R & D Industries, Inc. (RDI)


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R & D Industries, Inc. (RDI) is a 39-year old Iowa corporation and winner of the 2010 Iowa Small Business Excellence Award. RDI was listed in both 2014 and 2015 Inc Magazine’s Inc-5000 as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the US. 

In 2019 and 2022, RDI was recognized in the Pioneer 250 for managed service excellence as one of the Top 500 MSPs in the US by CRN®. CRN’s annual MSP 500 list identifies the leading service providers in North America whose forward-thinking approaches to managed services are changing the landscape of the IT channel.

In 2021, Channel Futures™ announced that RDI ranked #135 on the MSP 501 list, and RDI ranked again in 2022 at #155. And 2023, ranked #33. The MSP 501 list is the IT channel's most prestigious global ranking of managed service providers, technology providers, and channel partners. 

RDI has four primary corporate divisions:

Thinix® (Thinix.com) provides best-in-class managed technology solutions; Thinix furnishes a worldwide customer base with distinct business advantages by making technology simple, safe, and secure. Thinix specializes in guest WiFi, secure computing, network monitoring software, managed firewalls, and high-availability Internet connectivity solutions. Thinix solutions are supported nation and worldwide in some of the most trusted hospitality brands, retail/franchise stores, education environments, and government entities.

Akative® (Akative.com) provides data connectivity solutions, monitoring, and multi-carrier 4G/5G services to customers throughout the United States and has over 30-million hours of 4G/5G uptime. Our mission is to help businesses stay online by delivering simple, robust Autonomous Broadband Connectivity™ solutions. iStatus®, a cornerstone Akative product, is a patented and patent-pending connectivity monitoring platform processing nearly 1 billion web requests annually. Akative products are designed to help businesses work toward Zero-Downtime. Akative provides connectivity solutions for various industry sectors with specialized solutions for point-of-sale (retail), convenience stores, restaurants, government, healthcare, IoT, manufacturing, and education. 

RDIWorks (RDIWorks.com) is a regional leader in providing computer networking solutions and managed services to business, government, healthcare, and education. RDI Network Services prides itself on both their highly trained group of technicians and their valued technology partners, such as Aruba Networks, Cisco, HP, Dell, VMware, Microsoft, WatchGuard, and Veeam. 

Audio Engineering (AudioEngineering.com) is a leader in the professional audio-visual services market for more than a quarter-century with over 1000 projects completed, 100+ certifications, and partnerships with the world’s best equipment manufacturers. The Audio Engineering team works with architects, designers, and engineers to plan and install sound and video solutions for houses of worship, all levels of education, businesses and government facilities.

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