Vuzix announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Texas based MACE Virtual Labs, a value-added distributor and solution provider of virtual and augmented reality technologies for use in commercial settings. Vuzix has received and shipped against a large volume purchase order from MACE VL, who will distribute Vuzix products to its customers across North and South America.
“We are excited to be working with MACE VL, a leading VR/AR distributor in North and South America that brings together hardware and software to provide their customers with one-stop shopping for their solution needs,” said Paul Travers, President and CEO of Vuzix. “Our two firms target many of the same market verticals and this distribution partnership will facilitate increased market penetration for customers ready to embrace AR-based solutions to increase their productivity and improve their carbon footprint among other things.”
MACE VL sells individual products and complete solution packages including headsets, body suits, gloves, computers and accessories, with various fully vetted options in each category to best serve client needs by industry and scenario. The company also has a software partner network that develops custom content as needed for customer programs, and can provide training, setup and documentation with any of its solutions. Their goal is to be the one-stop-shop for commercial VR and AR solutions, from trial programs all the way up to scalable enterprise solutions. MACE VL serves customers in many industry verticals including manufacturing, oil & gas, power & utilities, financial services, education, and government/military.
“This partnership brings together MACE Virtual Labs’ solutions-based approach with Vuzix’ highly capable hardware to deliver valuable wearables solutions,” said Edgar Acosta, Managing Partner at MACE VL. “We are thrilled to partner with Vuzix and provide their wearable solutions to our customers and partners across the Western Hemisphere.”