From our television and computer screens to our smart phones and watches, liquid crystal displays (LCD’s) are something we use every day. But, has anyone stopped to consider how this technology works? The answer is actually quite simple.Continue Reading
Smart Glass varies its light transmission properties under light, thermal, and electrical influences. Smart Glass has two broad categories: passive and active. The passive subcategory, includes thermochromic and photochromic. The active subcategory, includes electrochromic (EC), suspended particle devices (SPD), and polymer dispersed liquid crystal(PDLC).Continue Reading
What is an IGU?
Insulated Glass Units are made up of two or more lites of glass with an airspace between them. The two lites are separated around the border of the glass by a spacer, which is then sealed together with the lites to create one unit. By having a laminated inboard, an insulated glass unit can also have the functionality and style of Polyvision® Switchable Privacy Glass.
Also known as Insulated Glass or IG units, insulated glass is most commonly used to control heat transfer. The air space in between the lites of glass helps keep heat out in the warmer months and heat in during the cooler months. When a low-e coating is combined with insulated glass, air-to-air heat transmissions are lowered even more.Continue Reading
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Polytronix, Inc. is currently scheduled as Exhibitors in two glass shows for 2019! We hope to see you there!
The American Institute of Architects Conference is the architectural design event of the year. This is one of the top Architecture Expos in the world. This will be Polytronix Inc.’s 15th appearance as an Exhibitor. This year, AIA will be in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 6th to June 8th.Continue Reading
With the current rise in Smart Home technology, it comes as no surprise that over 39 million Americans have a smart speaker system in their homes. One of the main features of these smart speaker systems is the ability to turn devices on and off with simple voice commands and with the use of the smart phone app. Polytronix, Inc. is taking this technology to the next level by pairing their Smart Glass technology with the Amazon Echo devices. By connecting Polyvision or Polymagic LED Smart Glass to an Amazon Smart Plug and syncing it with an Amazon Echo device, Polyvision or Polymagic Smart Glass can be turned on and off with a simple voice command, by scheduling on and off times, or by turning it on and off with the Amazon app from anywhere in the world.Continue Reading
Polytronix, Inc. is excited to be a part of the upcoming Glasstec 2018 show in Düsseldorf, Germany. We are proud to have been a part of the Glasstec show for 5 times since 2007! Each time we are in attendance, we are given the opportunity to display the advancements that we have made in our smart glass technology. The show itself is an opportunity to discover the latest and greatest products and technologies in the smart glass industry and the overall architectural glass industry. As a company, we strive to attend with new and innovative technologies and products.Continue Reading