Research Frontiers new SPD-Smart electronically dimmable window (EDW) programs, partnerships and products at the 2017 EBACE show

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At the recent EBACE aircraft show in Geneva, Research Frontiers highlighted the industry's growing movement towards SPD-Smart EDWs used in aircraft.

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Research Frontiers' SPD-Smart EDWs are used more and more in aircraft
At the recent EBACE aircraft show in Geneva, the industry's growing movement towards SPD-Smart EDWs was evident in many forms – aircraft currently being equipped with SPD-Smart EDWs, new programs selecting SPD, and new strategic partnerships combining respective strengths and innovations.
SPD-Smart EDWs deliver unprecedented passenger benefits. By enabling users to precisely control the amount of daylight and glare coming through windows, passengers can instantly tune the tint to a comfortable level while continuing to enjoy views, rather than blocking their view with a shade. The system delivers many other practical benefits including a cooler cabin due to remarkable thermal insulation properties, and a quieter cabin due to acoustic insulation properties.
Lufthansa Technik and Mercedes-Benz Style are now offering for sale their next-generation interior design for large private jets. At EBACE, the aircraft industry also learned that SPD-Smart EDWs have been selected for use in this luxurious interior. Ten very large SPD-Smart EDWs, each covering multiple window openings and more, will be used to create technological luxury and aesthetics in this remarkable interior. Visitors to the Lufthansa Technik booth were able to view mockups of this cabin interior and also experience a walk-through of the interior via a virtual reality tour.
In a previous press release, Research Frontiers licensee Vision Systems, and PPG Aerospace, a leader in aircraft transparencies, announced they w...


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