Award-Winning BeamON Artificial Intelligence System Organizes Technology Assets and Links to Vendor Updates in Real Time
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — April 14, 2022 — BEAM Dynamics, a U.S.-based SaaS company, today announced the launch of a unique software platform that helps film and broadcast corporations to manage, maintain, and grow their critical technology infrastructure. The company’s BeamON technology management and product intelligence platform gives engineers access to all critical security patches, firmware updates, documentation, and contact information from over 5,000 vendors and close to 500,000 products in the film and broadcast industry, all in a single, web-based user interface.
“While most parts of a media company have access to business automation systems like ERP or CRM software to run the operation, critical technology infrastructure is still widely managed in spreadsheets,” said David Kaszycki, CEO of BEAM Dynamics. “Keeping these highly complex production fleets in good working order requires expensive manual labor today. We are changing that with our platform.”
A winner of NAB’s 2021 PILOT Innovation Challenge, BeamON helps engineers manage technology assets and keep critical production infrastructure up to date to reduce downtime and extend equipment life cycles. Through a web-based portal, the platform provides instant visibility and access to the entire fleet across departments and regions. BeamON customers can get critical vendor updates and product information related to their fleet in real time. Updates include required security patches, firmware and software, documentation, new vendor contacts, end-of-life information, and more. All vendor data is accessible in a secure environment within the user’s account. The company currently monitors and provides updates for almost half a million products related to the media industry, with more vendors and products being added regularly.
“Nobody likes surprises, especially not in the high-pressure environment of broadcast operations. But how do you avoid this without knowing what is really going on with your technical assets?” said Kal Hassan, broadcast technology expert and former vice president of technology at Chicago’s top-ranked ABC/Disney station WLS-TV for 25 years. “Matching complex tech data with vendor updates solves a very critical challenge I see in broadcast operations, and BeamON can potentially save them a lot of time, money, and sleepless nights.”
Customers need only upload an asset list to migrate their inventory data into the BeamON platform and match it to vendor data. BEAM has developed a unique artificial intelligence data graph and combined it with a seamless onboarding process to minimize the operational impact of getting up and running with the platform.
“We want to explore the transformation and impact of data, artificial intelligence, and automation and bring more product-data intelligence to the industry,” said BEAM Dynamics’ chief technology officer Axel Reichwein, who worked on large data projects for the likes of NASA and Airbus before joining BEAM. “We’ve developed a technology that will set a new starting point for the life cycle of technology assets and transform the way they are managed, across multiple industry verticals.”
The BeamON software platform will be available May 1 with annual plans based on product volume. BEAM will demonstrate the product for the first time at NAB in Booth W7135C.
Also, on Sunday, April 24, at 3 p.m. in the Connect Experiential Zone, Kaszycki will present BeamON as part of a panel discussion with his fellow 2021 PILOT Innovation Challenge winner. Kaszycki will explain how BeamON helps broadcast and film operations to dramatically improve control over their critical production inventory and reduce production downtimes.
More information about BEAM and BeamON is online at www.beamdynamics.io.
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About BEAM Dynamics
BEAM is U.S.-based SaaS company that makes it simple for production studios to maintain, manage, and grow their critical infrastructures and reduce production downtime. Through the BeamON cloud-based technology management platform, engineers and technicians can access and manage every single software, hardware, and security update from every manufacturer in the film and broadcast industry, along with associated configuration guides, quick start guides, manuals, end-of-life notices, and any other technical documentation. BeamON dynamically updates the data to ensure it is always current. With BeamON as the common source of engineering data across vendors, on-site engineers can quickly gather the critical engineering information they need for keeping their infrastructure up to date without having to scour the internet for it. The BeamON database includes more than 5,000 OEMs and nearly 500,000 products, amounting to more than 83 million data points — and growing by the minute. More information is available at meet.beamdynamics.io.