Vuzix corporation, a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies, recently announced in a press release their intentions to participate in Oppenheimer & Co.’s inaugural drone day, as well as multiple other upcoming events as part of their growing marketing and sales campaign in the drone market. You may remember this company for their partnership with Connex, creators of the Connex Prosight system, which provides a digital alternative for drone races.
Recently, the two teams worked with the team behind the US National Drone Racing Championships held on Governors Island August 5-7. After their success with the event, they are taking an opportunity to continue demonstrating the capabilities of their products which could hold the future of drone racing. On August 27, they participated in the Central Florida Drone Racing event where they tested the capabilities of their system with up to 10 drones at once.
Continuing their tests and commitment to creating a good product, the team at Vuzix is out to other events, including the Multi GP racing association’s championship race in Muncie, Indiana on September 2-4. Following these two events, they are heading to Paris for the European Rotor Sports Association’s Drone Festival in Paris, where an estimated 100,000 spectators will be attending. The feedback on the performance of their eyewear products in conjunction with the Connex Prosight system will help shape the future of the companies.
“We have received extremely positive feedback on our iWear Video Headphones enabled with ProSight from our partner Connex,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vuzix. “Pilots have told us that they feel more in control with our zero latency solution and large field of view, it’s practically like transporting into the drone. We expect drone racing to continue to grow in popularity and are pleased to be involved at this relatively early stage.”
For the official press release from Vuzix, click here.