Smart Glasses

Deutsche Telekom and ZEISS Collaborate in the Field of Smart Glasses

ZEISS optics and Telekom's network technology may make data glasses easy to use and wear in the future.

BARCELONA/Spain, OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 2017-02-27.

At the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Deutsche Telekom and ZEISS announced future collaboration in the field of smart glasses. The goal is to explore and drive the application potential and future of data glasses.

With innovative smart glass optics and leading-edge connectivity, ZEISS and Deutsche Telekom combine two elements that are critical for the success of these products. In one of its own venture companies ZEISS developed the prototype of an optical system that enables a small and wearable design for data glasses. In such data glasses a data and information field is projected into the wearer's field of view. As if on a "flying screen," info, apps, images, etc. are projected in front of the eye.

Telekom is contributing the technology for the direct network connection of this technical demonstrator and is working on innovative solutions so that the technology currently still integrated into the wearable can be partly saved to a cloud. Network technologies like 5G will offer the technical foundation for this in the future.

In the next phase it is planned to develop the application fields to the point of marketability. To achieve this goal, efforts are still required in many areas: in hardware, software, displays, applications user interfaces and connectivity. Telekom and ZEISS will jointly drive these developments.

Further details about the collaboration will follow in the course of the year.

Eva Reitze
Phone: +49 7364 20-3242
eva .reitze @zeiss .com

About ZEISS:

ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the optics and optoelectronics industries. The ZEISS Group develops, produces and distributes measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress.

ZEISS is divided up into the four segments Research & Quality Technology, Medical Technology, Vision Care/Consumer Products and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology. The ZEISS Group is represented in over 40 countries and has more than 50 sales and service locations, upwards of 30 manufacturing sites and about 25 research and development facilities around the globe. In fiscal year 2015/16, the company generated revenue approximating 4.9 billion euros with around 25,000 employees. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is the strategic management holding company that manages the ZEISS Group. The company is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

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