High-tech fields require a few key ingredients. The first is arguably the hardest; innovation. We could write a whole book on innovation and new ideas, but suffice to say there is no progress without innovators, specifically in software development. In tech, specifically the aerospace industry, hardware is also key. Wether it’s space launch or satellite imagery, having the right physical components is crucial. But one often overlooked area lies between good ideas and good hardware. And that critical piece is the software.
The ability to take an idea from concept to prototype to production quickly and efficiently is often a function of software. The biggest firms in the world dedicate massive amounts of budget towards hiring, training, and retaining talented software developers. And it’s a rough field; software developers work long hours on difficult problems that give little room for error.
Software Development Without Specialized Skillsets
But what if you could democratize the ability to code, and increase your minimum-viable-product timeline to a fraction of what it was? You could take an idea from generation to market testing in days, not weeks or months.
The technology inherent in BeepToolKit’s design environment creates an opportunity for the entire high-tech industrial sector to supercharge the idea cycle and find the next great innovation now, not years from now.
Note: This interview has been edited for clarity and conciseness.
[STN] What drove you to create BeepToolKit?
[BTK]Analysis and detailed study of the situations faced by all developers made it possible to come to unexpected conclusions. We found it possible to automate programming processes using visual and intuitive instructions, which can include ready-made sets of program code. Next, we made a few mockups of the user interface. In the process of working with our clients, the interface underwent many reconstructions until we had a smooth and intuitive interface that allowed coding without deeper knowledge of programming languages. We were excited at the possibilities that our clients found.
First and perhaps most important, this toolkit is a way to democratize R&D processes among a wide range of specialists without the need for specialized programming skills. In addition, it speeds up and reduces the cost of R&D processes by double. The threshold for entering the programming area has become simpler and more accessible.
And finally, the platform is not proprietary, as it can be installed on an architecture processor with 86-64x, Windows operating system(desktop PCs, tablets, minicomputers). It is both a development and prototyping tool and a freely programmable controller that doesn’t require expensive or exclusive hardware.
[STN] Are you in this for the long haul, or would you like to see your company and products partnered with a larger, more established player?
[BTK]Our goal is cooperation and expansion of further development. We feel like pioneers in this field and have already formed a business strategy for international scaling.
In addition, we are confident that our solution is in demand in absolutely all areas of high tech, including aeronautics. Once our toolkit becomes more widely known, it will create opportunities for a wider audience of the next generation of talented developers.
We are set on the prospect of further growth and development of our solution internally and through external partnerships, but have no plans to sell.
[STN] How did BeepToolKit get started?
[BTK] The idea stems from many years of experience and practical knowledge of the founder and owner of the company Alexander Kapitulsky. That’s over 20 years of interdisciplinary R&D experience as an HW/SF Devops engineer in fields ranging from agricultural automation to aerospace and defense. Thus, this made it possible to systematize the R&D workflow and form the paradigm of the logical core of future Embedded PC No-Code tool platforms.
[STN] What is your definition of success?
[BTK]To us, success is staying motivated in our approach, in setting goals and planning for future actions and staying together as a team.
[STN] We have seen global markets shift a lot in the last two years. How has the pandemic affected you?
[BTK]We have luckily not felt the impact of COVID in the business. Though many people have gone through incredible hardship, we’ve found a new niche in the tech ecosystem. Many people revised their views on the perception of time, which is the most valuable and irreplaceable among other resources. Our software development technology is rapidly deployable and meets the requirements of our rapidly changing times.
[STN] How about resources. Do feel poised for success in the future?
[BTK]Right now, the product has passed all stages of development, including validation in multi-industry targeted projects (automotive, medicine, instrumentation, and high-tech scientific research), and is a complete software package.
Like any development environment, the platform is in the process of forming its community. We are currently actively running a scaling (B2B) campaign and intend to crowdfund our product on one of the popular international platforms soon. When people see the ease of use and utility of the toolkit, we can begin to scale operations and support globally.
[STN] Who are your ideal partners?
[BTK]We would like to develop an international network of distributors in various industries, small dynamic IT teams of R&D integrators, ideally across many fields like robotics, automation, and intelligent systems.
Any team that would like to set themselves the task of automating auxiliary processes for the production of their products and services would benefit from our toolkit.
[STN] What does the future look like for BeepToolKit? Where do you think you’ll be in 5 years?
[BTK]We will become a well-known developer-supplier of our platform, in parallel with such platforms as Xilinx, Dassault Systems, National Instruments, and Cadence.