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 ?.
Awaiting your reply,
Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar
Answer Hi Prashant,
1) yes it is - using the services provided by www.logmein.com or others I can use my smartphone to remote control my desktop computer from anywhere. The limitations are that the computer must be actually running a standard OS; BIOS setup and anything that runs before the OS can start up require a different service. For BIOS changes many servers have a LOM card (lights out managment) that allows remote access to power up and down the system
2) yes - see  for a quick overview what is available
I have a Msc compatible degree for system engineering and am Sun certified system administrator. I also received training for Perl and Project Management. Lastely, I have been programming for the last 15 years.