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Toshiba introduces AR smart glasses that are a wearable Windows PC

Tyrone Stewart

Toshiba dynaEdge AR100 Viewer Smart GlassesJapanese electronics company Toshiba has unveiled a pair of augmented reality (AR) smart glasses that pack the power of a Windows 10 PC behind them.

The ‘Assisted Reality AR100 Viewer’ smart glasses – developed in partnership with Vuzix – are powered by Toshiba’s dynaEdge DE-100 mini PC, which promises the power of a full performance PC and carries a rechargeable battery life of up to 6.5 hours.

The glasses are aimed at enterprises which have a focus on manufacturing, logistics, and maintenance, and will feature a Skype for Business, as well as an integration of Ubixmax solutions.

“We are proud to be at the forefront of the wearable-enterprise space, introducing the first monocular Assisted Reality solution to combine the power of a Windows 10 Pro PC, the robust feature set of industrial-grade smart glasses, and industry-specific workflow efficiency provided through our partnership with Ubimax,” said Maki Yamashita, SVP of PC & solutions EMEA at Toshiba Europe GmbH. “This blend enables us to deliver next-level workflow and efficiency optimisation to frontline workers.”

The AR100 Viewer features wi-fi, Bluetooth, and GPS technologies – enabling it to connect to a network and share files, images, and video via the headset.

It comes as part of the ‘Assisted Reality AR100 Viewer Kit’, which also includes a USB cable, a cable clip, a holster, and a carry case. The kit will become available across Europe in Q2 2018, costing $1,899.