WOODBURY, N.Y., June 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research Frontiers (Nasdaq:REFR), developer and licensor of SPD-SmartGlass, announced today at its Annual Stockholders Meeting that it has launched a new SmartGlass.com website in response to growing international interest in products made with its SPD light-control technology. The new website reflects the continued growth of the SPD industry along many dimensions including product sales, product innovation and licensee activity.
"Over the past several years, starting with the introduction into serial production of SPD-SmartGlass technology by Daimler in the Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster in 2011, there has been an influx of global interest and activity related to SPD technology," commented Joseph M. Harary, President and CEO of Research Frontiers. "Everyday throughout the world, thousands of people enjoy the benefits that only SPD-Smart products can provide. From comfort and energy efficiency to security and artifact-protection, only SPD-SmartGlass offers instant switching, a wide range of light-control states, and infinite tunability. These features have made SPD technology a global brand and the world's best-selling smart glass. It has even been mentioned in best-selling author Dan Brown's new novel: Inferno. Our new website is interactive and rich with content and enhanced functionality that can more easily be accessed and experienced by a growing international clientele. We encourage everyone to visit the new SmartGlass.com and see how smart your glass can truly be."
Research Frontiers' patented SPD-SmartGlass technology allows users to instantly change the tint of windows and other glazing products from clear to dark or anything in between. SPD-Smart products block over 99% of harmful UV radiation and allow users to control the heat, light and glare entering buildings, homes, vehicles, aircraft and boats. These distinctive features enhance individual comfort, increase security and improve energy efficiency. SPD-SmartGlass panels also provide unequalled protection for light-sensitive artwork, documents and other artifacts by substantially reducing overall light exposure when compared to conventional display cases and frames. 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, aircraft and boats.