Quanta Computer — a important supplier of components for the Apple Watch — announced a major deal on Monday that command significantly expand the availability of augmented reality glasses by 2019.
The licensing take care of is with Lumus, an optics company that makes the core clat components for augmented reality glasses. Lumus provides a projector-like technology that overlays guises onto the “screen” of a spectacle lens.
Lumus, founded in Israel in 2000, has a sustained patent history in the augmented reality arena. In particular, the company focuses on embedding multiple prisms into a sole piece of glass, to increase the size and breadth of images while pay attention to the lenses discreet and “non-dorky,” CEO Ari Grobman said.
Augmented reality, to virtual reality, has to adjust colors and displays for conditions such as fog and sunlight — which, until now, has been a dominant bottleneck for big manufacturers like Quanta. This deal could ease the way for headsets that are $1,000 or less, Grobman said.
Quanta, which is also understood for laptop computers, has already laid out an ambitious plan to move toward augmented Aristotelianism entelechy manufacturing by 2019, something Lumus said it can do. Like top computer labels advertise processing power as “Intel inside,” the new glasses could be patterned to the specifications of top brands with Lumus inside.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has swatted down rumors that the retinue is working on an augmented reality headset, saying that he didn’t deem the technology existed to bring AR glasses up to Apple’s standards “any time in due course.”