Project from Windows Mobile Smartphone and Pocket PC using Periscope, and use
Periscope for Over the Air (OTA) mobility management.
Please note: Periscope has moved to
displays the screen of a Windows Mobile Smartphone or Pocket PC onto a
desktop or laptop PC for projection,
remotely controls PowerPoint presentations
and remotely manages files and programs on devices.
Full screen display on
for maximum impact and colour PowerPoint
on SmartPhone and Pocket PC for confident presentations. Periscope is
excellent for training clients and colleagues on the new mobile
solutions for business.
New Periscope 3 of
October 2009 includes
support for WVGA, VGA and QVGA screen resolutions, secure connection to
distant Windows Mobile devices, simplified wireless connection,
management of files, device registry and tasks, and faster response
Typical User Comment
attending my sales presentations often approach me after the
presentation to ask what I am using to both control a PowerPoint
presentation and demonstrate Windows Mobile applications on my
SmartPhone from anywhere in the lecture room....its Periscope! Thanks
CreativityCorp for smart software." (UK, July 2009)
have to tell you that Periscope has been the ideal solution for my
selling and training needs. I use it to display my handheld device
to a large audience using a projector attached to my laptop. It
has worked out very well."
(USA, January 2005)
Does exactly what we
want - show a Pocket PC proprietary application for demonstrations and
training on a PC or LCD projector. Can size and window or full screen
it. Good Job!!" (USA, January 2003)
- Real-time projection of a Smartphone or Pocket PC screen -
the projected image changes as the Windows Mobile device is
a PowerPoint presentation from a Smartphone or Pocket PC with
full support of thumbnail previews, notes and drawing.
- Screen image in WVGA, VGA and QVGA resolutions is scaled up to
provide a crisp, clear image that's easy for an audience to read for
high impact presentations.
- Connect using a wireless LAN
leaving the presenter free to move about, or via the mobile phone
system to service a remote device, or connect with a wired
TCP/IP link or ActiveSync
and Mobile Device Centre.
- Many display configurations for full-screen presentations or to
use alongside a laptop presentation or slides.
- Interactive mode, to operate the Pocket PC remotely.
- Manage key aspects of a Windows Mobile device using File
Manager, Registry Editor and Task Manager.
Following purchase of Pocket PC Creations or Periscope, download
Periscope from the Download page.
Save the Periscope3.exe program file to a convenient folder, double
click the file to install on a Windows desktop or laptop PC. When
installed, via the Windows Start > All Programs > CreativityCorp
Periscope links the main menu shown below will present:
Before Periscope can be used to project a Smartphone or Pocket PC's
screen, or remotely control PowerPoint, Periscope must be
installed onto the Windows Mobile device and started/opened. To install
Periscope, connect the Smartphone or Pocket PC to the client desktop or
laptop PC and establish an ActiveSync or Mobile Device Centre (in Vista)
connection. Once a connection has been established, select
Install Periscope to Pocket PC and ActiveSync will install the
Periscope software onto the Smartphone or Pocket PC.
Periscope can also be installed on a Smartphone or Pocket PC by
emailing or copying the Periscope.arm.CAB file in C:\Program
Files\CreativityCorp Periscope\MobileSetup to a Windows Mobile device
and tapping the file to open.
After installation to a Smartphone or Pocket PC is complete,
appears as a link either as an item on the Windows Mobile Start menu or
in Programs. Select Periscope and it will open at a screen prompting
entry of a Password that must match the password entered in the
main menu of Periscope on the desktop or laptop PC. There is also the
opportunity to enter an IP address to initiate a connection from
the Windows Mobile device. Connection from a remote Windows
Smartphone via a mobile phone network enables remote management of the
When Periscope is running on the Pocket PC a small Periscope eye
icon will be shown on the bottom right of the Today screen for
access to Periscope Remote, Display and
functions described below.
Once Periscope is running on a Windows Mobile device, the
software can be run on a desktop or laptop PC to receive the
screen remotely using password protected TCP/IP connectivity, either via
wireless (WiFi and Bluetooth), wired connection or via the
On opening Periscope on a desktop or laptop PC, the Connect
main menu will open and with TCP/IP channel open, the Make connection
to mobile device window will show a connected Windows Mobile device
image; tap the image to launch Periscope. If a mobile device icon
doesn't display, check Windows Firewall Exceptions and include
program 'CreativityCorp Periscope'.
connect via ActiveSync and Windows Mobile Centre, make a USB
cable link connecting Windows Mobile device and desktop or
laptop PC and an ActiveSync icon will appear, tap the icon to
connect and then another icon with the name of the mobile device
will appear. Note, the USB cable is making a TCP/IP
connection in the manner described here and above; generally, it
is not necessary to have ActiveSync or Mobile Device Centre
running to make the 'wired' connection.
