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XPAND 3D

XPAND 3D was founded in 2005 and provides cinemas with a range of 3D solutions that utilise standard “matt- white“ cinema screens – which makes the initial investment in 3D more affordable.

Sound Associates installed the first XpanD systems in the UK and stocks their 3D glasses.

X101 - Washable

XPAND is best known for its commitment to providing the Ultimate 3D Experience! We took what was great in cinema and made it even better, brighter, and less expensive. XPAND’s Cinema 3D Glasses (Model No. X101) are the most popular Active Shutter Glasses in the world, being used in more than 3.500 cinemas around the Globe.

  • Longer Lamp Life
    Due to X101 Series 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%.
  • 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.
  • Replaceable Batteries
    Each battery averages 250 hours of battery life. The batteries can be easily replaced by anyone with a special XPAND provided key.
  • Durability
    XPAND X101 Series active glasses are rugged and flexible. The glasses were designed with flex points, which extend the lifetime of the glasses. In rigorous, independent laboratory testing, the X101 glasses worked over 2000 shows, providing unbeatable costs per show.
  • Automatic “ON/OFF”
    To ensure operation of the glasses at show time, to reduce theater operational interface and to better manage battery life, the X101 Series glasses turn “ON” and “OFF” automatically.
  • 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.
  • The Brightest 3D Solution
    3D requires as much light as possible. XPAND X101 Series features the fastest shutter technology for the brightest image. The XPAND Cinema light efficiency using X101 Series glasses at 144hz has been increased to over 17%.
  • Warranty
    The components of the XPAND X101 Series are tested for durability, usability and accelerated stress. The X101 Series 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.
  • Environmentally Concious
    The X101 Series glasses can be used longer than ever and the X101 Series emitters are using environmental friendly diodes. This is a key element of XPAND’s continued commitment to “green technologies” and “earth friendly” solutions.
  • Secured Communication
    For better communication and to eliminate “cross-talk” and “ghosting”, XPAND’s X101 Series glasses operate with a secured IR signal.100% DLPXPAND X101 Series is optimized to work with both 0.98 inch and 1.2 inch DLP Cinema chips.
  • EAS Security Tag System
    XPAND X101 Series now includes a standard EAS anti-theft tag device. In order to utilize this security feature, anti-theft panels will be required which can be purchased from specialized suppliers in your region. Installation and power source requirements will be required by Exhibition as well.
  • Extended IR Range
    Extended IR range supporting the largest Cinemas in the world.
  • Radio Communication
    To further eliminate potential cross talk, XPAND X101 Series is designed to enable Radio communication between the glasses and emitters in future models.
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