Verizon 5G BlueJeans on Google Glass wearables

  • January 5, 2022
  • William Payne

BlueJeans Meetings will now be preloaded on Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 devices sold by BlueJeans parent company Verizon. The bundle announced by Verizon also includes Google Pixel 6 which can provide 5G hotspots for Google Glass. The deal extends the partnership between BlueJeans and Google announced in September. The partnership means that frontline workers can hold video meetings through the Glass wearable with colleagues while working. It has implications for remote industrial, critical infrastructure, healthcare workers, and others.

By allowing a supervisor to see a remote employee’s vantage point virtually, rather than needing to see that perspective in-person, BlueJeans on Glass EE2 can help field workers get expert support without leaving the job site. BlueJeans with Glass EE2’s hands-free capabilities can also help enable remote field workers—such as warehouse workers, technicians, and engineers—to more efficiently fulfil customer orders or build complex machines. Businesses looking to get even more from their Google ecosystem can pair Glass Enterprise Edition 2 with a Google Pixel 6 and Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband connectivity leveraging C-Band spectrum, using BlueJeans to maximise remote and field worker productivity and minimise error rates by utilising visual guidance over hand-held solutions.

Glass can leverage Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network and real-time edge-compute capabilities through mobile hotspot connection for innovations that require low latency. For instance, developers could use the combined technologies to explore computer vision with real-time virtual annotation and free-hand animation for apps serving collaborative-work, training or entertainment use cases.

“5G is the platform powering the future of work, enabling teams to leverage technology and reimagine what it means to get work done in a hybrid environment,” said Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business. “Our collaboration between BlueJeans by Verizon, Google Pixel and Glass will deliver customers a high-quality, augmented reality experience that can help ease operational challenges and improve business outcomes. Together, Verizon Business and Google are making the future of work a reality, today.”