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Vanity or Vogue - A Vuzix View of the Smart Glasses Revolution
VP, Business Development
Tuesday - 12/10/13
This presentation will highlight the evolution of head-mounted wearable technology. From the early days to the present incarnation of monocular and binocular smart glasses. The session will explore some of the obstacles to mass adoption of this technology including real and perceived barriers. The session will also detail some of the different approaches to image projection, including pros and cons. Vuzix will also present a number of new ideas and announce a new a product that will allow head-mounted technology to truly become more useful and fashionable in the near future.
This are great news for Vuzix too. faster comm means that glasses are more cost effective. Ask SITA, they know why. SITA needs faster comm to reduce the 1 second current scanners barrier and make smart glasses a viable option. Seems that NTT is ready.
Last three months are not important, the future is what is really important on this market.
NTT DOCOMO achieves 1.2Gbps in LTE-A field trials
14 Nov 2013
Japanese telecoms giant NTT DOCOMO has announced that it has achieved what it claims to be ‘the world’s first transmission exceeding 1.2Gbps’, by utilising a single-size antenna and Smart Vertical multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) technology for LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) systems. According to a company press release, NTT DOCOMO’s new transmission technology uses adaptive grouping of vertical antenna components and can achieve throughput equivalent to that of a four-antenna system. Smart Vertical MIMO, on other hand, reduces the cost and space of installing antenna equipment and improves spectrum utilisation efficiency, as space reduction is particularly beneficial for deployments in congested urban areas.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in February 2011 NTT DOCOMO launched field tests to evaluate LTE-Advanced in real radio environments in the cities of Yokosuka and Sagamihara in the Kanagawa Prefecture, and confirmed that in trials of the ‘true’ 4G platform in its R&D centre, it achieved transmission rates of around 1Gbps (downlink) and 200Mbps (uplink). Meanwhile, in February 2013 DOCOMO signed agreements with Nokia Solutions & Networks (NSN) and Panasonic under which the vendors will help deploy LTE-Advanced infrastructure.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
There are concerns with Google glass second generation audio
he second generation of google glass, an augmented reality system by search engine giant google has officially been rolled out. presented with a new hardware update, the re-design of the wearable AR unit will now be compatible with existing prescription eyeglasses, and implements an external mono earbud that replaces the previous bone-conduction speaker from the first prototype. earlier this week, google had announced it would expand on their current explorer program, offering existing ‘glass’ users the chance to invite friends in the USA to become part of the test group:
The real utility and money for augmented reality will be in enterprise, as SAP demonstrated last week at InsideAR in Munich. ‘The technology is here,’ says Metaio’s Brendan Scully. ‘It is just about partnerships and integration at this point.’
Check the video of Sita, they compare both products because they tested both glasses. He clearly mentioned that Google glasses don't make the job well. Kevin O Sullivan SITA Lab inside AR.
They tested to scan the airplane tickets and other documents with several requirements
Results: Not possible on google glass
Possible on M100 early model (six months ago)
Remember: Google for consumer and Vuzix for enterprise but you should check today's article that mention that AR will 'revolutionize maintenance and information transfer from MATAIO. The money is on enterprise, they are on the integration phase, and I think that VUZIX is leading this phase.
Please guys, attack the ideas not the individual. The market needs persons that think different, if not, everybody will buy or everybody will be selling. Different ideas are needed to move the market, that's the key of liquidity. If anyone think different I think that is more productive if you share the reasons and just limit the insult. The insult says more from the issuing than from the receiver. Why you think that the price is going up? Why you think that will go down? That's all.
