XpanD debuts the X101 active glasses at ShoWest

March 31, 2009
XpanD Debuts the X101 Series 3D Glasses at ShoWest and a Host of 3D Support Products to Fulfill Exhibitor Demand.

XpanD, the international authority in 3D cinemas and technology platforms, will officially display its newest model of 3D glasses – the X101 Series - at ShoWest, the leading industry event for motion pictures, March 30-April 2. The X101 Series 3D active glasses are considered to be the most sophisticated technology in today’s marketplace for viewing stereoscopic 3D digital cinema. They were developed by XpanD in response to customer demand and exhibitor preferences for an upgrade that delivers a sleek, stylish, lightweight form factor with superior imaging, clarity and brightness. Several new features of the X101 3D glasses enhance the movie-going experience for theater patrons while simplifying overall operations for the exhibitors.

XpanD will exhibit its full line of 3D cinema system components, products and services, which combined offer exhibitors a "total product package." One of these essential support products, include a new 3D Glasses Trolley for ease with distribution, collection and inventory controls, as well as a streamlined process for sanitizing glasses with disposable wipes, both which will be presented in Palace Suites 6 & 7 along with a special 3D theater environment.

"The future of 3D cinema is here and XpanD is 3D’s future success – for an array of markets beyond commercial and institutional theaters, with hospitality venues, touring shows, live events and gaming," says Maria Costeira, CEO of XpanD. "We’ve built a successful international business combined of technical excellence, creativity and affordability. Our new X101 Series is based on what exhibitors told us they needed in order to have the best 3D movie experience for their patrons, the best 3D system performance and most cost-effective 3D solution with environmental awareness. As a result, our orders and installations are skyrocketing, and we’ve taken the necessary steps to double production to meet the demand. We are committed to providing exhibitors with a complete 3D cinema solution."

The core 3D viewing technology is XpanD’s specialized, fast-switching liquid crystal cell that provides rapid, stereoscopic shutter action to deliver alternate right- and left-eye images. Hallmarks of the new X101 Series glasses are long-range encrypted IR signal activation, environmentally friendly diodes, a power-saving auto on/off mechanism and solid construction with built-in flex points and replaceable batteries that extend product life, meaning greater returns for exhibitors. This light-efficient technology delivers the brightest possible picture and saves projector lamp power and the glasses also feature compatibility with DLP cinema chips, and a choice of two elective anti-theft systems.

This winning 3D total package gives moviegoers the most high-end individual experience while benefiting exhibitors with less operational time and expense.

Special 3D Screening: "Battle for Terra"

As part of its presence at ShoWest, XpanD is proud to announce the screening of the upcoming 3D animated feature, Battle for Terra, on Wednesday evening, April 1st. This Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions film, slated for a May 1, 2009 release is rated PG and includes a distinguished voice cast with Evan Rachel Wood, Justin Long, Brian Cox, Luke Wilson, David Cross, Amanda Peet, James Garner, Dennis Quaid, Chris Evans and Danny Glover. Directed by Aristomenis Tsirbas, with Screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos.

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