Simply Unify
Commerce Systems
Improve supply chain efficiencies
with interoperable and intelligent systems
Connecting IoT to B2B2C Commerce
A unified architecture allows all commerce-related systems to be simply modeled from a common commerce ontology - ensuring interoperable, real-time information and event exchange across devices, business units, and trading partners.

Common Ontology

The BEAMable Commerce Ontology blends commerce concepts and semantic identifiers from,,, and to enable interoperable e-commerce and supply chain management systems across industries.

Common API

The BEAM API can be implemented within every network node as the single entry point for all real-time streaming data and messages from other nodes. By exposing a single common API as the “front door” for all nodes, the complexity of disparate commerce-related systems is abstracted away.

Unified Shopping

Unified System of Systems

By implementing a common API coupled with a common ontology, unified systems and subsystems can connect and interact in real-time, forming a complete, interdependent and interoperable commerce ecosystem.

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Aligning Standards for Interoperability
ControlBEAM provides guidance to several industry consortia developing semantic data models and common event formats, including Object Management Group (OMG), Linux Foundation, and Global Standards 1 (GS1). By aligning business and device semantic models and message formats, standards will evolve that enable the highest level of interoperability across all commerce-related use cases.
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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.

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ControlBEAM Supports EdgeX Open Platform for IoT Edge

ControlBEAM supports EdgeX Foundry's leadership role in moving industrial IoT intelligence to the edge, where it belongs. To accelerate adoption of EdgeX, ControlBEAM system architects are providing guidance on implementing ontology-based, event-driven architecture within its framework to provide the highest level of interoperablity across IoT platforms and industries. Our team is also providing real-world IoT use cases in retail, commerce, and transportation for EdgeX testbeds.

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ControlBEAM Supports CloudEvents Standard for Interoperable Eventing

ControlBEAM is contributing to CloudEvents work group, evolving a common event format to provide interoperability across services, platforms and systems. ControlBEAM system architects 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).

▪ Label and Receipt Design
Design label and receipt formats as Views that can be printed automatically by any event-driven process. Add barcodes, text, lines and borders, and other views as View Elements that are previewed on-screen. Couple data elements to a common commerce ontology for interoperability. New and updated designs are distributed real-time to connected devices.
▪ Party Relationships
Create and manage relationships among parties in the interoperable marketplace. Create a vendor by initiating a request to a marketplace business. Upon approval of the request, a customer/vendor relationship is created, and a secure communication channel is established for real-time, interoperable information and event exchange.
▪ Supply Chain Event Management
Events published in a common event format (CloudEvents, BEAMevents, or EPCIS) and coupled to a common commerce ontology enable an entire supply chain to interoperate and react in real-time to state changes. Secure communication channels among public clouds and edge devices enable customers and vendors to exchange information and events. Event-driven processes designed as microservices or through ControlBEAM’s commerce platform can produce events that create and fulfill orders down the chain. From farm to beverage, product condition and location can be continually monitored by sensors to ensure food safety and minimize delivery times.
▪ Interoperable Marketplace
The Interoperable Marketplace comprises interoperable businesses, products, and services across all industries. Register a domain name with a participating top-level domain (TLD) that aligns with product and service offerings. Once registered, request a Registrant/Operator party relationship to access the operator’s TLD ontology. Define products and services using the ontology to appear in searches within the interoperable marketplace. Party relationships and product orders can be created from search results.
Event-driven Analytics
Events produced by IoT devices, user clicks, and business processes can be stored in an event ledger to provide an immutable history of state changes. The common format of this ledger allows AI and machine learning engines the ability to continuously learn, detecting patterns and exceptions. From this analysis, event-driven processes can be automatically created and continuously optimized. New and updated processes are distributed real-time to connected devices.