It appears that the folks at Vuzix have come one step closer to creating a perfect pair of displays in eyeglasses as they today collaborate with Nokia to enter into a technology license agreement to both develop and create see-through waveguide optics for near-eye display systems. This agreement is for head mounted displays as well as video eyewear, all of this based on Nokia’s see-through EPE (Exit Pupil Expanding) optics technology. Will this bring your glasses into the display-toting future for a much easier way to tap into the science fiction of tomorrow? Let’s see!
The agreement at hand will have Vuzix performing research and development for see-through waveguide optics and near-eye display systems for products for their own line, but will also have Nokia able to access these products and components for use in their OWN products. Could this mean that MeeGo will go into my goggles in no time? Nokia, listen to Paul Travers, Vuzix President and CEO, and see the future for Nokia worldwide!
“Integrate this Nokia technology with Vuzix’s advanced display engine developments with partners like Fraunhofer IPMS, and we expect to be able to offer the video glasses that Hollywood and Sci-Fi writers have only been able to imagine.” – Travers
For those of you that’ve never heard of Vuzix before, you’re in for a treat. We’ve got more than a couple stories surrounding their wild video-glasses past and even have a lovely video showing off one of their more live concepts in action. You can see the Vuzix Wrap 1200VR video glasses on the market right now, the same being true of the Vuzix WRAP 920AR augmented reality glasses, and you can check out our Vuzix portal for all the awesome glasses technology your heart can handle as well. Then we’ve got the Vuzix STAR 1200 augmented reality headset hands-on video right here, straight from IFA 2011. A far cry from the ol’ 920AR set from back at CES 2010. Have a peek at the STAR 1200s here: