You can use an iPad as a remote touch screen to view and control your TimeZero software installed on your PC. Simply connect the iPad and the PC on the same wireless network and use a remote desktop software. This TechNote explains how to configure your PC (with Windows 7) and iPad using “Splashtop” and “Connectify”. Please note that these instructions are provided as a convenience and that our Technical Support cannot assist you with configuring your PC or iPad for remote connection.
1) Install “Splashtop” on your PC and iPad
a) Download and install “Splashtop Streamer” on your PC: http://www.splashtop.com/streamer/.
Splashtop Streamer is a small “service” that will automatically launch each time you start your PC. Splashtop streamer does not need any type of configuration besides setting up a password (that you will have to enter from your iPad later on):
b) Download “Splashtop Remote” on your iPad from the Apple Store (just search for “Splashtop” in the App Store).
2) Connect your iPad and PC on the same wireless network
Once Splashtop has been installed on your PC and on your iPad, you need to connect your iPad and PC on the same wireless network. This can be achieved in two ways: either by connecting your PC and iPad to the same Wireless Router (if you have one on your boat) or by configuring your computer to create a wireless network using the integrated WIFI capability of your laptop.
Using a Wireless Router:
PRO: Very Easy to setup
CON: Requires a Wireless Router installed on your boat
You can setup any type of Wireless Router on your boat and configure your PC and iPad to “join” the WIFI network created by the Router. Once you iPad and PC are on the same network, proceed directly to step 3.
Using your PC to create a Wireless Network
PRO: Does not require a Wireless Router
CON: Requires additional setup on your PC
In order to create a Wireless Network from your PC, you need to setup your Wireless Adapter in “Ad-Hoc” mode. You can manually create an “Ad-Hoc” network and setup the IP addresses from the Network Configuration; however we strongly recommend that you use “Connectify”. This software will greatly simplify the setup process and will allow you to connect your PC to a Wireless Network (WIFI at the Marina for example) and create a Network for your iPad at the same time.
Download and install “Connectify” on your PC: http://www.connectify.me/download-lite/
Note: The “lite” version is sufficient; however, if you want to share the Internet connection on your iPad (while being connected to a Wireless network) you will have to purchase the “PRO” version.
Connectify will guide you to setup the Ad-Hoc connection. You will have to choose a name and a password for the WIFI network created from your PC:
Once the WIFI network is setup, connect your iPad to that network. When you join the network on the iPad, make sure to enter the password you created in Connectify.
3) Use Splashtop remote on your iPad
Connect the iPad and your PC on the same network (select the Hotspot Name you entered in Connectify if you use your PC to create a wireless network):
Open “Splashtop Remote” on the iPad. The PC should be automatically detected and displayed on the iPad screen:
Select your PC and enter the password that you created in Splashtop Streamer. We recommend you to select “Remember Security Code” to not have to enter the password each time you open Splashtop Remote:
Once the password is validated, you will be able to control your PC and access all the TimeZero features directly on your iPad!