“Transforming Physical Infrastructure into Smart Network”
Prisma’s next-generation, “sensor-free” solution monitors long-range infrastructure and delivers accurate event identification and classification in real time.
Prisma is cost effective and low maintenance, and it has been adopted by a range of Tier-1 customers in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.
Our products are designed to monitor electrical power lines, oil & gas pipelines, subsea pipelines and cables, railways, borders, perimeters, smart roads, and physical cyber security optical communications networks.
The Vision – Smart Monitoring for Long-Range Infrastructure
Physical infrastructure is a huge and developing market opportunity. Many drivers in the market are pushing for the rapid digitization of long-range physical infrastructure and for the transformation of physical infrastructure into smart networks.
Until now, massive investment was required to achieve advanced monitoring capabilities – as a very limited number of technologies could achieve the high-quality detection of data over long distances that infrastructure requires.
Prisma has changed this reality, providing a cost-effective solution that addresses the challenges of monitoring extensive infrastructure over long distances.
The Challenges of Infrastructure Monitoring Today
Monitoring systems involving thousands of sensors along long-range infrastructure are expensive for deployment, operation, and maintenance.
The alternative is Fiber Sensing – i.e., using long fibers as sensors. Taking advantage of pre deployed Fiber-for optic sensing is probably the most cost effective, robust, and reliable approach for long-range infrastructure monitoring. But until Prisma, the solutions that were available on the market suffered from four main problems:
Limited ability to make use of pre-deployed fiber-optic cables, i.e., the need to deploy new, dedicated, fiber-optic cables
Low sensitivity levels and poor event classification, resulting in high false alarms rates
Limited range, creating a challenging business model
The Solution – Highly Sensitive Detection combined with Intelligent-Learning Classification
Prisma’s monitoring solution uses our patented, Hyper-Scan Fiber-SensingTM technology – enabling ultra-sensitive detection along long-range infrastructure and a classification process based on intelligent learning. The solution improves safety and reliability while reducing the cost of maintenance.
Prisma’s approach solves the key problems of existing fiber-sensing solutions by eliminating the need to install thousands of dedicated sensors – by leveraging pre-existing fiber-optic cables as “sensors” for long-range infrastructure (even when cables are in conduits in ditches or are overhead cables).
Prisma also provides 100x sensitivity improvement over existing solutions, allowing us to:
Detect and identify the precise signature of each event at a resolution that allows classification of events and definition of their locations with unprecedented accuracy
Drastically reduce false positive & negative alarm rates (FAR) as well as nuisance alarm rates (NAR), and offer a significant improvement in signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
Moreover, the operational range of a system – while connected to one side of a single fiber – reaches up to 100 km.
Our Unique Value Proposition
Prisma’s platform offers two unique value propositions:
A smart infrastructure approach that’s “sensor free” – No need to install any sensors along the infrastructure; Prisma’s solution is plug & play, with upgrades that are software based; no hardware upgrades are necessary
A disruptive DaaS (Data as a Service) business model with a Pay as You Grow approach – An alternative to the extensive CAPEX commitment and cost models that exist today for smart-infrastructure projects
Meet Our Team
Prisma was founded by a team of experts with over 20 years of experience in the fields of lasers, electro-optics, detection systems, signal and image processing, algorithms, and fiber sensing.
Prisma’s team has a proven track record of building companies in the laser and photonics domains – from incorporation to profitability, global leadership, and M&A. Over the years, the team has won multiple prizes in the Industry for innovation and technical leadership.
Prisma’s activity is backed and funded by leading investors.