VRARA Member ThirdEye partners with Verizon for 5G and Mixed Reality Glasses that can help change how we see the world

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Today, there are already a plethora of augmented reality (AR) use cases for businesses, however, bulky headsets and motion sickness have become big barriers to scaling usage. The cost of such devices has also made them unattainable for consumers since expensive computing power needs to be built into the headset.

Enter 5G. With high bandwidth and low latency, as well as the power of mobile edge computing, 5G makes it possible for AR/MR glasses to offload the majority of their workload to the edge of the network. Thanks to the reduced compute and power needs, smart glasses are about to become significantly lighter and cheaper, ultimately increasing adoption.

Consider First Responders wearing AR/MR glasses – they’ll be able to travel to a scene and have images fed to the corner of their glasses to help plan rescue actions before they arrive on-site. The glasses can also display live video feeds from drones hovering over the scene as well as street or topographical maps to help them better prepare.

At Verizon’s 5G Lab in New York City, ThirdEye, creator of the world’s smallest mixed reality glasses, recently showed off this 5G use case. The company demonstrated how its smart glasses – along with its AR/MR software – can help bring about a new era of hands-free human interaction with computing at the edge. While wearing the glasses, users such as First Responders can directly interact with surrounding objects or digital information placed in their field of view.

Additionally, field service workers (like auto mechanics) will be able to scan an object, such as a complex motor, with the glasses’ built-in camera and send images to a remote expert for help. They can then receive live audio/video guidance from the expert appearing at the top right of their smart glasses while working hands-free, instead of having to look down at a tablet or booklet to repair the part.

“5G really helps in terms of latency,” said ThirdEye’s Nick Cherukuri. “For AR smart glasses we have to stream live video or live 3D models, which can end up using a lot of data. 5G will eventually help reduce latency to under ten milliseconds, which will be a total game changer.”

For consumers, using the smart glasses over 5G will allow for more interactive and collaborative gaming experiences, as well as enhanced in-flight entertainment. Imagine being given a pair of AR glasses preloaded with HD movies when boarding a plane, then after take-off, being able to stare at the ceiling or even look out the window and see your movie presented directly in front of you in a screen size much larger than the seat-installed TV.

Stay tuned next week for another cool 5G demo from Verizon’s 5G Lab!

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ThirdEye Gen Brings X1 Augmented Reality Smart Glasses™ to VR/AR Global Summit in Vancouver Sept 21-22

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CEO Nick Cherukuri Selected as Panelist and Speaker for Premiere Industry Event


Princeton, New Jersey – September 18, 2018 – ThirdEye Gen, Inc. today announced that they will showcase their X1 Smart Glasses, a powerful workplace augmented reality (AR) mobile computing device, at the VR/AR Global Summit in Vancouver, September 21 and 22. The VR/AR Global Summit is the premier marketplace and conference for industry leaders in immersive technology content, knowledge, and creation.

With more than 20 years of AR development expertise for the U.S. DoD, ThirdEye’s products are transforming the industrial, education and consumer spaces. ThirdEye will exhibit its “See-What-I-See” enterprise software, which enables users to experience the point-of-view of another person through live audio and video communication. Leveraged by over 20 industries, the paired X1 Smart Glasses and software platform offers a hands-free application that places information directly on the screen to assist with complex tasks. Current customers have measured a 30 percent reduction in employee training time specific to this feature.

“We’ve identified a significant opportunity for augmented reality technology in the healthcare and field service industries to simplify everyday tasks and drive innovate on big ideas and goals,” said Nick Cherukuri, President at ThirdEye Gen. “Our straight-out-of-the-box hardware solution pairs with customizable software that meets our customers’ specific needs and delivers on the promise of next-generation visualization.”

The company will showcase the X1 Smart Glasses at the VR/AR Global Summit from Booth #301 at the Parq Vancouver. Cherukuri has also been selected as a panelist for Enterprise Use Cases in VR/AR/MR, moderated by Alan Smithson, at 1:20 p.m. on Sept. 22 (Kitsilano 2 Stage). He will discuss AR and Wearables in a separate talk at 3:40 p.m. (Kitsilano 1 Stage).

ThirdEye’s integrated hardware/software platform gives users a hands-free UI and the equivalent of a 90” HD Screen at 10 feet, along with a 13-megapixel camera, and replaceable batteries for a full work-day of use. The X1 Smart Glasses feature a wide array of applications that make routine and complex tasks far more intuitive for every enterprise, from industrial centers and healthcare to law enforcement.  

Introduced CES 2018 in Las Vegas, the X1 Smart Glasses are available to enterprises and consumers for $999, and are featured in b8ta retail stores in Austin, New York City and San Francisco. For additional information, please visit or contact

To schedule an interview with Nick during the VR/AR Global Summit, please contact Kerry Lynn Bohen at 202.468.8300 and, or Alexa Rogers at 703-584-5632 and

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ThirdEye to Showcase their new AR Smartglasses at the VR/AR Global Summit (Hardware)

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ThirdEye's X1 Smart Glasses™  represents the latest in powerful AR smart glasses technology .

ThirdEye X1 Smart Glasses and Enterprise Software are used by Fortune 500 companies as a total solution straight-out-of-the-box.   ThirdEye also develops custom software solutions and integrate them directly into the X1 Smart Glasses-  so no need to learn how to configure a 3rd party software app- the full solution comes to you as a fully integrated product.

ThirdEye's powerful ThirdEye software platforms are used across 20+ Enterprise verticals.  They allow you to increase efficiency, maximize savings and use Augmented Reality to enhance your operations.  

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