PROVO, Utah – January 22, 2003 – epixtech, the world’s leading provider of information management systems and technologies for libraries, announced today that it has relaunched its corporate identity and changed its name to Dynix. The company’s new identity reflects its long-standing history as a leader in library automation and symbolizes its unique ability to combine progressive technologies with library expertise.
Dynix has worked in partnership with libraries for 20 years, pioneering such library services as keyword searching, telephone notification, and patron-placed holds. This role has included support of the NOTIS system, launch of the Dynix integrated library system, and the introduction of Horizon, the company’s next-generation information management system. Moving toward the future, the company’s development efforts will be focused primarily on Horizon. Dynix ILS customers will continue to receive development and customer service support for as long as demand exists.
“Our name change is significant as it reflects our renewed commitment to addressing the need for libraries to address increasingly complex user demands and keep pace with today’s multi-media, digital world,” said Dynix President and CEO Jack Blount. “The Dynix ILS solution was revolutionary in the library community, and it is in that spirit of leadership and commitment to libraries that we are moving forward with evolving our Horizon products.”
As part of the new corporate identity, Dynix is gearing up to launch several new strategies that not only reinforce its reputation as a leader in technology development, but also build on its role as an advocate for libraries. The first of these new programs will be introduced at this week’s American Library Association Midwinter meeting.
“I'm delighted about the rebirth of the Dynix name in the library marketplace in recognition of its rich heritage,” said Paul Sybrowsky, Dynix co-founder and first CEO. “The new management team clearly understands and values the history of Dynix as a leader in library automation and has a vision for the future of the company that serves all types of libraries. I'm confident that the company and its customers are in very capable hands.”
While the Dynix name change marks a new year and the beginning of a new era for the library technology vendor, several key developments in 2002 set the stage for the company’s re-launch. Seasoned high-tech veteran Jack Blount joined the company as president and CEO in July of 2002, adding further depth and expertise to the company’s executive team. Over the past six months, the company has also enhanced its management team with further technology and library expertise and added 80 employees.
Under the new Dynix name, the company will continue its commitment to expanding its leadership role in the development of library technology, raising the bar on product functionality and integration abilities, providing unmatched customer support and acting as a responsible corporate citizen in the library marketplace. Additional information is available on the newly launched company Web site, located at www.dynix.com.
Celebrating its twentieth year of service to the library community, Dynix is the world’s pioneer provider of library information management systems. As a committed advocate of the library community, Dynix serves academic, special, school, public, and consortium libraries in over 40 countries. With more than 100 professional librarians on staff and proven experience in software leadership, Dynix is focused on providing customers visionary technology solutions that support the latest standards and offer intuitive functionality. For complete corporate information and a guide to Dynix products and services, visit www.dynix.com.