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Vision Systems' French, U.S. Factories Set for Completion in 2012, 2013

March 27, 2012
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BRIGNAIS, FRANCE and HAMBURG, GERMANY-At the 2012 Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, Research Frontiers and its licensee Vision Systems announced that Vision Systems is expanding its existing factory in France to add a production facility dedicated to the manufacture of its SPD-Smart Nuance and Noctis aerospace and transportation windows and cabin dividers.

To meet anticipated demand for its SPD-Smart products, Vision Systems also plans to establish a similar factory in the United States with production of SPD-Smart products commencing in 2013. Both facilities will have state-of-the-art equipment and processes to ensure the highest standards of product quality over larger production volumes.

Vision Systems will be exhibiting (Booth 6D5, Hall 6) its Nuance and Noctis SPD-Smart aircraft windows at the 2012 Aircraft Interiors Expo which is being held March 27-29, 2012 at the Hamburg Messe fairgrounds. Over the past year, Bombardier Aerospace, HondaJet and other OEMs have showcased Vision Systems’ SPD-Smart aerospace and transportation products at some of the world’s leading industry trade events.

“Based upon customer response and the projects we are currently involved with, we see great opportunities for our SPD-Smart aerospace and transportation windows and cabin dividers,” says Carl Putman, CEO of Vision Systems. “Because of this, we have invested over $750,000 to further upgrade our factory in France and establish a dedicated production facility for SPD-Smart Nuance and Noctis products which will be completed in July of this year. The addition of a second factory in the United States will give Vision Systems the ability expand our production capacity even more, shorten delivery cycles, produce in a dollar-based country and provide even greater value to our customers worldwide.”

Vision Systems’ SPD-Smart Nuance and Noctis aerospace windows offer instant and precise light-control that provides original equipment manufacturers and private aircraft owners with the ability to instantly and uniformly control the amount of light and heat entering the cabin. This solar protection solution enhances flying comfort and supports fuel efficiency. Vision Systems’ SPD-Smart products for aircraft and helicopters are impact-resistant, completely silent, and available in flat and curved surfaces. Noctis offers on-demand blackout solar protection and complete privacy as needed, and can be used for both aerospace window shades and cabin dividers.

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