Guardian Custom Glass Solutions LED Glass Battery Indicator on Display in Spartan Fire Truck at FDIC show

Guardian’s Custom Glass Solutions group has worked with Spartan Chassis, Inc. to develop an addressable display utilizing LEDs embedded in glass.

The new technology is on display in Spartan’s booth (#2408) at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) show, this week in Indianapolis.   

Spartan is utilizing this advanced glass technology to display the truck’s battery indicator in a side window, enabling a quick scan of battery levels from long distances. The prototype display also frees up space in the cab and transforms a limited-use window into a fully-functional display.

“We have developed a unique glass application with Guardian and we are excited to introduce it at the FDIC show,” says Art Ickes, President of the Specialty Vehicles business unit, Spartan Chassis. “This is an example of a performance-based offering that helps Spartan set the bar for excellence.” 

Ickes says Spartan is using the FDIC show to gauge interest in the new glass technology and intends to initially offer the window as an upgrade replacement in the aftermarket.

“Our work with Spartan has helped take this glass technology to the next level,” says Todd Baum, sales director for Custom Glass Solutions. “The functional, addressable display we’ve developed helps demonstrate what’s possible with glass.” 

The FDIC show is billed as the world’s largest firefighter training conference and exhibition and runs from Monday, April 7 to Saturday, April 12 at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium. Visit Spartan’s booth (#2408) to learn more about its new addressable LED display window.

About Custom Glass Solutions:

Custom Glass Solutions, a Guardian company, is North America’s leading producer of large format, laminated glass systems. In addition to laminated glass, the company also manufactures flat, bent, and tempered glass systems, offering a broad range of capabilities and the most diverse selection of products for many different transportation segments. Visit

About Spartan Chassis, Inc.:

Spartan Chassis, Inc., a business of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPAR),  is a world-class leader in the engineering, manufacturing and marketing of chassis and aftermarket parts for emergency-response, recreational vehicle (RV), defense and specialty vehicles. End users recognize and request the Spartan Chassis brand, which consistently delivers superior performance, exceptional safety ratings and innovations which distinguish us from the competition. Visit Spartan Chassis at

600450 Guardian Custom Glass Solutions LED Glass Battery Indicator on Display in Spartan Fire Truck at FDIC show
Date: 14 April 2014

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