Some Google Glass headsets now come with video calling already installed

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2
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Businesses will soon be able to communicate with and even see what their front line workers are doing out in the field as Verizon Business (opens in new tab) has announced that BlueJeans Meetings (opens in new tab) will now come preloaded on Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 (opens in new tab) AR headsets.

Business customers will be able to purchase Glass Enterprise Edition 2 preloaded with the company's video conferencing software (opens in new tab) for $1,139. However, for a limited time, they can also get up to $700 off Glass Enterprise Edition 2 when purchased with a Pixel 6 (opens in new tab).

Organizations are increasingly seeing the need for an innovative, hands-free solution for front line workers to maintain safety and efficiency while out in the field according to a new study by Quadrant Strategies. By preloading BlueJeans Meetings on Glass Enterprise Edition 2 with a 5G mobile hotspot (opens in new tab) on the Pixel 6, Verizon Business is giving them just that.

At the same time though, this combination of AR, video conferencing and 5G (opens in new tab) will help boost productivity and facilitate collaboration between front line workers and staff back at the office.

BlueJeans on Glass Enterprise Edition 2

By giving a supervisor the ability to see a remote employee's vantage point, BlueJeans on Glass Enterprise Edition 2 can help field workers get expert support without having to leave the job site. However, the hands-free capabilities of Google's AR headset (opens in new tab) can also help enable remote field workers such as warehouse workers, technicians and engineers to fulfill customer orders more efficiently or build complex machines.

Pairing Google Glass with a Pixel 6 and Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband (opens in new tab) connectivity leveraging C-band spectrum when using BlueJeans can maximize productivity and minimize error rates by utilizing visual guidance over hand-held solutions.

CEO of Verizon Business, Tami Erwin provided further insight on the company's collaboration with Google in a press release (opens in new tab) and explained how together the two are powering the future of work (opens in new tab), saying:

“5G is the platform powering the future of work, enabling teams to leverage technology and reimagine what it means to get work done in a hybrid environment. Our collaboration between BlueJeans by Verizon, Google Pixel and Glass will deliver customers a high-quality, augmented reality experience that can help ease operational challenges and improve business outcomes. Together, Verizon Business and Google are making the future of work a reality, today.”

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After working with the TechRadar Pro team for the last several years, Anthony is now the security and networking editor at Tom’s Guide where he covers everything from data breaches and ransomware gangs to the best way to cover your whole home or business with Wi-Fi. When not writing, you can find him tinkering with PCs and game consoles, managing cables and upgrading his smart home.