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zeebox Becomes Charter Partner for Chyron ENGAGE Platform

Integration Allows Broadcasters to Create and Publish Live Graphics to zeebox Simply and Economically From Within Existing Graphics Production Workflow

AMSTERDAM — Sept. 7, 2012 — At IBC2012 today, Chyron announced the integration of its ENGAGE second screen and social TV platform with the zeebox companion app and website that makes watching TV better. With seamless access to zeebox from within their existing Chyron graphics systems, broadcasters can cost-effectively leverage the leading second screen app to complement their live programming. more

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Chyron Reveals Enhanced Axis World Graphics Platform to European Market

AMSTERDAM — Sept. 7, 2012 — At IBC2012, Chyron will demonstrate the newest release of the Axis World Graphics platform, the world’s only cloud-based graphics creation system designed specifically for broadcasters. By simplifying, streamlining, and facilitating the graphics creation process, Axis World Graphics enables reporters, production assistants, and news producers to create broadcast-quality graphics. more

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HARMAN’s Studer Adds Automatic Microphone Mixing to the Vista Series of Digital Audio Consoles

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands — Unscripted multi-microphone live events such as talk shows, game shows and discussion panels suffer from both microphone spill and background noise. With each active microphone added to the mix, the overall sound quality deteriorates. The result is decreased intelligibility and unpleasant comb filter effects (phase distortion).

HARMAN’s Studer has introduced the antidote to these problems through a software upgrade for its range of Vista digital mixing consoles. Studer® VistaMix automatic microphone mixing removes the need for an operator to manually adjust all the faders all the time, leaving the microphones of talking participants open, while closing the microphones of silent participants in order to reduce spill and background noise.

Without this facility, the reaction time of a human operator will often result in audible fade-ins of people who start talking rather unexpectedly. Also, changes in fader positions can quickly lead to disturbing changes of the total ambience/noise level in the mix.

VistaMix offers the solution by mimicking the action of a human operator: increasing gain for ‘talking’ mics and reducing gain for all others, but doing it very quickly and keeping the amount of total gain constant, so a clean live mix can be created.

VistaMix also offers the ideal solution for news operations when multiple mics are installed in the studio but the desk operator is not sure which ones will be used. VistaMix switches on only those mics that are in use. VistaMix source channels may also be mix minus (N–X) owners.

Each source channel has a weight control, which provides two possibilities:

Firstly, it allows the desk operator to add weight, or priority, to the main presenter such that if required he can ‘talk over’ the guests or contestants.

Secondly, it allows the desk operator to give more gain in the mix to any contributors who have weak voices or are too far from their microphones. The weight control may also be used during a show to adjust the relative balance dynamically. This function is set with the ‘Knob Assign’ control.

This significant new feature is available to all existing Vista systems with SCore Live DSP engines. By simply upgrading to software version 4.8 and adding the special VistaMix channels to the DSP configuration, VistaMix is ready to go. No additional hardware is required to the Vista surface, the new controls are fully implemented within the standard Vistonics™ screens and controls.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

HARMAN’s Studer Announces Compatibility of EMBER Protocol with Mosart MediaLab

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands — At IBC 2012, HARMAN’s Studer is announcing that the EMBER protocol found in its range of digital audio consoles is now compatible with the Mosart MediaLab system. This is the first open newscast automation system to be compatible with EMBER and will be on display at Studer’s IBC stand at Hall 8, Stand D60 and Mosart’s stand at Hall 5, Stand C26.

As live television productions have evolved and inevitably become more complex, the number of staff available to run these shows is decreasing because of the constant drive to cut costs. Today, almost all the equipment is remotely controlled and sometimes a single operator in the control room is expected to run the entire show alone. To accomplish this, the operator relies on a sophisticated computer-based system that can, from a running order, control all the studio devices, including the vision mixer, playout servers, cameras and, of course, the sound mixer.

