Many web designed conferencing sites such as Skype and Google Hangout are great ways to meet virtually, but the Beam Pro takes it to the next level. Not only can you communicate from a remote location, but you can have some sort of physical presence at the meeting as well, in the form of a robot-like device. The Beam Pro has a wide-angle lens for more view, can move around a space at speeds reaching 2 mph and can be fully controlled by the person not present at the meeting. It’s almost as if the other person is in the room.
The Beam Pro is a tool that allows users to interact from remote locations. With the mix of high-end video and audio to remote control features, you can freely move about a space.
Independence – Have face-to-face interactions, but virtually. It does not have to be confined to the conference room. You can be there in the form of a robot
Awareness – Clearly heard and consistently seen by using Beam Pro’s two wide-angle cameras, a 6-microphone array that cancels echo and reduces background noise, a 17” screen and a powerful built-in speaker
Durability – Beam Pro’s battery life lasts up to 8 hours of activity use. All you have to do is drive the Beam into its dock to charge
How It Works:
The Remote Presence Device – The actual robot looking device referred to as simply, “Beam”. The remote presence device (RPD) is your physical presence that you can use to drive around and interact with people.
The Dock – The dock is the simple charging station used for the Beam. All you have to do is drive it onto the dock and a green light appears, showing that it is charging
The Client – This is the Bean software client that connects you to the RPD. You can use the software to set your audio and video settings and then just talk into and drive the Beam Pro around.
Piloting a Beam Pro – Use your mouse, keyboard, or Xbox controller to drive.
Click here to see how to operate the Beam Pro!