Technology is everywhere, from mechanical pencils to sophisticated aircraft. The developers of remarkable technology are often overlooked, and many consumers fail to realize how much work goes into creating all of the gadgets and solutions in the world. Here are just four of the innovative technology companies that you probably did not know existed.
Pacific BioMaterial Management
Pacific BioMaterial Management, Inc. (PBMMI) is a company that provides services to the laboratory industry. The three divisions of the company are Pacific BioStorage, Pacific Scientific Transport, and Pacific BioManagement. PBMMI employs experts in the areas of specimen management, lab moving, and other services critical to appropriately containing and maintaining biological materials. The biorepository facilities utilize electrical power and diesel generators to ensure that specimen conditions are constant, even in the event of extreme weather conditions. The freezers are equipped with an alarm system that alerts technicians to changes in freezer conditions. Like the storage facilities, the transport division offers the equipment to legally and carefully relocate an entire laboratory. With nationwide transport and biorepsitories in California and New York, PBMMI is one company that caters to the very specific needs of the laboratory industry.
Trimble Agriculture assists the agricultural industry by developing products and plans that help farmers become more efficient. The company uses devices such as GPS and other positioning technologies to collect data about the land and help farmers get a clear picture of the fields. Other products created by Trimble help to monitor crop yield, precipitation, and irrigation. The company even offers solutions for livestock management. The technology developed by Trimble helps farmers make informed decisions that will help increase efficiency and improve yield.
Mobileye develops technology that uses visual processing to enhance automotive safety. More than 19 global car manufacturing companies have used Mobileye technology, and the technology has been implemented by many large manufacturers since 2007. The EyeQ line of products has a sophisticated camera that detects and processes environmental information that is likely to lead to a collision. Detection of circumstances that may lead to a collision triggers an alert system or braking to prevent the collision. With plans to launch several products in the EyeQ line, Mobileye is continuing to develop innovative solutions for the automotive safety industry.
Virgin Galactic is actively working to develop a commercial space travel program. The base of operations for Virgin Galactic is Spaceport America, which is located in New Mexico and serves as a home for multiple commercial space exploration organizations. The company intends to launch a spacecraft from a large airplane, known as a mothership, instead of launching the craft from a stationary pad. Virgin Galactic has revealed White Knight Two, a mothership, and Space Ship Two. The two crafts have completed some initial test flights, and representatives from Virgin Galactic believe that the crafts will be able to accommodate suborbital commercial flights and the launch of satellites. The commercialization of space exploration is becoming more tangible, and Virgin Galactic is one of the companies at the head of that development.
From increasing crop yield to helping the average person become an astronaut, the four companies outlined above are continuing to develop cutting edge technology. The sophistication of the solutions offered by these companies is well beyond the expectations of previous decades. These organizations will continue to push the boundaries of what is known and what can be accomplished.