Press Coverage Of The Cheoy Lee Alpha 76 Express Yacht Made With SPD-SmartGlass

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November 3, 2011 – We thought you might like to see some of the press and industry buzz about Cheoy Lee Shipyards’ Alpha 76 Express production yacht made with SPD-SmartGlass supplied by our licensee Diamond Sea Glaze. The Alpha 76 Express made its world debut last week at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
The author of an article from Cruising World writes: “I was impressed too. A slider on his iPad (or a wall switch) made those huge side windows go from crystal clear to deeply tinted to somewhat translucent but completely private. Even if there was a way to fit curtains without messing up the Alpha’s clean interior design, the SPD-SmartGlass technology seems cooler.” More information and the images are available in the complete Cruising World article., which covered the debut of the Alpha product line at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, noted: “Cheoy Lee’s Alpha 76 is the first of a new series and is arguably the hit of the show. She’s beautiful and full of innovation. Definitely a must-see.” See and read about the Alpha with SPD-SmartGlass in the article.
More details about the Alpha 76, Cheoy Lee Shipyards, Diamond Sea Glaze and Research Frontiers’ SPD-Smart technology are available in the Alpha press release.
When Research Frontiers’ patented SPD-Smart light-control technology is used in yacht windows and other products, users can precisely control or “tune” the amount of light, glare and heat coming through their windows, while preserving their view. Use of SPD-SmartGlass also enhances security and privacy.
SPD-Smart technology offers the widest dynamic range of light-control. It provides full-time protection from harmful UV radiation, as well as high levels of heat-control. This protects artwork, furnishings and interiors, as well as the passengers and crew of vessels. Also, because lighting conditions and reflected glare off of the water are constantly changing as boats move and change course, it is important to have windows that can dynamically manage these changing conditions to maximize passenger comfort, control glare and preserve views. Only SPD-Smart technology can provide this “real-time” solution due to its ability to react instantly.
SPD-Smart products – windows, skylights, curtainwalls, partitions, sunroofs and more –are precisely tunable to an infinite number of light transmission states regardless of window size, and easily adapt to individual preferences using control devices ranging from basic dimmer switches and photosensors to those that are integrated into a building’s or vehicle’s intelligent control system. These unequalled performance characteristics help optimize energy savings and human comfort, protect interiors, and offer the opportunity for highly innovative design solutions. Additional information about SPD-Smart windows and other products can be found at
About Research Frontiers Inc.
Research Frontiers Inc. is the developer of SPD-Smart light-control technology which allows users to instantly, precisely and uniformly control the shading of glass or plastic, either manually or automatically. Having invested over $82 million to date to develop its technology, Research Frontiers currently holds approximately 500 patents and patent applications worldwide and has built an infrastructure of 39 licensed companies that collectively are capable of serving the growing global demand for smart glass products in automobiles, homes, buildings, aircraft and boats. Further information about SPD-Smart technology, Research Frontiers and its licensees can be found at
Note: From time to time Research Frontiers may issue forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. This press release contains forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ and are not guaranteed. Any forward-looking statements should be considered accordingly. “SPD-Smart” and “SPD-SmartGlass” are trademarks of Research Frontiers Inc.
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For further information about SPD-Smart light-control technology or to schedule a visit to the Research Frontiers Design Center, please contact:
Gregory M. Sottile, Ph.D.
Research Frontiers Inc.

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