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Palo Alto, California - November 13, 2013

The Beam remote presence system from Suitable Technologies, Inc.. has been named Grand Award Winner in the 2013 Best of What’s New Award from Popular Science magazine in the Hardware category.Beam goes beyond video conferencing technology, enabling users to travel instantly to remote locations, with the freedom of mobility, over a Wi-Fi or cellular 4G LTE connection. Beam is the market’s most effective and reliable solution for remote presence, providing uncompromising quality with robust features.

Best of What’s New celebrates the 100 most groundbreaking new technologies. For 2013, Beam was also selected as one of 12 Grand Award Winners, a distinction reserved for innovations that represent a truly significant leap in the field. This accolade identifies the Beam remote presence technology as revolutionary. “We are honored to receive the Grand Award Winner recognition in the Hardware category from Popular Science,” said Scott Hassan, founder of Suitable Technologies. “Beam allows anyone around the world to be present and participate, regardless of where they are physically located. It is remote presence in the most literal sense.”

“For more than a quarter century, Popular Science has devoted its December issue to the year’s most remarkable innovations,” said Cliff Ransom, Executive Editor of Popular Science. “The Best of What’s New Awards is our magazine’s top honor, and the 100 awardees are selected from a pool of thousands. Each winner is handpicked and revolutionary in its own way. Whether they’re poised to change the world or simply your living room, the Best of What’s New awardees challenge us to the see the future in a new light.”

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About Suitable Technologies
Suitable Technologies develops world-class remote presence technologies. Its first product, Beam, allows people to travel instantly and is designed and manufactured at its headquarters in Palo Alto.