World Economic Forum- AMNC 2014

For the past week, we’ve been in Tianjin, China, at the World Economic Forum- Annual Meetings of the New Champions 2014.

The show has been a great success! We had various speakers, WEF staff, and Global Shapers Beam in. Our CEO, Scott, attended numerous sessions and we received positive feedback all around.

Beam on the red carpet
Global Shaper Waleed Abdel Rahman enjoying his
Beam experience in “The Village”
Max Levchin chatting with a fellow Beamer
Scott showcasing Smart Presence Technology 
Dr. David Agus moderating the session “Recoding
Disease” via Beam
Participant filling out “live survey” with WEF staff,
Cynthia Gaechner, from Geneva
Scott being interviewed by CNBC- Africa
Professor Erik Brynjolfsoon Beaming in for his
debate “Chrome-Collar Jobs
Global Shaper Leandro Pisaroni Gerbaldo with his team
Two Global Shapers enjoying the beautiful closing

Thanks for everyone who helped make everything possible!


Beam into Las Vegas for the CTIA Expo, Sept 9-11



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 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!


Vote for Beam at SXSW 2015

SXSW Interactive sxsw panelpicker2015 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.

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Beam takes the Stage!

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.

Make the World Accessible with Tele-Tourism By Henry Evans


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.


Thorium Cycle Patent Holder on the Future of Energy By Roland Kupers


Roland Kupers, physicist and former Shell Oil executive, beams in from the Netherlands for an interview on “The Science Table.”


Solutions for an Endangered Humanity By Rob Stewart


Rob Stewart, an award-winning biologist, photographer, conservationist, and filmmaker; uses Beam Smart Presence for his talk at Ideacity.


Bringing Back the Passenger Pigeon By Ben Novak


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.


InfoComm 2014 Show Wrap-Up


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.

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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?

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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



New Features for BeamPro!

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

BeamPro – Assisted Driving

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.

BeamPro colors

Red, Orange, Black and Grey, oh my! BeamPro is available with customizable color options to fit your taste or brand.

BeamPro - Customized Colors

BeamPro – Customized Colors

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