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XPAND introduces new passive 3D glasses

Infinity 3D glasses aim to be more ergonomic, lighter and more stylish than competing passive 3D glasses.

XPAND 3D has announced a new passive 3D glasses system.

The new Infinity glasses aim to be more ergonomic, lighter and more stylish than competing passive 3D glasses. The Infinity glasses are optimised to work with laser projectors and are available in adult and children sizes.

New XPAND cinema systems and glasses support HFR (High Frame Rate) double and single flash at 96fps, 120fps, 144fps, 192fps, 240fps and variable fps. The Infinity 3D glasses provide up to 38% transparency and a 3000:1 contrast ratio.

XPAND 3D’s Colour Spacer is a passive, colour wavelength-based 3D cinema solution that uses two cinema projectors, a matte white screen and reusable passive Colour Spacer glasses. This solution is specifically designed for special venues that want to use passive glasses with a matte white screen.

Maria Costeira [pictured], XPAND 3D’s CEO, commented: “XPAND 3D is singularly committed to advancing the consumer experience of multidimensional imaging and we recognised that a sizable market was being under-served with sub-par passive technologies. Recognising that only passive technology could meet the commercial needs of this group, we elected to design a superior solution that would elevate the performance threshold of passive 3D. I am thrilled that our new XPAND passive systems exceed all expectations on price and performance.”

XPAND 3D systems have 70% of the 3D cinema market share in Asia and more than 50% in mainland Europe. XPAND 3D is also an official partner of the Cannes Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival.

“There is no question that active shutter technology provides the optimal visual experience,” Costeira added. “But in many cases our customers have a stratified approach to offer ‘good,’ ‘better’ and ‘best’ theatres based on price and performance criteria. They have come to rely on XPAND 3D for technology and service at the ‘better’ and ‘best’ and have asked us to develop a solution for the broader entry level. We waited until a time that we could make a quantitative difference in the passive experience and yet do so at a price that would work.”

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