SPD News from the 2012 EBACE Aviation Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, May 15, 2012 – This week at the 2012 European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, SPD-Smart instantly dimmable aircraft windows are on display by aircraft manufacturer Honda Aircraft Company, and are also being featured by a strategic partner of Research Frontiers licensee InspecTech Aero Service.
At the booth of aircraft manufacturer Honda Aircraft Company, SPD-Smart cabin windows are being experienced inside an updated HondaJet fuselage model being exhibited by HondaJet at EBACE, as well as an interactive special display. The SPD-Smart windows offer instant and precise light and glare control at all levels, which provides a solar protection solution that enhances flying comfort and supports fuel efficiency. These electronically dimmable window shades are impact-resistant, have no moving parts, are completely silent, and can be controlled by passengers or cabin-wide by the crew. The HondaJet, an advanced business jet aircraft, is scheduled for delivery to customers in 2013.
Lou Martin and Associates
Research Frontiers licensee InspecTech’s strategic partner Lou Martin and Associates (LMA) is showcasing SPD-Smart E3 Shades at their booth. This aircraft cabin window shading system integrates LMA’s electromechanical pleated shade with InspecTech’s SPD-Smart iShade dimmable window. Aircraft owners and operators can keep the soft fabrics and warm colors of LMA’s shades and benefit from the extraordinary SPD-Smart film technology used in InspecTech’s iShades. The SPD-Smart E3 Shades expands the options available to interior designers and owners of aircraft, and demonstrates the creative potential and adaptability of SPD technology.
EBACE, jointly hosted each year by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), the leading association for business aviation in Europe, and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the leading voice for the business aviation industry in the United States, is the premier annual meeting place for the European business aviation community. The 2012 convention is being held May 14-16. More information about the event is available from the event website.
SPD-Smart technology 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.
For inquiries about SPD-Smart technology, to arrange a presentation or to visit the Research Frontiers Design Center, please contact:
Gregory M. Sottile, Ph.D.
Director of Market Development
Research Frontiers Inc.
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About Research Frontiers Inc.
Research Frontiers Inc. (Nasdaq: REFR) 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 $84 million to date to develop its technology, the Company has been granted 288 patents for its SPD technology and has pending patent applications that, if granted, would add approximately 250 additional patents. Research Frontiers 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.
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. “iShade” is a trademark of InspecTech Aero Service.