For the past week, we’ve been in Tianjin, China, at the World Economic Forum- Annual Meetings of the New Champions 2014.
Want to see the CTIA’s Super Mobility Week Expo?
Beam in to tour the trade show floor!
Suitable Tech. will set you up with a remote tour via BeamPro.
So what do you need to do?
- Respond to email@example.com to RSVP
- Include 3 Dates / Times in order of preference (during Expo hours only)
- Suitable Tech. will coordinate with you to set up a Beam account (it only takes five minutes)
- Beam into booth #6332 and tour the show floor!
SXSW Interactive 2015 is getting closer by the day and whether you are attending the event or not, we’d like to ask you a favor.
Voting is now open and we’re hoping you’d cast your ballot for us. SXSW voting operates through the PanelPicker, a two-step online process that allows the SXSW community to have a voice in what sessions are scheduled at the SXSW Interactive Festival.
Go to the PanelPicker, create an account and get ready to vote now through Friday, September 5, 2014. Each voter can vote once per proposal, so invite your friends and family, too!
What’s our session? People with Disabilities can “Be There” Too
We’ll be answering the question, “How can the digital world help people with disabilities lead more fulfilling lives?” with the help of Henry Evans, a Technology Activist living with quadriplegia.
Via the Beam Smart Presence System, Henry will talk about how beaming into museums has allowed he and others who are home-bound with disabilities visit places which would be otherwise impossible for them to travel to.
Our Director of Marketing, Erin Rapacki, will finish the session off by taking the audience on a live tour of museums, and other locations, around the world.
Dr. Grordbrot LOVED beaming into Comic-Con. It was such a thrill chatting with attendees in the WETA Workshop booth, and seeing their reaction to Dr. G added the cherry on top. Hopefully we’ll catch you in San Diego next year!
Beam takes the stage! Conference organizers are beaming speakers into events and panel discussions. Watch interesting talks below with topics ranging from Ocean Conservation, Tele-Tourism, Thorium Reactors, and Paleontology; all talks delivered via BeamPro.
Henry Evans is a pioneer in adaptive robotic technology to help him, and other disabled people like him, navigate the world. Henry uses Beam Smart Presence for his talk at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
Roland Kupers, physicist and former Shell Oil executive, beams in from the Netherlands for an interview on “The Science Table.”
Rob Stewart, an award-winning biologist, photographer, conservationist, and filmmaker; uses Beam Smart Presence for his talk at Ideacity.
Ben Novak, a specialist in paleontology, genetics, ecology, and ornithology; gives his Ideacity talk on “The Great Comeback,” a project to bring the extinct passenger pigeon back to life.
Interested in beaming in an event speaker or guest? Lease a BeamPro and our support team will go the extra mile to assure your WiFi connection on stage works perfectly. Please contact us with questions.
That’s a Wrap!
InfoComm 2014 was our best show to date! Numerous show attendees stopped by our booth to say Hello, learn more about Smart Presence, and pilot a BeamPro from one of our pilot stations.
Pre-show, we were so excited to have the new color options for BeamPro in the booth, that we decided to celebrate by wearing costumes (and hope nobody was scared off by Darth Vader). It was nice to learn we weren’t the only ones in costume on the show floor.
One of the pilot stations was connected to the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, where InfoComm attendees beamed in from our booth to tour a multi-million dollar apartment for sale at Ghirardelli Square.
Sir, do you plan on making an offer?
Thanks to all who attended our Wednesday night party at the PBR Rock Bar! We would love to throw another party at next year’s InfoComm. Beam is all about bringing people together, so we’re happy to provide a social setting where everyone can relax after the show.
A number of folks wanted to visit our booth in Las Vegas, and many beamed in to do so! We held our first Beaminar for a dispersed team who wanted to try beaming.
And remember, when in Vegas, it’s important to travel in style!
Thanks, and see you in Orlando!
- The Beam Team
There are new things on the horizon as we, at Suitable Technologies, always aim to fulfill our promise of bringing people together. With that, we’re excited to unveil the new Beam application with an easy-to-use UI (User Interface) with new features:
BeamPro assisted docking
Pilots can dock their BeamPro with ease because BeamPro does it for you! Through a combination of augmented reality and object recognition of the dock, BeamPro can steer itself onto its charging contacts. Simply holds down the letter “P” on your keyboard and voilà, you are docked!
BeamPro assisted driving
Navigate with confidence! A new option adjusts BeamPro’s driving speed according to its environment using LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging). The add-on is a simple option for the base of the BeamPro.
Red, Orange, Black and Grey, oh my! BeamPro is available with customizable color options to fit your taste or brand.
Elevate communication by bringing people together: The Beam Smart Presence System offers people broader and more immediate access to each other like never before. Ask us about a test drive and check out the full press release here