Studer has chosen EMBER as a standard TCP/IP interface protocol to allow automation systems to seamlessly control specific aspects of the mixing desk. For normal newsroom and presentation needs this includes faders, mutes and aux or mix-minus. This feature, which has already been available for the OnAir range of Studer consoles, is now available to all Vista owners running the latest version of software V4.8 (soon to be released). EMBER also offers advanced features such as desk reset (recall) to allow instant reconfiguration of the complete audio console at the head of a show.

“The compatibility of Mosart MediaLab with EMBER marks a significant step forward in Studer’s ability to provide the most user-friendly and efficient audio mixing consoles in the broadcast industry,” said Andrew Hills, Director of Product Strategy for Studer. “Our integration of the EMBER protocol has been well-received since its preview at NAB in April and we are looking forward to showcasing this deeper level of integration at IBC!”

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Solid State Logic Launches ‘ScreenSound ADR’ at IBC 2012

The World’s First Dedicated End-to-End Solution for ADR has Arrived

AMSTERDAM – Solid State Logic (IBC, Stand 8.D83), the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles, is proud to announce another ground breaking product release with the launch of ScreenSound ADR. Designed to optimize and standardize Automatic Dialogue Replacement for film, foley recording and local language replacement for film and television, ScreenSound ADR is the world’s first end-to-end solution designed to deliver faster and more efficient ADR workflow.

ScreenSound ADR is a turnkey system that combines a suite of integrated software applications providing dialogue spotting and session preparation, session control and management and streamlined audio recording, with an industrial-strength hardware platform including host computer, I/O and Nucleus hardware control surface. At each stage of the ADR process, ScreenSound ADR provides dedicated solutions to streamline preparation, management and production.

ScreenSound ADR is all about efficient workflow. The session preparation stage of the process is handled by SpotShot, a comprehensive take logging, dialogue spotting and session preparation tool. Imported scripts are automatically turned into take lists, and a dedicated interface streamlines the dialogue spotting process with an integrated HD capable video player with full script and annotation text overlay. Take lists can be filtered to show appearances by individual cast members or groups and to calculate word/line count to help plan studio and talent time. SpotShot is a standalone application enabling dialogue spotting to be done away from the ADR studio.

At the heart of ScreenSound ADR is SpotFire, which presents a dedicated session management and automated ADR interface that provides complete control of studio session workflow. SpotFire offers a unique interface that combines a ‘rehearse – record – review’ based transport control panel with a

versatile and customizable Take List that makes viewing, navigating and controlling the recording process simple and efficient. SpotFire relies on SSL’s Soundscape DAW as the underlying platform for recording, editing and mixing with all track arming, transport and recording functions controlled entirely by SpotFire’s dedicated ADR interface. Audio workflow with ScreenSound ADR integrates with how the industry works today. The system imports native .ptf format sessions from Pro Tools and can export finished sessions in native .ptf Pro Tools format.

SpotFire also feeds and controls VisionCue, Screensound ADR’s powerful artist cue system. VisionCue is a fully integrated multi-screen HD video player with a completely customizable scrolling script, annotation, graphic timeline cue and count in overlay. VisionCue can natively play a huge range of video formats all the way up to Pro Res and Avid dnxhd without the need for transcoding and the system supports BlackMagic Design video interfaces.

ScreenSound ADR is a turnkey hardware based system: The multi-award winning SSL Nucleus hardware control surface delivers uniquely customizable hands-on control for accelerated operation (Nucleus also provides 2 x SSL SuperAnalogue™ mic pre’s). SSL’s Alpha-Link audio converters offer versatile and scalable I/O options to cater for recording and monitoring with the SSL MX4 software mixer environment providing a standard mixer templates and open architecture routing flexibility. The assurance of a fully tested SSL certified PC system completes a truly unique end-to-end solution to speed up your production workflow.

Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com.

