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 Fit for telescope/camera control: no keyboard or monitor? 
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Post Fit for telescope/camera control: no keyboard or monitor?
I am considering using the Fit-PC2 for remotely controlling a telescope and two cameras using Windows software and lots of USB connected devices. I would like to access the Fit-PC with remote software like UltraVNC over a WiFi connection (and them potentially an Internet connection). I have some concern from this statement in the manual:

Working without a connected display automatically disables the graphics controller – saving up to 20% power.

For remote operation I don't see any reason to have a keyboard or monitor connected to the Fit-PC. Can I still view screens with a UltraVNC connection?

A Fit-PC solution would seem desirable for it low power consumption and small form factor.

Any other issues?

Roy


Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:50 pm
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Post Re: Fit for telescope/camera control: no keyboard or monito
If you are going to use WinXP then there are no issues.
For Windows 7 there may be display driver issues that will impair the use of UltraVNC in headless configuration.

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Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:34 pm
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Post Re: Fit for telescope/camera control: no keyboard or monito
Thanks Irad,

OK, I will investigate the WinXP route.

I was expecting to have to make a register edit or maybe they make HDMI jumpers to fool the PC into thinking it had a monitor. Surely this kind of situation has come up before. What do people do that have to monitor racks of servers and want out of the server room on occasion?

Roy


Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:17 am
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Post Re: Fit for telescope/camera control: no keyboard or monito
Irad,

I exchanged emails with your USA office. They suggest that driver support may be better for the Radeon graphics chips on the Fit-PC3.

Can you confirm whether one can operate the Fit-PC3 in a headless configuration on Win7?

Thanks.

Roy


Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:15 am
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Post Re: Fit for telescope/camera control: no keyboard or monito
We haven't tested. If you are using UltraVNC check what users say about headless configuration with Radeon HD 62xx / 63xx or with AMD E450.

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