The best technology requires the least understanding. PEBBLES units work for you - not the other way around, like most videoconferencing systems. Initiating a telepresence session is as easy as one click, and operation of the robots is so simple that a child can master it within minutes - and that's on a slow day.
Standing at 60", each PEBBLES robot is a gateway to learning and communication that exists beyond traditional videoconferencing.
The remote child can interact with the home classroom with PEBBLES' built-in camera, speakers, microphone and touch screen LCD. An integrated printer/scanner sends homework assignments and receives in class work.
Remote students control the in-class PEBBLES robot via a gamepad-style controller. With the controller, the remote student can initiate contact with the in-class robot, raise its hand and turn its head to reposition the on-board camera.
The PEBBLES systems are manufactured at IBM Canada's facilities in Markham, Ontario. Underwriters Lab (UL) has approved the PEBBLES systems for use in a hospital situation with a patient in the United States and by Canadian Standards Association (CSA) for a similar use in Canada.
The PEBBLES robot series T360 is designed to operate using Internet Protocol (IP H.323) communications protocols, with ISDN support available as an optional feature. The PEBBLES T360 codec provides a higher quality picture at lower bandwidth.
The PEBBLES T360 robots are available in three different configurations: the Model T360-H for use in the hospital, the Model T360-S for use in the classroom, and the T360-L for use in the home.
The PEBBLES robot series T360 is designed to operate using ISDN communication protocols. A printer/scanner option is available for the Hospital and School Robot. The Home system comes standard with a printer/scanner. The home unit is designed for connecting homebound students to their regular classroom.
Telbotics offers custom maintenance and service contract options for PEBBLES customers world wide in partnership with IBM.