ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 29, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), (“Vuzix” or, the “Company”), a leading supplier of smart glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, today announced that NTT QONOQ, the XR arm of NTT Group, Japan’s leading company in the telecommunications business, now supports the use of its NTT XR Real Support solution on Vuzix M400™ smart glasses.
NTT XR Real Support* is a remote work support solution using mixed reality (MR) technology to solve problems such as technical transfer, manpower shortage, and ensuring safety. It contains various functions of web conferencing tools, and MR functions provide support for on-site work that cannot be achieved by other tools.
Japan’s labor force continues to be impacted by a declining birthrate and aging population, and the use of mixed reality to facilitate remote operation is one way to address this challenge. NTT XR Real Support is mainly intended for use in the infrastructure industry such as electricity, gas, and communications, and in the manufacturing industry, which handles expensive equipment and precision machinery. Its use makes it possible to decrease the number of needed on-site workers, reduce downtime, and shorten training times.
“Vuzix M400 AR smart glasses are the ideal workhorse for a variety of market verticals and use cases, and we are thrilled to have NTT QONOQ offer its remote support solution on them to its broad customer base,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix. “NTT QONOQ has already established itself as a broad and comprehensive supplier of mixed reality solutions. We look forward to working with them to bring Vuzix smart glasses to a wide range of their customers.”
The Real Support app can be found at the Vuzix app store at https://apps.vuzix.com/.