About Us

Software Design Solutions develops high-quality software for embedded systems. Their areas of expertise include workstation applications, user interface design, and software process improvement. They have developed applications for a variety of industries such as medical, industrial automation and control, audio and image signal processing, transportation, retail, networking, defense, security, and consumer devices. Software Design Solutions was founded in 2003.

In 2016, Software Design Solutions became a part of Applied Visions, a trusted custom application development firm

Applied Visions acquires Software Design Solutions, adding top designers for Internet of Things (IoT) applications

September 26, 2016 – Northport, NY – Applied Visions, Inc. has acquired Software Design Solutions, a software development company based in the Pittsburgh area.

Applied Visions develops custom commercial applications for its clients that run in the cloud, on mobile devices, and in desktop environments. The company has become increasingly involved in “Internet of Things” (IoT) applications over the last few years. Software Design Solutions specializes in developing applications for the IoT environment.

“There is a lot of overlap between what the two companies do, which will help our clients,” says Frank Zinghini, CEO of Applied Visions. “Ed Kuzemchak, CEO of Software Design Solutions, and his team of engineers focus on applications for embedded devices and sensors, which interact with other applications in the cloud, on desktops, or on mobile devices. Our broad experience in application development meshes well with SDS’s experience in embedded systems, sensors, and communications. Our combined capabilities will provide our customers with end-to-end enterprise, embedded, and IoT solutions.”

The “Internet of Things” is just that – physical “things” connected to the Internet, which can communicate with each other and with centralized monitoring systems. Quite often an enterprise – such as a local power company – uses remote sensors to gather information that will help them monitor, maintain, and adjust their overall network of resources. Software Design Solutions specializes in creating applications running at the edge of this network, while Applied Visions specializes in creating the centralized applications that would be used to monitor, maintain, and adjust resources on the network – or incorporate the information gathered into larger corporate systems.

“This acquisition allows us to focus on what we do best: develop embedded and IoT applications,” says Ed Kuzemchak, CEO of Software Design Solutions. “Applied Visions has proven itself to be a leader in the industry and brings marketing and business development power to our company that will enable us to grow even faster. Modern embedded applications often require an enterprise-level or cloud-based backend for data collection and management. The combination of Applied Visions and Software Design Solutions provides our customers with a single source for an end-to-end IoT solution.”

Applied Visions was founded in 1987. The company builds custom applications that meet the revenue and usability goals of their clients, are visually exceptional, and are exceptionally usable. The company has spun off two business areas: its Secure Decisions division conducts cyber security research for the government, and is a leader in visualization for national security applications; and CodeDx, Inc. sells a software vulnerability management system that that enables software developers, testers, and security analysts to find and manage vulnerabilities in software.

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Frank Zinghini

President & CEO

Frank serves as president of Software Design Solutions. He is also the founder and CEO of Applied Visions, the parent company of Software Design Solutions. His goal in founding Applied Visions was to build a software development company focused on the power of visual applications – where skilled developers, researchers and designers could create cutting-edge software in a supportive environment tailored to their needs. Frank has led the organization’s growth from its basement-office beginnings to the multi-location commercial and government-focused solution provider it is today. His passion for the power of technology and the idea of making the complex simple remains as strong today as it was when he initially created the organization in 1987.

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Ed Kuzemchak

Chief Technology Officer and Director,

Embedded and IoT Engineering

Ed is the founder of Software Design Solutions. He has been creating embedded software solutions for nearly 30 years and has been the president of Software Design Solutions for over 13 years. The company provides embedded system software development, desktop application development and software process improvement consulting. Software Design Solutions is also able to provide temporary software engineers for projects greater than the scope of its clients abilities and to provide experienced programmers to companies who need to focus on other lines of business.