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It’s as of now over a month when Facebook authoritatively reported ‘Hashtags’ include (twelfth June 2013) yet it is as yet very little being used. With the happening to Hashtags on Facebook, numerous computerized advertisers anticipated the new component as a danger to Twitter. By one means or another, Twitter is as yet the best with regards to Hashtag Promotion of a brand or an item.

Despite the fact that Facebook is having more clients in India Twitter is having more intuitive TG and subsequently, ‘Hashtag advancement’ is unquestionably more fruitful there. Something else is that utilizing a Hashtag should be possible for a brand or a general client on Facebook yet then Facebook does not give a ‘Pattern’ window where clients can see the most discussed subjects and brands that are contending to bring their image name at the best.

‘Hashtags’ give the office to see exchange under the specific theme yet ‘Patterns’ give the sentiment rivalry among the brand darlings and brands who need to see their item name drifting at the best. Along these lines, it is all the more rousing and energizing; likewise, Hashtags are by one means or another inadequate without Trends. In addition, by and by Facebook Hashtags don’t have weight inclination and investigation supplier where one can know what number of the post sees originated from the hashtag stream. Facebook is having greatest portable clients and shockingly, this component is by and by inaccessible for them. One can’t scan for hashtags on the versatile application and distributed hashtags in notices are additionally not interactive from portable variants. Along these lines, as I would see it, Facebook Hashtags needs bunches of change keeping in mind the end goal to be a win.

In spite of the fact that Hashtags are likewise running on Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+ yet it is related with Twitter in the brains of general clients. Obviously, there is one incredible favorable position of happening to Hashtags on Facebook that coordinated correspondence can be conveyed advantageously on all the computerized stages by a Brand.

In any case, Facebook has replicated many highlights of Twitter and other informal organizations in past like Verified Account, Follow Feature, List Feature (Google+) and Public Posts and every one of the highlights certainly helped in enhancing the stage. Be that as it may, Hashtag Feature on Facebook needs numerous changes for running effective advancement battles

SpaceX Targets Saturday Launch of SES-11 after Successful Static Fire Test of Recycled Rocket; Space Coast Gator Gazes in Glee

SpaceX conducts successful static hot fire test of recycled Falcon 9 at Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on 2 Oct 2017 as a gator gazes from Playalinda waterways, FL. Liftoff is slated for 7 Oct 2017 with SES-11/EchoStar 105 telecommunications comsat. Credit: Ken Kremer/Kenkremer.com

PLAYALINDA/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – SpaceX is targeting Saturday Oct. 7 for blastoff of the SES-11/EchoStar 105 commercial telecomsat following a successful static fire test of the first stage engines of the ‘used’ Falcon 9 booster, as a Florida Space Coast gator gazed on in wondrous glee as the engines fired away Monday afternoon, Oct. 2.

The brief engine test took place at 430 p.m. EDT (2030 GMT) Monday Oct. 2, with the sudden eruption of smoke and ash rushing out the north facing flame trench and into the air over historic pad 39A on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center during a windy and overcast afternoon – as I witnessed from the Playalinda Beach causeway FL with the jet black hungry gator just feet away from me in the inland waterways.

The static fire test lasted approximately three seconds. The test is routinely conducted by SpaceX engineers to confirm the rockets readiness to launch.

In this case the SpaceX Falcon 9 will refly and relaunch as a recycled rocket.

“Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete,” SpaceX confirmed via tweet soon after the hotfire test was conducted.

“Targeting October 7 launch of EchoStar 105/SES-11 from Pad 39A in Florida.”

SpaceX conducts successful static hot fire test of 3rd previously flown Falcon 9 booster atop Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on 2 Oct 2017 as seen from Playalinda causeway, FL. Liftoff of recycled rocket is slated for 7 Oct 2017 with SES-11/EchoStar 105 telecommunications comsat. Credit: Ken Kremer/Kenkremer.com

The private SES-11/EchoStar 105 mission will launch on a ‘flight-proven’ booster and is slated for a dinnertime lift off on Oct. 7 at 6:53 p.m. EDT from seaside Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying the SES-11 telecommunications payload.

SpaceX will also attempt to recover this booster again by soft landing on an ocean going platform prepositioned in the Atlantic Ocean- about 8 minutes after blastoff.

EchoStar 105/SES-11 is a high-powered hybrid Ku and C-band communications satellite launching as a dual-mission satellite for US-based operator EchoStar and Luxembourg-based operator SES.

It will be launched to geostationary orbit some 22,000 miles (36,000 kilometers) above the equator.

The EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft was built by Airbus and shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France to Cape Canaveral, FL for flight processing.

SES-11/EchoStar 105 commercial telecomsat. Credit: SES

This is only the third recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 ever to be launched from Pad 39A.

SES was the first company to ever fly a payload on a ‘flight-proven’ Falcon 9. The SES-10 satellite lifted off successfully this spring on March 30, 2017.

Reflown SpaceX Falcon 9 soars to orbit with SES-10 telecomsat from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 6:27 p.m. EDT on March 30, 2017. Credit: Ken Kremer/Kenkremer.com

The second reflown booster successfully launched the BulgariaSat-1 a few months later.

Pad 39A has been repurposed by SpaceX from its days as a NASA shuttle launch pad.

During Monday’s static fire test, the rocket’s first and second stages are fueled with liquid oxygen and RP-1 propellants like an actual launch, and a simulated countdown is carried out to the point of a brief engine ignition.

The hold down engine test with the erected rocket involved the ignition of all nine Merlin 1D first stage engines generating some 1.7 million pounds of thrust at pad 39A while the two stage rocket was restrained on the pad.

SpaceX conducts successful static hot fire test of 3rd previously flown Falcon 9 booster at Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on 2 Oct 2017 as seen from Playalinda causeway, FL. Liftoff is slated for 7 Oct 2017 with SES-11/EchoStar 105 telecommunications comsat. Credit: Ken Kremer/Kenkremer.com

Playalinda Beach is a spectacular place to witness the launch from – while surfing the waves too – if you’re in the area.

The Beach survived Hurricane Irma but suffered serious erosion.

However many favored launch viewing locations were decimated by the Irma’s wind and crashing waves and flooding – as I reported here earlier.

This launch is the first for SpaceX from KSC in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma which forced the center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to close several days and postponed this liftoff.

EchoStar 105/SES-11 provides EchoStar with 24 Ku-band transponders of 36 MHz, marketed as EchoStar 105, while it provides SES with a C-band payload of 24 transponders, marketed under the name SES-11, says SES. EchoStar 105/SES-11 replaces Ku-band capacity for AMC-15 and C-band capacity for AMC-18 at SES’ well-established 105 degrees West orbital slot.

Mating of SES-11/EchoStar 105 commercial telecomsat. Credit: SES

SES-11 is the 47th satellite based on Airbus’s highly reliable Eurostar E3000 platform.

The engine test was carried out without the expensive payload attached to the top.

Following the hot fore test, the rocket is rolled back to the processing hangar located just outside the pad perimeter fence.

The 5,200 kg satellite will now be integrated with the rocket for the planned weekend liftoff.

The solar arrays generate a spacecraft power of 12 kW.

Watch for Ken’s continuing coverage direct from onsite at the Kennedy Space Center press site and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Stay tuned here for Ken’s continuing Earth and Planetary science and human spaceflight news.

Ken Kremer

This Florida Space Coast gator witnessed the Oct 2, 2017 SpaceX Falcon 9 static fire test for SES-11 comsat while eyeing Ken Kremer/Universe Today from just a few feet away at the Playalinda Causeway waterway. Credit: Ken Kremer/Kenkremer.com

SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule Was Recovered from the Pacific After a Successful Mission

In Brief

SpaceX’s twelfth dragon mission to the ISS has ended with a successful recovery from the Pacific Ocean. The capsule delivered a variety of supplies including food and experimental supplies.

