BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At the 2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 22-25, optics pioneer ZEISS will introduce its next generation data glasses prototype to the tech community. At Pepcom’s international media event MobileFocus Global on Feb. 21 the smart glass prototype and design will be shown in Europe for the first time.
The new ZEISS optical system enables the creation of data glasses that look like fashionable everyday glasses and can be integrated into a wide variety of frames, enabling different styles from business to sport. Furthermore, it comes with a prescription option. At 2016 CES in Las Vegas, the new system has been rated “best of CES” by various media, including Wired, Ubergizmo and IDG.
The Smart Optics project has been established as a start-up entity by the ZEISS Group, with full access to all ZEISS competencies and resources.
Editors who are interested in scheduling a live demo at MWC, please contact Joachim Kuss, email@example.com, and Dr. Kai Ströder, Managing Director of Carl Zeiss Smart Optics, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the optics and optoelectronics industries. The ZEISS Group develops and distributes semiconductor manufacturing equipment, measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetarium technology. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. ZEISS is divided up into the four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Research & Quality Technology, Medical Technology, and Vision Care/ Consumer Optics. ZEISS is represented in over 40 countries and operates more than 30 production sites, over 50 sales and service locations and about 25 research and development facilities.
In fiscal year 2014/15 the company generated revenue approximating €4.5 billion 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).