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From: dimtint10/6/2017 1:35:36 PM
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Fokker lists these as 'game changers'--I apologize, I am having trouble figuring out if the other items listed have already happened(implying that they have the BBJ contract for something) or if these are mile markers yet to be achieved. I believe, that although getting into the commercial market would be better, being an OEM level option on the biz jets is also very nice...

Maybe they mean the skyview option--still the implication is that there are at least orders for it from boeing rather than just having been a mock-up.

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Fokker is constantly looking for new ways to achieve goals that can improve products, systems and services:


Weight reduction of aircraft parts and systems Cost reduction of aircraft parts and systems Increase in employability and reliability of aircraft Reduction of "total cost of ownership" and aircraft maintenance costsParticipating in innovation platforms such as FMLC (Fiber Metal Laminates), TAPAS (Thermoplastics), TPRC (Thermoplastics), and Clean Sky (European Studies), together with customers, suppliers and knowledge institutions, have proved to be a boost for true innovations. Below a number of Fokker game changers:
FML space panels on the A380Thermoplastic steering wheel in the tail of the Gulfstream G650 and Dassault F5X Electronic Flight on the Ipad E-lighter, power source for the armed forces Dimmable window for Boeing Business jet""
https://www.techniekbedrijven.nl/bedrijven/25-fokker

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To: dimtint who wrote (20773)10/6/2017 3:15:29 PM
From: dimtint
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Hopefully, it's more than just this..... Price needs to come down and then we'll see if we're right about demand clearing....

paxex.com
Fokker Technologies offers a 1,5 meter-long panoramic window, initially destined for the Boeing Business Jet. Customers have already signed up, it's supposed to fly in two to three years, a maximum of four windows would structurally possible per aircraft. The whole thing is called iShade and electronically dimmable.







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Andreas Spaeth @SpaethFlies

1.5m panorama window will fly @BoeingAirplanes #BBJ in 2-3 years says @Fokker, new dimension #inflight #AIX2016



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To: poccidenarri who wrote (20721)10/6/2017 4:54:25 PM
From: poccidenarri
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Weekend Update

Amazingly, the spread has narrowed, for the day, at least.

Currently, the spread is $148071, advantage pocci

Remember, this contest does not count the dividends of the pocci portfolio, only dividends paid by REFR.

To date, REFR has paid no dividends. RSP has paid dividends every quarter, but for the purposes of this contest, they are not being counted.

Check out FINRA's website. They offer excellent advice about the risks of investing in penny stocks.

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To: dimtint who wrote (20773)10/6/2017 5:30:42 PM
From: tinknocker
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This video is 2 Russian guys installing EC windows into the front sides of an SUV and doing a meter reading.
Tinting in the course of a minute and a half and it still had a clear circle in the middle, and that was looking through both doors ( closed ) .
No competition, not in cars, much much too slow and not that dark

youtu.be

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To: aknahow who wrote (20760)10/7/2017 8:37:41 AM
From: DashernComet
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Was there a PR from RFI that I missed?
Was there a PR from Vision Systems that I missed?

NO.

So, are you on a wild conjecture about words like, "could" and "and/or"? That is even a stretch for an old RFI apostle like you.

Doesn't sound like "news" to me.........more like wild foundless wishing........you are not even speculating.
Again, you have nothing. And the SP shows you have nothing.

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To: tinknocker who wrote (20776)10/7/2017 11:27:39 AM
From: dimtint
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""This video is 2 Russian guys installing EC windows into the front sides of an SUV and doing a meter reading.
Tinting in the course of a minute and a half and it still had a clear circle in the middle, and that was looking through both doors ( closed ) .
No competition, not in cars, much much too slow and not that dark""

When I started buying decades ago, the performance that exists today is pretty much what I imagined it would look it--a little bluer, but otherwise what I thought. I'd guess most longs on this list feel that way. The question is are we right, is there tons of demand for the performance characteristics that SPD offers.

It's hard to say one way or the other right now. There are applications and more and more, but there hasn't been, imo, a killer app that has so much demand that it is price insensitive at these levels. If SPD were free, would every car look like the continental demo? I think so. So the question is can the supply chain get the price down. Given how far the technology has come, I think it's pretty safe bet that they can get it cheaper, and then we'll see if people fall all over themselves to buy it.

But the paltry number of S class vehicles using it, is a negative as is the lack of copying by Audi and BMW. I figure there were about 1150 S class built with MSC in the first half of 2017... 31% * 705k / $200. So that hardly inspires confidence about demand at these prices. OTOH, imo, sunroofs are kind of a gimick comapred to windshields and rear side windows. EV's seem to like it alot more and the EV's are coming....

