Last Tuesday, Vuzix entered into a distribution agreement with Westbase.io to increase the availability of its smart glasses for customers in the UK and northern EU.
Westbase is a proven industrial distributor of Extended Reality (XR) products, including 4G, 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The company now distributes Vuzix’s augmented reality (AR) products, and as part of its announcement, it says it has already received and shipped a first large volume of purchase orders.
Clients in Scandinavia, Benelux, UK and Ireland will have access to Vuzix products as part of Westbase’s XR investment objectives. Sacha Kakad, Managing Director of Westbase.ioadded,
“Vuzix’s industry experience and innovative product line provide an additional platform for growth in this rapidly changing market sector. By combining Vuzix’s augmented reality smart glasses with Westbase.io’s operational technology experience and our value-added approach, the XR ecosystem we will offer our partners is state-of-the-art.
Westbase is focused on providing tools to improve connectivity between dispersed workers. The company traditionally distributed networking solutions, but is now expanding its portfolio with XR solutions.
Paul Travers, President and CEO of Vuzixadded,
“We look forward to supporting their efforts to help their customers gain competitive advantages in their respective industries”
By partnering with Vuzix, Westbase will continue to meet demands for enterprise-grade XR solutions in response to verticals such as utilities, automotive, healthcare and manufacturing.
Vuzix, Industry 4.0 International
The news comes after a busy first half for Vuzix. In May, the company entered into an important agreement with Automatic SAS, allowing it to exclusively manufacture smart glasses with the world’s first fully integrated color microLED display.
In the same month, Vuzix introduced the integration of 28 new languages on its M series of smart glasses. The update added languages to improve Vuzix’s international reach, such as Arabic, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, and Russian.
Additionally, in May, Vuzix, in collaboration with Ohana One and TeleVU, provided Ukrainian doctors and nurses with immersive AR technology to aid in conflict.
The agreement provides healthcare professionals nationwide with XR remote guidance tools for frontline workers through Ohana One’s Borderless Healthcare Network and Vuzix AR hardware. The Vuzix product line also supports typical collaboration applications such as Zoom and Microsoft Endpoint Manager.