Of course, I wear Google Glass. Vuzix has their own wearable technology in the Vuzix M100 Smart Glass. Therefore, I had to see what their glass was all about.
Geared toward industrial or commercial use, the M100 can snap onto a pair of safety goggles so you can use them and stay protected. The M100 is an Android based wearable that can track events, scan product, take pictures and video, manage calendars, and much more.
Although I said the M100 works well for industrial, healthcare, retail and other use, it can also be used as a personal device, just like Glass is. Tether it to your phone to talk back and forth or just sync with Wifi.
This is a developers dream project, from a new company called Pairasight. It has been over two years in development – with a prototype that has been fabricated on a 3D printer. The capture device links to a smartphone which then transmits the signal to a website where it is displayed, and is viewable in 3D. The full 1080p video streams are both at 30 frames per second, from separate left and right 5 megapixel cameras, and include audio as well. The on-board processer CPU has less than 5% loading, and the developers anticipate that onboard realtime image processing will be in the next version of the device. With 600 mAh hour battery, it gives about 90 minutes of streaming – or about six hours without continuous streaming. Developers can have early access to the modules used in the device at SomThings.com, with single unit pricing of $200.
The initial applications for the device will be for EMT responses and repair or do-it-yourself advice with the realtime expert being connected on a wireless link. The developer’s hope that with early adoption efforts, it will become another tool for getting the right knowledge and skillset on site and on target. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Scott Ertz, F5 Live: Refreshing Technology .
Seal Shield has specialized in waterproofing keyboards for demanding medical and industrial environments – which means that it can take out any abuse that the family computer keyboard might have to endure at the hands of pre-schoolers or careless teenagers. At CES2013, the company introduced the 100% waterproof iPhone case, including waterproof earbuds permitting the user to listen to music while underwater. There is a full selection of mice, keyboards and accessories. The products are ruggedized for industrial and healthcare use, and are fully warranted. SealShield is a single use iPad waterproofing system that can protect up to 90 days. The company has a long history in the medical field and offers anti-microbial coating on the products as well.
Motion has created a series of scanners and tablets for those in the commercial and industrial areas. Rugged devices for the construction workers, medical professionals and those who need a mobile solution in their jobs can use these tablets to keep up with the work.
The CL900 is one of those tablets. The 2.1 lb tablet contains a 1.5 GHz ATOM processor, 1 GB RAM and 30 GB SSD. The tablet will be available in Q2 for $1000. You can also add other items like Fingerprint readers and mag stripes.
As a part of our Tech Podcast Network coverage of CES 2011, we are featuring a daily countdown of interviews, activities, tech zones, conference tracks and keynotes that will be included in our live coverage.
Today we look at the Digital Health Summit, the Hot Stuff Awards, and a solid state drive kit from Other World Computers.