Fiat Croma Automobile and BMW Armored Glass Window Debut at Security Essen 2008 Featuring Isoclima’s Cromalite® Brand of SPD-SmartGlass
Padova, Italy, October 7, 2008 – Visitors to Security Essen 2008 and Glasstec 2008 will be able to see and experience state-of-the-art automotive smart glass on a Fiat Croma outfitted with SPD-SmartGlass™ from Research Frontiers licensee Isoclima S.p.A. Isoclima also will exhibit a BMW Series 7 armored glass rear side window with its Cromalite® brand of SPD-Smart glass at Security Essen 2008.
Isoclima, S.p.A. is a member of the FININD Group and a licensee of Research Frontiers Inc. (Nasdaq: REFR). Isoclima’s Cromalite® glass panels, utilizing patented SPD-Smart light-control technology developed by Research Frontiers, allow occupants to instantly and precisely control the amount of light coming through windows, doors, skylights, sunroofs, sunvisors and other glazings. Available with either glass or polycarbonate substrates, and even available in armored glass configurations, SPD-SmartGlass provides an ideal alternative to conventional shading systems because of its ability to adjust incoming light, heat and glare without blocking one’s view, while also providing occupants with on-demand privacy.
The Fiat Croma, a popular car in Europe, features five panels of Isoclima S.p.A.’s Cromalite® SPD-SmartGlass including two rear sidelites, two rear quarterlites and one backlite. The SPD-Smart glass for this vehicle uses remote control operation to instantly adjust light and glare coming through the windows. When tuned to its dark state, Cromalite® SPD-Smart glass provides protection from excessive light and glare, thus yielding a safer, more enjoyable driving experience while also offering added security and privacy.
In addition to the control of visible light and glare, Isoclima’s Cromalite® SPD-Smart glass also blocks over 99% of damaging ultraviolet (UV) light that can be unhealthy for passengers and which degrades vehicle interiors and instrumentation. The heat-blocking performance benefits are substantial as well, resulting in a highly energy-efficient system that can reduce demands on a vehicle’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.
The SPD-equipped Fiat Croma will initially be exhibited by Isoclima at Security Essen 2008 (Hall 6, Stand 54), the world’s leading trade show devoted to security and fire prevention, held from October 7-10, 2008 in Essen, Germany. Isoclima also will exhibit a BMW Series 7 armored glass rear sidelite with SPD-Smart Cromalite® at this show. In the past, Security Essen has attracted more than 1,000 exhibitors and 40,000 visitors from 79 countries. For more information regarding Security Essen 2008, please visit www.security-messe.de/?lang=en.
From October 21-25, 2008, Isoclima will exhibit the Fiat Croma featuring its Cromalite® brand of SPD-SmartGlass at Glasstec 2008 in Dusseldorf, Germany (Hall16, Stand A74). Known as “the window to the world of glass,” many consider Glasstec to be the world’s leading trade show for the glass industry and in the past, this show has attracted 1,300 exhibitors and 54,000 visitors from 84 nations. For information about Glasstec 2008 please visit www.mdna.com/shows/glasstec.htm.
For more information about Isoclima S.p.A., visit www.isoclima.net.
For information about Research Frontiers Inc. and SPD-SmartGlass, visit www.SmartGlass.com.
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