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Vuzix Displays Award Winning Next Generation Wearable Technology at CES 2017
Company will exhibit with several of its Smart Glasses partners

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce that the Company will showcase the future of smart glasses and augmented reality products at CES 2017, including 4 new CES Innovation award for the Vuzix Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses and previous year winners the M3000 Smart Glasses and iWear Video Headphones. Additionally, Vuzix will be showcasing numerous applications running on the production version of its M300 Smart Glasses, also the recipient of several industry awards.

The Company's new products, along with some special sneak peek AR technology demonstrations, will be showcased at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall Booth #13246 from January 5 to 8, 2017. Most feature the Company's new products employing its new waveguide optics being driven by our Cobra II DLP display engine.

Blending fashion and technology, Vuzix Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses will be one of the world's first wireless smart sunglasses running Android with integrated video and AR overlays, allowing users to experience cloud connected information and entertainment everywhere they go. The Company's next generation waveguide based wearable eyewear for enterprise, the Vuzix M3000 Smart Glasses, takes hands free computing to another level with significantly improved augmented reality displays, ergonomics, computing power, and sensor technologies. The see-through AR waveguide based display engine in the M3000 when connected to the cloud can deliver virtually any information directly to the job site and overlaid on the real world.

Partner Solutions

As part of its exhibit, Vuzix will be showing many solutions from several leading partners including KDDI Group, Cyber Timez, Apprentice Field Suite and Logmein.

  • KDDI Group will demonstrate Vist@Finder, its remote operating system using AR technology.
  • Cyber Timez will demonstrate its Cyber Eyez application that enables low vision and blind users to magnify anything in their environment up to 15 times and can also read text in over 100 languages without a connection to the internet. This visual aid software runs on the M100 and soon the M300 Smart Glasses.
  • Apprentice Field Suite will demonstrate its Industrial Augmented Reality Solution for the Biopharma, Manufacturing and R&D markets running on the M300 Smart Glasses
  • Logmein Rescue will be demonstrating its mobile remote IT support software and services running on Vuzix Smart Glasses that enables users to access and manager computers and mobile devices remotely.

Additionally, Vuzix will be hosting live drone demonstrations in its 17,000 cubic foot flying cage mounted above and over the Vuzix tradeshow floor booth. Show visitors will be able to experience an HD first person view from the overhead drone connected to Vuzix iWear Video Headphones as drone professionals navigate the colored obstacle course and rings above. Vuzix will also offer FPV drone simulator stations that realistically put the wearer into the action as a drone pilot.

"We are always pleased to attend CES, the premier consumer electronics and technology show. This year Vuzix is going to be show casing what we feel is a "world's first" with our Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses and we are delighted that CES and the industry experts that comprise its award panels have recognized them with 4 awards; underscoring the product itself and Vuzix commitment to innovation in the virtual and augmented reality markets," said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vuzix.

Vuzix' award winning products and partner demos, will be displayed at CES 2017 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall Booth # 13246 from January 5th to 8th.  To schedule a meeting with Vuzix representatives during the show, please contact PR representative Steven Hirsch at stevenhirsch@maxborgesagency.com.

About Vuzix Corporation

Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) 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 virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 49 patents and 40 additional 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 2016 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY; Oxford, UK; and Tokyo, Japan.

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 new products and technology demonstrations and advancements of Vuzix products, among other things, and the Company's leadership in the Video Eyewear, VR 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.

For further information:

Media and Investor Relations Contact:

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Tel: (866) 976-4784

Vuzix Corporation
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SOURCE Vuzix Corporation