New Beam features: Screen Sharing and 4G

We haven't unveiled a new feature on our blog in a while, but that doesn't mean we haven't built any! Today, we're proud to show two: Screen sharing from the pilot desktop, and 4G support for selected USB modems.

Screen Sharing


The ability for a pilot to share his or her desktop, on the Beam RPD screen, is one of the most requested features from our early customers, so we're thrilled to be able to now support it. Here's how it works:

There's a new Screen Sharing button in our pilot UI:


Clicking this button brings up a set of thumbnails, one for each active window on your computer (plus your entire desktop).

screen-3Click on one to share it on the Beam screen. Your video will be minimized to the corner.

That's it! You can even share video this way.



Another frequently requested feature, we now support the addition of a 4G USB modem to a Beam RPD.

With 4G, you can take your Beam almost anywhere! You may have seen us demonstrating an early version of this support as we roamed the streets of downtown Austin during SXSW.

For an up-to-date list of supported 4G USB modems, please contact us @suitabletech.