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November 16, 1999
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Nitish S Rele in Tampa
Ramen P Singh is often asked how can his company -- which tests and analyzes air, space and group support systems for agencies and firms such as NASA and Boeing -- also be involved in colorizing and restoring films and videos.
"What we have learned in the aerospace industry we have been able to apply to clients' problems in the information technology, medical, financial, and entertainment industries," Singh, founder of Dynacs, is prone to say. "For instance, our work in modeling spacecraft motion led us to new algorithms for modeling motion on film, which in turn enables our subsidiary, Dynacs Digital Studios, to cost-effectively colorize and restore film and video."
"Our recent credits include the color re-mastering of the television series Rin Tin Tin, I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched and the French movie classics Fan Fan Le Tulipe and Le Trou Normand, '' Singh says.
Patna-born Singh came to the US in 1965 to pursue a doctorate in mechanical engineering at the University of Alabama, Huntsville. After working as a researcher for a few years, Singh struck out on his own. "I wanted to see how good it was when I started my own company," he said.
Nearly 15 years ago, when he founded Dynacs Engineering in Palm Harbour, Florida, there were just two engineers. Since then, Dynacs has grown into an international firm with offices in a dozen American and Asian cities. Its clients include Lockheed Martin, TRW and Hughes Satellites.
Dynacs's achievements include designing dynamic and control simulation for NASA's Space Station Freedom, a guidance system for the department of defense.
"We are looking to equally put our feet in the government and commercial sector," said Singh. "Right now, we are heavily leaning towards government contracts. We also want to continue and maintain our rate of growth. We hope to be a half-a-billion dollar company in five years."
Dynacs employs nearly 400 people in Bangalore and Patna. In the former city, the firm has a software development office for its products. And in Patna, the company is called Dynacs Digital Studios, which provides such services as digital color re-mastering, digital ink and paint, color special effects, 3D animation, digital medical archiving, custom software/hardware development, digital restoration, HDTV conversion, Web hosting and the development and delivery of original programming.
Singh is looking to the future to expand expertise in the aerospace industry to help pioneer advancement in the areas of graphic animation, entertainment software and image processing.
Dynacs has twice won is NASA's Minority Contractor of the Year, a record.
Its success can be measured by past recognition that includes the US Small Business Administration's Region IV 1996 Subcontractor of the Year; the NASA 1995 Commitment to Excellence Award; the NASA JSC 1993 Minority Contractor of the Year; the SBA 1994 and 1996 Award for Excellence; the SBA Florida District 1992 Florida's Small Business of the Year; and the Florida Governor's 1991 Award for Excellence in Manufacturing.
Three years ago Dynacs Engineering Company was named The Boeing Company 1996 Small Disadvantaged Business Supplier of the Year.
"We are proud to have Dynacs on our team," said Doug Stone, Boeing Space Station vice president. "Their outstanding support is a model of true world-class leadership."
Nick Sena, Boeing corporate manager, Small Business/Small Disadvantaged Business Programs noted, "Boeing does business with over 20,000 small businesses. To be the one chosen for this award singles out Dynacs Engineering as a world-class subcontractor."
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