IDC Innovators are emerging vendors with revenue <$100 million that have demonstrated either a groundbreaking business model or an innovative new technology — or both. This IDC Innovators study profiles Kopin, North, and RealWear in the developing market segment of AR head-mounted displays for commercial use.
"As more companies explore the opportunities that augmented reality brings to the enterprise, the search for the right hardware for the job continues," said Tom Mainelli, group vice president of Devices and Consumer Research at IDC." Large firms such as Microsoft and Epson are often the first place IT buyers look (and for good reason), but there are also smaller firms doing innovative work to bring products to market that fulfill the needs of IT buyers. We examine three of those firms here."