Smart glass has been available for a long while but hasn’t taken off the way other smart innovations have. Marvin and Halio hope their collaboration changes that.
Marvin, a premium window manufacturer out of Minnesota, and Halio, based in California and known for glazing solutions, are partnering to bring smart glass to residential markets. Their combination mixes high-quality windows with unique and strong glazing.
The two companies are like a smart glass power couple.
Halio Enables Automatic or On-Demand Glass Tinting
Halio, formerly known as Kinestral Technologies Inc., is a technology leader in architectural smart glass. They have created advanced electrochromic technologies with a powerful cloud-based system so consumers can automatically tint or do so on command. The glass can get to its darkest tint in about three minutes and adapt to changes in light with smooth transitions that fit with any aesthetic.
Due to its adaptability, Halio products maximize the amount of natural light that can come into a space while keeping out heat and glare. They also achieve high levels of energy efficiency.
“Halio has spent years developing the world’s most responsive, intelligent platform for daylight management. We’ve realized a solution that integrates all the necessary attributes to finally go mainstream, and now that we have it, the smart glass market is at a long-awaited inflection point,” said Halio CEO Bruce Sohn. “Marvin is the perfect partner to collaborate with to develop the high-performing products that will introduce residential consumers to the transformational benefits – comfort, natural light and gorgeous design – of smart glass for the first time.”
Marvin is Known for Made-to-Order Windows
With over 100 years of experience in the industry, Marvin is known for its made-to-order wood, fiberglass and aluminum windows and doors. The company creates human-centered designs and aims to improve a homeowner’s well-being by adjusting the light, air and more in their living spaces.
Paul Marvin, CEO of Marvin, said that his company is focused on providing solutions that support happier and healthier living through maximizing light, air, and views in new ways. “This partnership is the newest in a series of product introductions designed for emerging ways of living,” he said. “We’ve long anticipated a complete smart glass solution for the residential market and Halio, the technology leader in architectural smart glass, is delivering just that. We could not be more excited to partner to bring this advanced technology to architects and building professionals who design for homeowner well-being.”
Smart Glass Solutions for Modernized Living
Through their new partnership, Marvin’s technology brings a new aspect into the residential glass application. As a result, homeowners will receive more connection to the outdoors and the fresh air and sunlight.
Some of the products created have a people-first focus. Marvin’s smart Awaken Skylight and Skycove, an immersive glass alcove, both are the first of their kind in the U.S. building industry. Adding smart glass to Marvin’s offerings provides more solutions for modernized living.
Together, Halio and Marvin are breaking away from the norm and making moves where there haven’t been many. Smart glass will ultimately assist in sustainability and environmental health along with personal well-being.