The DiSTI Corporation, a leading developer of interactive 3D software and customized training solutions, is listed by the Orlando Business Journal among the top ten largest Modeling, Simulation and Training (MS&T) Companies in the Central Florida region. This is the second consecutive year DiSTI was ranked in the top ten, further solidifying DiSTI¡'s position as a leading provider of the tools and technologies required for delivering advanced cockpit and maintenance training solutions.
Due to rapid growth throughout 2011, DiSTI increased its ranking on this year's list to the eighth position. The total number of employees, one of the ranking metrics, was 62 at the end of 2011 and continues to rise as a result of the successful expansions of DiSTI's commercial software products, GL Studio and Replic8. Another contributor for this ranking was the significant increase of highly successful services contracts for industry leading virtual maintenance trainers. To accommodate this growth, DiSTI relocated at the beginning of 2012 to a new 10,500 square foot facility on Corporate Boulevard near the University of Central Florida. The new facility represents a 46% increase in floor space to accommodate the expansion and future growth plans over the next three years.
¡°We are proud to call Orlando our home. From our early days eighteen years ago as a University of Central Florida Incubator company to our ranking today as an industry leader, this locale has provided us many strategic opportunities. We've become a local company with a global reach thanks to our customers who have had confidence in our solutions and our employees who provide the best customer service to meet their training needs, ¡± said Joe Swinski, President of DiSTI.
Bringing critical training solutions, Orlando is home to the simulation and training hub for three out of the four branches of the U.S. armed services; Army, Navy, and Marines. As a result of being such a large solutions provider, MS&T is the third largest industry within the region. The MS&T market has grown significantly over the past 40 years, expanding from its Military centric roots to provide applications to a wide variety of industry segments such as: medical technologies and research, education, aviation and aerospace, information technologies, microelectronics, optics and photonics, and transportation.
A portion of the list for Orlando¡'s largest MS&T companies can be viewed online at bizjournals.com/orlando/. The entire list can be viewed in the hard copy edition of the Orlando Business Journal, issue for the week of June 22 ¨C 28, 2012 on page 4.
DiSTI (disti.com) is a global leader in the development of Human Machine Interface software for businesses, governments and the military. The company¡'s flagship product, GL Studio, enables programmers and developers to build high©\fidelity graphics, 3D simulations and fully interactive controls into their models, enhancing the level of realism and sophistication, while improving learning and retention.
More than 500 customers worldwide, including BAE, Boeing, Dassault, FedEx, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Raytheon and Thales, use DiSTI solutions to build maintenance trainers, create PC and Internet©\based courseware and to develop components for safety©\critical applications. As a full service provider, DiSTI offers a complement of customer programming and development services, and is the recognized leader in training solutions for the global simulation and training community.