Can you use a Redfly as a monitor?

leocolgan

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I was curious to see if there was support for using the Redfly as a monitor and keyboard for a computer through a usb connection. I have an old laptop that has a busted monitor, and I'm currently using my WM device to control it through logmein. It would be nice to be able to connect to the laptop without having to log into logmein every time.
 

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Sorry, the REDFLY can't accept video input to act as a VGA monitor from a PC through a USB connection (or a VGA cable for that matter). The C8N model does have the REDFLY Media Port that accepts pretty much any analog NTSC/PAL video input from a standard RCA type composite video cable. If you have some way of outputting an analog signal from your laptop, that may work but the resolution would not be that great.

You can read more about the media port here,
http://www.celiocorp.com/product_video
 

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Thanks for the reply. I figured that my situation would be relatively unique, but I thought that since Celio invested the time to develop a tool like Mobile Viewer, that maybe it would be possible to go the other direction as well. Especially since Celio makes it's profit from the sales of Redflys, and Mobile Viewer is free. Nevermind that a Redfly driver on a computer could potentially draw on significantly greater resources then a mobile device. A device that could provide a screen and keyboard for a malfunctioning computer through a USB connection strikes me as an incredibly valuable resource to IT professionals, and even casual applications like my situation. Many of the reviews I've read about the Redfly mention that it's relevance is centered on an extremely niche market, and it seems as though any diversification of the Redfly's abilities would only enhance its value. I'm glad that I fall into the Redfly's target market, and it has proven its worth to me. And while I appreciate Celio's focus on providing the capabilities of a mobile device across multiple platforms, it would be a shame to ignore the Redfly's potential as an asset in situations outside the one it was designed for.
 

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