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Vuzix iWear wireless awarded "Best Of" in Gaming and Virtual Reality - 8 CES Innovation Awards

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Vidwear® B3000 waveguide sunglasses and M3000 monocular waveguide Smart Glasses recognized for innovative design and engineering

ROCHESTER, NY, November 11, 2015 – Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of video eyewear and smart glasses products in the consumer, enterprise and entertainment markets, is pleased to announce that the company has received eight International CES Innovation 2016 awards, including a Best of Innovation Awards Honoree for the iWear Wireless Video Headphones (a new model in the iWear line) in the Gaming and Virtual Reality category. These award winning AR/VR solutions will be showcased at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall #14048 from January 6 to 9, 2016.

The ultimate wearable video entertainment and gaming system, the Vuzix iWear Wireless Video Headphones transport the wearer into another dimension through dual HD Displays that allows them to play games, interact with apps, and watch 2D, 3D, and 360° VR movies all directly streaming from the internet. The smart iWear Wireless runs Android 5.0 and will be compatible with thousands of applications.  iWear Wireless is completely portable and broadly compatible, connecting with most devices that support Bluetooth and also Wi-Fi networks for near limitless access to content, including wireless streaming from popular cellular phones.

“Receiving eight CES Innovation Awards is an emphatic acknowledgement from industry experts that Vuzix is at the forefront of the virtual and augmented reality industry,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vuzix.  “AR and VR are the future and we understand the impact these technologies can have on both corporations and consumers.” 

The Vuzix Vidwear B3000 and M3000 Smart Glasses were also each honored with dual CES Innovation Awards for innovative design and engineering. Blending fashion and technology, Vuzix Vidwear B3000 will be one of the world’s first sunglasses with integrated video and AR overlays, allowing users to experience cloud connected information and entertainment everywhere they go. The Company’s next generation waveguide based wearable eyewear for enterprise, the Vuzix M3000 Smart Glasses takes hands free computing to another level with significantly improved display resolution, ergonomics, computing power, and sensor technologies. The see-through waveguide based display engine in the M3000 when connected to the cloud can deliver virtually any  information directly to the job site and overlaid on the real world.

The CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association, the producer of CES 2016, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.  Products entered in this program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 27 product categories.

Vuzix’ award winning products, including the iWear Wireless Video headphones, the Vidwear B3000 and M3000 Smart Glasses, will be displayed at CES 2016 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall Booth # 14048 from January 6th to 9th.  

About Vuzix Corporation
Vuzix is a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets. The Company's products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 41 patents and 12 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2015 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Greater Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.