Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ:VUZI) announced Friday that Grupo Boticário, one of South America's largest cosmetic companies, is utilizing its M400 Smart Glasses at its Camacari manufacturing facility in Brazil.
Boticário needed to monitor tests at the plant during product development, and, prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the company would have specialists from its São José dos Pinhais facility make weekly, 1,500-mile trips to the facility.
Now, with travel suspended, the company is using the Vuzix glasses to connect its remote specialists in product development with the factory operators, who receive expert audio and video support while executing production. Because the product is worn as glasses, the process is hands-free and doesn’t impact manufacturing productivity. Additionally, the productivity of the specialists also increases due to less time spent traveling, which also greatly reduces their carbon footprint.
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"Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses are one of the many ways we have found in Grupo Boticário to continue producing with quality, maintaining the safety of our employees and meeting the needs of all profiles of the population," Boticário Research & Development Director Paulo Roseiro said in a statement.
The Vuzix M400 and M4000, equipped with a 4K 30 frames-per-second video camera with phased detect auto-focusing, can now also deliver 1080p video recording up to 60 frames-per-second and save recordings directly to the devices' 64GB of on-device memory. The option of HD video recording to 60 frames per second allows enterprise users to record video and playback in slow motion, a feature that is growing in popularity within the healthcare and medical sector among Vuzix Smart Glasses customers.
"The use of Vuzix Smart Glasses to improve product quality, reduce costs and increase worker safety continues to expand to every corner of the globe," CEO Paul Travers. "We are pleased to count Boticário Group among the growing list of South American companies that are embracing our technology."
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