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World’s First Laser-Projected Screening of Full-Length Movie Debuts With Christie Laser Projector; 2D Light Levels Achieved for 3D at IBC 2012 “Big Screen” Event

Christie® will light up the “IBC Big Screen” theater at RAI Amsterdam on Monday, delivering unprecedented 2D light levels for 3D content and, in the process, addressing one of the cinema industry’s most pressing problems – the unsatisfactory showing of 3D content at low light levels, typically less than 3 foot lamberts (ft-L), when 14 ft-L is the standard for 2D films. The event will also be the public premiere of Christie’s first prototype laser projector.

“Christie firmly believes that the best 3D is the brightest 3D and we need to help exhibitors with solutions that can project compelling, immersive 3D experiences to their screens,” said Dr. Don Shaw, senior director, Product Management, Christie Entertainment Solutions. “Audiences deserve to see the brightest 3D with 14 ft-L on cinema screens. Our demonstration today will show just how truly spectacular a movie maker’s vision can be when shown at the highest light levels, making the shared experience more immersive, and, ultimately, driving more cinema ticket sales.”

Continuing, Dr. Shaw noted that “as well, some attendees leave 3D movies complaining of headaches, fatigue, and sore eyes. Just like reading a book in low light levels, low brightness on the movie screen is one of the reasons for these complaints. Delivering more lumens to the screen will help address these effects, as will the advent of ‘eye-easy’ high frame rate (HFR) movies.”

(Current, non-laser methods for delivering more light to screens include dual, Xenon-lamp based Christie DLP® projection systems, known as Christie Duo™, which are filling specific needs for 3D delivery in theatres across the globe, including, for example, at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood and other ArcLight Cinemas.)

A Short, Expert Tutorial…And then the Movie
Dr. Shaw will address the low brightness problem in detail in a short address, and noted stereographers Demetri Portelli (“Hugo”) and Corey Turner (“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”) will introduce 3 ft-L clips from their films and speak to the challenges inherent in making a 3D movie, knowing full well that it will be shown to audiences at inferior light levels.

“For me, crafting 3D images as a stereographer has been both the most challenging and the most rewarding experience of my career as a cameraman. I have suffered alongside many 3D film makers whose work has been compromised due to the inevitable low-brightness theatrical presentation,” said Demetri Portelli. “So this showing of Hugo 3D at 14 ft-L is an important milestone in 3D cinema projection, as it will deliver spectacular details and show how light conveys additional information in 3D space. I’m really excited and optimistic about Christie finding solutions and setting new standards for exceptional movie exhibition.”

As VP, Post Production for Paramount, Corey Turner oversees all stereoscopic 3D productions, and recalls that “When Paramount released Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which I also worked on as stereographer, some of the prints were special digital masters, aimed at systems that could deliver almost twice the brightness of standard 3D projection. But even that ‘limited edition’ only targeted 6 ft-L; of course that being much better than the current standard for 3D at 4.5ft-L, but a far cry from 2D light levels. I’m extremely pleased that the technology for brighter cinema exhibition is advancing and Christie is to be applauded for their advancements and advantages in this initiative.”

Corey added that “Technologies like this will only help filmmakers fall even more in love with 3D. It will also finally give audiences a way to see all of the wonderful detail that the director and many members of their crew put into each and every shot. People will no longer cautiously question, ‘…is this really in 3D?’ because they will be able to see and detect all of the subtle depth cues intended for the presentation.”

Laser-projection Begins New Era With Full-Length Film Showing
Following the presentation by Dr. Shaw and Mr. Portelli and Mr. Turner, Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo 3D” – the first laser projection screening of a feature-length 3D movie at 2D brightness levels – will be shown, courtesy of Paramount Pictures International, Christie and XPAND 3D.

Commenting on the laser projector and that route specifically, Dr. Shaw said that “There’s half-a-dozen different ‘forks in the road’ decisions that have to be made when designing a laser-projection system and most manufacturers will take different paths.” He noted that Christie customers have come to expect the best in technology and service from the world’s largest supplier of DLP cinema projectors, operating for more than 80 years, and “…our final laser projector family, when announced, will continue this trend of innovative, high performance products that will address the specific needs of our customers in the cinema, pro AV and advanced visualization and simulation arenas.”

