Vuzix® Corporation, a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products together with Zoi Meet, a global communications platform provider, announce the world's first integration of a live multilingual transcription service with Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses. The integration of Zoi Meet for the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses is a collaborative effort between Vuzix, Zoi Meet and Verizon.
The Zoi Meet real time language subtitling app supports up to 12 languages including English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Japanese and Korean. Zoi Meet recently participated and demonstrated live multilingual transcription on Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses at Plug and Play Japan, the world's largest app accelerator which pairs Japan's top corporations with startups for entry into the Japanese market. In May 2019, Verizon also provided the first demonstrations of Zoi Meet real-time translation on the Vuzix Blade at their "Verizon Tech Day" held in their Basking Ridge, NJ headquarters.
The live multilingual transcription service leverages proprietary voice to text and language translation algorithms developed by Zoi Meet that have been customized and integrated into the Vuzix Blade. Zoi Meet's founder also founded Travis®, where more than 200,000 Travis® pocket translators have been sold to date to individuals requiring language translation for work or while travelling
"We are excited to work with Vuzix and Verizon to bring a powerful language translation and transcription application live on the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses. Whether you're travelling or using the Vuzix Blade for business, having hands-free language translation on the display of the Blade is a game changer for face-to-face conversations," said Nick Yap, Founder of Zoi Meet.
"Spoken language is an integral part of communication and bringing real-time live multilingual transcription services to smart glasses really levels the communication playing field for everyone. This application can be utilized by individuals and business travelers alike communicating with others on a daily basis," said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix.
The Zoi Meet application is expected to be available for download on the Vuzix App Store in July 2019. A beta version will be demonstrated live at Vuzix' annual stockholder meeting in Rochester, NY on June 13, 2019.