I need a keyboard hooked to a cell phone

Posted on 2009-12-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I need to get some simple information about pending orders from a restaurant. But they do not want a PC installed. Is there a way a remote PC can get keyboard input via a cell phone connection?

Is there such a thing as a keyboard, with small display, that can be connected to a mobile account? I don't want any processing, just transmission of the data. I would want the display to show what's being typed for feedback. But it would be great to remotely be able to insert characters to display.

Other devices, like Bump Bars, would be great, if there were a way to manage this wirelessly.

Please let me know.

Question by:newbieweb
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    Accepted Solution

    You could use RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) for you mobile device....

    Here is the website:

    they also have a VNC software if you would like to use that instead

    Author Comment

    But isn't Remote Desktop for connecting PC's? I just want a keyboard w/ tiny display in the store.
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    Assisted Solution

    Ah now I understand, you can get a bluetooth keyboard but it would be easier to get a virtual keyboard like this one:

    I have included an image, its easy to transport and works with several phones...

    Author Comment

    That's awesome!

    It says I could use it with a cell phone. Does that mean I could type data and send it over the cell phone network to a remote PC?

    What protocol might that be? How could I capture the keystrokes on the other end?

    I think the technologies great. Might I even be able to display data?

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    Assisted Solution

    Can you pass data from your computer in real time, I think the only programs for what your talking about are RDM+ and VNC+, links are above....  They do use a lot of bandwidth since they download the screen as well, make sure you have unlimited data

    Capture keystrokes would be a program on your computer, there is nothing for a cell phone to capture keystrokes.

    It sounds like your trying to use this as a wireless keyboard over the cell phone network... no one has designed a software program like this... Most of the time we are away from our computers, thats why RDM+ show the screen, so you can work on your computer wirelessly...

    Hope this helps

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