner of the Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses device for the European Market. Ubimax will develop industrial wearable computing applications for Vuzix’ Smart Glasses flagship model M100 and will support industry customers during application deployment, maintenance and support. xPick, an innovative multi-order picking solution by Ubimax, has already been successfully implemented on the new M100 device, attracting numerous interested companies from different industries.

Ubimax GmbH, a leading supplier for industrial Wearable Computing solutions, announced today that it officially entered a strategic long-term cooperation with Vuzix Corporation (OTCQB: VUZI), a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses. Ubimax will be an official Value Added Reseller (VAR) and launch partner of the Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses device for the European Market. Ubimax will develop industrial wearable computing applications for Vuzix’ Smart Glasses flagship model M100 and will support industry customers during application deployment, maintenance and support. xPick, an innovative multi-order picking solution by Ubimax, has already been successfully implemented on the new M100 device, attracting numerous interested companies from different industries.

Ubimax expands its expertise and hardware portfolio in the field of Wearable Computing and Head Mounted Displays with Vuzix’ new Smart Glass flagship M100. The new device is the world’s first commercially available hands free display and wearable computer with cloud communications. It comes with a light design, on-board processing unit, video camera, voice recognition, and gesture control. Furthermore, it provides the necessary ergonomical design and battery duration to be used during an entire working shift.

“Vuzix is a company that drives innovation and that has a precise understanding of industrial requirements for wearable computing applications. Like no other supplier they combine in-depth understanding of wearable computing with engineering skills and a solid understanding of industy requirements while still delivering very good usability and state-of-the-art design. That’s why Vuzix is an optimal partner for us and our customers which we provide with various wearable computing applications!”, states Jan Junker, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Ubimax. First positive proof point of the new partnership: “xPick”, the multi-order picking solution of Ubimax, is now using the M100 Smart Glasses to display picking information and thus enables order pickers to work at higher speed with fewer picking errors and greater flexibility. Other application use cases such as “Remote Service”, “Maintenance & Repair” or “Medical Support” are currently being developed by Ubimax for the M100, meeting the increasing market demand for high quality wearable computing applications.

Paul J. Travers, CEO of Vuzix, confirms the wearable computing expertise of its new European VAR partner: ”Based on more than 10 years of werarable computing experience, Ubimax acts very close to the market and end-user demands and has already implemented various wearable computing use cases successfully for customers. Since customers that are interested in the M100 smart glasses device usually require an experienced partner to develop their specific wearable computing applications, Ubimax is exactly the type of partner we want.” Furthermore, Ubimax helps to constantly improve the Vuzix M100 hardware with valuable feedback from both, its own software development department as well as its customers using the M100 in their day-to-day business.

Both companies complement each other and create a strong win-win situation: Ubimax helps Vuzix’ customers to implement the wearable computing applications they need to improve their business and allows Vuzix to even better consider industry requirements for current and future generations of their smart glasses. In turn, Vuzix develops and provides industrial-suited Smart Glasses that meet current market demands and also supports Ubimax by fulfilling customer specific requests. Considering the strong growing Wearable Computing market, both companies are confident to benefit from each other.

About Ubimax GmbH

Ubimax is a leading supplier of Wearable Computing solutions which are deployed by organizations, midsize companies as well as international enterprises spanning multiple industries. Its innovative solutions improve customers’ business process speed, quality, and flexibility beyond state-of-the-art by making use of Wearable Computing technology such as Google Glass or Vuzix M100.

Ubimax offers custom development services as well as standardized applications like “xPick” and “xMake” for order picking, manufacturing and quality assurance or “xCare” for health and elder care. As a full-service provider along the entire application value chain ranging from initial consulting to software implementation and subsequent maintenance and support, Ubimax acts as a one-stop-shop to its customers.

The Ubimax team consists of Wearable Computing pioneers with more than 10 years of experience. Its senior advisory board with leading subject matter experts (e.g. Prof. Thad E. Starner) helps to keep Ubimax clearly ahead of competition.

www.ubimax.com

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 display 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 2014 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.

www.vuzix.com