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Intel Upgrades Recon Jet Enterprise Wearable

An article on CIO Dive offers a perspective on Intel’s upgrade to its enterprise smart glasses.  Intel has announced it is upgrading its smart glasses to allow workers to access information and data in real time whether they are at headquarters or in the field, the company said on Wednesday at the Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit.

  • The Recon Jet is an enterprise wearable solution that Intel says can help businesses improve productivity and worker safety while reducing errors and training costs.
  • Designed with jobs in field service, manufacturing, logistics and maintenance in mind, the glasses provide visual information hands-free and at eye level. The product use helps employees avoid the “clipboard and gut” decision-making by accessing data instead, according to Intel.  
  • Intel isn’t the only company pushing wearables glasses for the enterprise. Last November, VMware announced it was adding smart glasses management features to its VMware AirWatch enterprise mobility management platform, making it easier for businesses to bring augmented and mixed reality devices to the enterprise. 
  • Wearables are best known as a consumer tool, but Intel has pushed for their use in the enterprise. Though some businesses are beginning to use the technology, smart glasses in the enterprise haven’t really taken off yet.