Research Frontiers’ SPD-Smart Technology at 2009 NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention
October 23, 2009 – At the 2009 NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention, concluded yesterday in Orlando, Florida, aircraft cabin window products incorporating SPD-Smart(TM) technology developed by Research Frontiers Inc. were exhibited in a variety of booths and locations including those reviewed below.
Research Frontiers licensee InspecTech Aero Service, Inc. featured its I-Shade(TM) and E-Shade(TM) brands of cabin windows using SPD-Smart technology at their booth. In use today on commercial, corporate and military aircraft, and on helicopters, these are the only dynamic switchable window shades available for any aircraft both in the aftermarket and for new production. The following product brochure about the I-Shade was distributed at the NBAA show:
On October 20 at the NBAA, InspecTech unveiled a new product branded the Smart Cabin Automated Dimming System (SCADS(TM)). This new intelligent “enabled” technology capitalizes on the rapid and precise light, glare and heat control properties of I-Shades and E-Shades, and is capable of integrating into airframe systems. This provides unprecedented smart automation of cabin light-management. Information about SCADS can be found in the InspecTech press release, product brochure, and media article below:
Lou Martin and Associates Inc., a world leader in aircraft shades for 31 years, unveiled and exhibited a new product branded the e3Shade(TM) at their NBAA booth. This product utilizes components including SPD light-control technology. Research Frontiers licensee InspecTech Aero Service supplies Lou Martin with its I-Shades, and the final e3Shade combines I-Shades with Lou Martin’s pleated shades. Information about Lou Martin’s e3Shades are in the following Lou Martin press release, product brochure, and media article:
MSA Aircraft Products, Inc., a leader in the manufacture of aircraft interior products for both OEM and retrofit segments since 1986, exhibited a new product which incorporates SPD technology at their NBAA booth. InspecTech supplies MSA with its E-Shades, and MSA incorporates their pleated shade technology to offer a new product to the aircraft industry.
For further information, please contact:
Research Frontiers Inc.
Gregory M. Sottile, Ph.D. – Director of Market Development