The DiSTI Corporation, a software development and simulation training company based in Orlando, FL, announces another year of growth and expansion for the company. In 2011, DiSTI increased its employee base by 24% compared to 2010 staffing levels, and an astounding 97% when compared to 2009 levels. Accompanying the growth in staff, DiSTI’s worldwide software product sales grew 11% and engineering services grew 10%. To accommodate this growth, DiSTI has relocated 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 for the expansion and future growth plans over the next three years.
DiSTI’s worldwide product sales growth is attributable to its strategic extension into new vertical product markets. DiSTI’s software products have achieved significant penetration into the automotive industry and unmanned systems sector, bolstering the current foundation in aviation, simulation and training. DiSTI has also simplified their GL Studio® human machine interface product offering to reduce acquisition hurdles and has introduced a new tool, Replic8™, to simplify the development of interactive 3D training materials.
DiSTI’s professional engineering services continue leading the industry with the creation of advanced 3D virtual maintenance environments. DiSTI was awarded contracts from various clients, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, L-3 Communications, Rockwell Collins, and Oshkosh Defense. In August, Military Training Technology (MT2) magazine recognized DiSTI with a “Best Program” award for the work done on the F/A-18E Integrated Visual Environment Maintenance Trainers (IVEMT) delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force.
“While we are proud of our accomplishments for 2011, DiSTI is already looking forward to a flourishing 2012. The groundwork we laid last year has set the stage for success as we expand the adoption of our tools and technology into these new markets. In the coming months we hope to be able to announce some of the significant wins we have already made this year,” said Joe Swinski, President of DiSTI.
In addition to sales and employment gains, DiSTI earned numerous awards and honors in 2011. The Orlando Sentinel recognized DiSTI as a Top 100 Company for Working Families and GrowFL distinguished DiSTI as one of 50 up and coming Florida Companies to Watch. In addition, DiSTI received industry recognition from MT2 magazine with a fifth consecutive Top Simulation & Training Company award.
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.