SpaceX has now completed a dozen successful missions to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). The twelfth Dragon capsule was recovered after a successful splash landing in the Pacific Ocean yesterday after a month-long stay at the space station.

The capsule brought an experimental supercomputer up to the station to test its performance in the harsh conditions of space. Also on board of the capsule was 2,900 kg (6,400 lbs) of food (including ice cream), Parkinson’s disease research materials, and other supplies to support the continuation of experiments.

The ISS astronauts didn’t send the Dragon back to Earth empty. The capsule hit the water filled with “science samples from human and animal research, biology and biotechnology studies, physical science investigations, and education activities,” according to a statement from NASA officials.

This was the last first-time launch of a Dragon capsule. SpaceX will, going forward, focus on using only refurbished capsules. The company launched and landed its first reused Dragon a few months ago in June, although the costs at that time did not save SpaceX any money. The organization is, however, hoping that further development will allow the reuse of rockets to be faster, more efficient, and progressively cost-effective.

Successful Static Fire Test Sets SpaceX on Target for Post Labor Day Launch of USAF X-37B Mini-Shuttle Sept. 7

SpaceX conducts successful static fire test of the Falcon 9 first stage rocket at 4:30 p.m. EDT on Aug. 31, 2017 on Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fl., as seen from nearby Playalinda causeway. Liftoff of the USAF X-37B OTV-5 mini-shuttle mission is scheduled for Sept. 7, 2017. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com

PLAYALINDA BEACH/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Following a successful engine test firing of the Falcon 9 first stage late Thursday afternoon (Aug. 30), SpaceX is targeting a post Labor Day launch of the U.S. Air Force’s unmanned X-37B reusable mini-shuttle – a secretive technology testing spaceplane.

The brief but critical hold down engine test took place at 4:30 p.m. EDT (2030 GMT) Aug. 31 at Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center – as witnessed live by myself and several spectators from nearby Playalinda Beach Causeway. See my photos herein.

Both SpaceX and the Air Force announced the target launch date after completion of the Aug. 31 engine test.

“Static fire test complete,” SpaceX confirmed via Twitter soon after completion of the test, “—targeting Falcon 9 launch of OTV-5 from Pad 39A at @NASAKennedy on Thursday, September 7.”

The routinely done static fire test and involves conducting a full launch dress rehearsal and countdown culminating with igniting all nine Merlin 1D first stage engines during a hold down test at the pad.

SpaceX conducts successful static fire test of the Falcon 9 first stage rocket at 4:30 p.m. EDT on Aug. 31, 2017 on Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fl., as seen from nearby Playalinda causeway. Liftoff of the USAF X-37B OTV-5 mini-shuttle mission is scheduled for Sept. 7, 2017. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com

The Merlin’s generated a combined 1.7 million pounds of thrust and a huge exhaust plume billowing into the air from the north side flame trench during the test, which lasted several seconds.

The plume soon swirled overhead and dissipated about 10 minutes later. Ignition was accompanied by a loud roar we heard screaming out from the pad in all directions. A number of folks driving to and from Playalinda Beach had stopped to ask me what I was photographing prior to the test and stayed to witness the event.

The rocket will be lowered rolled back horizontally on the transporter erector into the SpaceX processing hangar and the spaceplane housed inside the payload fairing will be integrated on top. The full stack will then be rolled back out and erected at pad 39A.

The hold down test firing is carried out without the payload bolted on top inside the nose cone to keep it safe in the event of a catastrophic failure event such as occurred precisely 1 year ago – when a Falcon 9 blew up during fueling for similar engine test with the AMOS-6 satellite resulting in destruction of the rocket as well as the customers satellite hardware at pad 40.

The exact launch time had been a closely guarded secret – until this evening.

The X-37B launch is apparently lunchtime Thursday, September 7 at 12 PM – 12:01 PM, according to a Facebook post by the U.S. Air Force Space Command and the 45th Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., posted Friday evening.

“The Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office is undergoing final launch preparations for the fifth mission of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle [OTV],” the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs announced. “The OTV is scheduled to launch on Sept. 7, 2017, onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle.

