Vuzix to Participate in Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco with its VIP Partner CyberTimez

ROCHESTER, N.Y.Sept. 11, 2017  — Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), (“Vuzix” or, the “Company”), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce that the company will participate in the Mobile World Congress Americas event to be held September 12-14, 2017 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

 Mobile World Congress Americas showcases how mobile is creating the connected life, transforming how individuals, businesses and entire industries communicate, interact and innovate. Vuzix Vice President of Enterprise Sales, Lance Anderson will be present in the Vuzix booth #612 to demonstrate and discuss Vuzix M300 and Blade 3000 smart glasses technology.  CyberTimez Co-Founder and CEO Sean Tibbets will be joining Lance in the Vuzix booth and will be demonstrating CyberEyez, a visual aid software built exclusively around Vuzix smart glasses to assist Americans, wounded warriors, veterans and individuals around the globe with low vision and blindness.

In addition to MWC-Americas, Lance Anderson and his team will take Vuzix industry leading technology to three investor and media events during this important week for AR in Silicon Valley, including Showstoppers, the Angel Launch/Tech Mixer, and the Silicon Valley PicthFEST.  These afterhours events increase the opportunity for one on one conversations and demonstrations.  Details for these events can be found below:

Event: Mobile World Congress Americas
Date: Sep 12th – 14th9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.
Booth: Hall West Stand Booth 612

Event: Showstoppers (Media Only)
Date: Sep 11th4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: The Vault, 415 Jackson St, Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94105
Tickets: http://www.showstoppers.com/mwc2017-america/

 

About CyberTimez

CyberTimez (https://www.cybertimez.com/) is an award-winning business focused on making a difference in real people’s lives through technology. We are firm believers in and driven by our motto “Always in the service of others.” CyberTimez is focused on automating the Internet of Things using wearable devices like smart glasses and watches. Our driving force is to develop products that make a real difference in real peoples’ lives. Most of our products start their life in the Accessibility space solving problems for those with the most challenges in everyday life and quickly find other commercial market verticals.

About Vuzix Corporation

Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company’s products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 58 patents and 37 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2017 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NYOxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.

American Veterans with Low Vision and Blindness to Receive Smart Glasses

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WINCHESTER, VA, August 14, 2017 — Cyber Timez, Inc., a world leader in augmented reality applications for smart glasses and VIP Partner with Vuzix, has entered into a partnership with Ability One vendors, Wounded Warrior Program and Minton-Jones Company and received authorization to distribute their Cyber Eyez smart glasses application to American veterans with low vision and blindness in an effort to help them be more independent and re-enter the workforce.

 

“We are very excited to help our nation’s greatest warriors impacted by low vision and blindness to maintain and regain their independence,” commented Sean Tibbetts, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Cyber Timez. “With Cyber Eyez and the Vuzix M300 smart glasses we are enhancing our nation’s veterans’ and wounded warriors’ lives and enabling them to resume their daily tasks, find jobs and regain their independence.”

 

Cyber Eyez leverages advanced AI engines on Vuzix smart glasses to empower users with low vision and blindness to be more independent in a sighted world. Users can experience their world and get things done efficiently and independently. By using a high definition camera and an optical character recognition engine, Cyber Eyez provides highly accurate text recognition. Wearers can have virtually any text or signage read to them in real time with no internet connection while still maintaining privacy. Cyber Eyez on the Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses enables many American veterans with low vision and blindness to magnify anything in their environment up to 15 times, read any text in over 100 languages, identify over 16 billion objects, recognize over a thousand colors, scan barcodes to identify products and even detect moods on faces.

 

“This is a tremendous opportunity for Vuzix to leverage our technology to help American veterans, including our nation’s veterans and wounded warriors impacted by low vision and blindness improve their overall quality of life,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix.

