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Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses to be Featured at Brick Hack V Hackathon at RIT

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix® Corporation (VUZI), ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products is pleased to announce that the Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses will be featured at Brick Hack V Hackathon at RIT taking place February 16-17.   

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Brick Hack V Hackathon brings together more than 600 designers and coders for 24 hours to collaborate, build and innovate.  The Vuzix Blade challenge is coming up with the most creative use of the Vuzix Blade.  Each member of the winning teams of the Vuzix Blade and the Verizon 5G labs challenge will be awarded a pair of Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses.

"The Brick Hack V Hackathon is a great event to support the Rochester educational community and to get Vuzix Blade in the hands of talented coders in a timed challenge to come up with new applications and innovative use cases for the Vuzix Blade AR smart glasses," said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix. He continued, "Augmented Reality and high bandwidth edge computing over networks like Verizon's new 5G networks are going to change the world of communications. There is no better place to experiment with the possibilities than with the kinds of student that attend the Rochester Institute of Technology." 

About Vuzix Corporation
Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) 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 augmented reality. Vuzix holds 144 patents and 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 2019 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK, Barcelona, Spain and Tokyo, Japan.  For more information, visit Vuzix website,  Twitter and Facebook pages.

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 the success and impact of this event, and among other things the Company's leadership in the Smart Glasses 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:
Matt Margolis, Director of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, Vuzix Corporation matt_margolis@vuzix.com Tel: (585) 359-5952

Ed McGregor, Director of Institutional Investor Relations, Vuzix Corporation ed_mcgregor@vuzix.com Tel: (585) 359-5985

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