EdgeTech traces its history back to 1965, when it began operating as a part of EG&G using the ideas and inventions of Dr. Harold E. Edgerton (Doc). Not long after this group began functioning, EG&G decided to expand its involvement in the instrumentation market and acquired Geodyne Corporation (Marine Products) & Cambridge Systems (Atmospheric Products), creating the EG&G Environmental Equipment Division.
It was Doc, and his endless efforts to build better technological solutions to problems in imagery that inspired the EdgeTech name. EdgeTech was selected to honor Doc and represent a commitment to carrying on his tradition of remaining at the leading edge of technologies in the markets served.
Today, EdgeTech operates independently from three facilities in the United States and sales and service representatives around the world. EdgeTech provides highly reliable, state-of-the-art instruments, which allow their customers to complete their tasks with one of the highest success rates in the industry. Out of their three facilities in Massachusetts and Florida, EdgeTech designs, produces and markets products in two divisions: marine and moisture instruments.
The Marine Division designs, develops and manufactures products, instruments and systems for the acquisition of underwater data including marine, estuarine and coastal applications. EdgeTech has responded to the needs of the scientific, naval and offshore communities for over 30 years by providing equipment such as the Side Scan Sonar and X-Star Sub-Bottom Profiler; products that have become standards in the industry. Equally as significant has been the division's ability to anticipate and respond to the future needs of their customers through an active research and development program.
EdgeTech is known for providing highly reliable products that perform in extreme conditions. Not to be out done by the "Marine" side of the business, Moisture & Humidity Systems are in place at dynamometer test facilities at Ford, GM and Chrysler, NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft, clean rooms at Intel, IBM, Texas Instruments and furnaces at Bethlehem Steel.
EdgeTech's moisture, humidity and oxygen instrumentation sensors are also included in thousands of other applications where accurate, reliable measurements of humidity are required, including The Sistine Chapel, the NASA Space Shuttle and MIR Space Station.