Now that you have learned to connect to and control your Ohmni telepresence robot, let's take a closer look at the in-call Toolbar for Ohmni.
Let's tackle each of these icons one at a time, starting with #1 at the lower right-hand corner.
- The Question Mark Icon
I know it might seem odd to start here, but I think the question mark icon is one of the most important quick references out there. Where you are trying to teach a new user, or refresh your memory a reference guide is always at your fingertips at the question mark; see the image below.
- The Microphone Icon
The blue microphone icon will allow users to mute and unmute their microphone. This will either keep the audience near the Ohmni from hearing the user or allowing them to hear the user. When the icon is crossed out and red it is currently muted.
- The Webcam Icon
The blue camera icon will allow users to turn off and turn on their webcam. This will either keep the audience near the Ohmni from seeing the user or allowing them to see the user. When the icon is crossed out and red it is currently turned off.
- The Red Phone Icon
Clicking this icon will end the call and Ohmni will go back on standby. If the user is not on a charging dock they will be presented with a warning asking them if they would like to end the call off of the dock and not charge the battery. It is best practice to end the call on the docking station to ensure your Ohmni is always fully charged and ready for the next call.
- The Battery Icon
This icon will show an approximate live level of the Ohmni's battery. If the battery level jumps down after a lot of movement remain still work a second or two and the level should equalize to an accurate reading.
- The Bot Speed
Each Ohmni has the ability to adjust its speed during a call from between around 0.1 and 2.0 mph. All Ohmni's will default in at a bot speed of 100, or about 1 mph, which is a good starting speed. If there is a lot of obstacles in the environment we recommend remaining close to the 100 settings. If you are in a wide-open area and want to cover the distance faster speeds around 200 can be helpful but are not recommended if there are obstacles around.
- Ohmni Autodocking
Autodocking is a feature that when activated within around 3 feet of and facing Ohmni's charger Ohmni will navigate itself to its charger.
- Ohmni Motionmapping
Motionmapping is a feature that allows users to control Ohmni using their mouse (wired/wireless) or laptop trackpads. Doing so allows users to do much more dynamic motion controls and use their mouse as a joystick.
Once activated, you trackpad and a connected mouse will become active and allow the user to control their Ohmni's movements.
- By moving your mouse or finger on your trackpad vertically, you will move the Ohmni's tablet up and down.
- By moving your mouse or finger on your trackpad horizontally, you will move the Ohmni left and right.
- By left-clicking, you will move Ohmni forward.
- By right-clicking, you will move Ohmni backward.
When you are ready to dock, or end the call and stop motionmapping hit the ESC key.
- The Magnifying Glass Icon
Ohmni Standard, or Standard Camera Developer Editions
When clicking on the magnifying glass users will be able to zoom in two times to Ohmni's main camera view.
Ohmni Supercam, or Supercam Camera Developer Editions
When clicking the magnifying glass users will activate SuperZoom. Please read more here.
- The Sound Icon
Clicking on the sound icon will allow users to adjust the volume their voice is being projected over the Ohmni.
If your audience is having trouble hearing you, you can try turning up the volume. If you are at max volume you can also try using headphone that has a microphone. Moving the microphone closer to your mouth will greatly improve the audio quality.
- The Camera Icon (only for Supercam Ohmni's)
The camera icon will activate the ability to take a 13-megapixel image on you Ohmni Supercam. Read more about Snapshot here.
- The Gear Icon
The gear icon will open advance in-call setting for your Ohmni. This will be covered in another article.
- The Wifi Icon
The WiFi icon will bring up a live diagnostic of the user's wireless networks current readings. This can be very helpful if users are experiencing odd freezing, call quality drops, and more. Please see the image below for what these setting usually look like.