|By Marketwired .||
|May 22, 2014 10:00 AM EDT||
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 05/22/14 -- Research Frontiers Inc. (NASDAQ: REFR) -- The 2014 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) ends today in Geneva, and OEM aircraft manufacturers Bombardier, Dassault and HondaJet all featured aircraft cabin interiors using Research Frontiers patented SPD-Smart light control technology in electronically dimmable windows (EDWs). In addition, Research Frontiers licensee Vision Systems launched two new products for the aircraft industry.
Imagine touching a button on your window, on your smart phone or tablet, or even touching the window itself and instantly being able to tune the tint from clear to dark, and having the window completely change its tint within seconds. This is what SPD-Smart light control film technology offers the aircraft, automotive, architectural and marine industries.
Joseph Harary, Research Frontiers President and CEO, remarked during the events at EBACE: "Three aircraft shown at EBACE, all with SPD-Smart technology, were literally next to each other across the Dassault, Bombardier and Honda Aircraft booths, so you didn't have to go far to see the clear trend among OEMs to create a superior flying experience and improved interaction between passengers and their environment. People want a better connection between themselves and what's outside, and SPD-Smart technology enhances this experience as well as their view of the outside world, while instantly and efficiently managing heat, light and glare, and enhancing comfort and safety."
Dassault Falcon 5X - SPD-Smart Skylight Standard Equipment
Dassault's booth included the Falcon 5X, which will be the largest, most powerful, and most advanced Falcon jet ever built by Dassault. One of the most remarkable new aircraft interior design innovations is the "zenith window" -- a roof window welcoming passengers and crew as they enter the aircraft to create an elegant and spacious feeling. To offer this enhanced cabin interior feature, Dassault was faced with a critical need to manage the intense solar light, glare and heat coming into the cabin, particularly when the aircraft is at altitude, where the solar rays, including ultraviolet radiation, are much stronger than when on the ground. SPD technology provided the solution -- Research Frontiers licensee Vision Systems will supply their Nuance brand of SPD-Smart EDW, and it will be standard equipment on the Falcon 5X.
Honda Aircraft Company HondaJet - SPD-Smart Cabin Windows Standard Equipment
Honda Aircraft Company's booth featured a full-scale mockup of the HondaJet, the first general aviation aircraft developed by the Honda Aircraft Company. The first production HondaJet is nearly completed, eight more are in various stages of production, and first deliveries to customers are targeted for early 2015 upon FAA certification of the aircraft. SPD technology has been selected by Honda as standard equipment on all cabin windows, and will be supplied by Research Frontiers licensee Vision Systems.
At EBACE, Honda Aircraft Company personnel noted the benefits that SPD-Smart EDWs bring to the HondaJet, including cabin darkening, heat control and a weight savings of approximately 2 pounds per window compared to electromechanical shades.
Bombardier Global 7000 - SPD-Smart Cabin Windows Installed on Global 7000 Mockup
One of the most talked-about events at EBACE was Bombardier's unveiling of the Global 7000 mockup. The Global 7000 is a clear real-life example of the trend towards larger cabin windows, and Bombardier is strongly promoting this elegant feature. At the event, Bombardier prominently noted in their multimedia presentation that the Global 7000 features "Larger windows that broaden your perspective on the world" and in their press release reinforced this feature by noting that "This aircraft also features the largest total window area, allowing for more natural light inside the cabin...." In his prepared remarks during the launch of this new aircraft at EBACE, Eric Martel, President of Bombardier Business Aircraft, also highlighted the aircraft's prominent use of windows.
While large windows bring into the cabin an increased amount of natural light, at certain times they also bring an increased level of glare and heat, and this requires a solution. Daylight can be easily controlled, instantly and precisely, while managing heat and glare, using SPD-Smart electronically dimmable windows. The Global 7000 mockup at EBACE, at 111 feet long, is the largest-ever business jet mockup, and featured 11 very large SPD-Smart EDWs supplied by Research Frontiers licensee InspecTech Aero Service.
Research Frontiers licensee Vision Systems - Two New SPD-Smart EDW Solutions Unveiled
Vision Systems continued to demonstrate its reputation for innovation, with two new enhancements to its Nuance brand of SPD-Smart EDWs being unveiled publicly for the first time.
Multi-zone Control Capability: One new solution offers passengers the ability to independently control the tint of different "zones" within the same window. Passengers will frequently value this feature. For example, consider times when the sun is shining directly through the top part of a passenger's window. He or she can select a darker level of tint to control light and glare from direct sun, and at the same time select a lighter level of tint in the lower part of the window, to keep and maximize his or her magnificent view of the ground.
