C++/Remote control device for Laptops and Desktop computers.
1. Can a remote control device be built for Laptops and Desktops ?.
i.e. Is it technically feasible to built a remote control device similar to a Television set remote control ?.
The remote control device will have functions such as power on/off the laptop, desktop devices, restart/reboot, shutdown, reset, accessing BIOS Setup program, accessing
specific applications/programs etc.
2. Do you feel a remote control device for Laptops, Desktop computers if designed and manufactured can be useful to the consumer market ?.
3. Do you feel such a remote control device can be manufactured for all desktops and laptops running different Operating Systems viz Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac Os, Sun Solaris, Linux, IBM AIX, IBM Os/2, HP UX etc ?
4. The Remote control will be a combination/integrated device of wireless keyboard and wireless mouse functionality and will have push buttons similar to a TV Remote control device. The Device will have a Trackball mouse integration. The Remote control device will work on infrared technology. Instead of a Flat Horizontal Keyboard user interface the remote control device will be vertical rectangle user interface screen similar to a TV Remote control device.
Awaiting your reply,
Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar
> Is it technically feasible to built a remote control device similar to a Television set remote control ?.
> Do you feel a remote control device for Laptops, Desktop computers if designed and manufactured can be useful to the consumer market ?
There are several such devices in the market. So people do buy them, though I'm not aware of the market volumes. Just a sample from results thrown up by a google search:
> Do you feel such a remote control device can be manufactured for all desktops and laptops running different Operating Systems?
Technically, yes. Though there is no standard protocol supported by different platforms. One would have to special-case for each OS.