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We're excited to meet you in 2024

Happy New Year!! 2024 is here and we are already planning for an exciting, productive and busy new year. Come meet us at these 2024 events to see our new features, functionalities and upcoming products.

  • ISE January 30 - February 2 website
  • NAB April 13 - 17 website
  • R2 April Roadshow registration coming soon
  • R2 Annual Training Seminar June 10-11 registration coming soon
  • Infocomm June 12-14 website
  • R2 August Roadshow registration coming soon
  • R2 November Roadshow registration coming soon
  • LDI Dec 8 - 10 website
  • Stay tuned. Additional details will be posted soon.

    UBS Further Expands Global R2 Customer Support

    To deepen our commitment to our customers success, UBS is pleased to announce the expansion of our global support with a new technical support office in Elland, UK. This expansion of UBS Support bolsters our team of highly skilled professionals, bringing additional talent to meet the mission-critical needs of our worldwide family of R2 Users.

    We are excited to build even stronger partnerships with our customers. Our goal for 2024 and beyond is to have >90% of all incoming calls responded to by a live support technician. This direct communication leads to faster resolutions.

    Additionally, you will be provided frequent status updates of open tickets reducing your need to follow-up. Your time is valuable, and it is our job to keep you informed helping you stay focused on your core business success. Let us take care of you!

    Enhanced Data Intelligence for R2 Users

    Beams Asset Intelligence Platform is now available for R2 installations across the globe.

    Los Angeles, CA. Winston-Salem, NC. Unique Business Systems (UBS), a leading provider of enterprise rental operations management software for the Audio-Visual industry and Beam Dynamics (Beam), an enterprise asset management technology provider for the media industry, today announced a partnership that brings the Beam Asset Intelligence Platform to UBS customers utilizing the R2 Software. The platform provides R2 customers with enhanced product data and access to Beams dynamic product library.

    The integration between Beam and R2 builds upon the solid foundation and customer partnerships that UBS has earned through 35+ years of successful inventory management software deployments. R2 runs rental operations in some of the largest and globally well-respected Pro-AV and production companies. This partnership will extend the benefit portfolio of R2 and bring a dynamic data solution to all existing R2 customers through an integration.

    Beams Asset Intelligence Platform is an enterprise asset management solution with built-in data. Companies upload a list of their hardware and software inventory, and Beam provides dynamic up-to-date information on firmware updates, documentation, and detailed asset history in a common user interface. The platform boasts data from over 5,000 manufacturers, covering a majority of broadcast and production vendors.

    This partnership enhances the R2 customer experience by ensuring that A/V companies have access to the latest information about their assets, enabling them to make informed decisions regarding upgrades, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

    “We are thrilled to take yet another huge step forward in inventory management and optimization through our partnership with Beam Dynamics” states Vic Khosla, Vice President, Business Development at UBS. “We partner with hundreds of the most progressive production organizations in the world and know that this will make a positive impact to their inventory operations”.

    “UBS has gained the respect as the premiere inventory management platform in our industry, and we are thrilled to solidify this partnership” states David Kaszycki, Beam Dynamics CEO. “The partnership is a clear win-win and will bring Beam Asset Intelligence into the hands of thousands of users of R2.

    About Unique Business Systems
    In 1984 UBS launched a software suite to revolutionize the audio-visual rental market. Our vision was simple: provide leading software solutions to meet our customers unique rental needs. Today we are a global leader in the rental software industry. Our R2 software provides comprehensive benefits to help you control and manage all aspects of your daily rental operations. It is built on a solid foundation of over 35+ years of experience and feedback from the global audio visual rental industry. More information about Unique Business Systems is available at

    About Beam Dynamics
    Beam Dynamics is an enterprise asset management platform with built-in data. Beams Asset Intelligence Platform™ is the industrys first solution to dynamically manage all aspects of an assets lifecycle from purchase to management to the end of life. Beam has been deployed at some of the largest broadcast and production environments in the world, providing engineers a purpose-built tool to effectively manage their critical technology infrastructure. More information about Beam Dynamics is available at

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    Unique Business Systems appoints Patrick Stephens as General Manager bringing extensive industry experience to lead technological innovation.

    Unique Business Systems (UBS), a Volaris Group company, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Patrick Stephens as the company’s General Manager, effective immediately. With his impressive track record in the rental and construction industries, Patrick brings a wealth of experience and expertise to drive technological innovation and further enhance UBS’s position as a leader in the market.

    Prior to joining Unique Business Systems, Patrick served as the Vice President of Product at Wynne Systems, a renowned global provider of Rental Software solutions. Throughout his career, Patrick has demonstrated an unparalleled understanding of the rental industry, encompassing various segments such as small tools, major construction equipment, aerial pump, power, general rental and specialty rental. Notability, during his tenure as the Chief Technology Officer of United Rentals, Patrick played a role in the company’s growth from 1 location to 750 locations in the space of a little over three years.

    Following his successful stint at united Rentals, Patrick embarked on a consulting journey, assisting numerous organizations in the rental industry to leverage technology effectively. He then assumed the role of Chief Information Officer at Rain for Rent, where he spearheaded strategic technological initiatives for several years. Subsequently, Patrick joined Kennards Hire as their General Manager of IT, further solidifying his reputation as a transformative leader in the industry.

    In his new role as General Manager of Unique Business Systems, Patrick will leverage his profound understanding of technology and its application to the rental and construction sectors. He aims to drive UBS’s growth by spearheading ground-breaking technological advancements, enhancing the customer experience, and optimizing operation efficiency.

    Download the Press Release

    R2 Training Roadshows

    A deep dive and comprehensive, full day training on R2's most popular benefits. Coming to these cities

    August 10, 2023

    Host:Event Concept

    October 18, 2023


    November 1, 2023

    Host:NMR Events

  • Limited Seating at each roadshow
  • Registration is on a first come first served basis
  • Please sign up as soon as possibel to confirm your seat
  • Visit Roadshow Website

    R2 Labor Planning Refreshed with a new UI/UX

    Labor planning and scheduling is a critical operational need for any organization. As labor costs rise and resource availability becomes scarce, it is imperative to manage labor resources in the most time and cost efficient manner. This is where the labor planning module for R2 helps you maximize both, physical and financial utilization of your labor resources. Announcing the upcoming release of Labor Planning with an enhanced UI/UX designed for an easier, smoother user experience - coming May month end release.

    Some of the Highlights include:

  • Balance of elements for easier interaction
  • White space for visual equilibrium
  • Optimal web font and sizes for maximum readability
  • Conscientious use of colors for hierarchy and attention
  • Less lines for an inviting clutter-free UI
  • Flyover grid on booking lines has been replaced with an on-demand alphabetical menu
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    UBS headquarters moves to a new office

    We are proud to announce that UBS has moved to a brand new office. The new office is located on the west side of Los Angeles (close to the famous 405 and 10 freeways) and provides great access to all facilities required for customers and employees alike. This move is part of the recent acquisition of UBS by Volaris.