PC MAKER Toshiba has unveiled a pair of biz-focused augmented reality (AR) smart glasses powered by a miniature Windows 10 Pro PC.
"Coming in a $1,899 package, the product essentially weds a Google Glass-like heads-up display from Vuzix and a tethered battery-powered Windows 10 PC with a 6th-gen Intel processor", TechCrunch reported late on Monday.
In a statement announcing the new solution, Toshiba laid out a number of features of the solution including "Document Viewing, Live Video Calls, See-What-I-See, Photo/Video Capture, Alerts/Messaging, Workflow Instruction and Barcode Scanning capabilities", all of which point to applications "including Maintenance, Remote Expert, Manufacturing, QA Inspection & Audit, Logistics, Training and Knowledge Transfer".
The Toshiba wearable AR smart glasses can be used with either the left or right eye, based on your preference and weighs about 50 grams. It has an integrated touchpad, GPS, three-axis accelerometer with a gyroscope for head tracking, 5MP POV camera, speaker and dual noise-cancelling microphones.
Toshiba's dynaEdge De-100 Mobile Mini PC has a total of five buttons, each serving different purposes. "Much like how laptops have increased office productivity by enabling workers to take their PCs with them anywhere they go, we believe that wearable PCs combined with smart glasses will take on-the-job productivity to a whole new dimension", said Carl Pinto, vice president, marketing and engineering, Client Solutions Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. It features a fingerprint sensor for quicker and more secure access to the dynaEdge AR smart glasses.
Toshiba's dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses packages will be available in the second quarter with a starting of United States dollars 1,899.99 and in various configurations with processor, memory and storage options as well as developer's kits for different industrial applications.