The USAF X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle is set for blastoff on Sept. 7, 2017, onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo: Boeing/USAF

The X-37B will be launched for the fifth time on the OTV-5 mission atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 on Sept. 7 from Launch Complex 39A on the Kennedy Space Center Florida into low Earth orbit.

The Boeing-built X-37B is processed for flight at KSC using refurbished NASA space shuttle processing facilities now dedicated to the reusable mini-shuttle, also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV). It launches vertically like a satellite but lands horizontally like an airplane and functions as a reliable and reusable space test platform for the U.S. Air Force.

But in another first, the OTV-5 mission marks the first launch of an X-37B spaceplane by SpaceX.

All four prior OTV missions launched on the United Launch Alliance Atlas V and ended with runway landings in either California of Florida.

“The many firsts on this mission make the upcoming OTV launch a milestone for the program,” said Randy Walden, the director of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

“It is our goal to continue advancing the X-37B OTV so it can more fully support the growing space community.”

The OTV-4 mission launched on the ULA Atlas V on May 20, 2015 from Space Launch Complex-41, on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Blastoff of the X-37B spaceplane on United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket with the OTV-4 AFSPC-5 satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 11:05 a.m. EDT, May 20, 2015 from Space Launch Complex-41. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com

After spending a record setting 718 days in orbit, the X-37B program completed its fourth mission with a runway landing back at KSC’s Shuttle Landing Facility on May 7, 2017. Overall OTV’s have spent a total of 2,085 days in orbit.

SpaceX conducts successful static fire test of the Falcon 9 first stage rocket at 4:30 p.m. EDT on Aug. 31, 2017 on Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fl., as seen from nearby Playalinda causeway. Liftoff of the USAF X-37B OTV-5 mini-shuttle mission is scheduled for Sept. 7, 2017. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com

Playalinda Beach is located just 4 miles north of pad 39A and offers an excellent launch viewing location for the OTV-5 mission – if officials allow it to be open to the public.

The engine test comes at the end of a very busy August with a trio of Florida Space Coast launches plus a Total Solar ‘Eclipse Across America’ sandwiched in between.

Also noteworthy is that OTV-5 will be launched into a higher inclination orbit compared to the prior four, serve as a technology testbed for multiple research payloads and will also somehow deploy several small satellites or cubesats.

“The fifth OTV mission continues to advance the X-37B’s performance and flexibility as a space technology demonstrator and host platform for experimental payloads,” the USAF said in a statement.

“This mission carries small satellite ride shares and will demonstrate greater opportunities for rapid space access and on-orbit testing of emerging space technologies. Building upon the fourth mission and previous collaboration with experiment partners, this mission will host the Air Force Research Laboratory Advanced Structurally Embedded Thermal Spreader payload to test experimental electronics and oscillating heat pipe technologies in the long duration space environment.”

SpaceX conducts successful static fire test of the Falcon 9 first stage rocket at 4:30 p.m. EDT on Aug. 31, 2017 on Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fl., as seen from nearby Playalinda causeway. Liftoff of the USAF X-37B OTV-5 mini-shuttle mission is scheduled for Sept. 7, 2017. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com

SpaceX will also attempt another land landing of the 156-foot-tall Falcon 9 first stage back at Landing Zone-1 (LZ-1) at the Cape.

The Falcon 9 first stage is equipped with a quartet of landing legs and grid fins to enable the rocket recycling plan.

“The fifth OTV mission will also be launched into, and landed from, a higher inclination orbit than prior missions to further expand the X-37B’s orbital envelope.”

The daylight first stage precision guided landing should offer spectators a thrilling up close view of the rocket reusability technology envisioned by SpaceX’s billionaire CEO Elon Musk to drastically slash the high costs of launching to space.

