Mobile TS - Remotely access your office computer using your wireless PalmOS device and Windows Terminal Service!
Mobile TS is the first and only application to connect Palm OS handhelds to Windows desktops and workstations via the Terminal Services or Remote Desktop capabilities built into many Microsoft Windows operating systems.
While working at another office or traveling, using your Palm OS handheld, remotely control your data, applications, and network resources that are on your office computer, without being there.
Uses RDP Protocol to securely (SSL encryption) and efficiently control your computer remotely, via Internet or network connection.
Mobile TS takes advantage of the new wireless enabled handhelds, high-resolution screens, and DPad controls, to allow a rich user experience.
What is Terminal Services? Terminal Services is a multi-session environment that provides remote computers access to Windows-based programs running on more powerful versions of the Windows Operating system. It is based on Microsoft's own RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) and is known and widely used in the enterprise for accessing Windows desktops from remote locations.
Why use RDP?
Speed - The RDP Protocol is highly efficient on network bandwidth, meaning that connecting over slower connections like dialup, GSM/GPRS, or 2.5G networks is still a highly usable option, and connecting over high speed connections like Wi-Fi approach the performance of actually sitting at a real desktop. Unlike other remote access protocols, RDP uses smart and efficient compression and transmission methods allowing a large (1024x768) screen application window to be drawn as fast as a small one, through the use of font caching, bitmap caching, and many different drawing primitives. To the end user this means a useful experience even on slow wireless connections.
Security - The RDP Protocol connects via SSL, so all the transmission is secure. No passwords are stored, nor are they transmitted differently than anything else during the transmission, as the receiving end (the Windows computer) takes care of showing the password dialog via the connection.
Screen Size Scalability - As part of the connection, you can choose the desktop size, and the server will scale all windows and controls accordingly to match the desktop size specified. Mobile TS support several sizes ranging from 320x320 to 1024x768. This means you can specify to have every window sized to your handheld's smaller screen and not have to continually scroll around to read everything on your desktop, like most other solutions. Or you have the option to keep your desktop screen larger and scroll around to see the whole area. The choice is not limited by the technology in this case!
Caching and Performance Scalability - The RDP protocol allows for caching as memory permits, so Mobile TS performance scales to match the memory footprint of the handheld device. The more free memory you have, the more font and bitmap caching is supported and therefore the better the performance.
What's New in This Release:
· Mobile TS now supports handhelds running Palm OS 3.5 or higher (though it is still optimized for Palm OS 5 and higher)! You can now run Mobile TS on your Treo 180, 270, 300 or Kyocera 7135 mobile phone! In addition, we have added support for a popup windows style keyboard!
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Supported operating systems:
Palm OS 4.x, Palm OS 5.x