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Last $6.09 USD
Change Today -0.11 / -1.77%
Volume 124.2K
REFR On Other Exchanges
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NASDAQ CM
As of 8:10 PM 04/24/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

research frontiers inc (REFR) Snapshot

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$6.12
Previous Close
$6.20
Day High
$6.19
Day Low
$6.05
52 Week High
03/30/15 - $6.63
52 Week Low
04/28/14 - $4.28
Market Cap
146.0M
Average Volume 10 Days
96.7K
EPS TTM
$-0.19
Shares Outstanding
24.0M
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research frontiers inc (REFR) Details

Research Frontiers Incorporated develops and markets technology and devices to control the flow of light. The company develops and licenses suspended particle device (SPD-Smart) light-control technology to companies that manufacture and market the SPD-Smart chemical emulsion, light-control film made from the chemical emulsion, the light-control panels made by laminating the film, lamination services, and electronics to power end-products incorporating the film; or the end-products, such as windows, skylights, and sunroofs. Its SPD-Smart light-control technology is used in various product applications, including windows, sunshades, skylights, and interior partitions for homes and buildings; automotive windows, sunroofs, sun-visors, sunshades, rear-view mirrors, instrument panels, and navigation systems; aircraft windows; eyewear products; flat panel displays for electronic products. Research Frontiers Incorporated was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Woodbury, New York.

13 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/11/15
Founded in 1965

research frontiers inc (REFR) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, General C...
Total Annual Compensation: $425.0K
Founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Office...
Total Annual Compensation: $351.0K
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Bu...
Total Annual Compensation: $200.0K
Vice President of Technology
Total Annual Compensation: $148.6K
Vice President of Marketing
Total Annual Compensation: $68.6K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

research frontiers inc (REFR) Key Developments

Lincoln Motor Company Introduces Lincoln Continental Concept Using Research Frontiers Inc.'s Patented SPD-SmartGlass Technology

The Lincoln Motor Company, the automotive brand of the Ford Motor Company revived the Continental name and announced the introduction of the Lincoln Continental Concept using an SPD-SmartGlass electronically tinting sunroof using patented technology from Research Frontiers Inc. This concept is a preview of an all-new full size sedan coming from Lincoln next year and can be seen at the Lincoln booth at the upcoming 2015 New York International Auto Show, which opens to the press on April 1, 2015 and to the public April 3-12, 2015. SPD-SmartGlass technology has proven itself in many aspects in the automotive industry, from durability and performance, to sales.

Research Frontiers Inc., 2014 Earnings Call, Mar 12, 2015

Research Frontiers Inc., 2014 Earnings Call, Mar 12, 2015

Research Frontiers Unveils New Version of Energia

Research Frontiers unveiled a new version of Energia, an SPD-Smart electronically dimmable window (EDW) capable of producing its own energy from the sun or from artificial light. Because of patented SPD-SmartGlass film inside, user can touch the window and instantly change its tint within 1-2 seconds. This is a substantial difference over the minutes it currently takes passengers to change the tint of their EDWs on aircraft using electrochromic technology. Also no wiring to the aircraft's electrical system is necessary. The breakthrough product by Vision Systems produces more energy than the prior generation -- 20 watts per square meter -- and comes with a USB port to charge a smart phone/device as well as a reading light. Energia and Vision Systems' other EDW solutions use Research Frontiers SPD-Smart light-control film technology as the foundation that delivers unprecedented benefits. At the touch of a button, passengers can instantly and precisely control the amount of daylight and glare coming through their window. They continue to enjoy views by tinting their EDW to control sunlight and glare to a comfortable level, rather than blocking their view with a shade. Vision Systems' SPD-Smart EDWs also provide outstanding heat rejection for a cooler cabin on the ground, and the acoustic insulation feature delivers a quieter cabin. The collective light, glare, heat and noise benefits offer a dramatically improved passenger experience. Energia is a unique green solution for solar protection -- an EDW producing its own energy from the sun -- due to transparent photovoltaic cells integrated into the window which allows energy storage in a battery to provide the SPD-Smart dimmable window with electricity. The Energia mockup at MEBA is a 3.4mm thick curved window, and the energy it produces is higher than the operational needs, enabling passengers to use the built-in USB port for charging devices. In addition, it offers a reading light built into the window reveal, which is also powered by the energy produced by Energia. Energia operates without using the aircraft's electrical system, facilitating the installation of EDWs on new production and aftermarket aircraft - it requires no modifications to the aircraft's existing electrical system because it is completely independent from the cabin's wiring. In addition to easy installation, it is easy to maintain as the solution includes use of durable and scratch-resistant ultra-thin composite glass. Vision Systems' MEBA booth features their other innovative SPD-Smart EDW products including: Nuance Ultra-dark: This new solution offers passengers the widest range of light control between clear and extremely dark (99.85% light blockage), and any level of tint in between. Nuance Ultra-dark provides cabin darkening sufficient for all passengers wishing to sleep, even when the sun is shining directly on windows. It also uses a thin, lightweight composite glass, aeronautics approved, for excellent optical quality and scratch-resistant to avoid maintenance issues; Nuance Multizone: This solution offers independently controllable zones within a single window. For example if the sun is high on the window, the top portions of the EDW can be tinted as desired for a glare-free view, and the bottom sections can be clear for optimal viewing of the ground; and Color Options: A variety of colors offered are on display. These options provide maximum flexibility to owners and designers wishing to coordinate the tint color to the interior color scheme.

 

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