Richardson Electronics Introduces New REdi 4.0 Remote Diagnostics System for CO2 Lasers

Monitors vital signs of RF generator in a CO2 laser, avoids costly downtime

LaFox, IL, Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL) announced today the availability of the REdi 4.0 remote diagnostics system for use with CO2 lasers.

REdi 4.0 was developed by Richardson Electronics to monitor the vital signs of an RF generator in a CO2 laser. It enables accurate recordkeeping and threshold-based email alerts that can prevent the costly downtime that is common with conventional, reactive telediagnostics.

The new remote diagnostics system allows customers to proactively monitor the health of the generator. It identifies problems and predicts the optimum time to replace the RF tube, thereby minimizing downtime and maximizing functional life cycle.

REdi 4.0 uses a smart software agent that monitors the RF generator’s analog values while the laser is on and wirelessly transmits data efficiently and securely to a central server. Out-of-range readings trigger an automated email alert, and customers can log-into a web portal for additional details or contact the REdi 4.0 support team.

“REdi 4.0 is an important improvement over a system that alerts a technician once there is a problem or downtime,” said Dave Matthews, vice president of global services and chief engineer at Powerlink, Ltd., a Richardson Electronics company. “REdi 4.0 empowers users to predict and anticipate required maintenance or tube replacement, before it is too late.”

To find more information, please visit the REdi 4.0 webpage at The filters are also available by calling 1-800-348-5580, emailing [email protected], or visiting Local Sales Support to locate worldwide sales engineers.

About Richardson Electronics, Ltd.

For nearly 70 years, Richardson Electronics has been your industry-leading global provider of engineered solutions, RF & microwave and power products. With the launch of the Power & Microwave Technologies group, we continue this legacy and complement it with new products from the world’s most innovative technology partners. Richardson Electronics’ Power & Microwave Technologies group focuses on what we do best: identify and design disruptive technologies, introduce new products on a global basis, develop solutions for our customers, and provide exceptional worldwide support. As a global company, we provide solutions and add value through design-in support, systems integration, prototype design and manufacturing, testing, logistics, and aftermarket technical service and repair—all through our existing global infrastructure. More information is available at

Richardson Electronics common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol RELL.