Trying to evaluate the best way to view what is going on on the PC inside the boat, from the helm
In effect, I need to view and control the navigation laptop
from the helm
on a tablet.
It is not pure remote desktop
I want, rather a screen
duplicator and on-screen keyboard and mouse movements converted to the tablets touchscreen.
I tried a few and read a few reviews
online. Still not satisfied so why not ask the sailing community?
The ones I tried, I could control the mouse and type using the tablets on screen
keyboard (the one that pops up when you click in fields).
The reason for all this is to be able to use some licensed charting software
I got running on the PC only. And a Hewlett-Packard EliteBook is not waterproof...at all
So won't bring it out to the helm.
I haven't given this track up, another way, perhaps more common a few years back, would be to have a water
proof display + water
proof keyboard and mouse, but I think simpler is better so not really an option, and want to avoid cabling at all cost.
Perhaps better if it can all be done via bluetooth? Perhaps dumb to employ the tablet's wifi
, as I might want to be able to receive AIS wifi
data over that NIC.
As a side note, I work with IT, but using a Sony XPeria Z2 to do this is not part of my daily routines at the medium sized corporation...