 

The Wounded Warrior Program has received approval to assess individual needs, and where appropriate provide smart glasses hardware and software, training and support.  The project is expected to span 4 to 5 years and is targeted to assist 175,000 American veterans and wounded warriors with low vision and blindness. The Wounded Warrior Program is an organization with the mission to support in the recovery efforts and employment assistance of our nation’s wounded warriors; men and women who have sustained permanent injury as a result of their tour in combat.

 

“Our goal with this project at the Wounded Warrior Program is to outfit thousands of American veterans and wounded warriors impacted by low vision and blindness, both men and women with smart glasses to help them find jobs, improve their quality of life and give them financial independence,” commented Dr. David Godbold, National Director of the Wounded Warrior Program.

 

About CyberTimez

CyberTimez (https://www.cybertimez.com/) is an industry leader focused on making a difference in real people’s lives through wearable technology. We are firm believers in and driven by our motto “Always in the service of others.” Our driving force is to develop products that make a real difference in real people’s lives. Cyber Timez has won several awards and competitions in the aging, wearable and Internet of Things technology spaces.

 

About Vuzix Corporation

Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company’s products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 51 patents and 39 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2017 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.

 

About Wounded Warrior Program

The Wounded Warrior Program (https://www.wounded-warrior-programs.com/) is an organization with a mission to generate revenue supporting those Veterans who have sustained service-related injuries and/or health conditions, whether physical, mental and/or emotional, that are registered with the Wounded Warrior Program, by and through the distribution and sale of a wide variety of office supplies and other office supply related products.  The primary goal and function of the Wounded Warrior Program is to create meaningful employment opportunities for our nation’s veterans who have sustained permanent injury as a result of their tour in combat.  

 

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

Certain statements contained in this news release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward looking statements contained in this release relate to the performance and value of the Cyber Eyez software solution with Vuzix Smart Glasses and the market success of this solution, as well as the Company’s leadership in the Video Eyewear, VR and AR display industry. They are generally identified by words such as “believes,” “may,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “should” and similar expressions. Readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based upon the Company’s beliefs and assumptions as of the date of this release. The Company’s actual results could differ materially due to risk factors and other items described in more detail in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Reports and MD&A filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and applicable Canadian securities regulators (copies of which may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). Subsequent events and developments may cause these forward-looking statements to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise these forward-looking statements as a result of changed events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release, except as required by applicable law.

 

Media and Investor Relations Contact:

 

Sean Tibbetts, Chief Executive Officer, Cyber Timez, Inc. sean@cybertimez.com Tel: (202) 827-6883

 

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Vuzix partners with CyberTimez

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Vuzix® Corporation (VUZI), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce that it is assisting people in the low vision and blind community with M100 Smart Glasses especially enabled with CyberTimez visual aid software. CyberTimez focuses on automating the Internet of Things (ioT) using wearable devices such as smart glasses and watches. CyberTimez technology aids people by magnifying and reading text using Cyber Eyez, an application that has the ability to enable low vision and blind users to magnify anything in their environment up to 15 times. The application can also read text in over 100 languages without a connection to the internet. In addition to Cyber Eyez, several other vision adding applications are pre-installed on the Vuzix M100 including email, calendar and maps, among others, are helping the low vision and blind community, which has also had great success using the M100 audio recorder and bar code scanning apps, as well.

Leveraging funding provided by the DC Center for Independent Living (DCCIL), starting this month, Vuzix and CyberTimez will begin to equip 18 local area residents with M100 Smart Glasses to help improve their mobility and enable them to read text. Last month, CyberTimez also showcased the M100 enabled with its technology at the Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center in Washington, DC.

“This is just one instance of how Vuzix technology is helping people of all kinds improve their lives,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix. “We believe that technology can enhance and improve the lives of many people and we are proud to be able to contribute in this way.”

“We are very excited about how we can assist people in the low vision and blind communities,” commented Sean Tibbetts, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of CyberTimez. “With our software, the M100 is enhancing people’s lives, enabling people to resume their daily tasks and regain their independence.”

