InspecTech Unveils New SPD-Smart iShade Model at 2011 Aircraft Interiors Expo: iShade iQ – Cabin Noise Reduction Feature Added to Light-Control Benefits

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InspecTech Unveils New SPD-Smart iShade Model at 2011 Aircraft Interiors Expo: iShade iQ – Cabin Noise Reduction Feature Added to Light-Control Benefits
At the site of the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany which opens to the public tomorrow, InspecTech Aero Service, a licensee of Research Frontiers Inc. (NASDAQ: REFR), announced a new model of its SPD-Smart iShade dimmable window, branded iShade iQ. This model, in addition to the light, glare and heat control made possible by its use of SPD-Smart technology, also reduces noise levels in the cabin.
SPD-Smart iShades are now flying on 24 aircraft models worldwide – general and business aviation, transport category and military aircraft. They are certified and on new production aircraft and helicopters and as aftermarket products as well. They are the first and the only instantly dimmable window system flying today. InspecTech’s iShades have also been installed in selected areas on all A380 aircraft delivered by Airbus to Qantas Airlines to date, making SPD-Smart window shades the first and only electronically dimmable window shade flying on commercial airlines. They are also the only dimmable windows offering 100% privacy.
InspecTech’s press release today stated: “A drive towards a quieter cabin is a top priority of the aerospace industry’s cabin interiors programs, and according to studies by NASA and other organizations, cabin windows are a main path for noise transmission. InspecTech capitalized on iShade’s method of managing daylight to extend its environmental control to noise-dampening as well. In iShades, light transmission through cabin windows is controlled using smart films that can be precisely tuned to any level of tint desired with the push of a button – and requires no moving parts. The unique method of light-control used in iShades enabled InspecTech to develop a solution to achieve a quieter cabin by using an eleven-layer sealed stack that performs as an unprecedented sound barrier.”
More details about iShade iQ are available in the InspecTech press release.
More information about the 2011 Aircraft Interiors Expo can be found on the event website. InspecTech is exhibiting with their strategic partner MSA Aircraft Products at Booth #6A68.
InspecTech’s iShades with SPD-Smart technology instantly regulate light, glare and heat entering the aircraft – from fully clear to completely private, and to any level of view-preserving tint in between. The tint of the iShades can be electrically tuned to any level from extremely dark (over 99.96% light blockage) to clear – from each window individually or cabin-wide. These dynamic shades improve passenger comfort and satisfaction, increase security, lower in-cabin noise levels, block over 99.9% of harmful UV light and block unwanted solar heat from entering the aircraft when on the ground.
For further information about the new iShade iQ for aircraft and helicopters contact:
InspecTech Aero Service, Inc.
James Lang, President
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For inquiries, to arrange a presentation, or to visit the Research Frontiers Design Center, please contact:
Research Frontiers Inc.
Michael R. LaPointe, Vice President – Marketing
(516) 364-1902
SPD-Smart™ is a trademark of Research Frontiers Inc.
i-Shade™and iShade iQ™ are trademarks of InspecTech Aero Service, Inc.

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