When we tell people about meetings we have in which Beams outnumber “meat” people (as we lovingly refer to physical human beings), they sometimes find it difficult to imagine what that might look like.
At Suitable Tech, we like to make things–like face-to-face meetings–easier for people, so we thought taking a picture would be the best way to illustrate this phenomenon.
Meat People: 4
*This photo was taken from a team member attending in Beam form.
Missed us at SXSW? Not as much as we missed you!
We’ll be at Infocomm June 12 – 14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, and we’d love to see you. Drop by our booth #1491 to say “Hi!” and experience Beam for yourself.
Need to get into the expo? Just click through to register and enter VIP Code: SUI3237 for a pass on us.
See you there! And don’t forget to Tweet at us @SuitableTech and #SuitableTech.
We haven’t unveiled a new feature on our blog in a while, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t built any!
Today, we’re proud to show two: Screen sharing from the pilot desktop, and 4G support for selected USB modems.
The ability for a pilot to share his or her desktop, on the Beam RPD screen, is one of the most requested features from our early customers, so we’re thrilled to be able to now support it. Here’s how it works:
There’s a new Screen Sharing button in our pilot UI:
Clicking this button brings up a set of thumbnails, one for each active window on your computer (plus your entire desktop).
Click on one to share it on the Beam screen. Your video will be minimized to the corner.
That’s it! You can even share video this way.
Another frequently requested feature, we now support the addition of a 4G USB modem to a Beam RPD.
With 4G, you can take your Beam almost anywhere! You may have seen us demonstrating an early version of this support as we roamed the streets of downtown Austin during SXSW.
For an up-to-date list of supported 4G USB modems, please contact us @suitabletech.
by Emily, Guest Writer
Jeremy, one of our software engineers, has been in Colorado for the past three weeks visiting family, but he still worked everyday via Beam in our Palo Alto office. Jeremy told everyone at Suitable Tech that he’d be back in the office on April 1st.
Practically begging for a prank, the team set out to plot some hilarious office antics for their returning coworker. The jello keyboard and mouse was definitely a delicious must-have along with the seasonal grass and Easter eggs filled with chocolate caramels. As for the toy dinos, those were a reference to Jeremy’s new Paleo diet and his large collection of dinosaur t-shirts. Come Monday morning, Jeremy decided to beam into the office, only to see the snickering faces of his coworkers and his decked-out desk. Jeremy came in later that day because, “Typing on a jello keyboard is such rare experience. I just had to come in person to do it since Beam doesn’t have that type of feature yet.” Everyone at the office loved the joke and enjoyed the late Easter treats.
To some, Beam’s use is limited to jobs that already lend themselves to telecommuting–like software engineering (hey, it’s how we started!)–but one of the rewarding things we’ve found about using Beam is discovering new ways that team members in more dynamic, “hands on” roles have been able to use it to work remotely.
Meet Ben, our new Creative Director. He Beams in every day from Detroit, MI to work with us here in Palo Alto, CA. One of his goals is to more beautifully communicate Beam’s compelling value. With Beam, Ben is able to effectively direct a shoot from his home office over two thousand miles away because he can walk around and visualize the depth and dimension of a space from every angle. Here he is positioning models and giving notes during a recent shoot:
Sure, Beam empowers Ben to do his job without the inconvenience and disruption of relocation, but perhaps more selfishly, we love Beam because it enables us to be geographically limitless in recruiting the best talent, like Ben.
We’d love to hear about how you’d use a Beam in your life, whether at home or at work. Tweet your ideas to @SuitableTech.
Friday afternoon’s recreational activity…
We took a room at Suitable HQ and outfitted it with an indoor soccer field. But not just any kind of field — this is one is for Beam. And when it was ready, we broke into a pickup game of 3-on-3. We’re already thinking of how to improve the game, but here are some photos and videos of Beam Ball v1.0!
Wow, what a SXSW it was for us at Suitable Technologies!
Shaq (yes, that Shaq) named us one of his favorite technologies and wants to invest.
CultureMap included us as one of the 5 coolest technologies along with Google Glass and 3D printing.
We took Beam out on the town (with our 4G support) and got some attention.
The press got excited about the possibilities of remote presence.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see us!