With a tiny footprint, BEAM RT™ portable runtime system provides the needed architecture for far-edge to cloud computing. The runtime supports a dynamic ecosystem of event-defined distributed systems for a truly interoperable and autonomous edge that simply scales.
INNOVATION SHOWCASE CLASS OF 2020
As a leading innovator of event-driven, codeless, distributed systems, ControlBEAM is honored to be selected to the Innovation Showcase Class of 2020 by the Telecom Council. We are leading the evolution from the concept of Software-Defined Everything to Event-Defined Everything™.
Improve supply chain visibility and efficiencies with interoperable and intelligent systems that enable real-time information exchange between edge devices and trading partners.
BEAM API for EDI
Businesses can utilize BEAM API to electronically exchange order and fulfillment data with trading partners in real-time.
BEAM API for RTLS
Real-time location systems (RTLS) can utilize BEAM API to publish and consume event streams reflecting location changes of inventory and assets.
BEAM API for Sensors
Edge gateways can utilize BEAM API to stream environmental sensor data for cold storage compliance and food safety.
Streamline Your Supply Chain
Implement holistic solutions that transform siloed processes into orchestrated workflow for real-time visibility and control
ADC Tech Makes BEAM Powered™ SCM Affordable
ADC Technologies rebuilt their supply chain execution solutions on the BEAM RT plug-and-play platform, replacing .NET to enable real-time actionable insights from edge-to-cloud. Using BEAM-powered devices, mobile workers have real-time and offline access to the tools and information they need to be highly productive. ADC's affordable QuickStart kits empower businesses with automated data collection capabilities that improve efficiencies, customer satisfaction, and decision-making with real-time visibility to events occurring throughout a supply chain.
ControlBEAM Helps GS1 Design the Next-Gen Event Format for SCM
ControlBEAM is contributing to the enhancements of GS1's EPCIS event format to support Supply Chain Management (SCM) systems, including RFID and sensor-captured data, Blockchain integration, JSON syntax, REST bindings, and alignment with CloudEvents and BEAMevents. EPCIS and its companion standard, the Core Business Vocabulary (CBV), have been adopted as ISO standards.
ControlBEAM Supports CloudEvents With SCM Demo
ControlBEAM is contributing to CloudEvents work group, evolving a common event format to provide interoperability across services, platforms and systems. Platform architects from the Group are guiding the evolution to align with ontology-based, event-driven architecture and support supply chain execution systems. Other companies contributing to CloudEvents include IBM, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, SAP, Red Hat, VMware, PayPal, Alibaba, and Huawei. CloudEvents is hosted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
REAL-TIME PUBLIC SAFETY AND CONVENIENCE
Support mission-critical municipal systems and autonomous vehicles with real-time information exchange that improves public safety and convenience while optimizing city infrastructure.
From Smart Airport to Smart City
An airport ecosystem comprises people and cross-industry organizations working together to serve a common customer – the passenger.
An extensible reference implementation of a BEAM-powered smart airport can accelerate the global adoption of cross-industry interoperability standards within international airports, which can also extend to smart cities.
Ease of extensibility of the implementation within a common infrastructure can evolve an ecosystem of collaborators spanning multiple industries, use cases, and communication frameworks.
With the ControlBEAM™ Personal Portal, airport shoppers can check into stores using their smartphones, order food and services, and make payments without touching Point-of-Sale devices. BEAMable retail systems streamline the in-store shopping experiences when passenger safety is a priority and every minute counts before departure.
BEAM-powered Baggage Management can replace disparate and isolated airline enterprise applications and systems with a single solution to better handle smart baggage across the airline and aviation ecosystems.
These real-time, interoperable systems can reduce the instances of delayed, damaged and lost bags; track baggage location and weight changes to prevent theft and loss; and improve customer satisfaction through real-time status updates.
BEAM-powered building equipment and edge gateways are able to work well with each other, enabling much more than analytics dashboards. Any door sensor can trigger any light to turn on – regardless of the device manufacturer. And any HVAC unit can trigger a service request or trigger an order for a replacement air filter. ControlBEAM's ontology-based event-driven architecture supports business and device processes and eliminate the cost and complexity of custom systems built around the proprietary middleware of system integrators.
Replace containers and coded microservices with codeless microsystems that eliminate the constraints and inefficiencies of programming languages.
Add additional functionality with ease to support any data-centric use case, from device control panels to websites to mission-critical and autonomous systems.
Implement an irreducible framework with a tiny footprint that can scale from cloud servers to edge gateways to billions of far-edge microcontrollers.
Rapidly build systems from a common information model that extends to industry-specific ontologies. This model-first approach provides the highest level of system interoperability.
Enable peer-to-peer information exchange AND system updates through a single unified event format. Autonomous device systems can be continuously refined without human intervention.
React to events, from a temperature change to an aircraft landing, by creating new events that are distributed to other systems, enabling a chain of reactions.
U.S. PATENT 9,336,013
Request, transport & process object state datasets defining systems
U.S. PATENT 9,495,401
Update object state datasets by processing events within messages
U.S. PATENT 10,223,412
Output a document from a view dataset generated by processing object state datasets
U.S. PATENT 9,495,401
Retrieve attribute values from object state datasets by processing a query dataset within a message
U.S. PATENT 10,545,933
Synchronize and accept event-defined connection objects for sharing system information
U.S. PATENT 10,545,933
Synchronize and execute event-defined process objects of systems
ControlBEAM has been awarded six U.S. patents on unique systems and methods incorporated within the BEAM RT runtime system.
Slip Sliding Away to the Edge
"The IoT is a distributed computing challenge. Smart Systems and IoT deployments are by their very nature distributed systems. We hear lots of talk about the “cloud” as it relates to the IoT to the point that in many cases it seems like the “cloud” is being presented as the solution to all things IoT. The reality is that it is not possible, cost effective or desirable to transmit every piece of data from every IoT device to the cloud in order to gain value from that data. Smart Systems and IoT software development needs to recognize and embrace the highly distributed and innately non-hierarchical nature of the IoT and support that with a corresponding architecture."
For the past 50 years, the pendulum has swung back and forth from centralized Mainframe, distributed Client-Server, centralized Cloud, and now to a distributed Edge.
Organizations cannot afford to be constrained by the latency and costs from sending an increasing volume of data from edge devices up to the cloud.
ControlBEAM has been awarded six U.S. PATENTs on unique methods incorporated within its BEAM RT™ event-driven, portable runtime system for edge-to-cloud applications. This system comprises an event and query processor that generate commerce applications, and the platform itself, entirely from an event store, removing the need to code and compile applications. This architecture enables new and updated application Views and Processes to be distributed real-time to connected devices.
Define connections to role-based devices that participate in event-driven processes. Select from pre-defined roles for location and temperature sensors, and POS and shipping devices that are configured for plug-and-play interoperability. Once connected, a secure communication channel is established for real-time, interoperable event exchange, including events that create and update processes and label and receipt formats.