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Here is what’s missing from your weather information today?

Here is what's missing from your weather information today?

The world of technology and information has changed dramatically in the last twenty years. Wireless communication and blue tooth devices power the daily lives of billions of people. Entirely new technologies from AI, smart cities, drones to driver-less vehicles have appeared, and the IoT (Internet of Things) is creating a mesh of connectivity that changes every part of daily life. But the basic detection of dangerous weather still relies on technology installed decades ago. Because of this, we still can’t react fast enough to dangerous weather conditions such as tornadoes. This is why I have spent the last decade in this industry and the past several years laser focused on plowing through every challenge and naysayer to bring a new technology to the public. Some people scratch their heads in disbelief when I describe what we are developing in our breakthrough NIMBUS technology. In this series of blogs, I will explain why the things you are relying on today for weather information must be improved and how the NIMBUS is going to help make that happen. Most people turn to their TV, phone app, radio or simply look at the sky above them for weather info. Here are a few weather facts. A bolt-of-lighting can strike from up to ten miles away even when the sky is blue. Seventy percent of injuries and facilitates due to lightning occur after the storm has passed and a bolt of lightning occurred from the trailing edge of that storm long after it had passed by. Counting “one thousand one, one thousand two, one thousand three….” after you hear thunder is simply not an accurate form of calculating when you need to take shelter. Phone apps, weather reports, radar, and big news equipment that everyone is relying on for FAST information isn’t fast at all. Most weather information you think is real-time actually happened 10 or 15 minutes ago and is just now reaching you! Plus the details you see on your lightning map app or TV typically cover large blanketed areas and may not accurately cover your specific location. Meteorologists use thermometers, anemometers, barometers and satellites that photograph Earth’s weather from their orbit in space. Balloons monitor upper-air data and weather spotters call in reports while daylight permits. These stations measure weather conditions such as temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind speed and direction, amount of cloud cover, and precipitation for use in creating weather maps. The data collected is shared to the public via weather reports, internet programs and is often old by the time it reaches you. Existing handheld products include wind meters, and lightning detectors. Almost all handheld lightning detectors were created or are knockoffs and failed reverse engineering attempts that my company’s Chief Technology Officer developed over the past 30 years. He was inspired to develop advance warning of lighting when he read an article about a little boy who was struck and killed by lightning while playing ball. The story that appeared in the newspapers called it a tragedy that was unavoidable.  Well, this man thought there was a better answer and he went out and developed the first commercial handheld lightning detector. Much has happened since his first creation. The world has become digital in almost every way, and the NIMBUS technology we are creating has been developed specifically to play an important role in this new digital reality. One example is the presence of cellphones everywhere.  They didn’t exist when the first storm detection products were being created, and for this reason they are a source of false alerts in older products. What makes The NIMBUS so unique and how will it make a difference? The NIMBUS proprietary sensor (which is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand), is continuously tracking, storing, updating and analyzing storm and threat data every milliseconds to provide fast and easy to understand notifications to the user. The NIMBUS alerts the user of lightning, squall lines and up to 50 storms at a time, all within a 600-mile radius of your location. The NIMBUS tells the user the estimated time of arrive, time-to-clear, how fast the storms are coming and from what direction. The NIMBUS is also notifying the user of cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground lighting as well as pre-tornado conditions and much, much more. Once fully developed we will be able to give up to two hours advance warning of a tornado. Today people receive a few minutes of warning or no warning at all! Watch a video here. The NIMBUS technology platform is no tinker toy and definitely not your moms jeans. What we have done doesn’t exist in any text book (yet). We’ve cracked the code on low frequency magnetic-field detection of severe weather and other threats. Our mission is to enhance weather information by providing the kind of real-time and accurate information that the public needs to make real-time decisions in the real world. Really. If you want to learn more about our technology and see how completely nerdy I really am, visit our website www.NIMBUS4.com. We all have something we are passionate about. This is mine. Thanks for taking the time to read. Follow your passion!

Entropy CEO, Tami Fitzpatrick Featured Speaker at Small Business Summit.

SharpHeels hosted a Small Business Summit in Tampa Bay on May 17, 2018

Local business owners and startups gathered to listen and interact with a powerhouse lineup of Tampa Bays best women CEOs and entrepreneur speakers. Entropy’s CEO Tami Fitzpatrick discussed challenges and tips for women working through the funding process. Read Tami Fitzpatrick’s bio.


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A Great New Technology – Steven Bucci, Ph.D.

