Contour Energy Targets 3DTV

Azusa-based Contour Energy Systems, the advanced battery manufacturer and technology developer headed by Joseph Fisher, announced today that it has launched a new line of coin cell batteries targeted specifically at 3DTV, active shutter glasses. The firm--which is developing batteries originally developed at Caltech--said its new high performance coin cells last 61 percent longer that competing brands of batteries. The firm said its own testing, in Panasonic and Sony active shutter glasses, gave run times of up to 34 hours. Contour Energy said the new batteries can replace all 2025 and 3023, 3-volt lithium batteries, and will be available via a six-pack of batteries for $14.99. Contour Energy is venture backed by CMEA Capital, Harris and Harris, Schlumberger and US Venture Partners.