Julien Happich writes: “analysts at research firm Lux Research evaluated over 70 enterprise deployments for augmented reality glasses, and compared leading products to identify the best for each use case. Although most deployments are still in pilot programs, the use cases can broadly be classified into three core functions: accessing information, real-time communication, and documentation. They found the ODG R-7 from Californian company Osterhout Design Group (ODG) to be the best all-around device. … it is the only one on the market that does not need a wired controller and meets industrial standards for hazardous environments. Sony’s SmartEyeglass stands out for customer service. SmartEyeglass is the top performer for use in customer service and quality control, fulfilling two of the three broad functions – information access and real-time communication – since it is light and small, and competitively priced. Sony’s product comes a close second for warehousing, assembly and installation, behind Meta-1, which is not yet on the market.”

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