PPC Tablet Remote Control Suite is a Pocket PC software that uses a Pocket PC screen to emulate input devices such as keyboard, touchpad or tablet. Through these "virtual" input devices, PPC Tablet helps users remotely control a desktop or laptop PC by sending keystrokes or mouse movements to it, through an ActiveSync connection or any TCP/IP network connection, wired or wireless. It can also help users speed up repetitive data entry or computer operation by using PPC Tablet's macro keys.
PPC Tablet is designed for the following goals:
Remotely controlling media playback on a PC.
Browse PC files and folders remotely, transfer files from PC to Pocket PC, or execute files or play music remotely on PC.
Remotely controlling a slide show in a presentation room.
Using the Pocket PC screen to create and send handwritten signatures or annotations to a PC application.
Speeding up repetitive data entry with user-defined keyboard macros.
Speeding up computer operation with customizable application-specific keyboard macros or shortcuts.
Using a Pocket PC to complement existing input hardware with virtual input devices such as a virtual numeric keypad.
PPC Tablet is composed of three modules -- the server, client and designer. The client module, deployed on the Pocket PC device, sends pre-defined input signals to the server module on a host PC through an ActiveSync connection or any TCP/IP network, either wired or wireless. The input signals can include single key strokes, key combinations, key macros, and mouse behaviors. The designer module can be used to create a new layout profile, or modify or delete existing profiles. The program has been tested extensively in wireless environments, including 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, Bluetooth ActiveSync, Bluetooth PAN, and Bluetooth LAN profiles.
PPC Tablet 4.0 is designed with network security in mind. The connection between the Pocket PC and host PC is protected by 512-bit RSA cryptography at the user's option. The user can use a Windows account to connect the Pocket PC to the host PC. If there is no user account supplied, upon initial connection from a Pocket PC device, the server module will prompt the PC user to accept or reject the connection. These security measures provide reasonable protection for the communication, while maintaining good application performance.
The software comes with over 10 pre-defined profiles, the major ones including: Default Devices, Remote File Browser, Display Feedback, Tablet Only, Personal Data, PowerPoint Presentation and Windows Media Player. The Default Devices profile includes a touchpad, a tablet and a numeric keypad. The Remote File System profile provides access to the system drives on the host computer (hard drives, CD/DVD drives, USB drives and so on). The Display Feedback profile works like a remote desktop application. The Tablet Only profile includes a single tablet. The Personal Data provides a set of buttons which users can customize with their own personal information to speed up repetitive data entry in electronic forms. The PowerPoint Presentation profile includes a set of pre-defined buttons to start, stop and navigate through a slide show, as well as a touchpad that can navigate the pointer or draw on a PowerPoint presentation. The Windows Media Player profile provides a set of buttons to control media playback and sound volume in Windows Media Player. All these profiles can be further extended by the users based on their individual needs. There are several additional profiles available for download on our website, including those for Firefox, Internet Explorer, iTunes, Winamp and OneNote.
In addition to pre-defined profiles, users can create new profiles with the designer module. The designer supports the creation, modification and deletion of software-emulated input components, such as key buttons, mouse buttons, touchpad or tablet. The size, location, label and corresponding action of each input component are all customizable and saved into a specified profile.
· Pocket PC 2002, 2003, 2003 SE or WM5 operating systems
· .NET Compact Framework
· ARM or XScale processor
· 3MB of available RAM
· 15 days trial
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Added a Remote File System profile to execute programs on the host computer, or download files from the computer to the Pocket PC. (For music lovers, you can user this profile to browse through your collection of music files on the host computer, and play it on the computer by executing it.)
· Added a Display Feedback profile (like a Remote Desktop), which allows you to view the host computer screen directly from the Pocket PC screen and control it.
· Enhanced the Scroll Area component to support both vertical and horizontal scrolling.
· Now the Server application supports multiple connections, which allows a single host computer to be controlled by multiple users for collaboration.
· Enhanced security in the Server application.
· Added the option to automatically log in without prompting.
· Enhanced stability for the Server application when the network connection is disrupted.