ATEX Zone 1 Certified RealWear Navigator® Z1 with Thermal Camera to unveiled at Mobile World Congress

ATEX Zone 1 Certified RealWear Navigator® Z1 with Thermal Camera to unveiled at Mobile World Congress

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Feb 22, 2024

Barcelona, Spain – Feb. 20, 2024 – RealWear, in collaboration with Teledyne FLIR, is proud to unveil the ground-breaking Intrinsically Safe Navigator® Z1 assisted-reality wearable device with Thermal Camera at Mobile World Congress (MWC).

These revolutionary hands-free smart glasses, paired with the FLIR Lepton® 3.5 Thermal Camera Module, have been engineered to enhance safety and efficiency for professionals working in challenging production environments.

The Navigator Z1 redefines safety standards as the first intrinsically safe assisted-reality thermal product and enables hands-free communication and two-way data sharing, as well as seamless knowledge exchange while addressing operational inefficiencies and minimizing safety risks.

RealWear's cutting-edge hardware and software solutions, augmented by the FLIR Lepton 3.5, deliver streamlined workflows and real-time thermal insights, empowering workers to make informed decisions swiftly and confidently amidst potentially dangerous conditions.

RealWear CEO, Dr. Chris Parkinson said: “We are continually impressed by the technical capabilities of the world leading Teledyne FLIR team. To have their Lepton 3.5 IR module built into our latest product is a huge leap forward for the front-line worker in hazardous environments. This new thermal camera capability, seamlessly coupled to the existing hands-free solutions offered by RealWear and the new AI engine built directly into the Navigator Z1 will conjure up a whole new way of working on the front lines. The future of work is changing, and its hands-free all the way”.

Comprehensive Support for Thermal Advancement

“It is always impressive to see the new ways that our innovative Thermal by FLIR collaborators integrate our camera modules and use our experience to develop cutting-edge, high-value products to industry and consumers,” said Mike Walters, Vice President, uncooled thermal imaging camera cores, Teledyne FLIR.

The Navigator Z1 is specifically designed to address critical challenges faced by oil and gas workers, offering use cases such as:

Gas Leak Detection: By leveraging thermal imaging capabilities, workers can detect gas leaks quickly and accurately, reducing the risk of explosions or other hazardous incidents.

Equipment Monitoring: Real-time thermal monitoring of equipment allows workers to identify potential failures or overheating components, enabling proactive maintenance that will prevent costly downtime.

Pipeline Inspections: The Navigator Z1 enables workers to inspect pipelines for hot spots or leaks, ensuring the integrity of the infrastructure and preventing environmental damage.

Safety Compliance: With hands-free access to safety procedures and documentation, workers can ensure compliance with safety regulations without diverting their attention from critical tasks.

RealWear's commitment to safety and innovation is reinforced by the partnership with Teledyne FLIR, leveraging over four decades of expertise in thermal imaging technology. Through the Thermal by FLIR program, RealWear continues to push the boundaries of what's possible, ensuring that workers in high-risk environments have access to the most advanced tools and technologies to perform their jobs safely and efficiently.

Experience the future of safety and productivity in Oil and Gas at Mobile World Congress by visiting RealWear at the Teledyne FLIR stand in Hall 7, number 7B6, from February 26 to February 29, 2024. Join us as we revolutionize the way professionals operate in the most challenging environments with the Navigator Z1.

About RealWear

RealWear, a global leader in hands-free, wearable computing solutions for frontline workers, was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, USA. With a vision of creating a world where every frontline worker is equipped to perform at their best, work safely, and take pride in the quality of their work, RealWear is on a mission to empower more than 2 billion frontline workers with the best technology solutions and support.

RealWear’s rugged, voice-operated solutions have earned global recognition for revolutionising the way frontline workers perform all tasks in challenging environments, while returning positive impact to the company and our environment. RealWear’s commitment to innovation and safety has earned it more than 22 prestigious innovation awards, including Best Head-worn device (Augmented World Expo) and Best Solution for Manufacturing and Automotive (XR Today). RealWear’s story has been featured in Wall Street Journal, CNBC, TechCrunch and hundreds of other media outlets.