PGE deploys Vuzix smart glasses in wind farms

  • December 1, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Polish electric utility PGE Group has deployed Vuzix M400 smart glasses to support the maintenance of its wind farms.

Valmet, a developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries, has deployed the smart glasses at PGE.

New York-based Vuzix supplies smart glasses and augmented reality technology and products. PGE is the largest vertically integrated electric utility in Poland in terms of revenues, installed capacity and electricity generation volume. 1000 Realities, a team of augmented and virtual reality software experts, was responsible for securing the PGE account.

Using 1000 Realities’ Edge Realities software platform and the M400 smart glasses, operators at PGE Energia Odnawialna are now performing maintenance services at the Kisielice wind farm.

“The prominent feature of Edge Realities is that any computing is fully outsourced, and it’s powering the Vuzix M400 smart glasses to provide our customer with real-time guidance and system diagnostic information when and where they need it,” said Justyna Janicka, co-founder of 1000 Realities. “We look forward to supporting the PGE Group as they continue to expand their smart glasses programme.”

Wearing the glasses equipped with Edge Realities software, operators can perform faster and more precise inspections, and now report the status of machinery in real time simply by tapping the touchpad on the glasses.

“The versatility of our M400 smart glasses continues to drive customer demand across a wide range of industry verticals and use cases by allowing our customers to bring expertise and situational awareness to the field that enables technicians to perform daily maintenance activities more efficiently,” said Paul Travers, CEO of Vuzix.

Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company with offices in Rochester in New York, Oxford in the UK, and Tokyo, Japan.