Remote Control integration between Controller and Target
Original Publication Date: 2004-Mar-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-29
Currently, using software such as Tivoli Remote Control or VNC, it is possible for a machine named Controller to connect to another machine named Target and take control of it, i.e. the Controller can use the keyboard and mouse of the Target and view its display screen. Controller and Target are seen as different entities, and except for the controlling but there is no integration between the two. This causes some useability problems, for example to copy a file from the Target to the Controller, one usually has to select some command from a menu or even use a different application. The idea is to modify the Target system in such a way that, when a Controller is connected, the Target machines automatically changes the system user interface and/or behavior so that it can take advantage from knowing that a Controller is remotely using the system. The advantage of having this form of integration is that the remote control session becomes considerably easier to use, and will probably enhance productivity and make shorter sessions.