SAP Teams With Vuzix on New Apps for Video Eyewear
SAP's new augmented reality applications help simplify and improve work processes by providing a hands-free working experience.SAP, well-established for backend enterprise, analytics and cloud system software, is branching out into the wearable computing realm. Vuzix Corp., a Rochester, N.Y.-based supplier of video eyewear and smart glasses for the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets, revealed on Oct. 17 that SAP has released two new applications for the company's M100 Smart Glasses for Enterprise. Vuzix competes in the same market as Google Glass, a pioneering wearable computing system launched in July 2012. Smart glasses have turned out to be a polarizing product for some people who believe they can be intrusive to people's privacy. SAP's new augmented reality applications, SAP AR Warehouse Picker and SAP AR Service Technician, help simplify and improve work processes by providing a hands-free working experience.
Vuzix has been working with SAP to develop augmented reality applications using the M100 Smart Glasses for application in enterprise areas that include warehousing and field service. In support of the new software, Vuzix has started shipping upgraded smart glasses to SAP's sales team members, pre-loaded with the SAP demo software.
The Warehouse Picker is designed to enable hands-free mobility for workers using visualization and voice recognition to receive instructions via the M100 Smart Glasses to complete daily tasks without needing to use a hand-held scanning device.