Kuhn says Amtrak is making sure his firm's proposal will meet its technical requirements as the beginning of what can be a yearlong procurement process. In the meantime, an Oat Foundry split-flap sign is going in at Citizens Bank Park. It'll show balls, strikes and scores at Pass and Stow, the bar replacing McFadden's.
Kuhn says syncing with the TV delay will be a challenge.
"The sign is integrating with their back-end system, to be able to show the real-time scores. Real-time is a bit of a tricky thing, because you don't want the sign to show scores before the TVs do for any of the people in the bar. So making sure that we can get the timing right is critical," he explained.
The six-year-old company was founded by a half-dozen Drexel University graduates, and last month moved from Bensalem to new quarters at the Arsenal Business Center.