Xytronix Research & Design, Inc. began in 1999 as a contract
engineering company. It was started by David Witbeck (Dave) who is an
Electrical Engineer with a lifetime passion for electronics and
gadgets. Originally, the company was located in the basement of Dave's
home in West Jordan Utah.
As a new company, we took on a number of
projects including the design of an audio controller, a spectrometer,
a high-tech hand-held computer, and much more. Most of these projects
required long hours of work and stretched our abilities; but this gave
us a very wide range of experience and expertise. After being in
business for a few years, we began a series of projects developing
some advanced industrial control systems using a distributed computing
architecture over a field-bus network. As we worked on this project,
the strengths of this architecture were obvious but we felt that the
field-bus network could be improved. The field-bus network was
difficult to work with, required expensive components, and was
Our conclusion was to replace the field-bus network
with Ethernet and the ControlByWeb concept was born. At our own
expense, we began to develop hardware and software that would
eventually become WebRelay, our first Web Controlled Relay product.
Today we are located in a state of the art facility in Logan Utah. We
have discontinued the contract engineering part of our business so we
can focus all of our resources on making our products the best that
they can be.
Our customer base is very large and includes many
governments, universities, militaries, large and small companies, and
individuals. We design, manufacturer, test, and use our products in
house and we love what we do.