As a means to demonstrate our boot time reduction skills, last November we put together a demo which shows an Embedded Linux device cold-booting in less than a second.
The demo consists of an ARM Cortex-A9 based device connected to a camera, 7-segment display and HDMI display. The device uses the camera along with OpenCV based software to count the number of yellow balls present on the table beneath and display the count on the 7-segment display. The device also outputs the camera image and ball detection illustration on the LCD display.
The device is able to do all this within one second of software reset, here is the video: