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Central Remote Control for mobile users

TITLE: Central Remote Control for mobile users

DATE: 2007-06-27 22:12:46

AUTHOR: eCo Software

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Central Remote Control gathers events from TV remote controls, notebook buttons, USB-keyboard multimedia buttons and translates them to commands for multimedia applications.

Example 1: Notebook

You have a notebook. Goals:
  • prolong the work time of notebook from battery
  • increase usability of notebook keyboard
  • make presentations at conferences

Step A: First of all, enable notebook plugin (asus/thinkpad). It shows banners when you adjust brightness, volume, etc. Moreover, it contains functions used by Power Patrol (aka POPA, quick selection of power consumption mode)


Step B: The notebook has extra keys,
  • Some keys are supported by notebook plugin,
  • win-keys are supported by ps/2-keyboard plugin, so enable it too


Step C: For example, you attached AirClick USB remote control to make a presentation. airclick plugin should be enabled. When you click a button on remote control, a command is forwarded to active multimedia application.



Change the volume using hot key (via Uniaud API). This is important for many notebook users.


Example 2: Barebone

You have a barebone. Goals:
  • reduce power consumption and noise
  • listen to music and radio
  • watch TV and movies


Step A: If your barebone is equipped with multicore processor and the cooler is loud, then enable POPA plugin. It allows switch throttling and thus reduce the load of CPU.



Step B: If using a TV-tuner, then enable plugin for the TV-tuner and its remote control.



Step C: If you have a multimedia keyboard, enable ps/2 or mmkbd plugin. All events from multimedia keyboard are catched in this case.


Change the volume using hot key (via Uniaud API). This is important for some desktop users.



To start CRC click crcdmn.exe. The program is not visible and shows banners if user is sending commands only. You can always quit CRC if press Ctrl-Alt-F4.

Active application

All events are forwarded to the Active multimedia application. To change the active application, call the Menu of applications

There are several methods:

  • Ctrl-Alt-M combination
  • Menu button on remote control
  • via CRC Widget

Power Patrol (aka POPA)

You need POPA for notebooks because it allows prolong the time of work if running on batteries.

Use Ctrl-Alt-P to Change Power Patrol state (throttling and brightness are changed)

You easily switch between high performance and economical modes.

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