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Announcing: PMDG NGX Remote CDU Server for iOS / Android / etc

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HI All,

 

have you ever wanted to use your tablet / phone as a remote CDU?

This free-to-view server will allow you to use your favorite mobile device (Android tablet / phone, iPhone / iPad, Windows tablet / phone) to interact with the CDU in PMDG's 737 NGX.

 

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All you need to do is run the server, scan the generated QR code with your device and you are ready to go!

 

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And for only 10 EUR, you can purchase a full-control license which will allow you to control the CDU, all the way from pre-flight to landing. You'll no longer need to use your mouse / keyboard to click your way through the CDU being heads-down. Instead you can use a physical device, just like in real life, adding a new dimension of realism.

 

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This solution doesn't have any limitation as to windowed or full-screen mode and has a minimal impact on system performance (less than 1% CPU usage). It will also support multiple devices at the same time, so you can use your tablet in your home cockpit while using your phone to monitor your flight. No additional license is required, regardless of how many clients are connected.

 

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This version supports both Microsoft's Flight Simulator X as well as Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D v2!

 

Go ahead and try it out!

You can download the free version and evaluate it without any risks right here:

 

http://www.avsim.com/topic/475478-remote-cdu-current-version/

 

Best Regards

Mark Foti

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Hello Mark,

 

sounds intersting, however I can't get it to work.

 

First, the QR code generated and shown on my PC is not complete. I mean that your windows doesn't show the complete picture of the code. Therefore my mobile was not able to identify that as QR code.

I have copied the generated http adress to a QR generator and then it was possible to read and connect.

 

 

Ok, once connected I can see my FMC1 on my mobile ... and then???

What is the point of the application then?

 

I can't make any input via my mobile and I have to refresh the browser always to get the actual FMC screen.

 

Is that intended or is that a bug?

 

 

many greetings,

Günter

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Hi Günter,

can you please contact me at foti.mark<at>gmail.com to help you out getting the remote CDU up and running.

Note - the free license doesn't allow input - you'll need the full version (5€ 10€) for that. I recommend we fix all your issues before you purchase a full license to make sure you get the most out of it.

Regards
Mark

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I'm interested in the product but how is payment transmitted? Is there a way to pay through paypal? 

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Yes, paypal is possible. The workflow:

1) Send me your license request file via email

2) I will send you a paypal link asking for payment

3) Once payment is confirmed, I will send the license file

 

I recommend testing the free version first, and once the connection is working correctly, request the full version.

 

Regards

Mark

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Mark - this is really neat! However, I'll probably hold off on buying the full version since it looks like my iPhone 5 is just a tad too small and I don't really have anything else I could use...

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Note - the free license doesn't allow input - you'll need the full version (5€) for that. I recommend we fix all your issues before you purchase a full license to make sure you get the most out of it.

 

 

Ah, ok, that explains it.

I was not aware, that input works just with the full version.

 

So, everything seems to work.

But a demo of that tool would be helpful before someone thinks about a purchase

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@Greg: I agree, an iPhone probably has too little real estate to be really useful for data input. However, you can use the free version to monitor your flights on your iPhone (keep the CDU on the PROG page and you'll have a good overview). In my experience, anything from a 7 inch tablet / phablet is ideal.

 

@Günter: I think most users will have a pretty good understanding what the App feels like from the free version. I think most users know what to expect when they Invest into the full version. PS the documentation mentions the differences between the full and free version :smile:

 

@Jerome: yes, I guess it is very similar, just at a much lower price point. Plus you have the advantage that you can mix iOS / Android / Windows with a single full-control license.

 

Mark

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guys, just installed, paid and got it running smoothly

 

works great on windows 10 tablet!!! 

 

been waiting for this since no one else had a windows tablet enabled virtual cdu!!! Mark is the MAN

 

little improvement potential though... on my mobile phone device the screen does not refresh automatically, need to refresh page to see inputs taken into account

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Thanks Oscar for your feedback.

 

Regarding the refresh issue: this seems to be related to Windows.

It works well with Android and iOS. Let's troubleshoot this together.

