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RDI Earns 2023 CRN MSP 500 Award: RDI Recognized Again for Exceptional Managed Services

Milford, Iowa, March 2023 RDI® announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named R & D Industries, Inc. to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the 'Security 100' category for 2023! CRN's annual MSP 500 list identifies elite managed service providers that deliver exceptional value and...

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CRN MSP 500 Award

RDI® Ranked #155 on Channel Futures 2022 MSP 501—Tech Industry’s Most Prestigious List of Managed Service Providers Worldwide

Milford, Iowa, June 2022 R & D Industries, Inc. (RDI®), has been named one of the world’s premier managed service providers in the prestigious 2022 Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings. In addition, this is the second year in a row that RDI has been honored among industry leaders (2021 – RDI ranked #135). For the past 16 years...

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2022 MSP 501 Award

RDI Earns Repeat Recognition on CRN’s 2022 MSP 500 List:
Named Pioneer 250 for Exceptional Managed Services

Milford, Iowa, February 2022 RDI®, the parent company of Thinix®, Akative®, and RDIworks®, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named RDI to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category for 2022. 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, helping end users increase efficiency and simplify IT solutions, while maximizing their return on investment.

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RDI Division, RocketBroadband, Rebranding To Akative

Ames, IowaAugust 2021 - It's official! RocketBroadband has rebranded as Akative! Read about our rebranding vision, our next-gen autonomous connectivity, or discover how you can become the newest Akative Channel Partner. Akative - named for Autonomous-native; enables businesses and government to quickly implement multi-carrier, Autonomous Broadband Connectivity™...

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RDI Recognized for Prestigious MSP 501 Award:
RDI Named Best-in-Class Global MSP Business by Channel Futures™

Milford, Iowa, June 2021 –  We’re thrilled to announce that RDI has been ranked among the world’s premier managed service providers for 2021! As part of Informa Tech, Channel Futures™ announced that RDI ranked #135 on 2021's MSP 501 list. The MSP 501 list is the IT channel's most prestigious global ranking of managed service providers, technology providers, and channel partners. The MSP 501 includes state-of-the-art market research, best practices, technology adoption, and industry benchmarks to rank providers on the growth and complexities of providing managed services.

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MSP 501 Award

2020: A Year of Security Breaches

Milford, Iowa, December 2020 - Ask almost anyone what the top global story was for 2020, and they will likely start with the COVID-19 pandemic. But there is much more to this story. 2020 will also be remembered as the year of breaches. The year that security events exploded and cyber incidents underscored the importance of cyber security in new ways. Consider the following snapshot of some of a sample of news headlines, and the rise of cyber attacks and breaches speaks for itself...

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Enable Business Continuity

Milford, Iowa, March 2020 - Remote Access, Connectivity, Video Conferencing

At RDI, we encourage businesses to always prepare before disaster strikes. Whether it’s ensuring security and patches are up to date or preventing ransomware attacks, RDI is here to help your business plan for the unexpected.

Technology plays a critical role in your daily operations. With a team of seasoned engineers, RDI quickly helps businesses implement solutions such as secure VPNs to keep employees connected and working from home, video conferencing to enable fluid communication, patch management, and high-availability connectivity to enable seamless uptime.

AkativeSD™ - A Turn-Key SD-WAN Solution To Keep Business Critical Applications Online

Ames, Iowa, September 2019 -Integrated 4G/5G Connectivity, AI-Based IoT Monitoring With Patent-Pending SD-WAN FlowTracking™

Akative™ has released AkativeSD™ - a complete SD-WAN solution to allow businesses to keep business critical applications online. AkativeSD is a fully managed SD-WAN solution that incorporates multi-carrier 4G/5G connectivity, distributed network monitoring, SD-WAN FlowTracking, AI-based analysis, IntelligentAlerts™, and a centralized monitoring dashboard. These features provide centralized visibility showing connectivity and network performance for all business locations using PCs, iOS, or Android.

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RDI Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services:
RDI Named as a 2019 Pioneer 250 Company By CRN

Milford, Iowa, March 2019 – CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, announced that Thinix, a division of R & D Industries, Inc. (RDI), made the 2019 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with innovative approaches to managed services. These services help customers improve operational efficiencies, maximize return on IT investments, and...

