The unexpected return of Google Glass was announced late last month, complete with a re-design and a new focus as being for business and industrial use, resulting in the re-launch as Google Glass Enterprise Edition. The new version of the augmented reality (AR) device is now available through Google partner Streye.
The new version of the google Glass has had a minor re-design, now featuring a 780mAh battery to provide longer battery life, storage space has been upgraded to 32GB and an Intel Atom processor now powers the device, with an improved Wi-Fi chip, better speakers and assisted GPS also providing minor improvements.
The Streye version of google Glass Enterprise Edition is aimed squarely as businesses, targeting the section of the market that products such as the Vuzix M300 smartglasses have previously dominated. Each Google Glass purchased through Streye will also have access to Streye’s enterprise streaming services, which allows one Google Glass user to stream what they are looking at to another user, a useful tool for quality control, technical support and other areas. Google Glass Enterprise Edition with the bundled Streye services has been priced at $1,800 (USD)/£1,400 (GBP).
AR has been on the rise recently, with persistent rumours of Apple’s intentions to release a set of AR smartglasses of its own, fuelled by the recent release of Apple’s ARKit software. Microsoft has also been interested in the business side of AR, with its HoloLens introducing several enterprise-focussed applications recently, along with the promotion of its upcoming range of Windows 10 mixed reality headsets.
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