Mechdyne Corporation was founded in 1996 by Dr. Chris Clover, an Iowa State University Ph.D. graduate with extensive experience at the University's Virtual Reality Applications Center. He recognized the potential for advanced visualization and interaction technologies and his research led him to realize the growing demand for customized systems, software, and services. The company went on to develop the first commercial CAVE® to be driven with off-the-shelf PC's instead of a supercomputer, the first rear-projected curve screen systems used in immersive visualization applications, and the world's first reconfigurable immersive room, the FLEXÔ.
Mechdyne quickly and profitably grew to be one of the leading suppliers and innovators of large-scale visualization technology. Within a few years, the company successfully deployed advanced systems on every continent except Antarctica. New products and services were developed both in response to specific customer requirements and a growing understanding of how related technologies could be integrated to create comprehensive, turnkey systems that made visualization systems more intuitive to use and applicable to more of an enterprise's workflow.
In 2003, Mechdyne acquired Fakespace Systems in order to create the largest company dedicated to providing large-scale visualization solutions. Fakespace Systems originated in 1988 as a pioneer in the development of immersive visualization for research and commercial market applications and had also introduced many ,world first' advancements in the technology. The combined company instantly had an unparalled wealth of experience in consultation, design, installation, and servicing of hundreds of large-scale visualization solutions for clients such as Los Alamos National Laboratories, NASA, Boeing, Conoco Phillips, John Deere, and the U.S. Army and Navy.
In 2005, Mechdyne acquired VRCO, Inc., a developer of interactive 3D visualization software and provider of consulting and contract services. The addition of VRCO's rich history and expertise has solidified Mechdyne's position as the world's largest and most comprehensive dedicated visualization company, with a reputation for exceptional services and support, the industry's most recognizable brands and the largest installed base of advanced visualization systems in the world. Fakespace and VRCO brands are maintained under the Mechdyne parent company with the Fakespace division focused on large-scale visualization system integration and the VRCO division focused on computing systems and software.
For its customers, Mechdyne can apply the skills acquired through more than 17 years of innovation and market-building experience to offer the industry's broadest range of large-scale and immersive displays, interaction technologies and enabling software backed by planning support and after-purchase services. Our solutions allow organizations to quickly integrate visual simulation into business operations and ensure successful, ongoing operation with high return on investment.
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