Vision Systems to unveil a new smart information window using SPD technology AT Aircraft Interiors Expo

Vision Systems will be at the AIX aerospace show

Info-Vision, an electronically dimmable window integrating a light source using electroluminescent technology, provides information for passengers.

Vision Systems has announced that its latest electronically dimmable window (EDW) solutions will be showcased at the AIX aerospace show, taking place 10-12 April in Hamburg, Germany. These solutions use patented SPD-Smart light-control technology developed by Research Frontiers. Visitors will experience an array of Vision Systems innovations designed to meet the industry’s quest for improving the airline passenger experience.
At AIX, Vision Systems will unveil Info-Vision, the first smart information window integrating both SPD and electroluminescent technologies. This economical innovation, for use in windows and cabin dividers, provides passengers with travel information right on the panel. The tint of this industry-first SPD-Smart window or divider can automatically adjust in real-time, providing optimal contrast and readability.
Nuance V2 and Nuance V2 Ultra-Dark is a second-generation SPD-Smart EDW, with advantages over other dimmable systems, including instant switching from clear to dark and any state of tint in between, noise blocking, and heat blocking – all contributing to a more comfortable cabin to improve the passenger experience. Also, according to Vision Systems, this system is “based on a new industrial process for enhanced optical quality and lower cost.”
Nuance V2 Multizone is an innovative Vision Systems EDW allowing passengers to not only instantly and precisely select the tint level of the entire window – it also allows them to control the amount of light coming through different zones of the window, for example, from the top part of the window to the bottom.
Noctis V2 integrates SPD variably dimmable technology with a technology which provides passengers with the ability to opaque the window in addition to controlling the tint from clear to very dark.
For the cockpit, Vision Systems will showcase Nuance Smart-Shell, a retrofit product covering cockpit side windows, and Nuance Energia, an electronically dimmable sun visor which integrates a transparent photovoltaic film to enable the sun visor to be self-powered.
There will be other SPD-Smart solutions from Vision Systems at the AIX show. For example, Zodiac Aerospace, a worldwide leader in aircraft systems and equipment, will present a cabin divider integrating a dimmable solution from Vision Systems.
The clear goal in business and commercial aviation is to improve the passenger experience. A major innovation in this area is the SPD-Smart EDW system, which delivers a potent and unique solution to improving how passengers feel while in flight. By allowing passengers and flight crews to precisely tune the tint of the EDW to control the amount of daylight coming through windows, passengers continue to comfortably enjoy views, rather than blocking their view with a shade. The system delivers other critical passenger experience benefits including a cooler and quieter cabin due to remarkable thermal and acoustic insulation. Transmission of heat and noise through cabin windows has historically been the weak link in providing passengers relief from outside elements, and an SPD-Smart EDW system is the solution.