Tel​edyne PDS – Collect, Process and Deliver​​

Teledyne PDS is a multipurpose software platform and supports a wide range of tasks within hydrography, dredge guidance, construction support, search & recovery operations, and port entrance monitoring.

Teledyne PDS is a multipurpose software platform and supports a wide range of tasks within Hydrography, Dredge Guidance, Construction Support, Search & Recovery Operations and Port Entrance Monitoring. Teledyne PDS is off-the-shelf software and developed to solve the variety of challenges that arise from each specific task in the main business segments served by Teledyne Marine. It interfaces with a wide range of survey instruments such as Lidar, Multibeam and Singlebeam Echosounders, and is an optimal tool for interfacing to a variety of periphery sensors, including dredge and construction sensors, sound velocity measurements, positioning, motion systems and most other devices that output data. Teledyne PDS is an optimized solution for both Teledyne Marine products and almost all other available systems in the market from recognized manufacturers, and enables immediate data visualization and quality control, so you can view results as images or numerically in real time. The software is designed to be used in the maritime world with an intuitive user interface that is easy to learn. Support is provided worldwide by Teledyne Marine expert surveyors including survey assistance and training of operators.With Teledyne PDS you only need one software suite to collect, process and deliver data with in the same workflow.

*Teledyne PDS is a Teledyne RESON product line

Teledyne PDS can do more than you think. Maximize your investment and bring yourself up to speed with the right features and workflows of Teledyne PDS. To help optimize you're surveying experience check out our standard software traini​​ng or get in touch to arrange a bespoke training that exactly fits your needs.​

Upcoming Open Trainings

To be announced

Contact us about training: 

Tel: +44 (0)1224-709900 / +1 805 233 3900
Email: [email protected]

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​Example PDS Multibeam Training

​The list below shows the content of the regular 5 day PDS multibeam training. This training can be used as a basis for your customized training.

Contact Support

You need a valid dongle / maintenance contract to use Teledyne PDS Support Desk

Office hours (CET 0800-1800): The Netherlands +31 10 2451500 ( Teledyne PDS Hotline:  +31 10 2451500; open Monday thru Friday CET working hours ( After working hours you will automatically be forwarded to Teledyne RESON's global hotline number ) )

 24/7: International +45 20 999 088 USA +1 805 964 6260

 Teledyne PDS email Helpdesk: pds-support[at] ; open Monday thru Friday CET working hours​

Teledyne PDS has a support team to assist the user with their questions and any challenge that may arise during a project. The support team are experts in the hydrographic and dredge field and qualified to deal with any part of the software and dredge guidance systems.  When a valid maintenance contract is applicable to the dongle, the support team can be contacted via telephone and email. When an internet connection is available it is possible to remotely assist the user.  The Maintenance Contract is free the first year after purchase.​

Stay up to date

A Teledyne PDS product comes with one year free Maintenance contract. With a maintenance contract you can download the latest version of Teledyne PDS to use the latest development for your application. Please contact us for information about the maintenance contract.

Download Teledyne PDS

You can Download trial versions of Teledyne PDS as well as our free data viewer Teledyne PDS LiteView. 

Please fill out this form to request a download  

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PDS Licenses

Maintenance Contracts

With the purchase of Teledyne PDS a Maintenance Contract for one year is included.

The Maintenance Contract for Teledyne PDS provides the following items:

  • Free Teledyne PDS updates during the maintenance contract period
  • Free support by e-mail and telephone during Teledyne RESON B.V. office hours; please note that support does not mean online training!
  • After office hours telephone support is available for emergencies.

Furthermore the user will be kept informed on the progress of development, applications and new options

New developments, features and enhancements are available for all licenses with a Maintenance Contract. Some features will be only available as option.

Major releases will be announced via Teledyne PDS Twitter to our Teledyne PDS followers​

At the end of the Maintenance Contract the client can renew the contract after placing a Purchase Order. When client details are fully known by Teledyne RESON an quotation for extending the Maintenance Contract will be send to the client. The Maintenance Contract will be set to the end of the calendar year after a first renewal.

The price of the Maintenance Contract depends on the number of Maintenance Contract licenses purchased and is available on request.

The updates are accompanied with release notes. The release note describes the changes in the versions.

Maintenance Contracts and replacement

With the purchase of Teledyne PDS a maintenance contract for one year is included. Extension of the Maintenance Contract starts from the end data in the license dongle to the end of the present or coming year. When a maintenance contract license is 1 or more years behind we charge 50% of the fee for the years passed.


Each dongle has an “Expiry date" of the Maintenance Contract. You can check the expiry date of the Maintenance Contract in the Teledyne PDS Control Center:  Help – About Control Center. Under dongle information the “Expiry date" is shown. Versions released before the expiry date will always run. Versions released after the expiry date will not run. If a Maintenance Contract is extended Teledyne PDS updates your dongle automatically.

Dongles and replacement

A dongle will be replaced after receipt of the (faulty) dongle at the Teledyne RESON office in Rotterdam. The replacement dongle will have the same features and maintenance date as the dongle to be replaced. Cost will apply to dongle replacement.

PDS Educational License

Having employees which understand and apply solid knowledge of industry technology is very important for our customers. Therefore Teledyne PDS is happy to promote the use of Teledyne PDS at universities, high schools and academic institutes.

What does this mean for you?

We offer PDS licenses for free to be used in courses in which industry technology is taught and trained for education. This will enable trainees to gain expertise in maritime principles and to gain hands-on experience in maritime software.

Is it for you?

If you are teaching in a maritime domain like Ports / Harbors, Constructing, Defense / Security, Deep water or Dredging we are open to receive your enquiry.

What do you need to do?

Please contact us via [email protected] and we will contact you to further discuss your application and how you can use our licenses best.

What do you get?

Licenses without being charged for them for the time frame needed to use them for your training / education. Free training in PDS applications for teachers (expenses for travel, board and lodging excluded). Teachers get free access to our support helpdesk after they successfully passed the training session.


Contact us to request a Educational Teledyne PDS License at [email protected]

Teledyne PDS
Teledyne RESON B.V.
Stuttgartstraat 42-44
3047 AS Rotterdam
The Netherlands​

Email: pds[at]

TEL +31 (0)10 245 15 00
FAX +31 (0)10 245 15 55

Contact support at pds-support[at]

Contact us about customized PDS training at training[at]

Teledyne PDS 4.4​​​​

Teledyne PDS is a multipurpose software platform and supports a wide range of tasks within Hydrography, Dredge Guidance, Construction Support, Search & Recovery Operations and Port Entrance Monitoring.​

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Current PDS Version:

Version of Teledyne PDS is the last version whic​h is available in a 32 bit version.​​

To be able to operate the full application in Teledyne PDS you need to buy the specific application key dongle. When Teledyne PDS software is opened without the dongle it will operate in ‘demo mode’. Functions such as ‘save data to file’ and ‘data acquisition’ are disabled.

For Inquiries on specific applications in Hydrography, Dredge, Construction, Search & recovery or Ports please contact us for a temporary evaluation license.

Teledyne PDS LiteView

​​Teledyne PDS LiteView is a freeware 3D viewer that can be used to view Teledyne PDS data files. The viewer will read the Teledyne PDS logdata files, grid model files, 3D design model files and GeoTIFF files. The multibeam and laserscanner data will be extracted from the logdata files and will be visible in the viewer.​

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​Customer Terms and Conditions

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