Toppan’s RemoPick System Uses Vuzix Smart Glasses to Support Remote Order Picking Trial for Homebound Elderly in Japan
Successful trial results could lead to wide deployment from 2023
ROCHESTER, NY, September 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), (“Vuzix” or the “Company”), a leading provider of smart eyewear and augmented reality (AR) technology and products, today announced that Toppan, a global of digital transformation solutions, uses Vuzix smart glasses in its RemoPick system, which is currently being tested in a 7-11 store in Iizuna, Japan.
RemoPick is a next-generation service that enables smoother communication by connecting remote locations in real time. The video and audio transmitted from the dedicated application on a transmitting terminal, such as connected glasses, are displayed on the web browser of the viewing terminal. By touching the screen on the viewer side, the image with a pointer is shared with the sender, so it is possible to precisely indicate the desired selection. By using smart glasses, workers can also intuitively receive instructions while keeping their hands free. The solution can be used in various usage scenarios such as remote support, technology learning and, in this trial, live trading.
The RemoPick trial was conducted at the 7-11 store in June and July. The customer at home uses a mobile device to see a real-time video feed from glasses worn by an employee. The customer gives instructions and communicates by touching items on the screen or speaking via a voice chat function, and the selected products are then delivered to their home. The store was taking orders once a week, with 13 people in their 60s or older taking advantage of the service in the first two weeks. Customer feedback to date has been very positive and if a second test starting in September also proves successful, 2023 could see the launch of a full-scale service.
“We are delighted to be part of Toppan’s innovative project to solve social problems in Japan. With an aging population, diverse geography and ongoing COVID challenges, there is a huge need nationwide for a remote shopping solution such as RemoPick,” said Paul Travers, President and CEO of Vuzix. “There are more than 50,000 convenience stores in Japan and some are located in mountainous or remote areas, so we believe that the start of the rollout of this solution next year can represent a huge opportunity for smart glasses for Vuzix. »
Established in Tokyo in 1900, Toppan is a leading and diversified global supplier committed to providing sustainable integrated solutions in areas such as printing, communications, security, packaging, decorative materials, electronics and processing digital. Toppan’s global team of more than 50,000 employees delivers optimal solutions enabled by industry-leading expertise and technologies to meet the diverse challenges of every industry and society and help achieve future goals. shared sustainable development goals. For more information, visit https://www.toppan.com/en/ or follow Toppan on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/toppan/.
About Vuzix Corporation
Vuzix is a leading provider of smart eyewear and augmented reality (AR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company’s products include personal displays and portable computing devices that provide users with a high-quality portable viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, portable displays and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 252 patents and patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the field of video eyewear. The company has won innovation awards at the Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) for the years 2005 to 2022 and several wireless technology innovation awards, among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, United Kingdomand Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit the Vuzix website, Twitter and Facebook pages.
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