Vuzix® Corporation, (“Vuzix” or, the “Company”), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce that the Company has signed an agreement with a new major international defense contractor to build a customized waveguide solution. Under the terms of the first phase of the development agreement, Vuzix and this new customer have agreed upon an upfront payment and phase-gated development milestones and payments.
Phase 1 is expected to generate non-recurring engineering (NRE) revenue over the next 3 months for Vuzix with potentially greater NREs in subsequent phases, of which at least two are currently contemplated, before an accepted final product design could be expected to lead to a volume production order. This represents the third active defense engineering program for Vuzix thus far in 2020.
“We are excited to enter into this partnership and believe it represents a strong vote of confidence in our capabilities and recognition of our leading position within the waveguide optics technology space. Additionally, the agreement demonstrates how Vuzix is able to leverage our industry leading optics technology and partner with yet another top global Defense contractor for a customized solution,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix. “Vuzix continues to meet key 2020 operating objectives including the expansion of our OEM relationships and expanding the number and size of volume orders of our M-Series Smart Glasses.”