Ground landing of SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage at Landing Zone-1 (LZ-1) after SpaceX launched its 12th resupply mission to the International Space Station from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida from pad 39A at 12:31 p.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Credit: Ken Kremer/Kenkremer.com

The 11,000 pound (4990 kg) state-of -the art reusable OTV space plane is about a quarter the size of a NASA space shuttle. The vehicle measures 29 ft 3 in (8.9 m) in length with a wingspan of 14 ft 11 in (4.5 m).

The X-37B was originally developed by NASA but was transferred to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in 2004.

Since then most but not all of the spaceplane’s goals have been shrouded in secrecy.

SpaceX conducts successful static fire test of the Falcon 9 first stage rocket at 4:30 p.m. EDT on Aug. 31, 2017 on Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fl., as seen from nearby Playalinda causeway. Liftoff of the USAF X-37B OTV-5 mini-shuttle mission is scheduled for Sept. 7, 2017. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com

Watch for Ken’s continuing onsite X-37B OTV-5 and NASA mission reports direct from the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

Stay tuned here for Ken’s continuing Earth and Planetary science and human spaceflight news.

Ken Kremer

The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle taxiing on the flightline on March 30th, 2010, at the Astrotech facility in Titusville, Florida. Credit: USAF

How successful will the Xbox One X be? – Reader’s Feature

Xbox One X – how important is it to Microsoft’s future?

A reader tries to predict how important the Xbox One X will be to the future of Microsoft’s console business.

Xbox One X exists for a number of reasons, some of which become all too obvious when reflecting upon a previous article. Since Phil Spencer has taken over the helm at Xbox he has been something of a revelation. Being resoundingly beaten by Sony in sales and a clear deficit in first party output, is releasing the world’s most powerful console the answer?

It can’t hurt, but how successful can the Xbox One X possibly be when priced at £449? When you consider the Xbox One launched at that price and sold reasonably well, despite being hindered by a device nobody wanted (Kinect 2.0), perhaps it doesn’t warrant pessimism. Phil Spencer has repeatedly said he expects to sell far more Xbox One S units though, tempering expectations in front of the gaming press is always wise.

The suggestion Xbox One X is only aimed at the ‘hardcore’, or gaming enthusiast if you prefer, I can’t imagine that aligns with Spencer’s real expectations. Irrespective of backwards/forwards compatibility, in some respects Microsoft have hit the reset button. This is very much Spencer’s console. No longer saddled with the mistakes of the past, it presents a fresh start for the Xbox brand.

There is no question a processing power advantage has attributed to the success of PlayStation 4, with disparities in resolution being a common topic during the earlier part of the generation. The Xbox One X specifications are extremely impressive and not far removed from being next generation in capability, with the exception of the CPU. This limitation alone ensures that frame rate, particularly at higher resolutions, probably won’t see the substantial increases some of us would like to be standard on console. Save those aspirations for the next round of consoles.

Where Xbox One X will presumably set itself apart from the PlayStation 4 Pro is graphical fidelity. We’ve heard a lot about ‘4K assets’ and ‘ultra settings’, which are features previously synonymous with PC gaming, appearing to be beyond the PS4 Pro’s capabilities. How this all translates to the screen remains to be seen, though I’m inclined to give Phil Spencer the benefit of doubt when he suggests ‘demonstrable differences’. The question remains however, will gamers actually care?

I feel first and foremost a 4K TV is essential. Microsoft can talk all they want about the benefits of down-sampling to 1080p screens, improved graphics, faster load times and so on; ultimately it will be 4K TV owners who gravitate towards Xbox One X. And considering that demographic is a minority, Microsoft face an uphill task to convince gamers in general.

That being said, not unlike when high definition TVs first came to market, we’re at a point when all you can buy is a 4K screen, so that figure is growing fast. You have to imagine gaming will also play its part in selling 4K TVs.

Do I think Xbox One X will be a success? If early support is a good indication, which far exceeds the response from developers towards PlayStation 4 Pro, then I feel it stands a good chance. I certainly expect Xbox to win the NPD in the US for the months of November and December this year – or at least pip PlayStation; Nintendo’s Switch will likely represent formidable competition.

