Changing the way you view windows®
1500 Stony Brook Road
Stony Brook, NY
Control Systems for Optimum Energy Efficiency
People and businesses throughout the world are discovering a new type of window glass. Suspended Particle Device (SPD) windows can instantaneously be adjusted to “tune” the amount of light, glare and heat passing through the windows. The SPD Smart Window markets include automotive, architectural, marine and aerospace. SPD Control Systems Corporation (SCSC) provides control systems to operate SPD Smart Windows using our patented technology.
The SPD technology has significant benefits over fixed tinted windows and preceding glass tinting technologies such as its unparalleled ability to rapidly and precisely change toany desired transparency level (clear through dark) within 1 to 3 seconds regardless of the window size, its ability to be used in polycarbonate or glass windows, its ability to be applied to curved surfaces, its wide range of operating temperatures, its uniformity of change, its 94% blocking of solar heat, its clear haze-less windows, and its lower cost to manufacture.
SPD Smart Glass provides a potential of savings of more than 25% of the electrical usage of residential homes and office buildings through dynamic control of solar heat through windows. The result is a dramatic reduction in HVAC energy usage. With the maximum use of daylight to reduce artificial lighting there is a further reduction of electrical consumption that increases the overall energy savings beyond 25%.
SPD Control Systems Corporation is a Cleantech company that creates intelligent electronic controllers and energy management systems that drive this Smart Glass to achieve its optimal energy saving performance. Our vehicle-based controllers allows this Smart Glass used in cars, trucks, buses, airplanes, trains, and boats to reduce AC requirements thereby decreasing fuel consumption or conserving battery life in electric vehicles.
SPD Control Systems Corporation (SCSC) provides building and automotive control systems that optimize energy efficiency. Our systems are flexible platforms easily customized to customer requirements for controlling building and automotive systems with energy efficiency as a primary goal.
Our TintMaker Automotive Controllers provides an unprecedented level of sophistication for driving Smart Glass windows and taking input from vehicles subsystems to control the tint level of the windows. TintMaker optimizes glass tinting to reduce heating and air-conditioning requirements, and thus fuel consumption and its carbon footprint.
Our Building Energy Management Control System, using wireless technology, enable all of the windows in a residence or commercial building to have “building intelligence.” This will optimize energy utilization of buildings, improve occupant comfort and productivity, enhance aesthetics, and support sustainable building design. The building's windows are controlled manually and automatically. Automatic mode allows for presets, sensor and advanced algorithm control. Presets provide the times in the day when tint settings change to a designated value. Light and occupancy sensors automatically control the tint levels based on sensor detected events. Advanced solar heat gain algorithms are targeted at reducing the energy usage of a building.
Our patent for SPD controllers covers the automotive, aerospace, marine and architectural markets.
Imagine the day when a fifty story mid-rise will change its glass “skin” façade as the day progresses, taking into account the landlord’s operational requirements, tenant customization, the temperature outdoors, and the amount of sunlight hitting each window – Welcome to the world of windows controlled by SCSC.”
Jay Moskowitz, Founder
"SCSC is a proud Research Frontier (RFI) licensee for SPD electronics. Our mission is to be THE electronics' partner for our fellow licensees."
John Petraglia, CEO
March 19, 2014
Jay Moskowitz Award & 4th US Patent
March 4, 2014
Mercedes S-Class Coupe Offering the MAGIC SKY CONTROL Panoramic Roof With SPD-SmartGlass Makes Its World Premiere at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
January 18, 2014
Mercedes-Benz unveiled an expensive minivan Viano Vision Diamond
January 13, 2014
Mercedes-Benz S600 Offering Research Frontiers’ SPD-Smart Technology Debuted Today at the Detroit Auto Show
August 8, 2013
World’s Best Selling Luxury Sedan, The Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Will Offer Research Frontiers’ SPD-SmartGlass Technology
December 1, 2012
Global Smart Glass & Smart Windows Market Worth $3.83 Billion By 2017
October 10 2012
SCSC Newsletter - Oct 2012
- Japan Patent Awarded
- Next Generation TintMaker
- Electronic Shades
- Distributed OEM Controller
- and more
October 9, 2012
SCSC Granted Japanese Patent
The Japan Patent Office has
granted our 1st Japanese patent:
SPD control Apparatus with Scalable Networking Capabilities for Window
and Multimedia Applications.
SCSC now has 4 granted and
3 pending patents for the US, Europe (EU) and Japan.
Setpember 14, 2012
BMW Concept Active Tourer with SPD-SmartGlass
> RFI Announcement
> Autoblog Article
> BMW Press Release
> Video (Long)
> Video (Short)
January 23, 2012
SCSC Awarded 2nd NYSERDA Contract
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) award is for performing a marketing analysis for our SPD Building Energy Management Control System (BEMCS).
> See BEMCS Description
January 12, 20122
SCSC Newsletter - Jan. 2012
- 2nd & 3rd Patents Granted
- SL Roadster Announced
- Next Generation TintMaker
January 9, 2012
SCSC Licensee Meredes-Benz Announces the SL Roadster
The second production auto to offer MAGIC SKY CONTROL with SPD-Smart Technology.
> RFI Announcement
January 5, 2012
SCSC Increase its Patent Portfolio. The USPTO has granted our 2nd and 3rd patents. SCSC now has 3 granted and 4 pending patents for the US, Europe (EU) and Japan.
> SCSC Patents
September 14, 20111
Audi Premieres A2 Concept Car With Research Frontiers' SPD-SmartGlass Technology at 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
> RFI Announcement
September 13, 2011
Mercedes-Benz Unveils Viano
Vision Pearl Luxury Van Using SPD-SmartGlass Technology at 2011
Frankfurt Auto Show
May 23, 2011
"Germany’s Most Beautiful Car" Is The Mercedes-Benz SLK Featuring MAGIC SKY CONTROL Using SPD-Smart Technology From Research Frontiers
March 22, 2011
SCSC Newsletter - March 2011
EE Times ACE Finalist; NBC's Today Show; NASDAQ Ceremony
March 17, 2011
SCSC Finalist in 2011 EE Times ACE Award for Energy Technology
February 16, 2011
SCSC at the RFI NASDAQ Closing Bell Ceremony Honoring Daimler selecting SPD-SmartGlass technology for Mercedes-Benz' New MAGIC SKY CONTROL Panoramic Glass Roof
> Picture - J. Petraglia
February 8, 2011
SCSC Licenses its Automotive Intellectual Property
February 7, 2011
Research Frontiers Provides Technology for Mercedes-Benz' New Magic Sky Control SPD-SmartGlass Roof
Mercedes-Benz SLK debuting in early 2011 will be the first large-scale series production vehicle to offer SPD-SmartGlass
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