HARMAN’s Soundcraft® Si Compact 32 Provides Northside Christian Church With Ease Of Use For Volunteer Staff

WADSWORTH, Ohio — When looking to upgrade its front-of-house console at Northside Christian Church in Wadsworth, Ohio, Matt Howard, Music Pastor at the Church, opted for the most appealing and intuitive desk for the job: HARMAN’s Soundcraft Si Compact 32.

Northside Christian Church holds Sunday morning and afternoon services and utilizes the console for all FOH and some wireless in-ear monitor use. The morning service is mostly traditional, which differs from the afternoon program, which Howard referred to as “worship on steroids,” meaning they incorporate lighting and music for a whole show experience.

Howard wanted a console that wasn’t too daunting for his volunteers to operate, but still had the sound quality and durability of the Vi series Soundcraft boards that Howard has used before with great success.

“One of the biggest challenges was finding a console that allowed us to save our settings so volunteers could easily operate the console week after week,” Howard said. “We have a pool of about 20 musicians and 40 vocalists who constantly rotate each weekend. Since we don’t have professional sound engineers, we wanted the easiest board to manage their settings. With Soundcraft’s ability to snapshot settings, it has made the whole process very easy.”

With the additional MADI card that Northside Christian Church uses, the Si Compact 32 allows them to record rehearsals and provide a learning tool for the volunteers. “We turn the rehearsals into a virtual sound check where the person operating the console can play the service back and find the optimal settings for high-quality sound,” Howard added.

With an acoustically challenging building, having the ability to find the perfect settings has proven to be beneficial. “We have a huge wooden wall behind the stage which dulls all the sound and there are also sound absorbing panels in the back row of the audience,” explained Howard. “With the matrix on the Si Compact, we can offset that with some delays, and it has become really easy to manage.”

Along with the Si Compact 32, the Northside Christian Church deploys Crowns CTs 1200 and CTs 4200 amplifiers. “We never have to touch them, it’s great having the confidence that they are always up and running and providing the power we need,” Howard added.

“I’ve always loved the sound quality of Soundcraft but am greatly surprised by the power of the Si Compact. Soundcraft has always given me great support and everyone at the Church is extremely pleased with the results of the upgrade,” Howards summed up.

For more information on the Northside Christian Church, please visit: www.northsideweb.com

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Christie Puts Virtual Print Fee Program “On The Fast Track” To Help Exhibitors Meet Industry-Wide Signing Deadline of September 30, 2012

Industry’s Most Flexible Turnkey Solution Makes North American Exhibitors’ Transition to Digital Cinema Easy and Affordable.

With exhibitors facing a looming industry deadline of September 30, 2012 to join a Virtual Print Fee (VPF) Program, Christie announced that it has put its VPF program for North American exhibitors “on the fast track,” to ensure exhibitors are quickly signed up and guaranteed reimbursements as they make their move to DCI Compliant digital cinema projection systems.

“Christie has initiated ‘Fast Track’ handling at all levels within the administrative process to insure that exhibitors can take advantage of the industry’s most simplified plan for making the move to DCI Compliant digital cinema,” said Craig Sholder, vice president of Christie’s Entertainment Solutions. “It’s important for exhibitors to sign up on or before September 30, 2012 but once onboard they will still have until October 31, 2013 to make the physical conversion. During that time, they’ll have complete flexibility in choosing the best financing option for their needs, thanks to Christie’s highly flexible VPF program. We offer the widest financing options available, from self-financing to working out terms with one of our financing partners.”

Sholder added: “The sooner one begins the conversion, the better, since VPF revenues will not be earned until one has converted at least 50 percent of one’s complex. Exhibitors have nothing to lose and everything to gain by signing up with the Christie VPF program.”

Christie’s VPF program has been endorsed by all major Hollywood studios, including the Walt Disney Company, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Bros. The program has been recognized as giving exhibitors the greatest independence in planning a digital cinema conversion. As a result, more than 110 separate theater companies representing more than 1,500 screens across North America have enrolled in Christie’s VPF Program to date.

