The year 2000 didn’t only bring with it the mass fear of the Y2K bug, it also brought the untimely closing of a Theatrical Scenery and Automation shop in Ontario. Customers and users of the equipment this company produced were suddenly left without support to keep their systems operational. This presented a sound opportunity for founders Joseph Jeremy and Peter Sinkner to form Niscon.
Jeremy and Sinkner had the passion and the commitment to ensure that productions and audiences would be able to continue to enjoy uninterrupted performances from NY to Toronto. From a small office they planned the growth of Niscon, the development of Raynok and a business plan to provide outstanding service with the best motion control system on the Entertainment Market. On January 26, 2001 Niscon was born.
It took another 14 months before Raynok was developed and released. Those early years were fun and exciting. Long days and longer nights with travel to Montreal, New York, Denver, Tijuana and Las Vegas. Early Raynok believers included ABC Studios, Mirvish Productions, CAST Group, GALA Systems, CBC Studios, and Showman Fabricators.
Riding on a string of successful projects, Niscon began to grow and grow it did. The small office became a proper commercial address with additional staff and the discovery of Don Allen who would become as integral to Raynok as the founding partners. Raynok became more and more recognizable in the market and caught the attention of JR Clancy who, in 2013, adopted Raynok as their software platform for the future.
Skip ahead a few years, add in a mix of industry change and the acquisition of the competition by investors and Niscon became the apple in the eye of many. It so caught the direct attention of Show Distribution and in 2014 Niscon became a part of the Show Distribution Group. Under the guidance of Denis Lefrancois, Niscon has grown in strength and depth and continues to strive for quality and outstanding support Check out our list of partners who have already chosen Raynok as their control solution.
“Our team’s core focus is to develop control solutions that can connect to any mechanical device that you can dream of. ”