Pi Cinema 3D Glasses

XPAND π Cinema 3D Glasses continue the tradition of ultimate 3D performance found in XPAND’s legendary XPAND original Cinema 3D Glasses Model X101, but with lighter weight, improved ergonomic design for long-lasting comfort and non-foldable, replaceable arms. They use the standard CR2032 battery and battery life is extended to 250 hours minimum.

XPAND π Cinema 3D Glasses give your customers an optimal 3D experience, no matter where they sit in the theatre.

XPAND Pi Cinema 3D Glasses are HFR Ready!


XPAND π Cinema 3D Glasses are rugged and flexible. The glasses were designed with flex points, which extend the lifetime of the glasses.

Optimal 3D Experience

XPAND π Cinema 3D Glasses prevent “IR black holes” in the theater by utilizing an optimal diode layout – making sure 100% of the viewers will have optimal 3D experience, regardless of their seat position.

Automatic “ON/OFF”

To ensure operation of the glasses at show time, to reduce theater operational interface and to better manage battery life, the XPAND π Cinema 3D Glasses turn “ON” and “OFF” automatically.

Longer Lamp Life

Due to XPAND π Cinema 3D Glasses’ increased light efficiency, DC projectors can be set to their normal lamp settings as opposed to increased lamp output settings which is required by competing 3D systems. This increases lamp life by at least 80%.

Extended IR Range

Extended IR range supporting the largest Cinemas in the world.

No Silver Screen

Standard white screens can be used for both 2D and 3D, thus eliminating unwanted “hot spots” created by 2D presentations on silver screens. With its focused light reflection back to the audience, a silver screen offers a narrower viewing angle as opposed to the lower gain matte screen which provides a much wider viewing angle, while offering the exact same 3D experience to EVERY seat in the auditorium.

The Highest Reliability in 3D Market

XPAND π Cinema 3D Glasses’ components are built to work in extreme conditions, further endorsing XPAND’S long-standing achievement of having the highest 3D reliability.

Even Faster Installation

With high number of 3D movies being released, programming flexibility is critical to the Exhibitor’s success. Moving the systems from a large auditorium to a smaller auditorium and vice versa is a daily practice that optimizes profits. To continue its commitment in reducing initial setup time, reduce theater staffing interaction, and long-term maintenance, XPAND π Cinema 3D Glasses has been designed with unique features to meet those requirements.

Secured Communication

For better communication and to eliminate “cross-talk” and “ghosting”, XPAND π Cinema 3D Glasses operate with a secured IR signal.

Ease of Distribution and Collection

To reduce the need for additional theater staffing and monitoring, XPAND has developed and made available (optional), a well designed utility cart (3D Trolley) for efficient distribution, collection and storage of the glasses.

100% DLP

XPAND π Cinema 3D Glasses Series is optimized to work with both 0.98 inch and 1.2 inch DLP Cinema chips.


The components of the XPAND π Cinema 3D Glasses are tested for durability, usability and accelerated stress. The XPAND π Cinema 3D Glasses Cinema System includes a 2-Year warranty for all head end hardware, Distribution Module, IR Emitter, and IR Tester. Glasses are not included in this warranty.

Please note: Despite the robust design, the lenses are made of glass and are susceptible to cracking when twisted. Care should be taken and patrons should be instructed by theater staff to not bend or twist the glasses.

Technical Specifications

Model X103-CP
3D Technology Active Shutter Glasses
Sync Method IR
HFR Support Yes
Shuttering Frequency 96 Hz – 240 Hz
Lens Type LCD, Pi-Cell
Lens Size 2.2" diagonal (57 mm)
Lens Transparency 30%
Contrast 400/1
Battery Type CR2032 lithium coin battery (3 V, 220 mAh)
Operating Time min 250 h at 24 fps, triple flash (most common)
Battery Protection Locked, non-waterproof
Operating Temperature 43°F – 113°F (5°C – 45°C)

Frame Specification

Frame Dimensions 6.6" x 1.8" x 6.4" (167,6 × 45,72 × 162, mm)
Weight 1.9 oz (56 g)
Frame Color Red
Earpieces Color Black

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