Vuzix has announced a new partnership with Amimon, an HD drone film company, to use in the newly popular Drone Racing sport.
The Vuzix technology will allow judges and players to wear the augmented reality glasses to give a first person view of the action. From here, the player has full sight of the path of the drone, and the judges can see if the racing is kept within the limits of the rules.
“We are excited to sponsor this team together with Amimon in a new sport that is quickly gaining fans and participants. Combining the Connex ProSight solution with the Vuzix iWear Video Headphones will maximize the experience and competitive advantages for the drone racing pilots on the Vuzix team,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vuzix.
The first event to showcase the new Vuzix technology will be during the US National Drone Racing Championship that will be hosted in New York City from 5th August to 7th August. The event will be aired by ESPN and include coverage from the drone racing as well as supporting content.
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“Both companies are committed to enhancing the FPV experience for pilots and fans alike and this is a synergistic combination that brings the sport to a new level. Partnering with Vuzix will further accelerate the adoption of the Connex ProSight all digital product in the drone enthusiast market by delivering a great way to maximize the benefits of our wireless transmission system,” said Ram Ofir, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amimon.
Recently Vuzix had shipped the first developer kit of its M300 technology for its Vuzix Industrial Partner (VIP) scheme, which was sent to XOEye Vision. Application of the technology to Drone Racing is just one of the many ways AR technology can enhance the viewing experience. That also extends beyond just sports and also can be used in gaming.
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