Vuzix has been dedicating its augmented reality (AR) technology to various projects, and one of the latest is in partnership with Amimon, an HD drone film company, to take to the air and race using the combined technologies.
The way the Vuzix technology will be used is with the racers and judging officials both wearing the AR iWear products for a first person view of what is going on in HD.
“We are excited to sponsor this team together with Amimon in a new sport that is quickly gaining fans and participants. Combining the Connex ProSight solution with the Vuzix iWear Video Headphones will maximize the experience and competitive advantages for the drone racing pilots on the Vuzix team,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vuzix.
“Both companies are committed to enhancing the FPV experience for pilots and fans alike and this is a synergistic combination that brings the sport to a new level. Partnering with Vuzix will further accelerate the adoption of the Connex ProSight all digital product in the drone enthusiast market by delivering a great way to maximize the benefits of our wireless transmission system,” said Ram Ofir, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amimon.
Recently Vuzix had shipped the first developer kit of its M300 technology for its Vuzix Industrial Partner (VIP) scheme, which was sent to XOEye Vision.
The first event will be durig the US National Drone Racing Championships this year in New York City from 5th August til 7th. This event will be aired by ESPN so people will be able to tune in and watch what is going on. For an idea of what this might all look like, check out the video below.
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