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EternaLights, LLC
Sales and Repair
1711 Maple Road
Defiance, IA 51527
(712) 627-4603
Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm Central


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.

In 1992, 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.


Services and Special Projects

  • Custom Software:
    Technology Associates, Inc. has a strong core competency in software. We have managed or created software from simple control systems or web pages to huge and complex enterprise business management systems with real-time accounting interfaces. If your project needs custom software or is a software project, TA might be the firm you're looking for. We specialize in software for microcontrollers, DOS, Windows and Linux platforms. See our rates table below for fees.

  • Custom Hardware:
    If you haven't already seen some of our products, you should be aware that TA has superior electronics design skills. If your project has needs for electronics and your lost as for who to turn to, TA can help. Our product design experience ranges from simple alarms, electromagnetic projectile systems to complex multi-processor controlled systems. See our rates table below for fees.

  • Product management:
    Have an idea or just a concept? Need someone to take it from your brain and make a producible product? We have the experience to manage complete products. We do all the work for you, from the industrial design, electronics and controls to packaging and marketing material or any portion thereof. See our rates table below for fees.

  • General Problem Solving and Consulting:
    Every business could use a little help in areas that are in trouble. TA has a broad range of experience with solving problems. From evaluating new software solutions, management, marketing and human resource decisions for your business to fixing design and production problems, TA can help.

    See our rates table below for fees.

Custom Engineering/Consulting Service Rates (Guide)
Service Type 1 - 4 Hours 5 - 10 Hours 11 - 24 Hours 25 - 49 Hours 50+ Hours
Software $150/hr $125/hr $115/hr $105/hr $100/hr
Hardware $150/hr $125/hr $115/hr $105/hr $100/hr
Product management $150/hr $125/hr $115/hr $105/hr $100/hr
General consulting (On-site rates)
1 day onsite $1,500
2-10 days onsite $1,000/day
11+ days onsite $800/day
All travel and related expenses to be paid by client, rates include travel time.
General consulting (In-office rates)
1 - 3 hours $500 (minimum fee)
4 - 10 hours $125/hour
11 - 24 hours $115/hour
25 - 49 hours $95/hour
50+ hours $90/hour

TA reserves the right to deviate from this schedule as it deems necessary. Occassionally, TA may reduce rates for equity interest in projects. This is negotiated case by case.

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