Billings Fire Department signs up for chemical plume monitoring technology produced by Billings company
The Billings Fire Department is the latest organization to sign on as an early adopter of a new system that pinpoints and tracks chemical plumes. It’s the newest technology from Diamond B Companies, based in the TransTech Center on the Billings West End. Last summer Diamond B signed an exclusive licensing deal with the U.S. Army to produce commercially the Local-Rapid Evaluation of Atmospheric Conditions, or L-REAC. The system, designed by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, uses 3-D modeling, sensors, real-time maps and cloud technology to pinpoint chemical plumes. The research lab was awarded a patent for the technology last month.
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