A Great New Technology

Steven Bucci, Ph.D.
June 15, 2017
Independent Consultant and Visiting Research Fellow for Special Operations and Counter Terrorism at The Heritage Foundation

NIMBUS - An Existing Technology with a New Twist Shows Incredible Promise

Today we have access to more information than at any other time in human history. Frankly, we
can be overwhelmed the massive amounts of information and data flying at us in a nearly
continual stream. How can we harness crucial information and actually use it effectively? What
if one base technology could help give us critical information in multiple areas? There is one
available today.
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NIMBUS™ Inventor Explains Latest Storm Detection Technology

Having studied the physical characteristics of severe storm development for over 30 years, Shaver is a pioneer of lightning and storm detection technology with global sales of his previous lightning detection device selling over $3M. Members were educated on his latest hand-held severe weather forecasting tool, that has more capability and expanded range. Floridians attempt to adequately prepare each year for hurricane season. Local weather predictors armed with copious amounts of data, and decades of meteorological studies try to predict severe weather. Despite their earnest efforts, most are best guess scenarios. There are no absolutes, and often create severe thunderstorm warnings that span several counties, that most natives tend to ignore. Entropy Technology Design, Inc is on the verge of releasing yet another gamechanging technology named NIMBUS™. This is hand-held device that uses a patent pending quad core antenna and proprietary software that collects Mother Nature’s sounds caused by magnetic disturbances. These signals found around 10khz are modeled, characterized and observed as the storm develops from its very inception. “It’s the ability to listen for Mother Nature’s warnings that allow NIMBUS™ to provide early warning, even for tornado development, in your immediate area with no false alarms”, says Shaver. His presentation received great response and generated a great deal of technical questions from tech minded operators, some former military and some who also have Electrical Engineering degrees. The overwhelming response sent our meeting into overtime, and many said it was one of the most informative presentations the club had seen. Mr Shaver was invited to come back to the club again, as soon as the product available to customers. This spread of knowledge opened the door for sharing this life saving technology with the National Weather Service, local media, and SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter’s. But wait, there’s more! NIMBUS™ isn’t just a better VLF receiver with great reception. The technology Mr. Shaver has invented can be used in a plethora of other platforms, both in the civilian and military sectors. Many other VLF signatures can be detected and analyzed, including those created by drones, sandstorms, unmanned autonomous air and undersea vehicles. In addition, once the NIMBUS™ has determined that a threat is imminent, it can also serve as the catalyst to disconnect sensitive electronic equipment. The sky is literally no limit.

You can find more information on this amazing new technology at www.nimbus4.com
or by contact CTO, Edward Shaver at (813) 428-2050 or eshaver@entropydesigns.com

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NEWS RELEASE! NIMBUS™ technology selected to participate in the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) 2018!


NEWS RELEASE – January 2018

NIMBUS technology selected to participate in the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) 2018!

Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport

Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport announced in January that Entropy’s NIMBUS™ technology was selected to present in Stennis, Mississippi at the Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command during ANTX 2018 during the week of August 27-31, 2018.

Created for the U.S. Navy to see the future of naval technology in action today and under the authority of the Partnership Intermediary Agreement between NUWC Division Newport and SENEDIA, the theme for ANTX 2018 is “Human-Machine Optimization and Integrated Targeting in Maritime Environments”. Key tasks included identifying science and technologies which can detect, localize, track and/or target undersea assets in littoral environments; 2) human trust in machines to support tactical and operational decisions; 3) wide-area persistent search and 4) technologies for coordination of command and control of heterogeneous and homogeneous group collaboration to provide actionable information.

Entropy has partnered with the Science and Technology in Atmosphere Research (STAR LLC) to create NIMBUS™ MAGNETIC ANOMALY PERIMETER (MAP)

  • The NIMBUS™ MAP is a modular, self-managing system of fixed and UAV-mounted sensors that utilize the NIMBUS™ low-frequency magnetic field sensors and analysis software to establish a flexible, scalable detection perimeter around any fixed or moving water-based asset.
  • The NIMBUS™ sensor system will utilize magnetic field propagation characteristics that create advantages in the detection of submerged and airborne threats. Mounting of the NIMBUS™ sensors on small UAVs allows the sampling of magnetic fields below and above the sea surface boundary. Techniques for using the comparison of both types of magnetic fields may lead to significant advantages in the low-power detection of all unmanned vehicle threats.
  • STAR’s numerical weather prediction system (STAR-NWPTM) will provide highly-localized weather forecasting/analysis at the ocean/atmosphere interface to improve situational awareness while the NIMBUS™ waveform analysis will allow elimination of false positives from both the EMI background and natural weather events such as lightning.

About The Company: Entropy Technology Design is a certified woman-owned software/hardware-driven severe weather and threat detection company. The NIMBUS™ proprietary technology platform detects and alerts users in real-time of severe weather, lightning, tornadoes and other threats such as micro UAV (Drone), incoming mortar fire, sandstorms, and tunneling. For more information visit www.nimbus4.com or contact us at info@entropydesigns.com

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