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Knoxville-based RDI Technologies ranks 33rd on Inc. Magazine’s annual list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

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Media Contact: Andrew Dougherty
(865) 599-4409
andrew.dougherty@rditechnologies.com

KNOXVILLE, TENN. – August 14, 2019 – Inc. magazine today revealed that RDI Technologies is No. 33 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

RDI Technologies“When we started this company a few years ago, we knew the technology was a game-changer,” said Jeff Hay, Founder and CEO of RDI Technologies. “We also recognized that great technology alone doesn’t necessarily make a great company.”

 

“To do what RDI Technologies has done in such a short time required a talented team with a diverse skill set,” said Bob Wilson, President.

RDI Technologies utilizes the millions of pixels in today’s modern cameras to measure deflection, displacement, movement, and vibration not visible to the human eye. The company’s proprietary products and software convert those millions of pixels into individual data points, measuring extremely small motion with a high degree of accuracy. It then displays the results in a video that brings the problems to life in a visual form.

“Our products discern what is moving from what isn’t and convert that motion to a level visible to the human eye,” Hay said. “By detecting subtle motion and enhancing it, we show users where issues are developing and help them understand the interrelationships between the machinery that creates the motion. It quickly takes you from seeing the problem and moves you to a solution to fix it.”

“This technology is truly a platform technology,” added Jenna Johns, COO. “We are thrilled with the success we have had in the Industrial market but are even more excited about all of the other opportunities and markets that lie ahead for what we have created.”

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list (which can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000 and on newsstands in September) will be Oct. 10 – 12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. Speakers at this year’s event include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

RDI Technologies Featured in Plant Services Magazine “Monitoring on the Move” – July 2019

RDI Technologies was mentioned in the most recent issue of Plant Services Magazine in a feature named “Monitoring on the Move”.  Click below to read the full article or see the quote from RDI Technologies CEO – Dr. Jeff Hay.

RDI Technologies CEO - Dr. Jeff Hay

“The Iris MX lets you visualize motions unseen by the human eye in near real-time leading to instant action and results, making it a cutting-edge problem-solving tool.”

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Motion Amplification™ Can Make you a Hero at Home!

Motion Amplification™ can even help with a ceiling fan? Just ask Tom Sparks, the Advanced Diagnostics Product Manager at Allied Reliability/T.F. Hudgins. After getting certified as an MA Analyst, Tom wondered if the Iris M™ would help him with a ceiling fan that been giving him problems for years. After many attempts to balance the fan, he was at a loss, so the fan got moved to a back room of the house and never used.

Enter the Iris M. A quick look with the Iris M revealed the problem. What seemed like a balance issue turned out to be looseness. The set screw threads on the fan shaft were damaged preventing it from contacting the shaft when it appeared to be tight. All of this was clearly seen Motion Amplification video.  The set screw was never suspect because it felt normal when tightened. Tom had balanced it and rotated the fan blades all to no avail. Which just confirms something well known; the biggest finds are typically not where you expect them.

Once the problem was identified, the fix was simple. In Tom’s words “The video showed exactly that the problem lay with the screw, which led me to remove it.  After cleaning up the threads, the fan ran steady and true. The wife was very happy.”

Often the cost of issues we find with Motion Amplification™ are calculable but other times, they are priceless.

 

Fan with loose screw with Motion Amplification™

Fan after fixing screw – seen with Motion Amplification™

New Software for RDI Technologies Iris M™ & MX™ Expands the Use of Motion Amplification™ to New Applications

For Immediate Release:

Knoxville, TN – July 8, 2019

RDI Technologies, Inc., a company that specializes in innovating the industrial market with machine vision products, announced today that it will be releasing a software update to all current customers that will expand the use of their Motion Amplification™ software to new applications and make it easier and more robust to use.

