Hog3PC on iPad

z6p6tist6z6p6tist6 Registered User, Hog Beta
edited December 2010 in Wholehog 3 General Discussion
I'm playing around with a way to use an iPad as a robust RFU for networked Hog consoles. I figured there might be a couple of people who would be interested in seeing this in action, so here's the first pic:

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Here's what's happening in the picture:

My black MacBook is running a WinXP Virtual Machine in VMWare Fusion*. Installed on WinXP are iTeleport Connect and the Jaadu version of TightVNC**. On my iPad I have installed iTeleport for iPad***.

*You could also do this in Parallels Desktop or BootCamp. Various advantages to each method.
**Both are available for free from the iTeleport website
***This is available for iPhone and iPad on the Apple App Store

I followed the instructions on the iTeleport website for establishing the VNC connection and voila.

It will, of course, help to have some basic networking knowledge.

This seems to be working pretty well so far. I've put the iTeleport software into 'Touch' mode and it works great with the 'front panels' in Hog3PC. I'll be in front of some Full Boars later this week and will try to connect to a network show (from my laptop hardwired into the Full Boar network). If all goes well, I should be able to roam the room freely with my iPad. For me, it's going to come in especially handy for focus and metering.

As I've mentioned before, I know that there are some people who have been doing this for quite a while with tablet PCs. I'm not intending to declare this a better method. Only that it is one method.

If you have any questions about how I set this up, please don't hesitate to ask.

Cheers,

Phil

Comments

  • jxgriffijxgriffi Registered User, DL Beta, Hog Beta
    edited May 2010
    Looks GREAT Phil!

    I'll be curious to hear how the iPad stands up with the encoder wheels and how smooth the resolution is for changing them.

    Also, is there any type of delay with iTeleport. I know Mocha has a slight delay and after a little bit of time can be a little annoying.

    Can't wait to try it (well, first I need to get my iPad!)

    J
  • z6p6tist6z6p6tist6 Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited May 2010
    I'm sure there's a delay, but I won't know until later this week how noticeable it is in a real world situation. I'll keep you updated.

    More discussion here:

    http://forums.highend.com/showthread.php?t=9950

    PG
  • jctenacejctenace Registered User
    edited May 2010
    I've found for hog3pc that a simple remote desktop connection with the corresponding app from the app store does the trick quite nicely as well. Not sure about a full console though.
  • z6p6tist6z6p6tist6 Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited May 2010
    That's basically what I'm doing. But then I'm using Hog3PC to log in to a network show on a full console.
  • prmuchaprmucha Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited May 2010
    I'm also curious about the encoders....very interesting prospect. I'll have mine hopefully within a week or two..that's the goal at least. It's ordered...and says ships withing 5-7 business days, hopefully that isn't delayed further!
  • Squints4Squints4 Registered User
    edited December 2010
    Hi Phil I got iteleport communicating properly with my iphone n my cpu running hog 3pc. So what's the deal with the console? Has anything been tested yet to see if it works?
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