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Corporate Divisions

Honesty, integrity and excellence are incorporated in the foundation of our company and integrated into the decision-making processes of the company.

We use those elements in the relationships we form with our customers, team members, industry partners and the communities we serve; continually striving for excellence and treating others better than we expect to be treated.

Computer and Network Integrators

RDIworks® is a regional leader in providing computer networking solutions 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, Apple, WatchGuard and Unitrends.

Software and Managed Services

Thinix® provides best-in-class managed technology solutions; we furnish our worldwide customer base with distinct business advantages by making technology easy, safe and secure. Thinix specializes in guest WiFi, secure computing, network monitoring software, managed firewalls and high availability Internet connectivity solutions.

Audio-Visual Integrators

Audio Engineering 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.

Acoustical Consulting & Engineering

Audio Engineering Group is an acoustical consulting firm specializing in the strategic planning, design, and engineering of architectural acoustics and professional audio/video solutions.

Reliable Connectivity - Keeping Business Online 24/7

Our vision is to develop autonomous networks with a goal of Zero-Downtime™ by integrating any form of broadband connectivity.  Our mission is to help businesses stay online by delivering simple, robust Autonomous Connectivity™ solutions. With dedicated teams and solutions, we deliver on that promise 365 days per year.

Web Properties & Products

These web products and properties are some of the most exciting, new technology​ solutions we've been working on.

Managed Endpoint Security For Business PCs

Thinix AssuredSecurity® is a managed security service used to dramatically strengthen the ongoing security disposition of PCs. AssuredSecurity combines a number of otherwise separate processes into a single managed service to provide a higher level of security than businesses would be able to achieve using traditional means.

Intelligent, Multi-Site Network Monitoring

iStatus® is a distributed multi-site network monitoring platform that allows easy monitoring of all Internet connections across all business locations from a PC, smartphone, or tablet. iStatus leverages state-of-the-art AI-based technologies to monitor networks and provide IntelligentAlerts™ to make monitoring your networks easier than ever.

Go-Anywhere, High-Speed Internet Access

InternetAnywhere® is a managed, 4G LTE cellular Internet connection designed for rural, remote, mobile, and redundant connectivity applications. With powerful, nationwide coverage, InternetAnywhere allows the speed and convenience of broadband Internet wherever you go.

There's Only One Okoboji™

You may travel the World, but there's only one... Okoboji.com.

Area Events, Classifieds, Live HD Webcams, Business Listings, Lodging, Dining, Home Services, Real Estate, Travel, and more!

Secure, Reliable Backup Technology

Data loss can be devastating – The last thing you need is a complex or unreliable solution. 321-Backup® provides affordable, reliable, cloud backup that is simple to use and that you can trust.


Get To Know Us

At RDI, our mission is to develop high-quality solutions to real-world problems. We build on over 39 years of integrity, leadership, and industry-leading innovation to create highly-functional, beautiful solutions. In doing so, we value every employee from intern to executive. Our team works to build a culture that facilitates constant innovation. We take pride in having a friendly work environment, being an equal opportunity employer, and support the Home Base Iowa Initiative. We are dedicated to the continued improvement of our team and strongly support lifelong learning; we provide on-the-job training and career growth opportunities. 

Our team ranges from new graduates/entry-level positions to senior staff. Our colleagues take ownership and pride in their work by knowing how impactful technology is for every business and the individuals we serve.

We're looking for hard-working and motivated people who want to grow and shape the scope of technology today. Our team still believes anything is possible. Are you up for the challenge?

Current Openings

If you have previously applied for a position with R & D Industries, please resubmit your resume. We only retain resumes for three months.

R & D Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and proud supporter of the Home Base Iowa Initiative. For more details see: HomeBaseIowa.gov

Regional Office Locations

R & D Industries, Inc. is proud to serve these communities and the surrounding areas.

Milford Office

812 10th Street

Milford, IA 51351

 (712) 338-2999


Ames Office

1531 Airport Road

Suite 105

Ames, IA 50010

 (800) 659-3529


Contact Us

RDI is a preferred and trusted technology solutions provider. Ask how we can help you achieve your goals today.