System helps home workers maintain presence in the office

US company Suitable Technologies believes it has found a way of giving employees the freedom to work remotely while maintaining a mobile presence in the workplace.

The company has developed Beam, a remote presence system (RPS) that provides remote workers (referred to as pilots) with a mobile videoconferencing platform.

Beams located in one location can be accessed by the pilot from another, allowing the pilot to engage in face-to-face dialogue via a 17in (43cm) screen.