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[TC]2 Introduces KX-16 Body Scanner

Cary, N.C.-based [TC]2 — a provider of technology development and supply chain improvement solutions for the apparel, sewn products and related soft goods industries — has unveiled the KX-16 next-generation 3-D body scanner offering expanded functionality.

[TC]2 capitalized on the rise of low-cost 3-D scanning sensors to develop the KX-16, which is 10 times smaller and at a price of $10,000, costs 20 times less than the 3T6 — the company's first 3-D body scanner, released in 1997, which measured 200 square feet (ft2) and cost $200,000. At 20 ft2 and offering 16 sensors, the KX-16 is the same size as [TC]2's current leading body-scanning product, the NX-16, but is one-third the price.

The KX-16 Body Scanner utilizes the same technology first developed with the NX-16, which places sensors around the body at four specific heights and four specific angles to give complete and accurate body scans of any subject. The scanner features an attached changing room and includes the full suite of [TC]2 Body Scanning software functionality including automatic body measurements at more than 400 points; manual measurement capabilities; embedded size selection for stock size apparel; embedded Made-to-Measure features for custom apparel; automatic 3-D digital avatar creation including face texturing from a photo; Virtual Fashion feature enabling quick virtual try-on of each apparel item; body shape and body fat analysis tools; and a private self-scanning mode.

In addition, the KX-16 Body Scanner offers enhanced features including color scan data acquisition; low sensitivity to room light or sharp color contrasts on the scan subjects; and generation of more than two million data points at full-body resolution.

[TC]2 is targeting the KX-16 Body Scanner to the apparel, health and fitness, and medical markets.

March 6, 2012