Daqri starts shipping smart glasses worldwide

Daqri began shipping its Daqri Smart Glasses to customers worldwide on November 7. The professional-grade augmented reality (AR) platform is available for direct purchase through Daqri’s website as well as through select channel partners. Customers across manufacturing, field services, maintenance and repair, inspections, construction, and more can now deploy the Daqri AR platform in their operations.

Daqri had its smart wearable AR technology displayed earlier this year at the National Manufacturers’ Week in Melbourne.

Building on its suite of core technologies, Daqri is now bringing professional-grade AR to scale through manufacturing and reseller partnerships, making AR a viable option for businesses across the globe to improve efficiency and productivity. “Daqri has developed a comprehensive strategy to bring professional-grade AR to scale, including hardware, software, developer-friendly tools, and a robust partner ecosystem,” said Roy Ashok, CEO of Daqri.

To enable its AR platform to deliver value for customers today, Daqri is partnering with manufacturers and distributors experienced in delivering enterprise technology at scale. Daqri’s partnership with Flex, the Sketch-to-Scale solutions provider that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world will provide global reach and allow Daqri to meet the needs of each customer’s workforce.

“AR can deliver a transformative experience for both the consumer and enterprise markets,” said Mike Dennison, president, consumer technologies group at Flex. “As the market gains momentum, we’re very excited to be partnered with Daqri to help this leader in AR innovation redefine what is humanly possible.”

On the distribution side, Daqri has partnered with Dell, a technology leader invested in AR solutions that can accelerate and improve communication, collaboration, design – and then help drive product lifecycles through build, maintenance, and operations in the field. Daqri and Dell are collaborating throughout the supply chain, alongside customers and other partners, to build scalable solutions that can optimise performance and impact results.

“The work Daqri’s doing to advance the tangible benefits of AR is why we chose to collaborate with them as part of the Dell VR/AR Technology Partner Program,” said Neil Hand, vice president of product strategy and innovation at Dell. “The speed of immersive technology innovation is a central force driving business transformation and evolution; Daqri has developed one of the strongest solutions for professional use that, when paired with Dell, can supercharge business productivity.”