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New Acoustic Release from Teledyne Benthos
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014 @ 07:15:00 EDT

Teledyne Benthos Teledyne Benthos announced the launch of their new R12K Acoustic Release. The advanced functionality of the new R12K is a direct result of customer interest. The development and design process included an in-depth needs assessment across a broad spectrum of the user base. The resulting new product, R12K, combines the proven reliability of the Teledyne Benthos acoustic release mechanical design with new electronic systems that improve the functional aspects of the product.

Teledyne Benthos - R12K Acoustic Release The Model R12K Deep Sea Acoustic Transponding release is the first product in the Benthos release line to benefit from this new electronics architecture. The new units are digital signal processor (DSP) based allowing the move from audible status confirmations to visual signal confirmations.

Performance enhancements for the R12K units include:

  • Battery voltage indication, including percent remaining, on command
  • Unit tilt measurement, 0-180 degrees (+/- 1%), available on command
  • Positive confirmation of release status on command

The R12K is designed for full ocean depth mooring recovery applications with a rugged stainless steel package and a 5000kg load rating. Every release is functionally tested to full ocean depth pressures.


“I am very excited to offer this new product to the market and look forward to sharing the technology with both our existing customer base and new users,” stated Senior Product Line Manager, Debbie King.


Teledyne Benthos manufactures a wide range of acoustic releases for shallow water and deep sea equipment recovery. All of the Benthos releases can be operated from their deck boxes, giving users wireless topside control over their subsea devices.



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


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 Mexico. For more information, visit Teledyne Technologies’ website

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