Vuzix Corporation is launching its M100 Smart Glasses in China in collaboration with Lenovo, the global personal technology company and world's second largest PC company. Vuzix is a supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses for consumser, commercial and entertaiment use. Vuzix made the announcement of their partnership with Lenovo recently and said that the Smart Glass product will be co-branded as Vuzix-Lenovo.
According to Vuzix, the marketing of the M100 Smart Glasses in China will be carried out by Lenovo as part of Lenovo's Business Development (NBD) brand. Via the partnership, Vuzix becomes the exclusive third party provider of smart glasses to Lenovo in China with possible expansion to other countries and product segments in future. Vuzix said that they have jointly developed the M100 Smart Glasses, customizing it to fit the Chinese users by featuring the Chinese language, voice recognition, mapping and numerous other domestic cloud based services.
The M100 Smart Glasses is expected to be available across China later this quarter and Lenovo will be rolling out marketing and sales initiatives across the country to push the product to potential customers. Vuzix added that the partnership with Lenovo has opened doors for it to have direct access into China, whose Smart Glasses market is expected to reach 40 million sales and revenue of USD1.9 billion in 2015, based on estimates from the The Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) under the government sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute, as cited by Vuzix in its statement.