Key Features in the 2.5 Software Release 

  • Analysis of Rotating Shafts: Several features related to the analysis of rotating shafts have been added: Shaft inspection recordings, High-density recordings, Shaft turning speed detection, Shaft displacement measurements.
  • Enhanced MP4 Export: MP4 export now lets you specify the resolution format and quality of the video that is produced. Full HD, HD, and SD formats are now supported.
  • Trim Recordings: Motion Amplification™ now supports the ability to trim unwanted content from existing recordings.
  • Relative Phase Calculations: Motion Amplification™ now supports relative phase calculations. Specify a phase reference and frequency of interest and relative phase values will be calculated for all of the displayed waveforms. This will allow the user to not only be able to see that an asset is out of phase, but they can calculate an exact number in order to pinpoint relative motion within the context of an image to more effectively find the fault.
  • Filtering: More efficient filtering options allow users to filter based on amplitude thresholds and isolation of peaks using a graphical interface.
  • Batch Amplification: Users will also be able to apply Motion Amplification™ to entire batches of data, preventing the user from having to wait on the amplification of individual recordings.

“This software upgrade is focused on the user experience. We listened to our customers and implemented their feedback to improve their workflow and expand the types of faults we are able to help them more easily identify,” said Mark Slemp, VP of Software Development.

“RDI’s goal has always been to revolutionize the industrial market using machine vision technology. We truly believe that the camera is the sensor of the future. Winning the 2019 Solutions Award from Reliability Web in Asset Management is a great validation but we don’t plan to stop there. This update will expand our market reach by making our product even easier to use and expanding the type of contacting sensors you can replace with cameras,” said Dr. Jeff Hay, CEO of RDI Technologies.

For information about RDI Technologies, Motion Amplification™ or the Iris M visit the RDI Technologies website at: http://www.RDITechnologies.com

For Media Inquiries Contact:
Andrew Dougherty
andrew.dougherty@rditechnologies.com

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Introducing the RDI Technologies Monthly Newsletter!

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Announcing the Motion Amplification Video Awards

RDI Technologies wants to recognize our customers that are making a difference. We want to hear your stories and share those successes. In the newsletters and on the website, we will be sharing the best stories of how Motion Amplification™ has helped you succeed.

In addition, your stories will help others, like yourself, learn new and different ways to use Motion Amplification™. As a community, we can help each other be more successful in our positions and have some fun doing it.

At the end of each year, we will be announcing the top 15 stories of the year, three from each category. Then the winner for each category will be awarded the Motion Amplification Video Awards™ of the year.

Here are the categories:

  1. Plant Operators – We are looking for the stories of the individuals that work to keep their companies up and running all the time.
  2. Service Companies – This is for those companies that are in and out of different facilities serving their clients.
  3. International – Is your company outside the US and Canada? This category is for you.
  4. Non-rotating Equipment – We are looking for something other than pumps, motors, etc. In this category, we are looking for structures, piping, bridges, cranes, electrical, mechanical arm, etc.
  5. Most Unique – Have you wondered what a race car, a deer, Golden Gate Bridge, a plane before take-off, a stadium full of people, looks like under Motion Amplification™? So do we! We are looking for the most unique video of the year.

Entering is simple! We want to hear about how your Iris M™ or MX™ helped you succeed in solving an issue. Tell us about your story by filling out this quick entry form. We want to:

  1. Know the issue
  2. What were the results, and
  3. See the video

Here is the link to the entry form: https://www.rditechnologies.com/contest-entry-form/

*Simply drag your video to the Dropbox Folder and it will be reviewed by the team

The winners will be recognized in a newsletter, receive an award plaque, and get either one free training session or free annual maintenance for their system.

New Tips and Tricks Video from RDI Technologies – Resizing the Image

A new feature in RDI Acquisition allows the user to directly select an image size from a drop-down menu, instead of having to manually crop the image hoping that the desired framerate will be reached.  

To change the image size, click the Reset button at the bottom of Image Properties.

When the Reset button is clicked a list of preset image sizes appears on the screen from which the user may select the image size that corresponds with the desired framerate.

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