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From: dimtint10/9/2017 10:58:31 AM
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I assume it's an IAS affiliate. Elliot has done a number of EDW retrofits over the years.

aviationpros.com

""Elliott Aviation to Offer PRIZM LED Cabin Lighting and EWS Electronic Window Shades""

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To: dimtint who wrote (20778)10/9/2017 5:25:38 PM
From: DashernComet
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Dimtint, you raised some good questions:

The question is, are we right? Is there tons of demand for the performance characteristics that SPD offers?
After 10 years of being in Mercedes, after 10 years of being in private jets, what do you have in REFR?
You have a company that continues to chronically loses money, chronically needs to raise more money again and again and again, and has finally plateaued at a Revenue Run Rate of less than $1.5 million per year. I don't need to remind you, I'm sure, that there were "promises" for any number of other 10 year periods that are completely unfulfilled. Yes they were right about it was blue. Everything is "Bluer" at RFI.
is there tons of demand?

"Tons of demand?" Well after 10 years at Mercedes you still don't have SPD in a single high volume model. (Yeah, yeah, I know you have SPD in 14 models in 2017....and what were your revenue rates in Q1 & 2?) Got a problem with the S-Class build numbers, no? Wait until Joe reports the Q3 results--then you'll have a problem! Ton of awareness? Not even at the M-B dealerships--still a lot of dealers that only have SPD in their AMG models. Ever see a TV ad talking about SPD? A TV ad that focuses on the sunroof?
SEATS are the new cool in car interiors. Did you see Lincoln's TV spots during the football games this week end? Lincoln is offering 32 unique adjustments on their front seats. Now that is cool.

If SPD were free.....
Yeah, wouldn't that be an improvement over Joe's bloviated financial model generously supporting family and old school chums at stockholders expense. Well, you've been with these guys for a long time:

When I started buying decades ago, the performance that exists today is pretty much what I imagined....


Some wit over on Yahoo suggested that no one opens their sunroofs anymore and that perhaps the whole sunroof thing on cars was passe. Where is RFI if Mercedes were to suggest that it would lower the weight of a car and positively impact mileage if they did away with the sunroof? Bye-Bye SPD.
Mercedes will be phasing out SPD before long. No step up by arch rivals BMW or Audi because SPD is a non-contributor to profits, sales, or prestige. And Mercedes knows it now. Lincoln knows what sells cars:
SEATS--not spd sunroofs--are the next big thing in automotive cool.

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From: dimtint10/10/2017 10:04:42 AM
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interesting discussion about MSC
mbworld.org

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To: dimtint who wrote (20773)10/10/2017 10:27:10 AM
From: tinknocker
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AIRCRAFT
CABIN FEVER
MARK HUBER
SEPTEMBER 2017

Corporate and private jet cabins continue to add style, features, and functionality designed to disabuse you of the notion that you’re hurtling through the sky at 600 miles an hour in a winged tube. The goal is to make you as comfortable on board as you would be in your own house.

Let’s start with your feet. Like the feeling you get at home when you step out of the shower onto a heated floor? Well, now you can get it in the lav, the galley, or just about anywhere in the aircraft that will accept a hard-surfaced floor. Austria’s F.List makes wood and stone lightweight cabin flooring with integrated heating.

Want to make that cramped cabin look a little bigger? Try the mirror trick. AviationGlass & Technology recently received approval for its ultra-thin glass mirror panels in a Falcon 900. If you prefer a big view that isn’t an illusion, you can have that now, too. Fokker Services and GKN Aerospace have developed SkyView panoramic windows that measure almost five feet wide and more than one and a half feet tall. The windows could be available as early as next year for new and legacy Boeing Business Jets.

If you demand even more of an unobstructed view and money is no big deal, try a SkyDeck from Windspeed Technologies. This is basically a glass bubble affixed to the top of the aircraft that you can sit in. Who needs virtual reality when you can have this? Put on a cape and a pair of tights and you’re Superman. Windspeed estimates SkyDeck’s price at $8 million to $25 million, depending on aircraft size.

For those with smaller budgets, a variety of electrically dimmable windows are coming to market, as are windows that also serve as data screens. Gentex’s electrically dimmable window uses an electrochromic gel sandwiched between two sheets of conductive glass and a thin film coating that eliminates IR and UV light that can damage interior fabrics. The system can be activated via Bluetooth wireless controls on personal electronic devices or through a cabin-management system.

Vision Systems’ dimmable windows, meanwhile, can be set to instantly respond to changing external light and can be controlled by a seat-side wired or wireless interface or through the cabin-management system. The company’s new Nuance V2 windows can dim to block 99.6 percent of light. Vision Systems has also developed the Acti-Vision cabin window, which employs a touchscreen and displays maps, information, menus, and food and drink orders. Cabin attendants can use the system’s control panel to send announcements and messages to a specific window. Passengers can adjust a window’s contrast and brightness to improve readability.

https://www.bjtonline.com/business-jet-news/cabin-fever-0

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