Cyber Timez Products Available for Veterans: Cyber Timez and Melling Medical Team to Provide New Solutions to the VA

Crystal City, VA, August 2, 2016:  Cyber Timez and Melling Medical have entered into a teaming agreement to enable veterans to obtain Cyber Eyez and accessories through the Veterans Affairs Administration.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to reach our nation’s bravest and provide them with the latest technology to help them be more independent,” said Sean Tibbetts, CEO of Cyber Timez.

MellingMedical LLC is a Verified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing innovative, safe, reliable and cost effective specialty pharmaceutical, compounds, medical equipment and supplies to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) with a specialty in ophthalmology.

Cyber Eyez is available to veterans now with a doctor’s order and purchasing request and will be available on the Federal Supply Schedule soon.

Cyber Eyez has the ability to enable low vision and blind users to magnify anything in their environment up to 15 times. In addition, the application can read text in over 100 languages without a connection to the Internet.

Contact:

Sean Tibbetts
Phone (202) 827-6883
www.cybertimez.com

Chris Melling
Phone (703) 625-2234
mellingmedical.com

Smart Glasses Helping 18 Blind DC Residents: Center for Independent Living Partners with Local Tech Company to Help Blind & Disabled

Washington, DC, August 1, 2016:  Eighteen blind and low vision DC residents will get to use the latest wearable technology to help them read text and move about more independently thanks to a program funded by the DC Centers for Independent Living starting August 1st.

We are eager to seek out relationships such as we have with Cyber Timez and its technology to help improve the lives of people with significant disabilities in the District of Columbia so that people can live independent in their homes and communities, said Richard Simms, Executive Director of the DC Centers for Independent Living.

Cyber Timez (www.cybertimez.com) creates wearable technology solutions focused on helping people with visual, hearing and mobility issues. This program will focus on Cyber Eyez, an application loaded on smart glasses. Cyber Eyez has the ability to enable low vision and blind users to magnify anything in their environment up to 15 times. In addition, the application can read text in over 100 languages without a connection to the Internet.

Cyber Timez is a tech company with a mission and the passion to use the latest technology tools to create solutions that solve real problems in real people’s lives, said Sean Tibbetts, CEO of Cyber Timez.

Cyber Timez uses commercially available smart glasses from Vuzix, Inc. (www.vuzix.com) called the m100. In addition to Cyber Eyez, the Vuzix m100 smart glasses have several applications pre-installed such as email, calendar and maps and works with Apple or Android smart phones. The low vision and blind community have had great success using the audio recorder and bar code scanning apps that are on the glasses as well.

Contact:

Sean Tibbetts
Phone (202) 827-6883
www.cybertimez.com

Richard Simms
Phone (202) 388-0033
www.dccil.org

Gallaudet University Providing Interns

May 26, 2016
On a rainy Monday morning, a sign greets everyone coming to the 1776 Crystal City campus stating, “Cyber Timez Interns: Please go to the Thomas Jefferson Room.” Why was this sign so important? Because all of the interns coming in that day are deaf and have no way of communicating with the helper at the desk. It’s just the start of a steep learning curve for the Cyber Timez team working to communicate with these fresh faced college students excited to be in a workplace as unique and with as much buzz as 1776 as they embark on a 14 week internship.

Once in the conference room, the projection screen has large print instructions on how to get logged into the WiFi network and connected to the Slack channel made especially for this team. Everyone quickly became accustomed to a quiet conference room filled instead with the sound of keys being pounded on laptops around the table. Except for the lack of conversation, the orientation was pretty standard…fill out a survey, sign your NDA, introduce yourself to the team, etc.

At 11, a young lady enters the room with her iPhone in hand ready to take the lead. The next step on the agenda is an adventerous one for a team that just figured out how to communicate with each other. They head out on a guided tour of Crystal City including stops in the shops, We Work, We Live and atop a building where they exit to the terrace for a phenomenal view of the capital and all it has to offer. Everyone agrees they definitely need to figure out how to get back to this spot for the 4th of July fireworks!