Landmark Cinemas Typifies Satisfied Christie VPF Customer
Landmark Cinemas Inc., which operates 33 theaters in Canada, is among the many exhibitors already subscribed to the Christie VPF. It selected Christie Solaria Series digital cinema projectors for all of its 100-plus screens throughout Western Canada and the Yukon. With the digital conversion completed, Landmark now shows 2D and 3D movies, live events and other alternative content.

“Christie has always been exceptionally committed to providing exhibitors with superior products and technical expertise,” said Neil Campbell, chief operating officer, Landmark Cinemas. “We selected their VPF program because it provided us the ultimate in flexibility. Their technicians worked with our installation company, King Cinema Services, to ensure every conversion took place without any disruption in service.”

As part of the VPF arrangements, Landmark worked with Christie in support of sourcing, integrating and testing hardware, enabling Christie to remotely monitor and manage Landmark’s digital cinema projection environments.

“We are ready to roll today with signing and installations,” said Sholder. “We can handle hundreds of projector orders simultaneously – absolutely no waiting or bottleneck. When the exhibitor is ready, we’re ready.”

Christie’s VPF program is backed by more than 80 years of experience in the cinema industry. It offers expert support and flexible options for all phases of the digital conversion process. Solutions include DCI Compliant digital cinema projection systems and Christie’s Network Operations Center (NOC) services, currently monitoring and supporting more than 110,000 devices in over 2,500 locations globally.

iStreamPlanet Moves to the Cloud

Scalable Cloud-Based Video-Streaming Workflow Helps Customers Keep Up With Digital Proliferation

LAS VEGAS — Sept. 7, 2012 — iStreamPlanet, a leading provider of live and on-demand streaming-video solutions, is moving its portfolio of media workload products and services to the cloud. The move is meant to help the company and its customers meet the growing demand for live events, live linear channels, and on-demand media assets across an ever-increasing number of IP-connected devices, offering scalability and cost reduction that do not exist with today’s video workflow technologies. iStreamPlanet’s portfolio includes a cloud-based workflow platform for live and live linear video; transcoding for video on demand (VOD); an advanced metadata framework service for authentication, authorization, and ID federation; and media encryption and license-clearing services.

“Current technologies and products simply cannot scale to meet the growing demand for more content, longer viewing hours, and high-quality viewing experiences across a plethora of devices,” said Mio Babic, founder, president, and CEO of iStreamPlanet. “In working with some of the largest brands in the digital media industry to produce some of the highest-profile online video experiences in history, we’ve seen firsthand how expensive, cumbersome, and complex it is to keep up with digital proliferation. It is with those experiences and customers in mind that we are developing the next generation of media workload products and services.”

iStreamPlanet’s cloud-based products and services offer unparalleled scalability, security, and flexibility. One component of the portfolio is Director 5, a VOD media-processing workflow that can scale to support up to 1,000 concurrent encode and transcode jobs. Currently offered within a private cloud environment at the US-based Switch SuperNap, the largest data center in the world, Director 5 leverages the latest in virtualization technologies running on high-capacity hardware that are intelligently provisioned and performance-optimized as needed, and then automatically removed when no longer needed so that users pay only for what they use.

Additionally, iStreamPlanet has developed a cloud-based advanced metadata services framework (AMSF) designed to provide rich, device-customizable Electronic Programming Guide (EPG) and TV/VOD metadata, authentication, authorization, and ID federation for live and on-demand streaming of content for OTT devices. AMSF is a key technology solution designed to speed time to market for content holders looking to create rich applications in a secure, consistent manner across a number of IP-connected devices, including smartphones, tablets, and OTT devices such as game consoles and set-top boxes.

Director 5 as well as other iStreamPlanet cloud-based offerings are built on top of cloud technology from CloudSigma, a key strategic partner with presence in the Switch SuperNAP datacenter and in the European-based Interxion datacenter — both of which are close infrastructure partners of iStreamPlanet.

