Vuzix, ProGlove Partner Up
July 24, 2020
has formalized a collaborative partnership and resale relationship with
ProGlove to bring together a combined product solution to address the
growing need for greater efficiency and safety in industries spanning
retail, transportation, logistics and manufacturing. The combined
solution, consisting of ProGlove's MARK product family of wearable
barcode scanners and Vuzix' latest smart glasses for business, offers
enterprise users a seamless experience, secure flow of information,
increased user comfort and productivity gains.
Barcode scanning is an important function for stock movement tracking
and documenting process steps to ensure traceability through the supply
chain and manufacturing floor. With this Vuzix collaboration, ProGlove
provides a classic example of technology built around the human worker,
providing a next-generation scanning solution that is easy to deploy,
reliable in use, and dramatically cuts scanning time and picking errors
through refined worker feedback.
worker feedback provides a combination of haptic, visual and audio
signals to confirm correct picks and identify wrong picks when items are
scanned. As a personal wearable, it is a safer solution compared to
handheld scanners because hands remain free with full dexterity. The
company's MARK family is in use at some of the world's most renowned
global industrial brands such as BMW, Bosch, and Lufthansa Technik. BMW
recently published a video showcasing the synergistic integration
between ProGlove and Vuzix Smart Glasses. The MARK product family is
roughly the size of a matchbox and is integrated into a glove, making it
one of the world's lightest, smallest and ergonomic wearable barcode
"We are eager to build an ecosystem for the benefit of our customers,"
commented Andreas Koenig, CEO at ProGlove. "Vuzix' outstanding smart
glasses and AR applications make it an excellent fit for this quest.
Whether it is about training scenarios or providing additional
information for human workers out in the field or on the shop floor, I
am sure this partnership will dramatically increase the reach and
possibilities of our joint product offering."
"Vuzix is very excited to partner with ProGlove to combine industry
leading wearable technologies into a completely hands-free product
offering for the enterprise worker across a number of key verticals
including retail, warehousing, manufacturing and logistics," said Paul
Travers, Vuzix President and Chief Executive Officer.