About Us

What we do

Since our founding in 1996, BRTT has spearheaded technical innovation in the seismic community and beyond. Our software supports the collection, archiving, integration, and processing of environment sensors, particularly seismic sensors. 

Why we do it

We believe that fast, accurate information is everything; it has power to advance technology, empower innovators, influence global events, and save lives. That’s why we’ve spent over 20 years working on perfecting a software system that can be trusted to get the job done and get it done right.

Who we are

Frank Vernon, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, BRTT

Dr. Vernon is the CEO of Boulder Real Time Technologies after many years as a Research Geophysicist at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego. Throughout his career he has developed and deployed large-scale distributed real time sensor networks in terrestrial and marine environments. The first of these systems is ANZA seismic network, which was the first fully digital telemetry network starting in 1982. The ANZA network was an early adopter of broadband seismometers and 24-bit data acquisition systems in the early 1990s. The ANZA network is the first operational network to use the Antelope software system. The next system is the High Performance Wireless Research and Education program which initiated wide area wireless IP networking for sensor networks starting in 2001. The ANZA and HPWREN experience influenced the design of the USArray Transportable Array which has deployed over 2200 stations starting in 2004 and uses Antelope for operations. Dr. Vernon has also led multiple very dense seismic nodal deployments around the San Jacinto and San Andreas fault zones.

Dr. Vernon obtained a B.A. in Physics with specialization in Earth Sciences from UCSD in 1977, and a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from UCSD in 1989. He is author or co-author on more than 150 refereed scientific articles.

Kent Lindquist, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer / COO, BRTT

Dr. Lindquist joined Boulder Real Time Technologies in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer, transitioning in 2018 to Chief Technology Officer. After an early career in experimental atomic and
optical physics, working at the CU-Boulder Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, he led operations and development for real time monitoring systems at the Alaska Earthquake Center in the University of Alaska, Fairbanks Geophysical Institute.

In 2002, Dr. Lindquist founded Lindquist Consulting, Inc., working full-time for 10 years on real time seismic, volcano, and tsunami monitoring systems around the globe. Dr. Lindquist holds a Master’s degree in atomic and optical Physics from the University of Colorado, Boulder; a doctorate in Geophysics from the University of Alaska; and a Master’s of Business Administration from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Danny Harvey, Ph.D.​

Chief Financial Officer, BRTT

Dr. Harvey’s career started as an Aerospace Engineer intern working for NASA at the age of 18. He was privileged to be a part of the Apollo Program including a role in the rescue of the Apollo 13 astronauts. Following were projects in the US Space Shuttle program and the Trident C4 SLBM program. After that, Dr. Harvey decided to pursue a career as a scientist resulting in a Ph.D. in Geophysics. During all of Dr. Harvey’s career he was interested in software development as a means for solving complex scientific and engineering problems. That culminated in the establishment of a company that was primarily focused on the development and deployment of software to acquire and analyze data for real time characterization of earthquakes, tsunamis and other significant environmental events.

Danny started BRTT and was CEO and the chief technological developer for 24 years.