“CloudSigma is proud to partner with iStreamPlanet, an industry-leading innovator in the digital media space, to offer one of the most comprehensive sets of cloud-based media workload technologies available today,” said Patrick Baillie, CEO of CloudSigma “The flexibility, scalability, and security content providers get via cloud-based technologies is the best way to meet the growing demand they face, and we are excited about the solutions that iStreamPlanet is bringing to market based on CloudSigma’s media ecosystem in the cloud.”

Director 5 and AMSF will be commercially available later this year with additional products and services coming in 2013. More information about iStreamPlanet is available at www.istreamplanet.com.

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About iStreamPlanet
iStreamPlanet is a multiplatform managed broadcast solutions provider committed to bringing high-quality video experiences to connected audiences around the world. With over a decade of managed broadcast experience, iStreamPlanet has built a comprehensive offering of video workflow and content management products and services. iStreamPlanet’s innovative approach has been chosen by the world’s leading sports, entertainment, and technology brands including NBC, Turner Broadcasting, AMC Networks, the United States Olympic Committee, AT&T, Microsoft, and others. Founded in 2000, the privately held company is headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in Redmond, Wash., and London. More information can be found at www.istreamplanet.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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XPAND 3D and Christie® Digital Usher In a New Era of 3D Cinema With Laser Projection Screening of Hugo at IBC 2012

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – In a landmark event, XPAND 3D, the world leader in 3D for the cinema, home and beyond, today announced that an XPAND active 3D system will be used with a Christie’s first laser projector for the screening of Martin Scorsese’s Hugo 3D at the IBC show in Amsterdam on Monday, September 10.

This marks the first feature-length 3D film to be screened using laser projection technology and also the first public screening of a 3D movie shown at full 2D movie specification brightness (14 FL). The screening will be the final event of the IBC Big Screen showcase, which is dedicated to featuring the latest in cinema technology.

The system will include XPAND Infinity 3D glasses, which provide up to 38% transparency and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. The glasses’ lightweight ergonomic designs ensure long-wearing comfort, and their wide 3D viewing angle provides an optimal 3D image across the entire cinema. All new XPAND cinema systems and glasses fully support HFR (High Frame Rate) double and single flash at 96fps, 120fps, 144fps, 192fps, 240fps and even variable fps.

“XPAND firmly believes that laser projection technology represents the future of cinema projection and everyone who attends the IBC Big Screen Monday Night Movie will see why,” said Maria Costeira, CEO of XPAND 3D. “Moreover, the viewers will benefit from wearing our Infinity 3D glasses, which delivers the most immersive and dynamic 3D experience available in the world!”

“Advanced 3D glasses combined with the proper light levels and, in the months to come, high-frame rate content, will increase the enjoyment factor of millions of moviegoers around the world when viewing 3D projections, and we welcome XPAND’s participation in Monday’s groundbreaking event,” said Richard Nye, Cinema Sales Director, Christie EMEA.

The screening will take place at the 1,700-seat Amsterdam RAI Theatre at IBC and will begin at 6:30 PM.

For more information on XPAND 3D, please visit www.xpand.me

For more information on Christie Digital, please visit www.christiedigital.com

About XPAND 3D:
XPAND 3D is the global leader in 3D technologies for cinema, with systems used by over 5,000 3D cinemas in more than 50 countries. XPAND 3D is also the 3D solution of choice for home, business, post-production, education, military, medical and professional 3D applications. XPAND 3D designs, manufactures and OEMs a range of consumer electronics 3D solutions that are driving the 3D revolution. XPAND is committed to advancing the state-of-the art in technology to provide consumers, businesses, educators and medical professionals with the comprehensive advantages of stereoscopic 3D. XPAND provides glasses on a linear scale from the most advanced and feature-packed for sophisticated surgical, training and home theater to more ruggedized and affordable for cinema and mass market use. X6D Limited is a global company whose products and services are marketed under the XPAND brand name.

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