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Technology Associates Inc.(remembered)
The EternaLight assets of Technology Associates, Inc.
have been transfered to EternaLights, LLC. All orders
and services issues will be handled by them.
Thomas Hoops and Derone Bryson founded Technology Associates.
In 1994, their partnership incorporated under the name
of Technology Associates, Inc. Between 1993 and 2000,
Technology Associates successfully operated a small
chain of computer stores in the Reno/Sparks area which sold
and serviced computers.
Technology Associates was also one of the founding investors
in Great Basin Internet Services (GBIS), Northern Nevada's Largest
Independent internet service provider. In 1998, TA divested itself
of GBIS. In 2000, TA divested itself of it's retail stores
to pursue manufacturing of the EternaLight flashlight
and other related and unrelated products developed by Thomas Hoops
and Derone Bryson. In 2007,
the organization formerly known as Technology
Associates, Inc., founded by Thomas Hoops and
Derone Bryson in 1992 ceased to exist.
This site is still a
functioning sales platform for the EternaLight products
manufactured and sold by EternaLights, LLC. However,
the remainder of the site remains as it was in it's finality before
the closing of Technology Associates, Inc.
Today Mr. Bryson is privately employed as a Software Engineer. Mr. Hoops
is privately employed in a manufacturing company as
it's CTO. After working together since 1990, through their various
projects and partnerships, Mr. Hoops and Mr. Bryson are still best friends
and continue to explore new opportunities together.
IN THE NEWS AT TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATES, INC.
May 15, 2006 - GeneRay Available
The GeneRay X1 is available for ordering. Click Here
May 1, 2006 - New Products - GeneRay
Technology Associates has licensed some of our technology to a partner
in China. This partner produces wind-up generator LED flashlights.
allows for a product which combines their generator flashlights with the
Derringer. The new hybrid is called GeneRay. We will be selling the
GeneRay model X1 on our website here shortly. The GeneRay carries a
one year warranty. Like the Derringer, it has two white and one red LED as
well as all of the Derringer's functions. Besides the added functionality
to the light, the power saving features of EternaLights lend themselves
well to this combination because you can get a much longer run-time with
Products which look very similar to the GeneRay are already on the market
and some make remarkable claims like "One minute of wind-up provides up
to 1 hour of continuous ultra bright light." Our tests showed this unit
was only producing 50% of it's light output after only about 8 minutes and
less than 20% of it's output in about 13 minutes! A gross exaggeration.
For the GeneRay, we conservatively claim "Crank 30 seconds for over 30
minutes of light!" And, at the end of 30 minutes, we are still producing
over 30%. Both tests were conducted with the same winding velocities for
the same period on the lowest power settings of both lights. Both units were
fully discharged before charging. Both units require the same mechanical
energies for charging. So, GeneRay, like EternaLight products, under promises
and over delivers. The X1 is also capable of using its generator to charge
many cell phones in a pinch. We're excited to be introducing this product.
We expect many more exciting products as we merge our technologies.
See the GeneRay at InnoMep.
February 7, 2006 - FREE SOFTWARE finally...
Long before Technology Associates made EternaLights, we wrote software.
DOS software. DOS has made somewhat of comeback recently and certain
developments make it a viable platform again for particular purposes.
We have dug up our old software products and projects and are releasing
them for free! See the new item DOS software - FREE! under our products
December 2005 - EternaLights in the movies!
EternaLights have been in news papers, magazines, on radio and tv shows
as well as numerous websites. But
EternaLights have finally come to Hollywood! Well, except that Hollywood had
nothing to do with the production of this movie. StagKnight is a horror
comedy that is being produced in the UK and FEATURES ETERNALIGHTS! Rob Mercer,
the movie's producer, requested permission to use the products in the movie
sighting their unique tech-appeal. Rob has
notified us that the movie StagKnight should be out in just a few more
months. We'll be sure to post links here as they become available.
Here are some shots from the movie showing the eternalights in use.
Rob sent us the script early on and looks to be a very entertaining movie.
We're very anxious to see the release of this movie (for obvious reasons) and
we wish Rob the very best!