MILPITAS, Calif. & VANCOUVER, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RealWear today announced it is expanding operations and opening an office in Vancouver, Washington to fulfill early significant industry demand for the HMT-1, the first voice-driven, completely hands-free, head-mounted tablet for connected industrial workers. The company’s first major North American expansion will serve key corporate functions in anticipation of the general availability launch of the HMT-1 in July 2017.
“We selected Vancouver for its vibrant, growing business environment, talent pool, economic advantages, and quality of life offerings for our employees. The superb facilities at Fort Vancouver and the enthusiasm and dedication of the people we met from the City of Vancouver, the Fort Vancouver National Trust, and the CREDC only made our decision easier,” said Andy Lowery, CEO, RealWear. “We are thrilled to be in Vancouver and expect that our expansion will provide us the support and flexibility we need to grow our company rapidly and efficiently.”
As RealWear establishes itself long term as part of the Vancouver business community, it expects operations to expand significantly in the coming months and years. This will result in job creation across a wide range of fields including engineering, business development, logistics, design, IT, accounting, and finance.
"We are excited to welcome RealWear to Clark County, where they will be a great addition to the IPZ community in Vancouver and Camas,” said Mike Bomar, Executive Director of the CREDC. “The software as well as computer and electronics industries are growing clusters in the region and RealWear’s decision to locate its first major expansion here will be a great boost to add to the momentum we've been building in these sectors."
RealWear’s expansion comes as the company has built increasing momentum of its own in 2017. Awarded “Best Enterprise Solution” at Wearable Technology Show 2017 in London, England, the RealWear HMT-1 has received global acclaim for its innovation. More than 60 major industrial enterprises, channel partners, integrators and software solution partners including American Airlines, Boeing, Canon, and Hewlett Packard Enterprises have signed on as Pioneer Partners and are already using the HMT-1 in real-world scenarios.
The RealWear HMT-1 is a new kind of wearable designed for skilled technicians and engineers in field service, equipment inspection, maintenance, and complex manufacturing assembly. Transcending enterprise tablets and smart glasses, the HMT-1’s intuitive, hands-free interface allows voice control of existing Android tablet and smartphone apps, offering workers the connectivity and hands-free flexibility they require for safer, faster and smarter productivity. Intended for remote video collaboration, technical documentation, industrial IoT data visualization, assembly and maintenance instructions, and streamlined workflow and inspections, the HMT-1 ushers in a new era of productivity for connected industrial workers.
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RealWear is a Silicon Valley company building the world’s first voice-powered, hands-free and fully rugged head-mounted tablet solution for connected industrial workers. Our team of seasoned executives and human factors experts hails from the ultra-rugged smartphone, smart glasses micro display and industrial augmented reality spaces. Together, we are engineering wearable hardware, software, cloud and AI solutions for enterprises in heavy industry. For more information, visit www.realwear.com.