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    waymo2001
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    Controlling TRICASTER TC-1 Remotely

    Greetings All and a Happy New Year 2020 !

    I have a customer who is requesting the capability to be able to remotely control actions on a TC-1 across a network from a remote location. This is a Municipal customer who has a City wide network that is planning to hook-up an NDI camera for remote connectivity to the TC-1. iget that when that's connected, you'll see the NDI camera at teh TC-1 workstation and can control it. But the added twist is now also remotely controlling the TC-1 ?!?

    Does anyone have any thoughts about this?

    I welcome any comments or feedback.

    Wayne Brenengen, Colorado Technology Company
    Denver, Colorado

    "waymo2001"

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    The Premium Access subscription is supposed to provide an NDI-based KVM extension to allow you to remotely control the TriCaster. Assuming the city network lets the traffic through, that would probably do it. That's a subscription based service. https://www.newtek.com/npa/

    Or I'd be looking for an IP-based KVM extender. Something like this would probably do the trick. https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/alif100p-dvi.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by kltv View Post
    The Premium Access subscription is supposed to provide an NDI-based KVM extension to allow you to remotely control the TriCaster. Assuming the city network lets the traffic through, that would probably do it. That's a subscription based service. https://www.newtek.com/npa/

    Or I'd be looking for an IP-based KVM extender. Something like this would probably do the trick. https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/alif100p-dvi.html

    Kris
    I agree with Kris's ideas. I would suggest though a different part from Adder. The iPeps+ will give you access to the TriCaster from either internal or external IPs if you need it. It uses VNC as the display method so you could also use an iPad or phone to dial into the machine too. https://www.kvm-switches-online.com/ipeps-plus.html Tremendous bang for the buck at $795
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    I've had reasonably good results with TeamViewer. I know that some are concerned with CPU load, but I've not experienced any issues with it on an 8000. Likely even fewer issues with a TC1.

    You can try it for free, as well, before you'd invest. If you don't want to install it there's a portable version which only is running as long as you wish and exits completely when shutdown.

    Finally, there's also a "knock off" version called remote utilities which allows one to run their own DDNS server, for higher security. However some concerns have been raised because that software is from a Russian software house.

    Cheers,

    Fritz Golman
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