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Control Ez-B From Android

I found this application:Splashtop2
to control your computer from an Android phone or tablet device, control over ARC does very well, with some lethargy in communication.
It is a kind of control wireless keyboard and mouse, and monitor and speaker.
Works within your own wifi network, outside there are rents and paid versions, this is free.
You have to try it, I'm having fun.

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#2  
TeamViewer is a similar alternative that I use to connect to clients PCs when they have problems, I guess you could do the same with that.

Alternately, enable the web server in ARC and visit your PC's IP in your browser on your tablet, phone or another PC.

Port forward Port 80 to the ARC PC and access it anywhere with an internet connection:)
#3  
Thanks R2D2, i will need to download one for my android tablet and try it
#4  
Sooooo awesome. Can you see video through the remote desktop or is it too laggy to work?
#5  
Splashtop is specifically designed for streaming video and games. Virtually no lag on Lan, and over internet depends on your connection, but I get excellent throughput with my Verizon Fios.

I use it to watch recordings on my DVR as well as for robotics.

Note, there are two versions. Splashtop Hd and Splashtop 2. Splashtop HD is no longer under active development except for bug fixes, but you can connect through the Internet if you forward the right ports in your Router. Splashtop 2, with for a monthly fee, allow you to connect without port forwarding. (works on the LAN without additional cost). It is under active development although it appears that the new business model is to charge recurring fees for the cool features.

Alan
#6  
Great I will keep this in mind for Jarvis and dusty
#7  
It looks cool but it pisses me off at the same dang time. Is there any thing I can buy right out and put on my home computer and phone and not have to pay for a service?
#8  
This looked great to me until I saw the permissions required:
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Your personal information
read sensitive log data

Allows the app to read from the system's various log files. This allows it to discover general information about what you are doing with the tablet, potentially including personal or private information.

Your accounts
find accounts on the device

Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the tablet. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed. Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.
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Is this normal?
#9  
Re: permissions, before they started their own service for remote connection, they used Google Talk to find your computers. The permission was needed to allow it to identify your google accounts, let you pick one, and use oauth to authenticate.
That might still work on the HD version. The only time I think to try is at work where our firewall blocks google talk.

It is a pretty benign permission but they should remove it since Splashtop 2 doesn't actually use it.


Alan
#10  
Rashad. If you have a static Ip or sign up for a dynamic Dns, and want to deal with port forwarding, there are many options. Vnc, remote desktop, others. None optimized for video like Splashtop though.

In fact, Wyse Pocketcloud is a rdp and vnc client that has a windows helper app that can do the same thing (ie, allow you to find and connect through basic firewall to your PC) that is included in the one time cost of the app. I haven't bothered installing the helper because I do have dynamic dns, but if a little lag on the video is oK, it otherwise works great for remote control of your robot or any other computer.

Alan
#11  
i use phonemypc and it works very well.I tried Splashtop 2 with ez but was tricky to use on my noteII and find phonemypc is easier to use
#12  
I confirmed that the Google Talk locator still is supported on Splashtop HD.

Phonemypc is definitely another very usable option.

The built in HTTP server in ARC works OK with Android 4.0 and above. Did not work for me in 2.x and 3.x. All of my devices are at least 4.0 or higher now, so I don't know if that is still an issue.

Alan
#13  
Splash top does feel like a winner here
#14  
I have an Asus Tablet. Any help in using this for my ARC.
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#15  
HTTP Server? Team Viewer/Splashtop/etc.? Telnet?

It depends how you want to use it with ARC
#16  
Thanks, I'll take a look