Teledyne RD Instruments, Inc., located in San Diego, CA, specializes in the design and manufacture of underwater acoustic Doppler products for a wide array of current profiling and precision navigation applications. As Teledyne RDI has grown, so has their customers’ need for global service and support. Recognizing this need, Teledyne RDI has taken several steps to provide the highest level of worldwide service and support.
Teledyne RD Instruments, Inc., located in San Diego, CA, specializes in the design and manufacture of underwater acoustic Doppler products for a wide array of current profiling and precision navigation applications.
Originally founded as RD Instruments, the company was formed in 1982 by Fran Rowe and Kent Deines as a result of their development of the industry’s first Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP), a revolutionary device capable of profiling currents at up to 128 individual points in the water column.
Through the years, RD Instruments experienced steady growth and remained dominant in the industry by providing an unwavering commitment to new product development, superior data quality, and the highest level of customer service and support.
In August 2005, RD Instruments was purchased by Teledyne Technologies, and now operates as a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies, Inc. Upon acquisition, the company’s name was changed to Teledyne RD Instruments.
The company currently employs over 200 multi-disciplined scientists, engineers, technicians, sales, and support personnel; and resides in an 80,000 square foot ISO-9001:2008 facility that includes state-of-the art engineering, laboratory, manufacturing, and test areas.
Through market growth and product diversification, the company is now comprised of three distinct Product Lines:
Acoustic Doppler current profiling, wave measurement, and Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (CTD) products for coastal and deep water oceanographic environments.
Precision navigation products for the marine environment.
Discharge and flow-measurement products for inland environments.
Teledyne RDI continues to lead the industry by providing our customers with innovative Doppler technology backed by unparalleled customer service and support.
As Teledyne RDI has grown, so has their customers’ need for global service and support. Recognizing this need, Teledyne RDI has taken several steps to provide the highest level of worldwide service and support:
- Teledyne RDI owns and operates a European office located in La Gaude, France. This office has been established to support our European representatives, perform product training and demonstrations, and support those regions without local representation.
- Teledyne RDI has also established a product development office in Shanghai, China. This office is dedicated to expanding Teledyne RDI’s product capabilities through new product enhancements and diversification.
- Teledyne RDI has recruited the very best industry representatives from around the globe to provide local sales and service for Teledyne RDI’s products
- Teledyne RDI now offers 24-hour customer service and support.
At Teledyne RD Instruments, we aspire to maintain leadership in our marketplace, enlisting customers as partners to work together in enduring relationships built on mutual trust and mutual benefit. From this foundation, we will continually evolve our products and services to meet our customers' needs.