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February 14, 2011
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Feb. 14, 2011 – Daimler AG is using Research Frontiers’ SPD-Smart
light-control technology in its latest innovation: the magic sky control
panoramic glass roof which will appear in the newly designed Mercedes
SLK, available this summer.

Feb. 14, 2011 – Daimler AG is using Research Frontiers’ SPD-Smart light-control technology in its latest innovation: the magic sky control panoramic glass roof which will appear in the newly designed Mercedes SLK, available this summer. This is highly relevant to aircraft cabin interiors.

Having done rigorous durability and performance tests in some of the most extreme conditions on earth, Mercedes is the first to include a “smart window” technology in a mass-market automobile, enabling drivers and passengers to change the tint of their car roof, from dark to clear, instantly at the press of a button.

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SPD-Smart technology is also being used in aerospace. Having passed FAA testing, Research Frontiers licensee InspecTech Aero Service’s iShade brand of SPD-Smart aircraft windows have already been installed on 25 different aircraft models including Airbus, Hawker Beechcraft, Gulfstream and Sikorsky models. SPD-Smart dimmable aircraft cabin windows are the first and the only instantly dimmable window system flying today. They are also the only dimmable windows offering 100% privacy.

Available for both new production and aftermarket, one-of-a-kind benefits of SPD-Smart aircraft cabin windows include control of light, glare and heat entering the cabin, variable shading without loss of view, instant and precise control to any level desired, heat rejection when parked on ramp, noise level reduction, protection of interiors (>99.9 per cent UV blocked) and decreased maintenance costs due to no moving parts.

For more information on SPD-Smart technology in dimmable windows for aircraft, visit www.smartglass.com.


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