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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 best 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.

A Picture is Worth a 1,000 words

A Picture is Worth a 1,000 words but RDI’s Motion Amplification™ videos are worth 2.3 million sensors

Could RDI’s Motion Amplification™ software help you add to the bottom line? Poor communication has cost on average $62.4 million per year in lost productivity, according to a Holmes report. In addition, poor communication is one of the top 3 reasons why employees do not like their jobs.

Pictures are one of the most effective ways to communicate. Our brains process pictures in millionths of a second. That’s fast! A post on social media that contains a picture is 10x more likely to receive engagement (BMC). If pictures have proven to be so valuable imagine what data-rich video can do for your organization.

When using the Iris M™ or MX powered by Motion Amplification™, you can produce a video that turns 2.3 million pixels in that camera into 2.3 million virtual sensors. In an instant, you can see the fault and easily communicate to everyone within the organization what the fault is. The fault and repair will mean something different to each person in the communication chain but there is no need to weave a different story to each person, just show them the video. When looking at the video you may see a base moving, engineering sees structural issues, the safety inspector sees a hazard, management sees potential lost revenue from downtime, but everyone sees the problem and the end result is the same: Just fix it.

Two-part series from Teknovation examines the rapid growth of RDI Technologies

Great two-part article published today by Teknovation and their Cheif Alliance Officer Tom Ballard on the growth of RDI Technologies.

Part One includes interviews with RDI’s President Bob Wilson and COO Jenna Johns to discuss the technology innovation that has led to the development of two new products this year and eight additional patents with three of them now issued which gives RDI a solid position as the technology leader.  Read the full article here: https://www.teknovation.biz/2019/02/18/part-1-bob-wilson-describes-rdi-technologies-growth-crazy-good/

Part Two focuses on the growth strategy that RDI has implemented to reach their goals. “We’ve successfully matched-up disruptive technology, with market demand, and execution plans driven by high performing people that operate as a team,” explains RDI President Bob Wilson.  Read the full article here: https://us5.campaign-archive.com/?u=c0b10d5c7494b005ca053507a&id=754ca18b86

Announcing RDI Technologies Advanced Motion Amplification Training!

During the Basic Iris M Certification Training, you learned the basics of how to acquire Motion Amplification™ data and how to use the Motion Amplification™ Application to analyze data and create videos. You’ve had some time to use the system on your own and now you’re ready to take your skills to the next level.

RDI’s Advanced Motion Amplification™ Training helps students cross the gap between knowing simply how to use the basic components of the system, to actually solving problems related to structures, rotating machinery, and piping.

Contact Chris Wills at chris.wills@rditechnologies.com to register today!

 Advanced Motion Amplification™ Course Description:

Learn Advanced Motion Amplification™ Analysis techniques to help make you a more successful Motion Amplification™ Analyst. Over two days our experienced instructors will cover the following:

  • Identifying Common Machinery Faults with Motion Amplification
  • Advanced Signal Processing
  • Advanced Data Collection
  • Resonance Testing
  • Piping and Pipe Support Analysis
  • Rotating Component Inspection
  • Using Motion Studio for Professional Results
  • Anti-Aliasing Techniques
  • Presentation of Motion Amplification Case Histories

Professional Advice:

Are you currently dealing with a mechanical or structural issue? Bring your own data to share with the class and our experienced instructors will offer professional insight about possible problems and solutions.

Advanced Motion Amplification™ Training Requirements:

  • Students must have already taken the Basic Motion Amplification™ Certification Course and passed the Level I Motion Amplification™ Certification.
  • Students should bring their own Acquisition Unit (with at least 50 GB of free storage space) to the class.
  • Near the conclusion of the second day of training, students will be given an opportunity to take the Level II Motion Amplification™ Certification Exam. Students who pass this interactive written exam will be issued an official RDI Level II Motion Amplification™ Certification and will be eligible to have their name listed on our website as a Level II Motion Amplification™ Analyst. There is no added cost for the exam.

Price: $2,000 USD

Contact Chris Wills at chris.wills@rditechnologies.com to register for the next class!  

RDI’s Iris MX is Named as Finalist for the 2019 Prism Awards!

RDI’s Iris MX has been named a finalist for the 2019 Prism Awards presented by SPIE and Photonics Media.  “This year’s Prism finalists represent the savviest and most innovative companies from the growing optics and photonics industry,” said SPIE CEO Kent Rochford.  Established industry stalwarts will compete with disruptive startups at the Prism Awards ceremony and banquet during SPIE Photonics West 2019 in San Francisco. The awards ceremony, now celebrating its 11th year, recognizes industrial innovation in photonics in multiple categories. For the consideration of the 2019 Prism Awards, SPIE received 120 applications from 15 countries.  The Iris MX from RDI Technologies expands upon its revolutionary Iris M product to open up the world of Motion Amplification to high speed applications.  Like the Iris M, the Iris MX utilizes the millions of pixels in today’s modern cameras to measure deflection, displacement, movement, and vibration not visible to the human eye.

“The whole team at RDI has worked tirelessly to get this product to the market and it is truly an honor for that work to be acknowledged by this year’s PRISM awards committee. We have been humbled and excited by how rapidly our product has been adopted and used by our customers to innovate the machine condition monitoring space in such a short period of time and are excited to expand that innovation to new markets over the next few years,” said RDI COO Jenna Johns.

Click here to view all of the nominees.  

#irismx #motionamplification #PrismPhotonics

More about the Iris MX:

The Iris M utilizes the millions of pixels in today’s modern cameras to measure deflection, displacement, movement, and vibration not visible to the human eye. The Iris M software converts those millions of pixels into individual data points, measuring extremely small vibrations or motions with a high degree of accuracy.  It then displays the results in an amplified video that brings the problems to life in a visual form.  The Iris M covers a large percentage of faults at a plant, but now with the Iris MX, we can extend that range.

The Iris MX utilizes the same software as the Iris M and is plug and play with current user’s software.  RDI Technologies has combined the ability to reach 1,400 frames per second in HD resolution with our seamless user intuitive software opening up possibilities in the industrial market beyond current technologies.

“The Iris M has revolutionized the way our customers do machinery maintenance in a way no one expected over the last two years,” said Jenna Johns, COO of RDI Technologies.

“As the user base of the Iris M has grown, so has the use cases,” said Jeff Hay, CEO of RDI Technologies. The Iris MX is the result of that. The Iris MX is capable of seeing frequencies much higher than the Iris M and capable of imaging machinery in a large field of view at those higher frequencies. Faults typical in turbomachinery, blade pass frequencies and higher orders of synchronous machinery can all be imaged full frame. If you need higher speed, we have you covered”.

About SPIE:

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science, engineering, and technology. The Society serves 257,000 constituents from 173 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals, and the SPIE Digital Library. In 2018, SPIE provided more than $4 million in community support including scholarships and awards, outreach and advocacy programs, travel grants, public policy, and educational resources. https://www.spie.org.

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