Once a connection has been established and the image on the Windows
Mobile device screen is visible in Periscope on the desktop or laptop
PC, several options are available to adjust the image. Right-click the
window to display the popup opposite.
The Smartphone or Pocket PC screen is significantly smaller than the
average PC or laptop display, so Periscope offers three levels of
magnification to improve projection visibility. The Normal,
Double and Triple Size options magnify the image by a
constant factor, while the Maximum Size option used in Full
Screen mode determines the largest magnification factor that will
fit on the screen. Note the availability of Double Size and Triple Size
may be limited with high resolution WVGA and VGA screens, with Normal
Size and Maximum Size the options.
Windowed and Full
In some situations it is convenient to
have the Smartphone or Pocket PC screen displayed in a window on the PC,
so that other programs can be viewed and operated simultaneously. This
is possible using Periscope's Windowed option. During most
presentations, however, it is more visually appealing to have the image
displayed Full Screen
which enables projection of the Pocket PC at Maximum Size and
with high contrast.
When in the Windowed mode, the
Periscope window can be set Always on Top, to prevent it from
becoming hidden behind other windows, such as a PowerPoint presentation.
Save to File and Copy
Periscope provides Save to File
(as .png) and Copy to Clipboard functions to assist in the
preparation of screen-shots of the SmartPhone or Pocket PC. The copied
image can be pasted into an image editing program.
In some situations when demonstrating
using a Smartphone or Pocket PC, its more convenient to use a standard
mouse and keyboard to interact with the software, rather than the touch
screen. Periscope makes this
possible using Interactive Mode. When Interactive Mode is enabled
via the popup menu, mouse clicks and key-presses within the Periscope
window will be transmitted to the Windows Mobile device, which will
interpret them as taps to the screen and character input.
Note that only left-clicks are
transmitted, and thus right-clicking can still be used to display the
Periscope popup menu.
When performing a presentation it is most convenient to control
everything from a wireless Windows Mobile Smartphone or Pocket
PC that can be carried about, rather than having to directly 'hands on'
interact with a fixed laptop or desktop PC.
Periscope remotely controls the projected Pocket PC display,
and optionally a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, from the
Smartphone or Pocket PC.
The pop up menu from the Periscope icon
presents options for control of the display of the Pocket PC
screen when projected on or from a desktop or laptop PC.
PowerPoint Presentation Options
To launch an open PowerPoint
presentation on a desktop, click the Go to First Slide option on
the PowerPoint menu.
Display Mode on the Periscope
menu presents a sub menu with five PowerPoint presentation options,
for maximum control, see opposite.
Where buttons are available, the
presentation can be run by using the left and right hardware
buttons. The up and down hardware buttons within Periscope Remote
scroll through the
Periscope supports remote
drawing on PowerPoint slides using the Smartphone or Pocket PC
stylus. Within the PowerPoint menu, simply tap the Draw on
Slide option to open drawing mode. In this mode, a full
screen landscape view of the active slide is displayed to
sketch on. Using the stylus, tap and drag to draw -- strokes
will be transmitted and recreated on the desktop or laptop PC,
using PowerPoint's pen colour settings.
To return to portrait view and
erase drawing, tap OK.
Periscope Device Manager - for
Files, Registry and Tasks
Periscope 3 has powerful new functions to
manage remote Windows Mobile Smartphones via the mobile phone network.
These functions can be used to install software such as
Pocket PC Creations on a distant Smartphone
and to provide assistance to a distant user. To use the Manager for a
distant Smartphone, the option in the main menu on the desktop PC to
Receive connection from mobile device is enabled and the IP
address of the desktop PC is entered in Periscope on the Smartphone
to connect from the Smartphone to Periscope on a desktop PC. When the
remote Smartphone has connected it displays in the connection window and
can be selected to launch Periscope.
Periscope Device Manager is also a
valuable tool for managing SmartPhones and Pocket PCs in the office
using local wireless or wired connections. Care should be exercised when
editing a Registry.
File manager makes moving files to and
from Windows Mobile devices easy, simply 'drag and drop'.
Editing the Registry enables customisation
of a Windows Mobile device. However, care should be exercised when
editing a Registry, and a backup should be made before editing to enable
recovery after testing changes.
Task manager enables deeper and remote
control of Windows Mobile device programs and functions.
enables small and large businesses to manage their Windows Mobile
Smartphones, wherever they are.
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