The Google Glass Enterprise Edition is known for helping workers across a wide range of industries including logistics and field services. And now Google has unveiled Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2.
“Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 platform, which features a significantly more powerful multicore CPU (central processing unit) and a new artificial intelligence engine. This enables significant power savings, enhanced performance and support for computer vision and advanced machine learning capabilities. We’ve also partnered with Smith Optics to make Glass-compatible safety frames for different types of demanding work environments, like manufacturing floors and maintenance facilities,” wrote Google Glass project lead Jay Kothari in a blog post. “Additionally, Glass Enterprise Edition 2 features improved camera performance and quality, which builds on Glass’s existing first-person video streaming and collaboration features. We’ve also added USB-C port that supports faster charging, and increased overall battery life to enable customers to use Glass longer between charges.”
The Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 glasses are built on Android and it supports mobile device management so it will be easier to distribute and manage the devices for employees.
Workers are able to use Glass for accessing checklists, viewing instructions, or send inspection photos or videos. Plus enterprise customers are able to report faster production times, improve quality, and reduce costs. Some of the companies that use Google Glass for its field workers include AGCO, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Sutter Health, and H.B. Fuller.
Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is priced at $999. However, it will cost less than some companies that have contracts with Google.
Google originally introduced the first version of the augmented reality eyeglasses in 2013 and it was designed for consumers. But then Google decided to take more of an enterprise-focused approach in the last few years.