In conclusion, the price tag will inevitably prove a stumbling block for some gamers, though in terms of price per performance it’s difficult to argue against the cost. It certainly adheres to the old adage ‘you get what you pay for’. It comes down to this question: can superior versions of multiformat releases provide sufficient incentive? I really don’t see it having the same influence it had for Sony at the beginning of the generation, though I do expect the console’s appeal to be wider than perhaps Microsoft anticipate.

Foremost, Xbox needs to improve upon its first party line-up, and if this is being addressed behind the scenes, coupled with an increasing list of consumer-friendly practices, Xbox One X could yet prove to be the catalyst for a more competitive Xbox. Which stands to benefit us all. Ever since Xbox One launched Microsoft has been on the backfoot, taking on board feedback, and in just a few months we will finally discover how carefully they’ve listened…

By reader Up4Banter

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You can submit your own 500 to 600-word reader feature at any time, which if used will be published in the next appropriate weekend slot. As always, email gamecentral@ukmetro.co.uk and follow us on Twitter.

Vuzix Smart Glasses Used in DHL’s Successful Trials, DHL Making Smart Glasses New Standard in its Supply Chain Logistics

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), (“Vuzix” or, “the Company”), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce that the Vuzix M100 and M300 Smart Glasses were used during the successful completion of DHL’s international AR smart glasses vision picking trials. As result DHL has decided to make AR glasses a standard business technology offering within its warehouses and is now expanding its “Vision Picking” solution in more warehouses around the globe. 

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In this morning’s press release DHL Supply Chain announced that:

  • Augmented reality supported glasses now to become business-as-usual in warehouses around the globe
  • Successful completion of international trials prove stability of functionalities and value of smart glasses solution
  • Productivity improvements average at 15 percent, with higher accuracy rates and approval ratings by users

The international AR smart glasses trials completed by DHL Supply Chain in addition to showing increased productivity accuracy, cut onboarding and training times by 50%.  DHL found that the technology has matured to a state where it can now become a standard replicable solution for customers, allowing faster and easier implementation in their operations and helping them to benefit from productivity gains with increased speed of operations and better picking accuracy. 

After completing a series of pilot programs across the U.S., Mainland Europe and the UK throughout different industries including technology, retail and consumer, DHL has now established Vision Picking as the solution for the long run.  DHL worked with multiple partners in the pilot phase; Ubimax provided the augmented reality software Xpick and Vuzix M100 and M300 Smart Glasses were primarily used as hardware. DHL is looking into additional applications for augmented and virtual reality such as training, maintenance, dimension calculations and more. 

“We are very satisfied and happy that the pilot phase went so well and that we can now say augmented reality technology is one of our standard offerings at DHL Supply Chain,” said Markus Voss, Global CIO & COO, DHL Supply Chain.  “As one of the first logistics companies using the technology, we have truly established a new way of order picking in the industry.”

“Vuzix has been supporting DHL and Ubimax since the very first pilot program and we are excited to see DHL is making smart glasses a new standard in its logistics and establishing visioning picking for the long run around the globe,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix.  “Our relationship with DHL has expanded from a single POC to today where Vuzix is supplying smart glasses to DHL across the USA, Europe, Asia and now exclusively in Australia.”

The latest DHL augmented reality smart glasses vision picking video can be found here.

About Vuzix Corporation

Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise 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 51 patents and 39 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 2017 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.

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Certain statements contained in this news release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward looking statements contained in this release relate to the performance and value of the DHL picking system with Vuzix Smart Glasses and the ultimate global market success of this solution, as well as the Company’s leadership in the Video Eyewear, VR and AR display industry. They are generally identified by words such as “believes,” “may,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “should” and similar expressions. Readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based upon the Company’s beliefs and assumptions as of the date of this release. The Company’s actual results could differ materially due to risk factors and other items described in more detail in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Reports and MD&A filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and applicable Canadian securities regulators (copies of which may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). Subsequent events and developments may cause these forward-looking statements to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise these forward-looking statements as a result of changed events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release, except as required by applicable law.

