ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix Corporation (OTCQB: VUZI), a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets, today announced it is sponsoring two events centered around developing apps for the M100 smart glasses. The events are being co-sponsored by NTT DOCOMO, Inc. (NYSE:DCM, TSE:9437, LSE:NDCM) and NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc., the largest mobile service provider in Japan. NTT DOCOMO also recently showed the M100 to tens of thousands of attendees at CEATEC Japan 2013, the largest electronics show in Japan.
The first event is a developer contest, starting on the 18th of November, 2013 through the 16th of February, 2014, with final judging planned for early March 2014. The contest is focused on the development of applications using application programming interfaces (APIs) by NTT DOCOMO for use in a broad range of environments including consumer, enterprise, education, and more. The winner will receive a pair of M100 smart glasses from Vuzix.
The second event is a two-day long developer hackathon on December 7 and 8 at NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc.'s offices in Tokyo. At the event, key software application developers will have a chance to create a series of DOCOMO apps that run on the Vuzix M100. The event, after an introduction of how to use available APIs, will have a short training session on Vuzix smart glasses M100. After two days of intensive programming, multiple new applications will be developed with DOCOMO's APIs and among them, innovative applications bringing DOCOMO's concierge services to the smart glasses platform will be created as a way to bring user unique new experiences. At the end of the event, the best application developers will receive a Vuzix M100 as an award for their efforts.
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About Vuzix Corporation
Vuzix is a leading supplier of Video Eyewear products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment 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 36 patents and 12 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 2013 and several wireless technology innovation awards, among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (VUZI:QB) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.
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or IR@Vuzix.com or 585-359-7562
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Contact: North America Sales Contact: Asian Sales Contact:
David Lock Mike Hallett Keiichiro Fujii
Operations Director Consumer Sales Director Japan Operations
David_lock@vuzix.co.uk Mikeh@vuzix.com Keiichiro_Fujii@vuzix.com
For developer information, please contact:
Director of Developer Services
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