Google Glass is back after a two-year hiatus. And this time, it’s being re-packaged as an enterprise wearable.
This version, Google Glass 2.0, contains many improvements like a longer battery life, improved resolution (at 8 megapixels), a stronger processor, faster WiFi speeds and even an indicator for recording videos.
Perhaps the biggest improvement, though, is the fact that the device’s processor can now be removed from Google’s headset and used with other types of eyewear. This makes Google Glass much more conducive for enterprise use, especially in factories where employees have to switch between different types of eyewear throughout the day.
But the product’s removable nature also presents a security challenge for companies that are using it. The easier a product is to take apart, the more likely it is to get lost or stolen —especially in busy manufacturing environments where employees are liable to leave pieces hanging around on desks and near equipment.
If an unprotected Google Glass headset were to fall into the wrong hands, it could allow the user easy access into restricted applications or resources — opening the doors to many different types of risk, ranging from intellectual property theft to physical damage.
VoiceVault’s ViGo Wear allows developers to protect Google Glass with a custom-designed visual or audio interface for registrations and logins. With the help of ViGo Wear, users can log into their Google Glass 2.0 systems using their unique voiceprint. It simply requires reciting a short digit or word-based phrase.