As you know from Part One of this rant, I was experimenting with a free product called Log Me In from logmein.com. Surprisingly enough, I found that I also had full remote desktop functionality while using Log Me In from my HP RX4240 hand held. I simply pointed my good old (cough – choke – sputter) IE (Internet Destroyer as I like to call it) Browser which is of course embedded in Windows Mobile 5 and Presto! Well, almost… Once I logged into the Log Me In Site, and it detected that I was running IE, (can’t see any other way of it knowing) I was asked to install a module on the RX4240. The installation of the module was flawless and nearly transparent. I was then presented with the usual Log Me In web page as I would on any local desktop. I simply clicked the link to my remote desktop with the stylus and was presented with the remote desktop user name and password.
Once logged in, I had full control. As I recall, the first time I was prompted to also select a new, local desktop background. The only minor issue encountered was scrolling. Log Me In accounted for scrolling around the remote desktop by simply using the stylus pen. By pressing it lightly against the edges (corners or sides) of the hand held window caused the the remote screen to scroll around quickly. To my surprise, the response time was very good even over my 802g WIFI connection. Log Me In provides options which can be chosen in a mini menu bar displayed at the top of the screen. The free version offers functions to alter the screen size, scale to fit, zoom, screen rotation (90 deg), to pop up the hand held keyboard and a scroll lock function (and exit of course). A correction from part one. Only remote control is offered in the free version. As I may have mentioned, there are may more options available in the PRO version.
Testing Echolink was basically the same as it was in Part One. See Part One for details. Skype came to the rescue again to cover the audio part of connection. I’d like to hear from anyone who tries these or similar combinations. Perhaps there is someone who has the equipment to try this combination of software to run their BIG RIG while at work, away on business or on vacation.