I doubt that IBM relations might play any significant role here. Kickstarting production run isn't a rocket science being protected with firearms, in fact you only need a stockpile of cash and show starts rolling. Based uppon previous and present development, that's the 1st, 2nd and almost every following reason why some home, enthusiast proof-of-concept project halts or discontinue before reaching commercial grade RTM level. Hands down NATAMI guys seem both competent and capable HW engineers, but without some serius background/partner funding it might remain only prototype. If massproduction is defined above 1,000 units, at point where most parts suppliers add significant discount, then we're talking about anything within 350,000- 500,000 euros.