Intel dan Luxottica akan luncurkan kacamata pintar tahun depan

Massimo Vian, CEO Luxottica Group

Intel Corporation dan Luxottica hari ini mengumumkan kolaborasi R & D jangka panjang untuk memadukan kacamata sport premium yang mewah dengan teknologi wearable. Luxottica adalah perusahaan kacamata asal Italia yang berada dibalik merek-merek terkenal seperti Ray-Ban, Oakley, Vogue Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Alain Mikli dan Arnette, serta lisensi merek termasuk Giorgio Armani, Bulgari, Burberry, Chanel, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Michael Kors, Starck Eyes, Tiffany dan Versace.

Aliansi strategis ini akan mendorong batas-batas penelitian dan pengembangan untuk mengantisipasi teknologi wearable untuk kacamata di masa depan. Tujuan utamanya adalah untuk menjadi pelopor perubahan dan menghadirkan produk yang cerdas bernuansa fashion yang bermakna dan diinginkan oleh konsumen. Produk pertama dari Intel dan Luxottica diharapkan untuk diluncurkan pada tahun 2015.

"Pertumbuhan teknologi wearable adalah menciptakan lapangan baru untuk inovasi," kata CEO Intel Brian Krzanich. "Melalui kerjasama kami dengan Luxottica Group, kita akan menyatukan ekosistem kita masing-masing dan membawa bersama-sama teknologi silikon dan software terdepan dari Intel dengan inovasi desain dan keahlian konsumen dari Luxottica. Kami berharap kombinasi keahlian kami akan membantu mendorong inovasi dengan lebih cepat dari apa yang mungkin."

"Ini merupakan kesempatan yang luar biasa bagi kami untuk terus berinovasi dan selanjutnya membentuk kacamata masa depan," kata Massimo Vian, CEO dari Luxottica Group. "Bersama dengan Intel, kami akan terus mengembangkan potensi perangkat wearable, memperluas batas-batas dari kacamata. Kami akan membawa perubahan untuk membuat frame yang cerdas dan fungsional sekaligus juga cantik. Sebuah produk yang akan disenangi oleh konsumen untuk dipakai."



Intel and Luxottica Group Announce Multiyear Collaboration for Wearable Tech

THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL LUXURY CONFERENCE, Miami, Dec. 3, 2014 – Intel Corporation and Luxottica Group S.p.A (MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX) today unveiled a multiyear R&D collaboration to fuse premium, luxury and sports eyewear with smart technology.

This strategic alliance will push the boundaries of research and development to anticipate what smart technology for eyewear will look like in the future. The ultimate goal is to help pioneer that change and deliver smart, fashion-forward products that are meaningful and desirable to consumers. The first product from Intel and Luxottica is expected to launch in 2015.

“The growth of wearable technology is creating a new playing field for innovation,” said Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. “Through our collaboration with Luxottica Group, we will unite our respective ecosystems and bring together Intel’s leading-edge silicon and software technology with Luxottica’s design innovation and consumer expertise. We expect the combination of our expertise to help drive a much faster pace of innovation and push the envelope of what’s possible.”

"This is an incredible opportunity for us to continue to innovate and further shape the future of eyewear," said Massimo Vian, CEO of Luxottica Group. "Together with Intel, we will continue to develop the potential of wearables, expanding the limits of what eyewear can be. We'll lead the change to create frames that are as intelligent and functional as they are beautiful. Products that consumers will love to wear."

Luxottica Group is a leader in premium, luxury and sports eyewear with over 7,000 optical and sun retail stores in North America, Asia-Pacific, China, South Africa, Latin America and Europe, and a strong, well-balanced brand portfolio. House brands include Ray-Ban, the world's most famous sun eyewear brand, Oakley, Vogue Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Alain Mikli and Arnette, while licensed brands include Giorgio Armani, Bulgari, Burberry, Chanel, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Michael Kors, Starck Eyes, Tiffany and Versace. In addition to a global wholesale network involving 130 different countries, the Group manages leading retail chains in major markets, including LensCrafters, Pearle Vision and ILORI in North America, OPSM and Laubman & Pank in Asia-Pacific, LensCrafters in China, GMO in Latin America and Sunglass Hut worldwide. The Group's products are designed and manufactured at its six manufacturing plants in Italy, three wholly owned plants in the People's Republic of China, one plant in Brazil and one plant in the United States devoted to the production of sports eyewear. In 2013, Luxottica Group posted net sales of more than Euro 7.3 billion.