BRIGNAIS, France and WOODBURY, N.Y., Sept. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SPD-Smart dimmable windows are increasingly in demand by aerospace OEMs, airlines, operators and aircraft owners. Now, the many practical, technical, and financial benefits of solar power can be added to the instant switching speed, wide range of light transmission, and relief from light, glare and heat already provided by SPD-Smart windows. Vision Systems, a licensee of Research Frontiers Inc. (Nasdaq:REFR), has announced it will offer an SPD-Smart dimmable window ("Energia") that can operate without using the aircraft's electrical system. Energia integrates an optically clear layer that is capable of producing its own energy from the sun or artificial light sources.
Read information about this news, and the benefits of Energia, in the following links:Vision Systems press release Sunpartner Technologies press release Energia product information sheet Joseph M. Harary, President and CEO of Research Frontiers, noted: "We have publicly discussed using photovoltaics with our smart windows to make the already energy-friendly SPD-SmartGlass even more environmentally friendly, and easier to install. This is a remarkable achievement by Vision Systems and Sunpartner Technologies. The extremely low power consumption of SPD-SmartGlass technology, combined with the benefits of solar power, is a formidable combination. The aerospace industry will welcome this news and the additional benefits that the combination of SPD-Smart light control technology and photovoltaics provides, and I believe it also provides an early indicator of where the SPD-SmartGlass industry may be headed across all applications for our technology, not only in the aircraft industry, but in the automotive, architecture and marine industries as well." 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. 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" and "SPD-SmartGlass are trademarks of Research Frontiers Inc. "Energia" is a trademark of Vision Systems. For further information about SPD-Smart technology, please contact: Michael R. LaPointe Vice President – Aerospace Products Research Frontiers Inc. +1-516-364-1902 info@SmartGlass.com The Research Frontiers Incorporated logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6935 The Vision Systems logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=9865