Beam utilizes dual-band wireless radios and patented WiFi-LTE (4G) roaming algorithms to ensure seamless handoffs between access points and networks, providing you with clear audio and video with minimal latency, along with smooth, reliable mobility throughout any space. Beam is compatible with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi signals at either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz. However, please note that 5 GHz is strongly recommended and using (n) is preferred for optimal connections without interference from other wireless devices and faster data transfer.
Beam’s direct peer-to-peer UDP connections allow efficient, high-speed packet transmission while its proprietary endpoint encryption optimizes data security. Beam utilizes global relay servers strategically positioned by Suitable to minimize latency. A proprietary algorithm ensures the selection of the most logical public relay, or Beam can be configured to use a privately hosted relay.
The Beam system was built from the ground up with our proprietary software and algorithms. Suitable Technologies encrypts all communication that travels through our system to ensure your calls remain private and secure.
Communications within the Beam system are normally transmitted via direct peer-to-peer UDP connections, utilizing industry-standard encryption (AES-256) and authentication (HMAC-SHA1) technology, along with random number-generated keys, to optimize privacy and security. Since encryption/decryption occur at call endpoints, security is maintained even when inability to establish a direct connection requires use of Beam public relays. Moreover, TLS/SSL protocols allow you to securely connect to Suitable Technologies’ cloud infrastructure when configuring or managing access to your device; receiving software updates; or using the Beam App to identify available devices and establish connections. Independent security audits were performed by Optiv (formerly Accuvant) and Gotham. Additional security information can be found in the Network Administrator’s Guide.