|© Tabi Walters|
by Patrick Dunn
On devices from smart phones to iPads, touch screens have become ubiquitous in the last five years or so. And that has an Ann Arbor company, Dynics Industrial Computer Solutions, riding a wave of touch-screen mania.
"Four years ago, this was Minority Report stuff," says Dynics marketing rep Alfonso Tercero. "Now everybody expects to have a monitor that is interactive."
Founded in Toledo in 1997, Dynics moved to Ann Arbor two years later to join Xycom and Nematron in what founder Ed Gatt calls "the industrial PC-based hub of the United States." Headquartered in an industrial park south of the Ann Arbor airport, Dynics now has thirty-eight people designing, building, and servicing custom touch-screen systems.
From industrial systems to track machine performance and maintenance status on plant floors, Dynics has expanded into public wayfinding and advertising displays. That's led to a slew of new installations, in locations ranging from the U-M to Chrysler auto plants, and prompted a recent expansion. "I think we're in a good spot," Gatt says. "We wouldn't be in this building if we didn't try to diversify ourselves."
[Originally published in February, 2013.]
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