In the world of CNC machines, interfacing can be a bit archaic. Synthetos is helping overcome that.
Over the years I've seen several home-made and small-production computer numerical control (CNC) mills. Believe it or not, I still see them to this day being released with ancient interfaces, often requiring serial at the very best. Synthetos is hoping to update this and bring CNC into the hands of a whole new market, through its CNC controller. Not only is controller fully USB, but the company has worked hard to bring a very accessible programing workflow to the entire system. Basically it has a "gcode interpreter on a chip," which means that any system that can push gcode can run this device.
I apologize for the audio on this video interview. Although it's particularly hard to understand, I think you'll glean the important bits about the Synthetos CNC controller.
Of course, all of that ease of use isn't worth much if the controller doesn't do a good job. Well, from the looks of it, Synthetos's is doing just fine. You can see a simple demo where a pendulum is agitated then brought to an immediate standstill, all without the use of any sensors. Riley also points out that several OEMs are using their system in their production models.