KINO EXPO 2012 IN ST. PETERSBURG: CUTTING-EDGE CINEMA TECHNOLOGY FOR ITS SCREENINGS

XPAND 3D GLASSES FOR KINO EXPO 2012 IN ST. PETERBURG

Established in 1999, Kino Expo – the international cinema industry convention taking place in St. Petersburg, Russia – is the world’s third largest international exhibition of cinema equipment, with a focus on the markets of Russia and neighboring CIS (former USSR) countries, including Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Armenia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, and Central Asian countries. At Kino Expo, the local offices of major studios, Russian and international independent distribution and production companies present their upcoming films and product reels directly to local exhibitors.

Once again delivering its world-class 3D technology in the most stylish form factor in the industry, XPAND 3D is announcing that it is the official sponsor of Kino Expo 2012,. This marks the third consecutive year that XPAND 3D is sponsoring Kino Expo. In addition, XPAND’s local partner NEVAFILM will provide IR systems for the multiple 3D screenings at Kino Expo, which will employ 800 XPAND Infinity active 3D glasses.

The XPAND Infinity 3D glasses 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 3D offers more than the best 3D experience in the world; we enable filmmakers to truly realize their artistic visions, while providing viewers the ability to see 3D as it is meant to be seen,” said Maria Costeira, CEO of XPAND 3D. “At Kino Expo 2012, where some of the world’s most talented artists intersect with the heart of the Russian/CIS film community, XPAND 3D is the only option!”

As one of the most prestigious cinema conventions in the world, it is imperative that Kino Expo offers cutting-edge cinema technology for its screenings,” said Dmitri Kazuto of Kino Expo. “With the XPAND Infinity glasses, we know our guests are enjoying that unmatched level of quality.” “XPAND offers the highest-quality cinema 3D in the world and Kino Expo is one of the highest-profile opportunities to showcase this world-class quality,” said Katerina Agapova of NEVAFILM. “We are thrilled to once again be able to provide XPAND 3D cinema systems for Kino Expo.” XPAND 3D is also the official partner of the Cannes Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival, and is used for the biggest 3D premieres around the world.

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

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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STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM OF SAINT PETERSBURG: NEW TOOLS TO PROMOTE RUSSIAN ART AND CULTURE

  

The State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture founded in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1764 by the Russian Empress Catherine the Great. Today, the collection comprises nearly 3 million paintings, graphic works, sculptures and works of applied art, archaeological finds and numismatic material. The collections occupy a large complex of six historic buildings, including the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors.

Now, Paragon Software Group (PSG) (http://www.paragon-software.com/ ) the leading backup, disaster recovery and cross-platform solutions software developer, is pleased to announce that the publishing department of The State Hermitage Museum (http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/html_En/index.html) of St. Petersburg, Russia, uses Paragon Software’s cross-platform utility NTFS for Mac OS X 9.5 (http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/index.html ) on their Mac computers to gain instant access to works of photographers saved on media of various formats, including Windows, while preparing catalogs and other printed materials for the museum. NTFS for Mac OS X 9.5 is one utility in Paragon’s major cross-platform product line based on Paragon’s Universal File System Driver (UFSD) (http://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/ufsd.html)

 “Our utility NTFS for Mac OS X 9.5 is widely used in publishing businesses around the world. The cross-platform software erases the boundaries between incompatible file systems, most often between Windows and Mac OS X, running any materials in Windows format on a Mac without the usual delays in the rhythm of the production process,” commented Natia Kartvelishvilli, Director of Business Development of Paragon Software Group. “It is our special pride that Russia’s largest museum, our national heritage, the State Hermitage Museum, uses Paragon’s tool to produce their catalogs and brochures to promote the art and culture of Russia.”

 

The publishing department of the State Hermitage Museum celebrates its 80th anniversary in fall 2012, having published exhibition catalogues, scientific papers, archeological findings and much more throughout its lengthy history. Today, the museum employs several authors who publish more than 50 book titles a year under the State Hermitage imprint.

 When publishing catalogues and brochures, the museum includes works of photographers submitted on multimedia devices of different formats, most often Windows. Common incompatibility issues arise when transferring these photographs to the museum’s Mac systems. With Paragon’s cross-platform technology, barriers between multimedia devices and media file systems are eliminated, allowing users to enjoy multimedia devices that can write data to and read data from external media of any file system. Paragon’s UFSD technology makes it possible to process unsupported partitions to browse contents, read and modify files, copy and create new files and folders, and more, while maintaining high-performance read/write access and speedy file transfers.

 

ABOUT PARAGON SOFTWARE GROUP

Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company’s comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, and Russia, delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software provides technology to a host of world class companies and partners including Cisco, Dell, Toshiba, NEC, Siemens, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more.

 Availability:

Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 9.5 is available for USD 19.95, EUR 14.95 or GBP 12.95, and can be downloaded at http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/. Owners of Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 9.0 may upgrade to version 9.5 for free.

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