Summary: SAP is lending some of its enterprise muscle to the previously consumer focused Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses, which are geared toward field technicians and warehouse workers.
By Natalie Gagliordi | ZDNet
SAP is lending some of its enterprise muscle to the previously consumer focused Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses.
The German enterprise software giant helped the Rochester, New York-based Vuzix create two applications for its smart glasses. The apps utilize SAP's augmented reality technology and are geared toward field technicians and warehouse workers, where hands-free computing can aid in data collection and operations.
The two applications launched are the SAP AR Warehouse Picker and the SAP AR Service Technician. Both apps utilize visualization and voice recognition to achieve hands-free usage.
With the SAP AR Warehouse Picker, users are able to scan bar codes and QR codes for handling units, locations, products, stations and any other required scans, as well as voice input for quantity confirmation.
As for the service technician app, users have access to 3D visual enterprise models of their workplace and the use of an expert calling feature, which allows a remote expert to give directions to a colleague while streaming a visual from the head set.
"The launch of SAP's new applications for enterprise users demonstrates how the combination of our Smart Glasses and SAP's cutting edge software can deliver powerful tools that provide improved operating efficiency and ease of use for the operator," said Paul Travers, president and CEO of Vuzix. "This is a huge untapped market and we look forward to begin signing up customers."