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Vuzix Smart Glasses Used in DHL’s Successful Trials, DHL Making Smart Glasses New Standard in its

In this morning’s press release DHL Supply Chain announced that:

  • Augmented reality supported glasses now to become business-as-usual in warehouses around the globe
  • Successful completion of international trials prove stability of functionalities and value of smart glasses solution
  • Productivity improvements average at 15 percent, with higher accuracy rates and approval ratings by users

The international AR smart glasses trials completed by DHL Supply Chain in addition to showing increased productivity accuracy, cut onboarding and training times by 50%.  DHL found that the technology has matured to a state where it can now become a standard replicable solution for customers, allowing faster and easier implementation in their operations and helping them to benefit from productivity gains with increased speed of operations and better picking accuracy. 

After completing a series of pilot programs across the U.S., Mainland Europe and the UK throughout different industries including technology, retail and consumer, DHL has now established Vision Picking as the solution for the long run.  DHL worked with multiple partners in the pilot phase; Ubimax provided the augmented reality software Xpick and Vuzix M100 and M300 Smart Glasses were primarily used as hardware. DHL is looking into additional applications for augmented and virtual reality such as training, maintenance, dimension calculations and more. 

“We are very satisfied and happy that the pilot phase went so well and that we can now say augmented reality technology is one of our standard offerings at DHL Supply Chain,” said Markus Voss, Global CIO & COO, DHL Supply Chain.  “As one of the first logistics companies using the technology, we have truly established a new way of order picking in the industry.”

“Vuzix has been supporting DHL and Ubimax since the very first pilot program and we are excited to see DHL is making smart glasses a new standard in its logistics and establishing visioning picking for the long run around the globe,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix.  “Our relationship with DHL has expanded from a single POC to today where Vuzix is supplying smart glasses to DHL across the USA, Europe, Asia and now exclusively in Australia.”

The latest DHL augmented reality smart glasses vision picking video can be found here.

About Vuzix Corporation

Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise 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 51 patents and 39 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 2017 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

Certain statements contained in this news release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward looking statements contained in this release relate to the performance and value of the DHL picking system with Vuzix Smart Glasses and the ultimate global market success of this solution, as well as the Company’s leadership in the Video Eyewear, VR and AR display industry. They are generally identified by words such as “believes,” “may,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “should” and similar expressions. Readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based upon the Company’s beliefs and assumptions as of the date of this release. The Company’s actual results could differ materially due to risk factors and other items described in more detail in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Reports and MD&A filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and applicable Canadian securities regulators (copies of which may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). Subsequent events and developments may cause these forward-looking statements to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise these forward-looking statements as a result of changed events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release, except as required by applicable law.

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Pokemon Go Just Had Its Most Successful Day in Months

The arrival of Legendary Pokemon has caused a legendary uptick in spending in Pokemon Go. SensorTower, a mobile app analytics site, reports that Pokemon Go made over $5.8 million on July 23, the first day that Legendary Pokemon were unleashed on the masses.

That $5.8 million mark is the most Pokemon Go has made in one day since its initial launch window, when Pokemon Go made millions each day off of pure volume alone. It also eclipses Pokemon Go‘s performance during any of its monthly events, which began last October.

Of course, the Legendary Pokemon are part of a unique revenue stream only recently introduced to the games. Players have to use Raid Passes for a chance to battle and catch the Legendary Pokemon. While players receive one free Raid Pass a day, players have to purchase subsequent Raid Passes for $1 a piece. And since Articuno is only available for a few more days, some players are shelling out some serious cash to catch this rare Pokemon before its too late.

Pokemon Go‘s upsurge in spending might not stop anytime soon. The game is set to introduce two more Legendary Pokemon in the coming weeks, each of which is only available for a one-week window. There are also several more Legendary Pokemon waiting in the wings, at least one of which will probably also be added before the end of the summer.

Pokemon Go is far from dead, and it looks like it’s not going to stop making money either. As of press time, Pokemon Go was once again the top grossing app on Apple’s US App Store.

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