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NORTHAMERICANEWS / August 2017 5 NEWS , An end-to-end hands-free smart glasses solution platform across manufacturing, logistics and other business areas. Ubimax Frontline combined with the Vuzix M100 and M300 Smart Glasses helps businesses deliver a competitive edge to frontline workers. The recently announced Ubimax Frontline platform is designed around the four award-winning products that are already in production today: xPick, xMake, xInspect and xAssist. Packaged with smart glasses from Vuzix these solutions have already been distributed to customers like John Deere, WS Kunststoff- Service, Penny Market, DHL, Daimler and BMW. Northwest will continue to operate as a separate business and one of Rollins’ Specialty Brands, along with HomeTeam, Western Pest Services and Waltham. Based in Marietta, Ga., Northwest was established in 1951 and services approximately 120,000 customers in Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and North Carolina. Pest control industry trade publication PCT Magazine listed Northwest as the 17th largest pest control operator in the country in its most recent 2017 list, making it the largest Rollins acquisition since it acquired HomeTeam Pest Defense in 2008. “Northwest’s goal has always been to provide extraordinary customer service, which aligns with Rollins’ mission—to be the best service company in the world,” said John Wilson, president and chief operating officer of Rollins Inc. “We are eager for them to join us and we look forward to sharing best practices and working together to grow our business.” Steve Phillips, now general manager of Northwest added: “Our Northwest family is excited to join Rollins and we anticipate the tremendous growth opportunities for both our business and our employees. Most importantly, we look forward to continuing to take care of our team and our customers.” Ubimax Frontline is the world’s first and fully integrated productivity solutions suite for the frontline worker and at the same time addresses the deployment, technology integration and operational management inefficiencies that have previously plagued the wearable technology marketplace. Ubimax Frontline solutions are already being deployed at many of Ubimax’s over 150 customers, generating real world benefits that are fundamentally changing the way Enterprises view Augmented Reality (AR) and wearable technology solutions. Current deployments are enjoying enviable production returns on their Frontline investment, dramatically altering the way they do business with the potential to save 10’s of millions of dollars in operating expenses. For Dr. Hendrik Witt, CEO of Ubimax, introducing Ubimax Frontline was the next logical and mandatory step in the evolution of wearable computing and augmented reality becoming mainstream for enterprises: “We were able to create a more flexible solution that not only makes the deployment more seamless and manageable but allows the customers to evolve as their workforce and business requirements demand.” The Ubimax Frontline solutions therefore create a truly connected workforce that is more productive and enjoys highly attractive jobs. “Vuzix is excited to partner with Ubimax to support the Frontline hands free smart glasses platform and to deliver it into enterprise market verticals across the U.S. and Europe,” said Paul Travers, President and CEO of Vuzix. “The Ubimax Frontline platform is accelerating deployments by allowing quicker integration for enterprise customers than most custom solutions to date.” Rollins, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Marietta-Based Northwest Exterminating Rollins, Inc. announcedonAugust 1st that it has completed its acquisitionofNorthwest ExterminatingCo., Inc.’s pest control business. Northwestwill continue to operate as a separate business andone of Rollins’ SpecialtyBrands, alongwithHomeTeam,WesternPest Services andWaltham.