Collaboration to Develop and Deliver Extended Reality Experiences.
Extended reality smartglasses leader ODG (Osterhout Design Group) today announced a strategic partnership with KDDI Corporation, a leading Japanese telecommunications operator, that will bring ODG’s next generation mobile computing platform to Japan.
The industry leaders will combine their vision and experience to capitalize upon the rapidly evolving business and consumer opportunity in Japan with the intention to market a Japanese version of ODG’s award-winning R-9 smartglasses.
Longer-term, the two intend to offer a portfolio of smartglasses that will be distributed by KDDI and will utilize the power of 5G to bring about a whole new level of immersion and mobility on ODG’s devices. The goal is to establish KDDI and ODG smartglasses as the leader in this progressive market.
“The consumer opportunity for smartglasses in the Japanese market will be huge,” said Pete Jameson, COO, ODG. “We’re excited to be working with KDDI, one of the leading communications companies in the world, to make the next generation of mobile computing a reality in Japan.”
ODG’s smartglasses and KDDI will deliver exciting new experiences to Japanese businesses and consumers. As a business productivity device at home or on the go, or as a consumer device that re-imagines today’s familiar favorites including email, browsing, gaming and entertainment, as well as richer, more interactive experiences where digital content interacts with, and informs the real world around you.
“In just a few years the mobile landscape in Japan will be very different than it is today,” said Yasuhisa Yamada, Associate Executive Director, Product & Customer Service Sector, KDDI.
“We are focused on bringing about new mobile experiences enabled by strategic partnerships and the power of 5G. ODG is one of the most innovative companies in the mobile space today and will be so instrumental in achieving our future in Japan.”