Vuzix Corporation
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Vuzix Corporation

May 18, 2010 09:10 ET

Vuzix Receives Follow on $500,000 Order for Tac-Eye™ LT Displays from Coastal Defense, Inc.

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) - Vuzix Corporation (TSX VENTURE:VZX) today announced it has received a new $500,000 order from Coastal Defense, Inc. for its Tac-Eye® LT Display System for delivery within the next 4 months. Tac-Eye will be used with the Coastal Defense Multi-Channel Video Receiver (MVR-IV). The MVR-IV receives live, full motion video and telemetry captured by the military's growing fleet of unmanned vehicles and displays the video on the Tac-Eye LT. The MVR-IV's weight, size and rugged characteristics make it ideal for mobile or foot patrol operations and the Tac-Eye is the sole video display available for use with the MVR-IV.

The Tac-Eye is a wearable display that provides the user with a high resolution, big screen image of the captured video stream. Designed and tested to the 810F and IP67 standards, the Tac-Eye LT is designed and manufactured for harsh environments and is part of a line of light weight, ruggedized displays built for the demanding needs of defense and other industrial applications.

Paul Travers, CEO, Vuzix said "This is yet another design win for Vuzix Tac Eye product line which is rapidly becoming the display of choice by various groups within the US defense market" Travers continued, "We are confident that this is the first of many successful program wins for CDI's MVR-IV solution."

"The Tac-Eye met all of the Operator's requirements, the reviews were great, and provided them with a great image of the down linked video" said Kyle Stanbro, President of Coastal Defense Inc. "The air to ground video link is critical to ensuring our Warfighters have the best actionable information, the MVR-IV and Tac-Eye provides this information in a lightweight, easy to use package that we feel will continue to find success in the field".

About Vuzix Corporation

Vuzix is a leading manufacturer of Video Eyewear; personal display devices that provide users with portable high quality viewing experiences. Vuzix started in the defense sector with a focus on R&D of next generation display solutions for the US DoD and the Special Operations community, and today is a leading supplier of display products for thermal sighting systems, tactical wearable displays, consumer products. Vuzix has 51 patents in the Video Eyewear field and provides solutions for mobile computing, tactical information display, video, virtual and augmented reality, and 3D entertainment. The Company addresses the defense, industrial, consumer and medical markets and has shipped well over 200,000 display solutions since its inception. Vuzix has won multiple CES Innovations Awards, the RetailVision Best New Product award, several wireless technology innovation awards, among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix recently became a public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX VENTURE:VZX) with offices in Rochester, NY, London, UK and Tokyo, Japan.

About Coastal Defense, Inc.

Coastal Defense Inc. is a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) employing highly trained Special Operations veterans. Our cadre of instructors have years of real world experience on the battlefield and in the global war on terror. Coastal Defense offers comprehensive training to both public and private agencies'. The average instructor in Coastal Defense has over 15 years of operational experience in their respective fields. Our personnel have collectively planned and executed hundreds of missions using close air support, unmanned systems, full motion video systems (ROVER, MVR) and infil/exfil techniques. Our personnel not only train with and evaluate new equipment, but use this equipment on a daily basis.

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