Google Glass Enterprise Edition is now official

Like the mythical Phoenix, Google Glass has risen from the dead. Confirming that the wearable specs have a place in the business world, X, the division of Google parent Alphabet that produces "moonshot technologies," has introduced the Google Glass Enterprise Edition. The new version of Google Glass features some software changes made by X, after spending two years with its partners in the business world to improve the product. On the hardware side, the Enterprise Edition of Google Glass is lighter and is more comfortable for long term usage. In addition, the connected specs are more powerful and contain a longer lasting battery than the previous Explorer's Edition.

Officially calling Google Glass a tool for the business world makes a lot more sense than calling it a consumer product and asking Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Public to shell out $1,500 for it. Besides, companies are finding real productivity savings with Google Glass. For example, at agricultural machinery manufacturer AGCO, Glass has taken 25% off the time it takes to produce machinery. According to the company's Director of Business Process Improvement Peggy Gulick, "Employees are now working smarter, faster and safer because they have the information they need right in their line of sight."

Delivery firm DHL has improved supply chain efficiency by 15% as instructions about the placement on carts of certain items now comes from visual instructions over Glass. This allows workers to ditch paper directions. Not having to hold the paper orders gives users their hands back to help them speed up the entire process. And Doctors at Dignity Health can now look patients directly in the eye while recording notes using Google Glass instead of having to write them down during the consultation. The result? Improved health care for patients as Doctors now spend just 10% of each day on their notes as opposed to 33% prior to using Glass.

While Google Glass never lived up to the promise of that first promo video disseminated in 2012, it turns out that this product serves some real purpose in life other than secretly snapping photos in bars and filming bootlegged movies on the QT. Many companies knew this all along, but with the Google Glass Enterprise Edition now official, the whole world gets to see Google Glass in a different light.

source: X



1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

So not just anyone can buy these now? and they still cost that $1.5k? If that is the case the I suppose I am still waiting for a pair of smart glasses actually worth buying.

3. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

From what I've read on other sites they're finding a home especially with technicians, they can be looking at what they're working on and have say a repair manual right in front of them. It expedites their repair times and cuts down on errors by the technicians.

2. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Hololens is years ahead

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Yeah with an FOV of 30 degrees only and a price tag $2500, still a long way before the consumer could embrace it. Google glass is only $1500 and it's still out of reach for the average consumer.

4. matix73

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

It's not called Google Glass anymore! The company X, which makes Glass is separated from Google and is not a part of Alphabet

5. Chanmaxi

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

wtf are you saying? X, an American semi-secret research-and-development facility founded by Google in January 2010 as Google X, operates as a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. X has its headquarters about a half-mile from Google's corporate headquarters, the Googleplex, in Mountain View, California. Work at X is overseen by entrepreneur scientist Astro Teller, as CEO and "Captain of Moonshots". The lab started with the development of Google's self-driving car. On October 2, 2015, after the complete restructuring of Google into Alphabet, the company was renamed to X.

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