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Date: 07/13/13 07:50
ATCS and smart phones
Author: MilwMike

I was wondering if it is possible to use ATCS on an android smart phone?

Thanks to all of those who reply.

MilwMike



Date: 07/13/13 15:17
Re: ATCS and smart phones
Author: DTrainshooter

MilwMike Wrote:
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> I was wondering if it is possible to use ATCS on
> an android smart phone?

Absolutely!



Date: 07/13/13 18:35
Re: ATCS and smart phones
Author: dharris

The software will NOT work on an Android phone. You have to set up some kind of remote operating software. You run ATCS software on your home computer and the remote software allows you to look at your home screen on your smartphone. ATCS software is Windows-only software. For further information, go here and join the group:

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/ATCS_Monitor/


Your question comes up in that Yahoo group at least once a month.

dharris



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/14/13 08:21 by dharris.



Date: 07/14/13 11:41
Re: ATCS and smart phones
Author: DoctorThunder

DTrainshooter Wrote:
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> MilwMike Wrote:
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> > I was wondering if it is possible to use ATCS
> on
> > an android smart phone?
>
> Absolutely!


ABSOLUTELY NOT!



Date: 07/14/13 11:55
Re: ATCS and smart phones
Author: SD70ACe

Well maybe he found a way to do it... let's hear from him so we can learn something new besides the only option so far that's the remote desktop connection...

So please Dtrainshooter explain to us how can be done...

Thanks!

DoctorThunder Wrote:
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> DTrainshooter Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > MilwMike Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > I was wondering if it is possible to use ATCS
> > on
> > > an android smart phone?
> >
> > Absolutely!
>
>
> ABSOLUTELY NOT!

Jorge Luna
Gardena, CA
Trains on dvd



Date: 07/14/13 15:15
Re: ATCS and smart phones
Author: DTrainshooter

Of course you need to be able to access a computer with ATCS running on it from your phone OR have a website that streams the ATCS for your area/railroad that you can go to. I do both almost on a daily basis and it works perfectly.



Date: 07/15/13 07:43
Re: ATCS and smart phones
Author: sou2601

Basically, you need a VNC viewer/client app for your smart phone and a VNC server for your computer running ATCS. VNC stands for "Virtual Network Connection"

There are a number of vier/client apps out there for the Android: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=vnc&c=apps and there's just as many out there to make your computer intoa the server. After you choose and install the products, you start up ATCS on your computer at home, and start up the VNC server. Then, once you're out trackside and want to check ATCS, fire up the VNC app and connect to your home PC. Anything on your computer's screen will appear on your smartphone, as if the smartphone was another monitor.

Of course, if someone at home is now using the computer, you'd effectively be spying on what they're doing. There could be other small issues (firewall, power-saving on your PC, etc) that could cause issues, but those get particular to your situation and VNC programs you use.

Personally, I take my laptop with me when I go railfanning, and use my smart phone to give my computer internet access. ATCS doesn't count much against the data stream, and even a slower 3G connection is enough to keep ATCS happy.

-Eric



Date: 07/17/13 13:05
Re: ATCS and smart phones
Author: jad742

I use Logmein... I know they have an app for Iphone and Ipad, not sure about an Android app. But it works great, especially on the Ipad.



Date: 07/30/13 14:42
Re: ATCS and smart phones
Author: Lackawanna484

Interesting thread, thanks for all the info.

Would the smart phone / ATCS option work if the computer was a tablet (iPad, etc)? It would seem that it should work.

Thanks



Date: 07/30/13 15:41
Re: ATCS and smart phones
Author: DoctorThunder

ATCS will only run on Windows, not Android or iOS so the computer it is running on to log into remotely has to be a PC and running windows.



Date: 07/30/13 16:37
Re: ATCS and smart phones
Author: Lackawanna484

DoctorThunder Wrote:
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> ATCS will only run on Windows, not Android or iOS
> so the computer it is running on to log into
> remotely has to be a PC and running windows.


thank you



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