Vuzix Delivers Working Enterprise Smart Glasses Solution to DHL for Warehouse Picking

Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI) (“Vuzix” or, the “Company”), a leading supplier of video eyewear and smart glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets, announced that its M100 Smart Glasses along with warehouse “vision picking” software developed by Ubimax, a leading wearable computing solutions company has successfully delivered hands-free warehouse solutions for DHL, the world’s largest logistics company.

The Ubimax order picking system which offers real-time object recognition, barcode reading, indoor navigation, and seamless integration of information was interfaced directly to the DHL’s warehouse management system (WMS). As a result, the integration of this augmented reality (AR) application has lead to a simplified and improved user experience including increased worker speed, reduction of errors and improved flexibility of core processes by offering a hands-free working experience. Overall in this pilot, 10 order pickers used the M100 Smart Glasses and picked more than 20,000 items, fulfilling 9,000 orders within the given time frame. As a demonstrated result, staff was able to operate much faster and error free. The pilot proved that augmented reality offers added value to logistics and resulted in a 25 percent efficiency increase during the picking process.

Paul Travers, President and CEO of Vuzix, commented, “Our M100 Smart Glasses combined with Ubimax’s software is an excellent warehouse picking solution for DHL as it provides for supply chain innovations through simplified operations. Augmented reality has shown great promise for logistics in warehousing operations and is estimated to account for approximately 20% of all logistics costs, and approximately for 55% to 65% of the total cost of warehousing operations. This indicates that AR has the potential to significantly reduce cost by improving the picking process. The Vuzix/Ubimax solution greatly enhances accuracy and efficiency, boosts productivity and makes it easier for the user with its hands-free operation.”