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xavierducats 5 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 20, 2015 1:07 PM Member since: Apr 13, 2001
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    REFR RULES

    by akna_how Jul 17, 2015 3:27 PM
    xavierducats xavierducats Jul 20, 2015 1:07 PM Flag

    Get real! No one considers E-Ink to be included in the SPD category. Once again, though, if your figures are taken literally, the graph is again completely wrong. I bet that report didn't cost much more than $4,700, and I bet it was commissioned by a company that intended to use it to promote their stock. Singling out RFI like this "Research Frontiers develops, licenses, and commercializes the SPD-SmartGlass Technology which is used in automotive, aircraft, marine and other applications" leads one to expect which company.
    BTW, What models of BMW have included adjustable tint, and why would a research company make that statement?

  • Reply to

    Bugsy,

    by thebardof_avoncalling Jun 9, 2015 12:15 PM
    xavierducats xavierducats Jun 10, 2015 3:49 PM Flag

    refr.class
    What names have you used previously on this board?
    SPDiots like yourself have been promising BMW and Audi "soon" ever since MB introduced the Magic Sky in 2011. Are they any closer? Probably not.
    Will Mercedes make REFR profitable? Probably not.
    Will there be profits from architectural installations. Definitely not. They are just for show.
    Will Boeing adopt SPD? Not a chance.
    If REFR is lucky, there will be an out of court settlement netting nothing significant except for the illusion of legitimacy. Probably not, though.
    There is no one other than REFR shills who are the least excited about SPD, a 75+ YO technology littered with expired patents.
    Luxury yacht and mass transit? Once again, for show only. No arms length sales.
    Museums, need I say "for show"?

    Who are my cronies, refr.class? How long have I been bashing REFR exactly? How wrong have I been?

  • Reply to

    REFR RULES

    by akna_how Jul 17, 2015 3:27 PM
    xavierducats xavierducats Jul 20, 2015 12:59 PM Flag

    The graph on the preview page exposes that report as total BS. We know form the SEC filings what the real sales of SPD products was. (Or can tell pretty close by knowing what the royalty percentage is) Note that they say the scale of the graph is in billions. In any case, if SPD sales increase in proportion to the size of the bars on the graph, REFR will still not be profitable in 2022.

  • Reply to

    Future volume

    by akna_how Jul 2, 2015 12:00 AM
    xavierducats xavierducats Jul 2, 2015 4:03 PM Flag

    That attempt to shake up some shorts in order to dump shares didn't go far, did it?
    Are you guys dumb, or paid to spout nonsense?

  • Reply to

    Bugsy,

    by thebardof_avoncalling Jun 9, 2015 12:15 PM
    xavierducats xavierducats Jun 10, 2015 1:44 PM Flag

    Jack,
    REFR has had 30 years as a publicly traded corporation to work on those issues, with basically the same management as now. Bard has been offering encouraging posts and optimistic predictions for nearly as long as this Yahoo forum has existed. Through the duration, many of the past and present REFR licensees could have ramped up the marketing program any time they saw potential. Instead, important licensees (GE, Air Products) dropped out entirely, and one (MSC, now Bekaert) even paid to get out of their license. Another handed over SPD patents for pocket change (Glaverbel). Yet another teamed up with Sage on EC (St. Gobain). Most of the rest listed on the Smartglass website are inactive with SPD or totally out of business.
    Some were shams from the very start, yet they are still considered licensees.
    Someone mentioned Traco recently. Back in 2003 REFR released PR claiming Traco was ready for a major roll-out of SPD windows. Nevermind that the available film was trash.
    Anyone who believes what comes out of Woodbury, or any of the REFR acolytes and pimps, will eventually learn an expensive lesson.

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