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Development of new technology helps firefighters track toxic clouds

BILLINGS – A Billings company has developed a faster way for first responders to track clouds of toxic gases during an accident, and they’re working with city firefighters to test it.  Diamond B Technology Solutions obtained a patent in early March for Local-Rapid Evaluation of Atmospheric Conditions, or L-REAC, which was invented on the battlefields of Iraq.  The company, which renamed the product LR-x, obtained exclusive rights from the U.S. Army and had been developing the patent for nearly a year, said Scott Roller, Diamond B’s vice president for technology. Read more: Development of new technology helps firefighters track toxic […]

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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 […]

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DBTS and Parsec Data Management hosts Montana High Tech Business Alliance

On April 17th, we had the privilege of hosting the Montana High Tech Business Alliance CEO Roundtable discussion, the main topic being cyber security with keynote speaker, Shiloh A. Allen, an FBI Special Agent dealing with these issues in our area. After the roundtable there were a couple of informative 5 minute lightning talks and a wonderful reception.  There were tours of the purpose built data center and demos of the new LRX platform, not to mention plenty of food and drinks.  Thank you MHTBA for choosing us to host this great event. If you want to know more about the Alliance and […]

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LR-x Technology issued US Patent

Billings, MT – Diamond B Technology Solutions (DBTS), announced on Tuesday March 6, 2018 that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent 9,911,303, entitled “System to Evaluate Airborne Hazards” to the U.S. Army Research Laboratory which is licensed exclusively to Diamond B Technology Solutions.  The patent covers a system to rapidly assess and predict the spread of airborne hazards.  LR-x utilizes at least one, and preferably numerous sensor modules distributed through an area of interest.  The modules sense a plurality of weather conditions including barometric pressure, temperature, humidity, wind speed, and wind direction. Read more: LR-x Patent […]

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LR-x technology proves beneficial in managing 30,000-barrel Magellan fire

A major tank fire broke out Sunday, February 18th at the Magellan Midstream Partners fuel terminal in Fargo, ND, resulting in the implementation of LR-x, a real-time plume modeling software. The technology, licensed from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory under US Patent Application 13/452,047 filed on April 20, 2012 once again proved beneficial in providing directional plume monitoring.  Due to a variance of atmospheric conditions that can take place at any point in time, the direction of the this particular plume was adversely affected.  Having an accurate plume model up and running within five minutes helped exponentially in the planning of possible […]

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