The joint introduction of Heliotrope’s NanoEC™ smart glass technology at the OSG booth at this year’s trade show marks the next step in what has been a long and collaborative relationship between the two companies.
“As more people rely on train transportation, the need for real-time passenger comfort makes this a win-win for the passenger and operator. Eliminating the need to fumble around with dirty curtains or lack of, the passenger now can control the shade level without compromising their experience or view. Why suffer from overheating, the blinding sun or worse yet high UV exposure when the control is at your fingertips! The operator has a major advantage too. This real-time control of shading side windows, while the cars are sitting in the yard on a hot day, will lower the HVAC load creating less wear and tear on the system and lower operating costs. In-addition, the operator will notice a weight reduction (no curtains = technology is in the existing window space) and minimal cleaning/maintenance reducing this expense to the operator as well”, says Chris Grilliot, VP of North American Sales at OSG.