Prysm (nee Spudnik) seemed to do a good job creating some excitement at last week’s ISE2010 in Amsterdam. Just goes to show what a closed booth and unannounced product can do.
All the press to date seems to be taking Prysm’s claims for things like low power consumption at face value – we will be looking at that in a bit more detail next week. In the meantime though we just wonder if Prysm is actually as far along in the production process as they claim.
A little bit of online research found these recent job postings…
The first job posting is for someone to figure out how to calibrate and control their product – “The Calibration Algorithm Firmware Engineer will develop algorithms and associated hardware to improve the performance of the dynamic feedback systems in the Prysm Super Bright Mini Cube (SBMC) product. This engineer is responsible for ensuring that calibration algorithms and dynamic systems are stable in operation under the complete range of product operating conditions. He/She is also responsible for the analysis of calibration test data and de-bug of known problems on the existing opto-mechanical system hardware and firmware”
Hmmmm. That could mean that they do not have a handle on a pretty basic problem – one of stable control. I thought they told our people who visited the booth that they had figured that out?
The second job posting is for a software engineering manager – “The Manager of Software Engineering is responsible for technical management of the Software Engineering department. The Manager of Software Engineering is the primary contact inside Prysm with regard to all software engineering issues. He/She is responsible for setting overall software engineering standards and metrics of design, quality and performance of the SBMC software”
Now this may not be so much of a problem but you would have thought that if they were to begin shipping soon (as they claimed at ISE) that they might have one of these already?
What we saw in Amsterdam was little different to what we saw in their whisper suite at Orlando in Florida in June 2009 at InfoComm.