The idea of telepresence robot is not new. However, recently telepresence robots became available to the broader public that allows users to interact more naturally in the remote office environment.
The MantaroBot TeleMe, a remotely operated mobile telepresence platform uses a tablet’s camera, display, microphone and speakers to comprise the telepresence robot “head.”
It has been developed by Mantaro specifically for companies who utilize video conferencing frequently. Available with the price tag (News - Alert) of a $30 per month, TeleMe, a cloud-based robot control service, enables the user to remotely control the robot independently of their preferred video teleconference application.
Earlier, TeleMe was available with SkypeTM providing the audio and video telepresence experience. Now, it can be worked with commercial telepresence systems such as Polycom RealPresence Mobile, Jabber from Cisco, Vidyo (News - Alert), FaceTime, Google Hangout, GoToMeeting or any other video teleconferencing system that has a compatible iPad or Android app. It can be controlled by the remote user using a Controller Application that runs on either a Mac or PC. Easy to scale and easy to use, TeleMe delivers high-quality conferencing to all users and environments in any organization.
“The MantaroBot Communications Service allows our customers to expand the capability of their preferred teleconferencing systems to include mobile telepresence utilizing the TeleMe,” said Jeremy Parsons (News - Alert), CEO of Mantaro, in a statement.
The MantaroBot TeleMe is currently available with tablet holders for the iPad2, iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. TeleMe includes motorized pan, docking station and an aimable laser pointer and the users that utilize Skype (News - Alert) for audio, video and control will continue to incur no monthly charge.
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey