Simply Optimize
Asset Performance
Enhancing Asset Value through Digital Twins
Executing an effective asset optimization strategy has become central to survival in today’s competitive world. From design to predictive analytics, the use of digital twins is becoming more prevalent, where a twin is a digital representation of a real-world asset, process or system. The digital twin can reflect the current state of its real-world counterpart through ControlBEAM's distributed state management capabilities. Use digital twins to proactively repair equipment, plan manufacturing processes, predict equipment failure, and increase operational efficiency. Any asset coupled to IoT sensors can be modeled as a system to derive a digital twin for optimizing performance.
Product Lifecycle Management
BEAM-powered Product Lifecycle Management enables design teams to deliver greater innovation and higher quality at lower cost. Digital twins are used throughout the product lifecycle to simulate, predict, and optimize the product by invoking changes in the state of its counterpart. BEAM events form the digital "thread" that is woven into all stages of the product lifecycle, providing product developers and operators with a continuum of actionable insights.
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DESIGN

Device & System Modeling

BEAMable device and system models provide a holistic information pool that enables automation of many life cycle tasks from design to commissioning and operation.

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BUILD

Quality Management

Embed BEAM RT as the device engine and the digital twin can monitor and model every part of the production process to identify where quality issues may occur.

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OPERATE

Health Monitoring

Use digital twins to monitor equipment health from real-time sensor measurements, predict failures, and perform condition-based maintenance and repairs at the exact moment it's needed, prior to failure. BEAM Events continually refine and update system processes.

The Product Model
Ontology-Based Design

A digital twin starts with product design. Simply model a device as a product subclass based on the BEAMable Commerce Ontology. Then model its internal systems based on the BEAMable System Model. When the product is built with an embedded BEAM RT runtime, the products instances become assets with a built-in digital twin.


The Event Model
Distributed State Management

A BEAM Event is an irreducible unit for managing information. It is ideal for distributed state management supporting digital twins. This time-stamped canonical data model incorporates identifiers for asset classes, attributes, and instances, providing real-time actionable insights in a standardized format. BEAM events are also used to define and update any class of object, including BEAMable systems and models.


The Device Engine
Dynamic Event Processing

With a tiny footprint, BEAM RT™ portable runtime system provides the needed architecture for edge-to-cloud computing. The runtime supports a dynamic ecosystem of BEAMable systems for a truly interoperable and autonomous edge that simply scales. BEAM events are produced and consumed by the Runtime’s Event Processor. The Runtime is continually sensing, computing, and acting in real-time.

Dynamic System of Systems
BEAMable systems supporting Digital Twins can be seamlessly connected to form a dynamic system of systems supporting new business models and holistic BEAM-powered environments. These dynamic, interoperable environments can create synergies and value far beyond siloed systems. A BEAM-powered system of systems, coupled with digital twins, is an asset optimization strategy capable of unlocking significant, sustainable value.
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Smart Device Systems

Model the internal systems of devices and equipment such as the air flow, heating and cooling systems of an Air Handling Unit for building HVAC systems. Derive a digital twin from the modeled systems to provide real-time actionable insights to optimize performance.

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Smart Building Systems

Design BEAMable systems based on a common Product Model and shared Building Ontology to unify Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Building Automation Systems (BAS). Model connections between HVAC and lighting subsystems to create a digital twin for an entire built environment that can optimize building operations and equipment maintenance.

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Smart City Systems

Extend BEAMable systems from buildings to mission-critical municipal systems and autonomous vehicles with real-time information exchange that improves public safety and convenience while optimizing city infrastructure. Businesses, devices, buildings, and humans modeled as BEAMable systems and subsystems can dynamically connect and interact in real-time, forming a complete, interdependent and interoperable city ecosystem.

Aligning Standards for Interoperability
ControlBEAM provides guidance to several industry consortia developing semantic data models and common event formats, including Digital Twin Consortium, Industrial Internet Consortium, and ASHRAE. By aligning business and device semantic models and message formats, standards will evolve that enable the highest level of interoperability across all device classes.
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ControlBEAM Joins Digital Twin Consortium to Advance Interoperability

ControlBEAM is contributing thought leadership to create cross-industry digital twin reference architectures. Digital Twin Consortium™ coalesces industry, government and academia to drive consistency in vocabulary, architecture, security and interoperability of digital twin technology. It advances the use of digital twin technology from aerospace to natural resources.

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ControlBEAM Contributes Reference Architecture to IIOT Consortium

ControlBEAM is contributing its reference ontology-based, event-driven architecture to the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). The reference architecture aligns with IIC's Industrial Internet Architecture Framework publication and the business, usage, functional, and implementation view points discussed in IIC's IIOT Reference Architecture.

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ControlBEAM's Building Ontology Aligns With Consortia Initiatives

ControlBEAM is aligning building ontology concepts with Brick Schema and including semantic identifiers from Project Haystack within the BEAMable Building Ontology. The ASHRAE BACnet committee, Project Haystack and the Brick initiative are actively collaborating to integrate Haystack tagging and Brick data modeling concepts into the new proposed ASHRAE Standard 223P for semantic tagging of building data.

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