XPAND 3D developed active-shutter 3D solutions for multiple purposes. The company was founded by Maria Costeira and Ami Dror in 1995 as X6D Limited. The company deployed over 15,000 cinemas worldwide.
XPAND 3D Cinema
In passive 3D system, silver screen is used and polarized filters on both projector and 3D glasses send either left or right image to appropriate eye and thus creating stereoscopic image in viewer's brains.
Other applications of XPAND technology
Other than its cinema and consumer electronic divisions, the 3D technologies developed by XPAND are used in education and professional environments.
Standardization of 3D protocols
In August 2011 Panasonic, Samsung and Sony along with XPAND 3D announced an agreement called the "Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative" to develop a standard for 3D glasses on consumer products including televisions, computers and projectors, based on XPAND's technology. Previously the companies had their own standards for 3D glasses and they were incompatible with each other. The press release in the announcement said, "Universal glasses with the new IR/RF protocols will be made available in 2012, and are targeted to be backward compatible with 2011 3D active TVs."
- 3-D film
- Digital cinema
- Digital cinematography
- Movie theater
- Dolby 3D
- RealD Cinema
- MasterImage 3D