Hardware company Lenovo has unveiled a new pair of augmented reality (AR) smart glasses, designed specifically for enterprise use cases.
At CES 2021, which is taking place online this year, the firm offered a first look at the ThinkReality A3 glasses, which hook up to PCs and certain Motorola smartphones (also owned by Lenovo) via USB-C.
The glasses are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 Platform and can serve up to 5 virtual displays at once, each at 1080p resolution. An 8MP camera of the front, meanwhile, can be used to create a video feed for remote consultation applications.
The headwear is said to â€œfit like sunglassesâ€� for a lightweight feel (although images suggest the frame is slightly heftier than suggested), and a more â€œindustrialâ€� model is available for use cases that demand greater durability.
Lenovo ThinkReality A3 smart glasses
There are a number of different applications for the new ThinkReality A3 smart glasses, according to Lenovo, including 3D visualization, virtual desktop and AR-assisted workflows. They can also be used to help create more immersive training experiences.
â€œThe A3 is a next generation augmented reality solution – light, powerful and versatile,â€� said Jon Pershke, a Lenovo executive with a focus on intelligent devices.
â€œWhether working in virtual spaces or supporting remote assistance, the ThinkReality A3 enhances workersâ€™ abilities to do more wherever they are.â€�
The Industrial Edition, meanwhile, is geared towards optimizing processes in more complex and challenging working environments.
â€œFor use in scenarios from factory floors and laboratories to busy retail and hospitality spaces, certified turnkey applications on the ThinkReality platform powers remote assistance, guided workflows and 3D visualization,â€� said Lenovo.
â€œNow, industrial workers have a light, flexible and scalable set of smart glasses to increase productivity and safety while decreasing error rates in daily tasks.â€�
It is not yet known how much the ThinkReality A3 smart glasses will cost, but Lenovo expects the range to launch in mid-2021.
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