ES 2021, has swapped its in person event, usually held in Vegas, for a virtual event this year. Ahead of the event, technology hardware company Lenovo, announced the impending arrival of ThinkReality A3, a pair of enterprise focused AR glasses which will follow in the footsteps of other companies including Microsoft and Epson.
Set to arrive in the middle of the year, the AR glasses sport a 1080p resolution, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR1 chip. Lenovo’s AR glasses also feature two fish eye cameras to provide motion tracking, as well as an eight-megapixel RGB camera grabs video for remote use. Microphones and speakers have also been integrated into the device.
The ThinkReality A3 AR smart glasses look like a pair of sunglasses and can be easily folded. The glasses superimposes computer graphics over real-world views, and gives users the option to view multiple screens at once.
The Lenovo AR glasses have been developed to anchor to a PC or a number of their Motorola phones via a USB connection. Currently there isn’t any indication on pricing, however, this isn't entirely surprising for an enterprise only device.
The market for AR glasses is still new, but the need is rapidly growing. Lenovo, for now, is clearly targeting the enterprise segment.
In a recent press release, the company wrote:
“For use in scenarios from factory floors and laboratories to busy retail and hospitality spaces, certified turnkey applications on the Think Reality platform powers remote assistance, guided workflows, and 3D visualization… Now, industrial workers have a light, flexible, and scalable set of smart glasses to increase productivity and safety while decreasing error rates in daily tasks.”
The company has previously dabled in the consumer space, developing products such as the Star Wars Jedi Challenge headset, however, it is clear to see that Lenovo believes that the immediate future for AR is in the enterprise sector. Now, companies are looking to invest in smart collaboration technologies to increase efficiency and lower downtimes, the ThinkReality A3 AR glasses have been developed for assisted workflows and immersive training.