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Just to let everyone know:

it seems windows mobile 8 doesn't refresh the screen automatically, at least not in this scenario - it could be an OS setting to minimize data.

On the windows 10 tablet the problem did not show itself.

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Hello,

 

could you tell me if there are future plans for other addons?

PMDG 777, Majestic Dash, Aerosoft Airbus etc...?

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Günter,

 

let's see how popular this will be. If there is a lot of demand, then yes, I can adopt it for the 777 provided PMDG extend their SDK.

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So how easy would this be to get set up and running on a Surface 3 tablet? And what would be the steps involved? If it works well, I'll definitely buy it. Would be great to have this available.

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Hi Matt,

 

I suggest you try the free version and connect to it with your Surface's browser (Internet Explorer?)

If you like the user experience, you can contact me to get the full license.

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Silly question, do I download the software on my P3D PC or my Surface?

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Silly question, do I download the software on my P3D PC or my Surface?

 

just download SimServer on the PC you got your Simulator running, execute it, you should get a little icon on your task bar next to the clock!

 

run a browser on your surface, enter your local adress (where your Sim is running) with the port included (should be sth like http://192.168.1.xx:32111)

 

done.... for the trial version you will only be able to view and not interact with the CDU.

 

 

on my Win10 systems it works like a 10!

Hello,

 

could you tell me if there are future plans for other addons?

PMDG 777, Majestic Dash, Aerosoft Airbus etc...?

 

+1 for PMDG 777

 

I already made an accrual in my books for it :smile:

 

of course, provided PMDG issue SDK for 777

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Thanks Don for the support. Your description is spot on! :-)

 

Regarding the B777: you could help me by raising this with PMDG on their forum (that the SDK gets extended).

I guess their willingness would increase if more end-users ask for that.

 

 

just download SimServer on the PC you got your Simulator running, execute it, you should get a little icon on your task bar next to the clock!

 

run a browser on your surface, enter your local adress (where your Sim is running) with the port included (should be sth like http://192.168.1.xx:32111)

 

done.... for the trial version you will only be able to view and not interact with the CDU.

 

 

on my Win10 systems it works like a 10!


 

+1 for PMDG 777

 

I already made an accrual in my books for it :smile:

 

of course, provided PMDG issue SDK for 777

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Thanks Don for the support. Your description is spot on! :-)

 

Regarding the B777: you could help me by raising this with PMDG on their forum (that the SDK gets extended).

I guess their willingness would increase if more end-users ask for that.

you're very welcome!

 

on the SDK for PMDG T7 I am not so sure end users will have an influence, probably more hopeful if developers push for it...

 

but besides that, PMDG are not so positive about customers telling them what they should release and what priorities they shoud take... they are top of class in fsx development, they know it and they behave alike! Been in their forum a few times and it is the kind of forum where you should not write anything not compliant with Robert's view, or you would risk to rally all self appointed forum police officers against you! :)

not so sure why the air is so thick in that forum but a modern company should be a bit more willing to listen to their customers.

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Oscar,

 

I think as a company grows it becomes increasingly difficult to make everyone happy. I think PMDG are doing a great job developing aircraft and I can understand they are currently investing all their resources into the B744v2. I don't think the B777 is 'dead' development wise - the NGX was updated to SP1d just this year and that's a 2011 product. And it was that update that made this project possible - so I'm grateful for their dedication to released products.

As mentioned, I have been in contact with PMDG and in general they are open to new ideas and their support team is doing a good job - so let's see what time will bring.

 

Regards

Mark

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Works great using Nexus 7 HD tablet. Make sure you turn on standby power on the overhead. I had the CDU nicely appearing on my tablet but there was no power to it despite the fact the CDU was on in the NGX cockpit. So power up on the overhead and all will be great.

 

Love it and great price.

 

 

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This is easily one of the best Addons since ages. Works great on an LG G-Pad.

 

Please add my vote for a 777 version !

 

Mike

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AMAZING kit! :) Running windows 10 at home, Android ASUS 7" tablet with Dolphin browser and this works FLAWLESSLY! :) Just purchased another license for my friend to!!!!

 

NICE JOB!!!

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