Since year 2005, What? Information security auditing and incident investigation system Appl. No.: 11/120,023
ACS? I can't believe it. Eight years later. Doesn't matter. The product is no longer available
attric: What do you think about ConfigOS possibilities? Is this is a real product or another ACS forensics? Seems to me that Configos is not only for the mobile DoD market, seems that is for all the DoD networks. Is like as MSFT live update is for Windows. Automatic update and configuration of all DoD Networks STIGs, at least that's what I think, but I don't see that DoD is implementing it, at least there is no more information other than February presentation
New DoD Mobile web site: Phase 3 starting
DISA has delivered capabilities in increments over a three-phase approach.
disa mil/ Services/ Enterprise-Services/Mobility
PHASE 1: Nov. 2012 - Apr. 2013
The Unclassified Mobility Pilot
Establish a multi-vendor mobile capability within DoD for assessment
Deploy voice and data services over a commercial wireless network
Award a contract for DoD enterprise MDM and MAS
PHASE 2: Apr. - Sept. 2013
Pilot Expansion and Transition
Establish a network infrastructure to support the user community
Deploy mobile devices to Military Service and Combatant Command users
PHASE 3: Oct. 2013 and Beyond
Mobility becomes an operational capability offered to the DoD enterprise as a subscription service.
Enterprise contracts to support data plans and purchase of approved devices will be established.
attric: I noticed that they updated their web site too. You should take a look at the interview today to John Hickey, program manager for mobility at the Defense Information Systems Agency, on federalnewsradio dot com
Listen to the full show
Brian will be a Speaker on Oct 30-31 at Military Smartphones Handheld Devices
III. Military Smartphones and Handheld Platforms – What’s New? What’s on the Horizon?
“Smartphones, MDM, and Apps – Looking at STIG Compliance”
■ MR. BRIAN HAJOST
President & CEO, SteelCloud, Inc.
• Understanding Current and Future Trends in Mobile Security Compliance
• Decisions That You Can Make Today to Protect Your Current Mobile Investments
Updated with Fixmo hosting service.
I just noticed something rare. Steelcloud words are black and red like the Fixmo words. ????
Check the link on their page:
For more information on the Fixmo hosted solution. FIXMO hosting by Steelcloud
According to the PP presentation that they show to investors on July 2013:
“Smart Glasses and Other Wearable Devices to be worth over $1.5 billion by 2014, finds Juniper”
ABI Research forecasts the wearable computing device market will grow to 485 million annual device shipments by 2018
- More than 75 million of these will be Smart Glasses
and are expected that wearable computing will become a $12 billion-sized category in the next five years
IMO, let say that VUZIX Smart glasses accounts only 20% of the total market.
15 millions X $500 X margin = A lot of money by 2018
I estimate that 15% of the total wearable devices will be smart glasses (75/485) therefore 1.5 billion by 2014 X .15 = $225,000,000.00 in smart glasses sales by 2014 and VUZIX 20% market share = $45,000,000.00 x VUZIX margins = A significant amount for a small company with low amount of shares outstanding.
I selected this formula because this is a fresh market that is expected to growth
P = E1 / (R - G): Make the math yourself
P is the stock price (variable)
E1 is earnings over the next 12 months
G = growth rate of earnings (written as a decimal)
R= our desired rate of return
I don't think that Brian or Nigel updates their website. I understand that they have a contract to maintain it. Their web site is part or should be part of the business plan, marketing strategy, investor relations, customer satisfaction. Also they should have presence on Twitter Facebook and others almost free media platforms. No time for this means no time to administer a business. No excuses are accepted. If they have one, must explain it
attric I agree with you. I also think that they should provide more information to shareholders. I understand that keeping the company afloat in these days was a stellar job as you mentioned, but should provide more information about the company status. There is an article that also mention the secrecy on all this process. Fixmo published it some time ago but the article is from Informationweek government dated 08/13, this was when the DISA contract was awarded:
Why The Hush Around DISA's Mobility Award?
I understand that Steelcloud is in a complicated situation. Is dealing with new opportunities. How many companies works in secrecy their unique products? I understand this. What I don't accept is that the company refuse to provide status information, update their website with current information, inclusive issue a press release on latest news and market developments without hyping. Just the facts. Publish the next events: They are going to two events within the next two months (that I know that are available on the web, AFCEADC November symposium and this month: Military Smartphone handheld devices as one of the Outstanding Speakers), Why they don't publish that? I really don't understand why?