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January 30, 2013

Teledyne to acquire Reson


Optech owner increases underwater 3D tech

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and SLANGERUP, Denmark – Teledyne Technologies, a firm owning a majority share in Optech and the recent purchaser of BlueView Technologies, announced this week it is acquiring Reson, maker of a multi-beam sonar solution, among other underwater data capture technologies.

“Reson ideally complements both our marine instrumentation and digital imaging businesses, and will represent our third acquisition in the last 12 months focused on three dimensional imaging,” said Robert Mehrabian, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Teledyne, in a statement. “With Reson [added to Optech and BlueView], Teledyne will possess the ability to provide detailed 3D imaging solutions, ranging from full ocean depth survey, shallow water and coastal zone imaging, terrestrial and airborne mapping, and even deep space science applications.”

Terms of the deal were not announced, but it is expected to close this quarter.

With over 30 years of experience and approximately 1,400 Reson echosounders sold worldwide, Teledyne described Reson as “a leading provider of multibeam sonar systems and specialty acoustic sensors for hydrography, global marine infrastructure and offshore energy operations. Reson’s multibeam sonar systems range from portable highresolution shallow water systems used on autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to full ocean depth vessel mounted oceanographic systems.

You can see an example of data captured with the company’s SeaBat product here.

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