Lightspeed Design and LC-Tec Displays sign new exclusive pact

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Lightspeed Design, Inc. of Seattle, WA and LC-Tec Displays AB of Borlänge, Sweden signed a new multi-year exclusive distribution agreement, ensuring that the patented PolarSpeed® technology manufactured by LC-Tec will continue to be solely used in DepthQ® 3D Passive Polarization products for digital cinema.

The DepthQ Polarization Modulator and DepthQ CineBright™ high-brightness 3D Light Recycler allow digital cinema projectors to display high-impact stereoscopic 3D. With powered, symmetrical 50-microsecond switching time between the eyes, both DepthQ products enable the world's shortest dark times. Further details of the agreement were not disclosed.

Chris Ward, president of Lightspeed Design, Inc./DepthQ, stated, “The high-speed liquid crystal polarization modulation technology manufactured by LC-Tec is a market-proven best-in-class product. We are very pleased with the co-developed 3D digital cinema technology, with over 2,500 operational screens worldwide. We look forward to major new technical developments in 2018 and continuing our close working relationship with the talented people at LC-Tec.”

Dr. Jesper Osterman, managing director at LC-Tec, said, “We are delighted to once again sign a new agreement with Lightspeed Design. The outstanding progress made over the years in terms of product development is a direct result of the unique combination of expertise between our two companies and we are looking forward to continuing in the same spirit. The unmatched experience in 3D that Lightspeed possesses is a perfect match with our skills in LC-device research and manufacturing.”

To learn more about DepthQ products, visit booth 2013A at CinemaCon 2018, April 23-26 in Las Vegas.