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February 26, 2024 | Tom Ballard

RDI Technologies unveils its latest innovation

The Iris Edge is expected to transform the field of vibration monitoring by bringing its state-of-the-art Motion Amplification® technology to the Internet of Things world.

RDI Technologies, the Knoxville-headquartered pioneer in camera-based advanced vibration analysis solutions, has launched its latest innovation, Iris EdgeTM. This new product is set to transform the field of vibration monitoring by bringing its state-of-the-art Motion Amplification® technology to the Internet of Things (IoT) world.

Iris EdgeTM is a camera-based vibration analysis tool that collects large-scale data and seamlessly transmits it to a customer’s IoT platform. The device combines Power over Ethernet (PoE), a pan-tilt mount, and autofocus to make deploying cameras for vibration monitoring easier than ever before while delivering all the benefits of Motion Amplification®. With Iris EdgeTM users can monitor, trend, alert, diagnose, and troubleshoot an even larger field of view and provide the most flexible, scalable, and easiest deployment method for monitoring your assets. Users will no longer need to contact their assets or even turn them off during installation; they can simply install a camera and monitor everything it can see.

“We are excited to bring Iris EdgeTM to the market,” said Jeff Hay, Chief Executive Officer of RDI Technologies. “Iris EdgeTM is a product that makes deploying camera-based vibration and Motion Amplification® easier than ever. It’s a product that our customers have been asking for, specifically to provide a camera that measures vibration, with highly flexible deployment and easy integration with their IoT systems.”

Hay founded the company 11 years ago while a faculty member at the University of Louisville and moved it to Knoxville prior to our first teknovation.biz article on the start-up in late 2015. Two years later, RDI Technologies captured the 2017 “Traction Award” presented at Knoxville’s annual “Startup Day” and reached another milestone in 2019 when it was ranked #33 on the annual “Inc. 5000” list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Inc. also ranked RDI Technologies as the #1 manufacturing company on its list and the #2 overall fastest-growing company in Tennessee.

SFW Capital Partners LP, a Rye, NY-based private equity firm, completed a majority recapitalization of the RDI Technologies a little more than two years ago.


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