XPAND presents world’s first personalized 3D glasses

XPAND, the company hell-bent on the idea that caps lock and exclamation marks are suitable for every occasion, has announced the world’s first set of personalized, universal 3D glasses today at CES. Using LCD active shutter technology, they’re fully compatible with every make and model of 3D TV, computer and gaming console – as well as in theatres.

Imagine the glory.

“Here’s your ticket to Alice in Wonderland’s 3D’s 3D sequel, sir,” they’ll say. “And you can grab a pair of nifty 3D glasses out of that large paper bucket over there.”

“Why, thank you,” you’ll reply, “but I’ve brought my own personalized, capitalized, no-compromise 3D specs this fine day.”

XPAND has even taken things one step further: By using the accompanying iOS or Android app on your smartphone, you can actually customize the viewing experience to fit your eyes’ unique needs.

“Recognizing that no two people view 3D in the exact same way, we have designed our electronic eyewear to comprehensively address the unique differences in people’s vision, the viewing environment and selection of 3D devices,” says Maria Costeira, CEO of XPAND. “In doing so, we’re creating the ultimate 3D experience!”

These “YOUNIVERSAL” glasses communicate using Infrared, Bluetooth, Radio Frequency and DLP-Link, and will hit stores in April this year.

“Every parameter from viewer optimization, interoperability, unit weight and comfort was evaluated and XPAND made groundbreaking improvements in every category,” Costeira adds. “This new high-end product starts a new era of 3D lifestyle. XPAND proves once again that 3D quality is essential. Anything short of full HD 3D performance is a weak, unacceptable compromise!”

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XPAND Presents the World’s First Personalized 3D Electronic Eyewear At CES 2011

2011 International CES
LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–XPAND today introduced the new YOUNIVERSAL series 3D electronic eyewear that optimizes the 3D experience by modifying the 3D parameters specifically for each user and for different 3D environments. The high-end electronic eyewear offers unprecedented personal optimization, full HD 3D performance, advanced interoperability between all 3D devices and market-leading comfort and style.

“Only active 3D glasses can provide full HD 3D experiences, but this is only the first step in 3D evolution. Our YOUNIVERSAL 3D glasses are personally optimized to the individual human visual capabilities with maximum comfort and customizability that allows them to work in all modern 3D environments.”
Using a specialized smart phone app, XPAND YOUNIVERSAL glasses can be optimized to address the fact that every human’s eyes and facial structure are unique and that each user’s viewing requirements and environment are different. Available in black, gray and red in male and female sizes, the new YOUNIVERSAL high-end glasses will begin shipping in April 2011 and will communicate with Infrared (IR), Bluetooth (BT), Radio Frequency (RF) and DLP-Link. The smart phone app will initially be available for Apple iPhone™ and Google Android™ platforms.

“The YOUNIVERSAL glasses put YOU in universal,” said Maria Costeira, CEO of XPAND. “Recognizing that no two people view 3D in the exact same way, we have designed our electronic eyewear to comprehensively address the unique differences in people’s vision, the viewing environment and selection of 3D devices. In doing so, we’re creating the ultimate 3D experience!”

Artistically designed by the acclaimed Gigodesign studio, XPAND YOUNIVERSAL electronic eyewear provides remarkable comfort and style. XPAND’s approach to the development of the YOUNIVERSAL glasses is one of no compromise. “The glasses feature the best—and only the best—innovations,” Costeira added. “Every parameter from viewer optimization, interoperability, unit weight and comfort was evaluated and XPAND made groundbreaking improvements in every category. This new high-end product starts a new era of 3D lifestyle. XPAND proves once again that 3D quality is essential. Anything short of full HD 3D performance is a weak, unacceptable compromise!”

The new YOUNIVERSAL glasses are not simply the lightest active shutter 3D glasses in the marketplace, they’re also the fastest by a significant margin. Moreover, their ability to operate across so many different communication protocols brings a new level of universality to the 3D experience. “XPAND is deeply committed to maximum 3D quality,” said Ami Dror, XPAND’s Chief Strategy Officer. “Only active 3D glasses can provide full HD 3D experiences, but this is only the first step in 3D evolution. Our YOUNIVERSAL 3D glasses are personally optimized to the individual human visual capabilities with maximum comfort and customizability that allows them to work in all modern 3D environments.”

For more information on XPAND, please visit www.xpandcinema.com.

About XPAND:

The global leader in the 3D market, XPAND Universal 3D Glasses are the only 3D glasses that work with all the 3DTV brands and models, 3D computers, 3D gaming consoles and cinema. Its 3D glasses are affordable for cinema owners and home users while providing 3D quality that was originally available only at a professional cost. XPAND has the extraordinary combination of experienced and visionary leadership, state-of-the-art technology, and economies of scale that will provide a backbone for the cinema and consumer electronics industries as they further transition into the 3D future. X6D Limited is a global company whose products and services are marketed under the XPAND brand name. XPAND was created by industry veterans in theatrical exhibition, entertainment, film production and distribution, and specialty film and digital technologies and is funded by a European investment fund. XPAND technology is used by over 3,200 3D cinemas in more than 50 countries and is the 3D solution of choice for post-production houses, educational and professional 3D applications. XPAND designs, manufactures and OEMs a range of consumer electronics 3D solutions that are driving the 3D revolution.


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