Steam Machines http://www.steammachines.com/ attended the show with the last two Prism Topaz CCRs that were
assembled in California.
While Peter Readey made another long haul from California to the company's
new premises in Tennessee, Sharon Readey, Jan from SMI and software engineer
Gerard represented the company.
'bewitching' Sharon on her daily trip to the show. The outfits got as much
attention as the rebreathers.
booth certainly stood out with its Halloween decoration and costumes. It was
located across from Haskel's booth for which Steam Machines is a
is also the distributor for Sodasorb, and with its ever growing popularity
the company reported brisk sales.
They also officially announced that they will persue both ISO9001 and CE
certifications for the Prism Topaz.
The Prism in the picture belongs to a former employee who customized it
quite a bit.
entire head assembly was polished to a high sheen, and a translucent battery
lid was added. The primary and secondary calibration pods were also
translucent, the former can be seen through the lid below the battery cable.
primary Head Down Display was trimmed down smaller than the stock one, and
mounted lower than usually. The owner is an avid caver diver who like to
streamline things as much as possible.
The independent, analog secondary was also low profile, so much so that a
large metal washer had to be added to the potting to insure the housing
stayed solid enough to protect the needle gauge. It is also one of three
prototype luminescent gauges.