Teledyne Benthos Aviation Pinger Line Sold to RJE International, Inc.

By June 1, 2014News

RJE International, Inc. and Teledyne Benthos today jointly announced the sale of the Benthos aviation pinger product line, which includes the ELP-362D Underwater Locator Beacon, to RJE.

In this transaction, the Benthos intellectual property related to the manufacturing of underwater locator pingers for aviation “black boxes” and associated accessories has been sold to RJE, who will build and manufacture pingers for the aviation market. Benthos has manufactured FAA approved pingers since it acquired the technology in 1999.

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Teledyne Benthos Aviation Pinger Line Sold to RJE International, Inc.

Irvine, Calif. and North Falmouth, Mass. – June 2, 2014 – RJE International, Inc. and Teledyne Benthos today jointly announced the sale of the Benthos aviation pinger product line, which includes the ELP-362D Underwater Locator Beacon, to RJE. In this transaction, the Benthos intellectual property related to the manufacturing of underwater locator pingers for aviation “black boxes” and associated accessories has been sold to RJE, who will build and manufacture pingers for the aviation market. Benthos has manufactured FAA approved pingers since it acquired the technology in 1999. RJE has been an active master distributor of undersea location equipment since 1991. Benthos will retain all other technologies in its undersea location, positioning and communications lines, including pinger beacons, locators and transponders for marine applications. RJE will continue to support the diverse products it manufactures or distributes.

In addition to the transfer of the aviation pinger technology, RJE has signed a sales and distribution agreement with Teledyne Benthos which will allow RJE to market the wide range of Benthos products to their customers. “We are pleased to see our long history with aviation pingers transition to RJE International,” said Justin Manley, Senior Director of Business Development at Benthos. “We also look forward to working with RJE to advance our other undersea acoustic systems such as transponders and modems in the wider marine marketplace.” Robert Jechart, President of RJE International said, “RJE looks forward to manufacturing and directly supporting pingers for our many customers with whom we have developed a long history.”

About RJE International, Inc.

Being a leader in underwater mission critical products has been RJE International’s model to success over the past 23 years. Whether it’s diver navigation and sonar products for the Special Warfare Community, underwater beacons for black boxes on aircraft or ships, or homing and tracking system to find black boxes or other objects or sites. RJE leads by applying innovation, quality and best of class service.

For more information, please visit www.rjeint.com. RJE also manufactures aquatic safety products through its subsidiary RJE Technologies, Inc.

About Teledyne Benthos

An industry leader for more than 50 years, Teledyne Benthos designs and manufactures rugged, reliable oceanographic infrastructure and subsea solutions for marine environments.

Teledyne Benthos products include: acoustic releases, acoustic telemetry modems, acoustic positioning systems, hydrophones, glass flotation spheres and instrument housings, locating devices, and remotely operated vehicles. Teledyne Benthos is a member of the Teledyne Marine Systems group of companies that includes: Teledyne Benthos, Teledyne Webb Research, and Teledyne Gavia. For more information, visit Teledyne Benthos’ website at www.benthos.com.

About Teledyne Technologies

Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated instrumentation, digital imaging products and software, aerospace and defense electronics, and engineered systems. Teledyne Technologies’ operations are primarily located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Western and Northern Europe.

For more information, visit Teledyne Technologies’ website at www.teledyne.com.