Company Overview

Imaging Systems Technology (IST) was formed in 1997 after splitting off from the Photonics companies (Photonics Imaging , Photonics Systems, and Photonics Technology).

IST was initially started to work in plasma electronics as plasma displays started to become commercially available. Business has shifted over time to include engineering design services, commercial products such as touch system vector to raster video converter boards and tester hardware and software for Bosch parking aid systems.
Touch Systems

In 1998, IST developed the world’s first touch system that was over 28” in diagonal. This touch system was developed for Litton, and was used with the first 42” plasma display commercially available. Since 1998, IST has made and sold thousand of touch systems. End users have included national TV stations, Sprint PCS stores, Hilton resorts, and others. IST provides both dual touch and single touch systems. IST’s design team can have a custom touch system delivered to a client in 4-5 weeks after an order.


In 2000, IST began development of flexible displays made with hollow gas encapsulated shells. These shells are called Plasma-spheres™. Plasma-spheres™ may be fabricated in custom sizes and shapes and out of many materials. The flexible display effort at IST has led to many other applications for IST’s Plasma-spheres™. These have included RF detection, RF shielding, UV and IR scene generation and UV water purification.

In 2011, IST demonstrated its first tiled display using Plasma-spheres™ at SID 2011.

Electronics Services

Throughout IST’s history, we have been involved in engineering design services. We offer services in reverse engineering, product development, and simple proof of concept projects. In order to make sure customers get the best service, IST achieved ISO 9001:2008 in 2009. Some of our large reverse engineering jobs have included product tear down and analysis of plasma and LCD displays.

Deep Springs Technology

In 2005, IST spun off a second company, Deep Springs Technology (DST), to incorporate hollow spheres in non-electrical applications. DST is currently under contract to fabricate hollow spheres for use in armor systems, buoyancy, and aerospace applications.