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"PPC Tablet Remote Control Suite 2.0" software uses a Pocket PC screen to
emulate one or more "virtual" input devices, such as keyboard, keypad,
macrokeys, touchpad and tablet, in order to remotely control a desktop or
laptop PC, or to complement the PC's existing input hardware. Download the
free trial from Handango or PocketGear:
The Client, deployed on the Pocket PC device, sends pre-defined input
signals to the Server on a host PC through an ActiveSync connection or any
TCP/IP network, wired or wireless. Saved in special layout profiles, the
input signals can include key strokes, key combinations, key sequences, and
mouse behaviors. The Designer can be used to create a new layout profile, or
modify or delete existing profiles. PPC Tablet is designed with the
following user needs in mind:
* Remotely controlling media playback on a PC.
* Remotely controlling a slideshow 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 special user-defined macro keys.
* Speeding up computer operation with customizable application-specific
macro keys or shortcut keys.
* Using a Pocket PC to complement existing input hardware with virtual input
devices, such as a virtual numeric keypad.
PPC Tablet 2.0 is also designed with network security in mind. Upon initial
connection from a Pocket PC device, the Server will prompt the PC user to
accept or reject the connection. Optionally, the Server can authenticate the
Windows user name and password supplied by the Client. If the authentication
is successful, the Server will accept the connection silently. To further
enhance security over TCP/IP networks, all communication between the Server
and Client is encrypted with 512-bit RSA cryptography after a connection is
established. This provides reasonable protection strength for the
communication, while maintaining good application performance.
The software comes with five pre-defined profiles: Default Devices, Tablet
Only, Personal Data, PowerPoint Presentation and Windows Media Player. The
Default Devices profile includes a touchpad, a tablet and a numeric keypad.
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.
In addition to using pre-defined profiles, users can create their own
profiles with the Designer. The Designer supports the creation, modification
and deletion of software-emulated input components, such as key buttons,
mouse buttons, and navigation areas that can emulate a touchpad or tablet.
The size, location, label and corresponding action of each input component
are all customizable and saved into a specified profile.
PPC Tablet is compatible with all Pocket PC 2003 and Pocket PC 2003 SE
devices (including VGA-capable units), as well as Pocket PC 2002 devices
with .NET Compact Framework installed. For more information on the system
requirements, installation procedure and user instructions, please visit the
following web addresses.
Product Homepage: http://www.amorphous-media.com/ppctablet/whatisit.asp
User Manual: http://www.amorphous-media.com/ppctablet/usermanual.asp