Google Glass is Back with Hands-Free Enterprise Edition

Despite past skepticism, the wearable display Google Glass is back. Google Glass was first unveiled in 2012; a select few could buy them the following year. But the site for Glass was shut down in 2015 after concerns about privacy and an overall scattered launch.

Google has unveiled a reboot as an enterprise focused product, called Glass Enterprise Edition (EE). This makes sense as the wearable head-mounted display has long held a place in the enterprise. It all started back in the shutdown days of 2015 when Google continued giving Glass to companies like GE, Boeing and DHL.  Google’s blog says the spectacles have reduced paperwork loads and improved efficiency everywhere they are used.

The new Glass EE includes an updated camera with 8 megapixels, a longer battery life, a better processor, the ability to record video and improved wi-fi speeds. But the biggest upgrade is that the Glass EE module is separated completely from integrated frames, meaning it can work with all kinds of eyewear, including industrial safety glasses.

The enterprise edition glasses have been tweaked for a more comfortable design that seems a bit more rugged with a larger display prism and a speedier atom processor, making “cyborgs” out of all of your employees.

Currently there are industrial applications in a multitude of industries, such as:

  • Agriculture
  • Machinery
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical
  • Logistics

Google hopes to expand its application of Glass devices and specialized software solutions by partnering with select businesses; it is opening up its potential by considering additional Glass solution provider partners.

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