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Posted: Aug 14, 2012
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(Nanowerk News) Double is the simplest, most elegant way to be somewhere else in the world without flying there. The minimalist design and intuitive touchscreen controls allow you to freely move around without inconveniencing others. You can stay at eye level, whether sitting or standing, by adjusting your height remotely, which makes conversations fluid and real. Retractable kickstands will automatically deploy to conserve power when you are not moving around. Efficient motors and lightweight design give Double the ability to last all day without recharging the battery.
What is it for?
Offices with multiple locations use Double to communicate with remote teams. Remote workers feel more connected with their colleagues and have more independence around the office.
School campuses place a Double in each building, enabling potential students to walk the halls and talk to professors. College recruiters use Double to attract new students to their school by offering tours when travel is not possible.
Retail stores use Double as a mobile kiosk, giving customers more information about the products. Brands offer personal sales representatives and support from remote specialists in a central location.
Manufacturing facilities offer Double as a service to clients and partners to improve communication and streamline production.
Doctors visit patients more often amid their busy schedules. Hospitals in remote locations have specialists on-call with Double.
Families use Double to stay more in touch with relatives across the country.
Museums and galleries can offer remote tours on Double, so patrons can experience world-renown exhibits from anywhere in the world.