10,000th Workhorse ADCP Delivered - 21/01/2008

Teledyne RD Instruments has recently reached two milestones. First, in 2007, the company celebrated its 25th year of business. Then, in January 2008, Teledyne RDI celebrated another significant milestone when Workhorse ADCP number 10,000 rolled off the company's assembly line. The first Workhorse ADCP product was developed in 1992, ten years after the company's inception.


Since it's inception in 1982 through Fran Rowe and Kent Deines' development of the industry's first underwater Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP), the company has gone on to produce a wide array of acoustic Doppler products for measuring water in motion and motion in water.  Twenty-five years later, the ADCP continues to be the oceanographer's tool of choice for full-column current velocity measurements.


The Workhorse ADCP was designed to deliver the company's proven BroadBand technology in a smaller, lower cost, and easier to use package. This critical advancement made the ADCP user-friendly and affordable for mainstream users. The Workhorse family of ADCPs continues to provide thousands of worldwide users with precision current profiling, waves measurement and/or precision navigation capability. In total, including Teledyne RDI's non-Workhorse ADCP products, the company has delivered nearly 15,000 instruments worldwide.


In celebration of unit 10,000, Teledyne RDI would like to hear its customers' ADCP/DVL stories and share them with our community of users. How are you using your Teledyne RDI ADCP or DVL? What interesting discoveries have you made with this data? Teledyne RDI ADCPs are no ordinary tools, and our customers are no ordinary people. Share your extraordinary stories by submitting them online.



Last updated: 04/09/2020