| 1971|| The Weather Company|
Enterprise Electronics Corporation or EEC is the world's oldest and largest manufacturer of commercial weather radar systems. Based in Enterprise, Alabama in the United States, EEC has designed, manufactured, tested and delivered over 1,000 Weather radar systems to over 90 countries around the globe. EEC offers a full spectrum of weather radar systems, including S Band, C Band, and X Band. In 2013, EEC further expanded its product line offering by acquiring the weather satellite ground station division from the Australia-based Environmental Systems & Services Pty Ltd company (ES&S). EEC's motto is Protecting People and Assets.
Enterprise Electronics Corporation Wikipedia
Founded by a small group of radar engineers in 1971, EEC first made news in 1974, when production of cavity magnetron and klystron commercial S and C Band weather radars began. Soon after this, EEC was selected by the US National Weather Service to deliver 160 WSR-74 radar systems to replace the older models across the country. Following this landmark project, EEC rapidly expanded its operations, becoming the standard around the world for commercial weather radars. EEC’s research and development also laid the path numerous weather radar innovations, many of which are still in use today.
EEC has a long history of firsts in the weather radar industry, including, but not limited to:1974 – First commercial weather radar on the market (WSR-100)
1974 – First Digital Video Integrator Processor (DVIP), providing for the first gray scale levels of quantified precipitation
1980 – First Digital signal processor
1981 – First commercial Doppler weather radar delivered to a TV station (KWTV-DT in Oklahoma City, OK)
1988 – First Personal Computer-based radar display system unveiled
2005 – First commercially available dual-polarization radar system unveiled
2012 – First commercially available solid-state X-Band radar system unveiled
2014 – First operational Circular Depolarization Ratio (CDR) solution unveiled
2016 – First operational deployment of mobile, solid-state, dual-polarization X-Band radars to a TV station/network of stations in the US
EEC also holds a patent on over 20 technologies, algorithms, and mechanical inventions.