Improved Dark State and Range of Light Transmission Capability: The second solution unveiled by Vision Systems is an improvement in the optical performance of its Nuance SPD-Smart windows. This enhancement offers a wider dynamic range of light transmission, including an ability to provide greater cabin darkening when desired. SPD technology already makes possible the darkest EDW available, and as the cabin darkening performance of an EDW is being closely evaluated by all sectors of the aviation market, this Vision Systems enhancement will be highly valued both in general aviation and commercial aviation.
About Research Frontiers Inc.
Research Frontiers 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 built 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 www.SmartGlass.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In and YouTube.
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. "Nuance" is a trademark of Vision Systems.
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2600269
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2600271
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2600273
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2600276
For further information about SPD-Smart technology, please contact:
Michael R. LaPointe
Vice President - Aerospace Products
Research Frontiers Inc.
Rapid innovation, changing business landscapes, and new IT demands force businesses to make changes quickly. In the eyes of many, containers are at the brink of becoming a pervasive technology in enterprise IT to accelerate application delivery. In this presentation, attendees learned about the: The transformation of IT to a DevOps, microservices, and container-based architecture What are containers and how DevOps practices can operate in a container-based environment A demonstration of how ...
Dec. 8, 2016 01:15 PM EST Reads: 1,155
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann returns to 'DevOps at Cloud Expo 2017' as Conference Chair The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. "DevOps is set to be one of the most profound disruptions to hit IT in decades," said Andi Mann. "It is a natural extension of cloud computing, and I have seen both firsthand and in independent research the fantastic results DevOps delivers. So I am excited to help the great t...
Dec. 8, 2016 01:15 PM EST Reads: 713
SYS-CON Events announced today that Fusion, a leading provider of cloud services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Fusion, a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses, is the industry’s single source for the cloud. Fusion’s advanced, proprietary cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including clou...
Dec. 8, 2016 01:00 PM EST Reads: 447
Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have become largely virtualized, but also have moved to cloud-based infrastructures. Storage performance in virtualized environments isn’t just about IOPS anymore. Instead, you need to guarantee performance for individual VMs, helping applications maintain performance as the number of VMs continues to go up in real time. In his session at Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, Product and Marketing at Tintri, sha...
Dec. 8, 2016 01:00 PM EST Reads: 1,177
Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Phil Hombledal, Solution Architect at CollabNet, discussed how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that e...
Dec. 8, 2016 12:45 PM EST Reads: 1,222
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
Dec. 8, 2016 12:45 PM EST Reads: 1,733
"Venafi has a platform that allows you to manage, centralize and automate the complete life cycle of keys and certificates within the organization," explained Gina Osmond, Sr. Field Marketing Manager at Venafi, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 8, 2016 12:15 PM EST Reads: 1,105
Get deep visibility into the performance of your databases and expert advice for performance optimization and tuning. You can't get application performance without database performance. Give everyone on the team a comprehensive view of how every aspect of the system affects performance across SQL database operations, host server and OS, virtualization resources and storage I/O. Quickly find bottlenecks and troubleshoot complex problems.
Dec. 8, 2016 12:00 PM EST Reads: 2,179
The many IoT deployments around the world are busy integrating smart devices and sensors into their enterprise IT infrastructures. Yet all of this technology – and there are an amazing number of choices – is of no use without the software to gather, communicate, and analyze the new data flows. Without software, there is no IT. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation; Alan Williamson, Principal...
Dec. 8, 2016 12:00 PM EST Reads: 491
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
Dec. 8, 2016 11:30 AM EST Reads: 2,329
"This is specifically designed to accommodate some of the needs for high availability and failover in a network managed system for the major Korean corporations," stated Thomas Masters, Managing Director at InfranicsUSA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 8, 2016 11:21 AM EST Reads: 215
"Qosmos has launched L7Viewer, a network traffic analysis tool, so it analyzes all the traffic between the virtual machine and the data center and the virtual machine and the external world," stated Sebastien Synold, Product Line Manager at Qosmos, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 8, 2016 11:00 AM EST Reads: 895
"Coalfire is a cyber-risk, security and compliance assessment and advisory services firm. We do a lot of work with the cloud service provider community," explained Ryan McGowan, Vice President, Sales (West) at Coalfire Systems, Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 8, 2016 11:00 AM EST Reads: 988
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
Dec. 8, 2016 10:30 AM EST Reads: 7,306
An IoT product’s log files speak volumes about what’s happening with your products in the field, pinpointing current and potential issues, and enabling you to predict failures and save millions of dollars in inventory. But until recently, no one knew how to listen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dan Gettens, Chief Research Officer at OnProcess, discussed recent research by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and OnProcess Technology, where MIT created a new, breakthrough analytics model for ...
Dec. 8, 2016 10:30 AM EST Reads: 530