Making Sense:
“Transforming Physical Infrastructure into Smart Network” 
 

About Us

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).

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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. 

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