DAQRI, the Los Angeles-based AR headset company, is now shipping its Daqri Smart Glasses to professionals.
Much like Microsoft’s HoloLens, Daqri’s Smart Glasses are targeting professionals in industries like manufacturing, field services, maintenance and repair, inspections, construction, etc.
Selling for $5000 (the same as HoloLens Commercial Suite), Daqri’s Smart Glasses boast a lightweight set of glasses that connect to a discrete body-worn compute pack, a miniature computer containing a 6th generation Intel Core m7 Processor. The headset, which features a 44° field of view, contains a suite of sensors to correctly position you in your environment.
Daqri previously launched its Smart Helmet last year, a safety helmet-based AR headset which was unveiled at CES 2016 as part of Intel’s keynote. We got a hands-on with the prototype version of the Smart Helmet back at Daqri’s own 4D Expo in 2015, noting that the headset’s thermal imaging (unique to Smart Helmet) seemed surprisingly useful, although it was clear the AR interactions didn’t have the glitz and glamour of more consumer-focused headsets.
Now with its second product heading out the door, the company cites its ability to bring professional-grade AR to scale thanks to a few strategic partnerships, namely Flex and Dell.
The company has partnered with ‘Sketch-to-Scale’ solutions provider Flex, which Daqri says will “provide global reach and allow DAQRI to meet the needs of each customer’s workforce.” Flex is noted for helping its customers build and scale products in the global marketplace.
For distribution, Daqri has also partnered with Dell to accelerate and improve communication, collaboration, design “and then help drive product lifecycles through build, maintenance, and operations in the field.”
Daqri is also partnered with Autodesk, IBM, Oracle, Siemens, Emerson and others to provide software integration of their respective products.
What’s in the box?
$4,995, the DAQRI Smart Glasses will include:
- 1 DAQRI Smart Glasses
- 1 DAQRI Compute Pack with DAQRI Vos Installed
- Access to developer tools: Vos Extension for Unity
- OTA Updates
- Device Management for Enterprises