Monday, April 16, 2012

Splashtop Wikipedia

Splashtop Remote allows a user to remotely connect to a main computer from another computer or mobile device to access content or run applications. Splashtop Remote Desktop is based on technology that "encodes" the screen pixels of a main computer, transmits them via the Internet, Wi-Fi, or other network protocol to a client device, where it "decodes" the transmitted data and displays it on the screen of a client device. This affords users an experience similar to sitting in front of the remote computer and controlling it. The Remote Desktop iOS client provides two connection modes. One is "sharp mode" for better resolution. The other one is "smooth mode" for better frame rate/latency. A higher fps (frames per second) rate leads to a smoother video watching experience. For latency, a lower value is better because this is the lag between the time an image on the source device shows up on the client device. Splashtop has undertaken technical cooperation with Freescale, Intel, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, and other chip manufacturers to optimize its software to use graphics processing units (GPUs) for encoding and client specific processors for decoding. These techniques enable the software to stream video at up to 30 frames per second[2] when running in Smooth mode, and lead to low latency performance (quick response), which is at the same level as playing video on a local machine directly.

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