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    Default Contorlling lights away from home.

    I found a way to control lights away from home. I phone has an app called Splashtop 2 that lets you access your computer via I-phone. I tested it and works great. I was able to start and stop LOR , connect to my controllers, adjust volume. The only bad thing about the Splastop is that when show goes on and I log in to my laptop all the sound goes to my Iphone, not to speakers. So any troubleshooting must be done before show starts. I connected my FM light sign and FM transmitter to timer so they can work without my presence.
    My laptop has disabled sleeping mode and starts lights on it's own. I'm using Splashtop just to check status and in case I have to stop the show.
    Splashtop is free if used on same network, if used on different network it costs $1 a month or $10 a year.
    My cell signal was not fast enough and connection is a bit slow so I use available WiFi.

    Dariusz


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    Default Re: Contorlling lights away from home.

    Try LogMeIn. It's also free and I've never had trouble with it controlling the show computer to stop or stop the show or test lights all from outside.

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    Default Contorlling lights away from home.

    I use Teamviewer it serves the same purpose. I used it on my iPad when I was setting up and testing. Works great!
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    Default Re: Contorlling lights away from home.

    I also second LogMeIn. Works great. It does modify the audio to be the LMI driver so just watch out for that...
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    Default Re: Contorlling lights away from home.

    When using remote desktop software, it's now possible to redirect your audio to another device. When you use something like Logmein, Splashtop or other remote desktop software, you can change your preferences to NOT have audio get played remotely, but stay at the local computer. That way your audio still goes out to your speakers/transmitter, but you can still control the screen.

    I just carry out a small netbook that is running Windows XP and use it to remote in to my show computer. I've also tried my iPad, with mixed results...
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