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Belgium—Apr 7, 2011

XPAND Partners With XDC to Deliver CATWALK 3D in Cinemas Across Europe and the Middle East

XPAND 3D today announced that it is partnering with XDC , the n°1 digital cinema service company in Europe, to deliver CATWALK 3D, the world's first 3D fashion show featuring Jean-Paul Gaultier, Valentino and other elite designers, in 3D cinemas across Europe and the Middle East this May. Previously only seen by the world's fashion elite, now moviegoers in the UK, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, France and Russia and other countries soon to be announced, will have the opportunity to view world-class fashion with stunning, world-class 3D technology.

XPAND, the world leader in 3D and the brand behind the Universal 3D glasses, has combined cutting-edge style with world-class 3D technology to deliver an up-close and personal view of the Fall 2010/Winter 2011 Haute Couture Fashion Week. The movie features select shows by some of the world's most elite and up-and-coming designers including: Jean-Paul Gaultier, Valentino, Christophe Josse, Georges Hobeika and Stéphane Rolland.

To deliver CATWALK 3D to Europe and the Middle East, XPAND is partnering with XDC, which is responsible for marketing, sales and distribution of the film to the cinemas.

"With CATWALK 3D XPAND has elevated the art and beauty of fashion to a new level of excellence," says Maria Costeira, Chief Executive Officer of XPAND. "Releasing CATWALK 3D to cinemas across Europe will allow everyone, not just the fashion elite, to appreciate and experience the very essence of couture. We are thrilled to be able to bring high fashion and our leading 3D technology together."

"We are very honored to have this agreement with XPAND for the distribution of CATWALK 3D across Europe and the Middle East," says Fabrice Testa, Vice President Content & Network Services, XDC. "After so many years that XDC spent to contributing to the deployment of the European digital cinema infrastructure, XDC is now fully committed to become a major player in the distribution of alternative content. CATWALK 3D highlights a new kind of alternative content program for theaters. Our vast network of exhibitors is looking for innovative content in addition to the current offer which is mainly operas and ballets. Fashion is very attractive and can be associated with clothing retailers to make the inside the lobby of the cinema an amazing display just before the screening. It's just the beginning of a new way for exhibitors to do cinema, and for the audience to experience cinema!"

The release into cinemas is scheduled on May 17th, 2011. Interested exhibitors can get info and make their booking by contacting Frank Smith, Alternative Content Sales Manager, XDC by email at HYPERLINK "
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About XPAND: XPAND 3D is the global leader in 3D technologies for cinema, with systems used by almost 10,000 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. XPAND Directory page About dcinex™:
As part of Ymagis Group, dcinex is a leading provider of Digital Cinema services in Europe including VPF management, postproduction, DCP mastering, KDM delivery, digital cinema installation, maintenance and technical support. The Ymagis Group has deployed digital systems in cinemas under VPF representing close to 5,800 screens throughout Europe with both exhibition circuits and art house independent cinemas. Since 2014, the Ymagis Group operates, through its subsidiary Smartjog Ymagis Logistics, the largest e-delivery network for cinema content in Europe, using both, satellite capacity and ADSL/fibre lines, as well as a number of HDD’s duplication hubs. The Ymagis Group has also become a software house, providing innovative solutions such as a theatre management system (TMS) and a full electrical automation system.
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