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Info-Vision, an electronically dimmable window integrating a light source using electroluminescent technology, provides information for passengers. 

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WOODBURY, NY, MARCH 15, 2018 – Vision Systems announced today that its latest electronically dimmable window (EDW) solutions will be showcased at the April 10-12 AIX aerospace show in Hamburg, Germany. These solutions use patented SPD-Smart light-control technology developed by Research Frontiers (Nasdaq: REFR). Visitors will experience an array of Vision Systems innovations designed to meet the industry’s quest for improving the airline passenger experience. Products include:


At AIX, Vision Systems will unveil Info-Vision, the first smart information window integrating both SPD and electroluminescent technologies. This economical innovation, for use in windows and cabin dividers, provides passengers with travel information right on the panel. The tint of this industry-first SPD-Smart window or divider can automatically adjust in real-time, providing optimal contrast and readability.

Nuance V2 and Nuance V2 Ultra-Dark

This second-generation SPD-Smart EDW has advantages over other dimmable systems, including instant switching from clear to dark and any state of tint in between, noise blocking, and heat blocking – all contributing to a more comfortable cabin to improve the passenger experience. Also, according to Vision Systems, this system is “based on a new industrial process for enhanced optical quality and lower cost.”

Nuance V2 Multizone

This innovative Vision Systems EDW allows passengers to not only instantly and precisely select the tint level of the entire window – it also allows them to control the amount of light coming through different zones of the window, for example, from the top part of the window to the bottom.

Noctis V2

This EDW integrates SPD variably dimmable technology with a technology which provides passengers with the ability to opaque the window in addition to controlling the tint from clear to very dark.

SPD-Smart Products for the Cockpit

For the cockpit, Vision Systems will showcase Nuance Smart-Shell, a retrofit product covering cockpit side windows, and Nuance Energia, an electronically dimmable sun visor which integrates a transparent photovoltaic film to enable the sun visor to be self-powered.

There will be other SPD-Smart solutions from Vision Systems at the AIX show. For example, Zodiac Aerospace, a worldwide leader in aircraft systems and equipment, will present a cabin divider integrating a dimmable solution from Vision Systems.

For more information on these EDW solutions, we invite you to read the Vision Systems’ press release.

Improving the Airline Passenger Experience with SPD-Smart EDW Systems

The clear goal in business and commercial aviation is to improve the passenger experience. A major innovation in this area is the SPD-Smart EDW system, which delivers a potent and unique solution to improving how passengers feel while in flight. By allowing passengers and flight crews to precisely tune the tint of the EDW to control the amount of daylight coming through windows, passengers continue to comfortably enjoy views, rather than blocking their view with a shade. The system delivers other critical passenger experience benefits including a cooler and quieter cabin due to remarkable thermal and acoustic insulation. Transmission of heat and noise through cabin windows has historically been the weak link in providing passengers relief from outside elements, and an SPD-Smart EDW system is the solution.

About Research Frontiers Inc.

Research Frontiers (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. Research Frontiers has an infrastructure of over 40 licensed companies that collectively are capable of serving the growing global demand for smart glass products in automobiles, homes, buildings, museums, aircraft and boats. For more information, please visit our website at, and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.


Michael LaPointe

Vice President – Aerospace Products

Research Frontiers Inc.


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” is a trademark of Research Frontiers Inc. “Info-Vision,” Nuance V2,” Nuance V2 Ultra-Dark,” Noctis V2,” “Nuance Smart-Shell,” and “Nuance Energia, are trademarks of Vision Systems.

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