SAFRA Features SPD-Smart Bus Roof Glass From Vision Systems At The National Meeting Of Public Transport In Strasbourg

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Benefits of Vision Systems’ SPD-SmartGlass in buses, trams, aircraft and other transport vehicles are highlighted at three different trade shows this week.
BRIGNAIS, France – Research Frontiers (Nasdaq: REFR) licensee Vision Systems has announced that SAFRA SAS will exhibit (Stand 16) bus roof glass produced with Vision Systems’ SPD-Smart(TM) Nuance product for the transportation industry at the 23rd National Meeting of Public Transport in Strasbourg, France from October 12-14, 2011.
SAFRA is ISO 9011 certified and specializes in providing equipment, installation and maintenance of heavy vehicles in urban passenger transport, as well as the renovation of buses, trams, metro cars and more.
Vision Systems’ SPD-Smart Nuance and Noctis windows offer instant and precise light-control at every level which provides original equipment manufacturers and private vehicle owners with a solar protection solution that enhances comfort and supports fuel efficiency. These electronically dimmable windows, roof shades and partitions are impact-resistant, completely silent, available in flat and curved surfaces, and can be controlled automatically or by passengers. Vision Systems’ Noctis SPD-Smart product line offers enhanced blackout solar protection and complete privacy.
The 23rd National Meeting of Public Transport is expected to attract 5,000 transport operators, manufacturers, elected representatives and others who are involved in public transport and sustainable mobility in France. More information is available from the event website.
“We are very pleased to have SAFRA exhibit bus roof glass with Vision Systems’ SPD-Smart Nuance product before key members of the French public transport industry,” commented Carl Putman, CEO of Vision Systems. “SAFRA is an excellent company and this week’s National Meetings are an ideal venue to demonstrate the shading, heat control and comfort benefits of Nuance. This also marks the third trade event this week where Nuance with SPD technology has been showcased to the transport industry. An OEM is exhibiting an SPD-Smart Nuance skydome for a motorhome at the 46th Salon de Vehicules de Loisirs in Paris, France and SPD-Smart Nuance and Noctis window shades are highlighted at various places at the NBAA aircraft show in Las Vegas. Interest in these products has been very positive because of their distinctive performance advantages over conventional shading and privacy products for aircraft, buses coaches, trams, trains, motorhomes and other vehicles in the transport sector.”
Made with patented light-control SPD film developed by Research Frontiers, SPD-SmartGlass(TM) is the world’s fastest-switching variably tintable dynamic glazing technology. It is the only dimmable window technology that gives users the ability to instantly and precisely control the level of shading to any point between very dark and clear. This provides exceptional control over solar energy while also adding to user comfort and protecting interiors. Available in both glass and lightweight polycarbonate substrates, SPD-Smart products – windows, sunroofs, skylights, doors, partitions and more – are laminated glazings that offer a distinctive combination of energy efficiency and security, can be controlled manually or automatically, and are available in custom sizes and fabrications for original equipment, new construction, replacement and retrofit projects.
More information about SAFRA SAS is available from SAFRA’s website.
Details about Vision Systems and their SPD-Smart products can be found on the company’s website. For further information, please contact Vision Systems’ French commercial representative for this industry:
Mr. Frederic Vetrano
Managing Director
Seipra Score
Tel: + 33 (0)4 37 64 20 41
Fax: + 33 (0)4 72 85 06 33
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.
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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