The continues on with lunch, an introduction to the Cyber Timez toolset and getting everyone ready to start updating and adding to the existing application code. Each team member prepares to leave, getting their instructions for next steps and promising to stay in touch using their Slack channel, project management tools and calendars.

This is going to be a great summer!

Cyber Timez Wins CTIA Best IoT Company!

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CTIA Best Internet of Things Company Trophy Presentation

CTIA Best Internet of Things Company Trophy
Amidts companies from around the world Cyber Timez took the win for Best Internet of Things company at the annual CTIA Conference in Las Vegas September 8th, 2015.

The conference was huge, taking over the entire Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV for several days. The CTIA teams, however, had a very tight schedule presenting in Vegas and then on a late night flight to San Francisco for two days of programming and introductions with industry leading companies including Samsung, Twillio, Google Ventures, Yamaha, LG, Sprint, Intel, Qualcomm and Orange.

The trip was a HUGE success for Cyber Timez as we made contacts and arranged for follow-up meetings with the juggernauts of the wireless and wearable industries.

CTIA Chatting in the Booth

Sean & Richard at CTIA

Read the CTIA offical press release here.

Cyber Timez Selected for EMERGE

June 08, 2015

 

 

Cyber Timez is thrilled to have been selected from hundreds of companies that applied to participate in the EMERGE Startup Accelerator Program.

From the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology page:

EMERGE is aimed at entrepreneurs who have innovative ideas that address the unique needs of the Homeland Security community and whose wearable technology could be adapted for first responder operations. The field includes technologies such as body-worn electronics, advanced sensors, protective equipment and materials, and embedded voice and data communications systems.

We will be working to deploy our wearable technology expertise to develop solutions for our nation’s first responders. We are proud to have the opportunity to serve our nation’s front line defenders and protectors!

 

Watch the interview video from Dallas Morning News!

Read the full story and weekly updates from the Dallas Morning News here.

Cyber Timez Wins Destination Innovation Award

April 30, 2015

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After three rounds of voting including an online poll by the Washington Post, live user poll at the event and finally judge’s votes Cyber Timez was victorious receiving the Destination Innovation Award for Wearables and Robotics.

The competition was stiff, but our technology shined with a demonstration table that gathered plenty of wow factor and praise from many attendees. The pitch went fantastic and proved to be the best of the day. A HUGE congratulations to the entire Cyber Timez team for this amazing win.

The team (minus our CEO’s pregnant wife for obvious reasons) had a GREAT Kentucky celebration after the event. We enjoyed our very favorite bourbon “Four Roses Small Batch”.

Four Roses Bourbon and the Destination Innovation AwardDestination Innovation Award Group Photo

Read the full story at the Washington Post here.

DC Center for Independent Living Begins Pilot Program

April 16, 2015

DCCIL LogoWe are excited to announce that the DC Centers for Independent Living has begun a pilot program working with CyberTimez to provide Cyber Armz, Cyber Eyez and Cyber Earz to their consumers beginning May 4th. The goal of the pilot project is to deliver technology solutions to physically, visually and hearing impaired persons and gather success metrics over the course of a three month trial. The results from the pilot will be presented at the Independence Through Technology Summit near the end of July.

 

Richard Simms, Executive Director of DCCILRichard Simms, Executive Director for DC Centers for Independent Living said, “I know these products will help people.” The DC Center for Independent Living will identify multiple people with differing disabilities and allow them to use Cyber Eyez, Earz and Armz for three week periods. At the end of each week the participant will complete a survey helping to provide real world feedback, validation and areas for improvement direct from the consumer.

 

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with a partner like DC Centers for Independent Living. What they do for the community combined with the technology we provide is the best example of a win-win that I can think of in the Accessible Technogy space,” said Sean Tibbetts, CEO of CyberTimez.