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Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses Now Support Popular Peer-to-Peer Video Calling Apps

- Facebook Messenger Lite, WhatsApp and IMO are among those now supported

- Blade's forward-facing camera easily enables 'see what I see' handsfree functionality for users

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix® Corporation (VUZI), ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, today announced the support of a series of peer-to-peer video calling apps on the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses including Facebook Messenger Lite, WhatsApp and IMO.

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"The enablement of hands-free peer-to-peer video calling to connect families, friends and businesses is a powerful application for consumers and businesses alike.  These peer-to-peer video calling apps utilize the built-in camera and microphone on the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses to live-stream video and audio out, while the Blade user sees the feed from the user's camera on the other end, whether it's coming from a phone, tablet, PC or Blade," said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix.  "These video calling applications on the Vuzix Blade create new opportunities to connect families, friends and businesses, ranging from virtually attending family functions and live performances to performing repairs at home or the office; all delivered hands-free."    

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 153 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, and Tokyo, Japan.  For more information, visit Vuzix websiteTwitter 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 to the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses, our business opportunities and success with these peer-to-peer video platforms, 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:

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

Vuzix Corporation, 25 Hendrix Road, Suite A, West Henrietta, NY 14586 USA,
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