KYCIT

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The KYCIT project consists in connecting a tablet to a computer in order to see the screen of the computer desktop on the tablet and use all its features.

Nowadays, tablets have become accessible to everyone: books are being read more and more on small portable screens. These products remain financially affordable to the general public. For this raison, being able to use his or her tablet as a computer device could be a considerable asset, particularly in developing countries. In a household, a family could share a powerful host computer and thus each family member could use a tablet simultaneous. The KYCIT project consists in connecting a tablet to a computer in order to see the screen of the computer desktop on the tablet and use all the features. The benefit of this project compared to similar applications is that it works via the operating system Android and it uses the computer resources and not those of the tablet to improve the efficiency of the remote applications. Furthermore, the solution will be able to manage multi-sessions, thus creating an innovative solution with the possibility of being used simultaneous by various users. The solution will exploit the technology X11, already existing in Java and C. It will show the screen of an external device. Several existing open source modules will contribute to the realization of the prototype. However, the limited documentation supplied with these sources makes their exploitation difficult. The prototype of the system will show the screen of the external device on the tablet with the information proving that there is a connection with the computer. Due to the time limit imposed by the end of study project, only certain modules of the application can be presented. However, the open source dimension of KYCIT can continue to develop. Furthermore, at present, certain computing companies such as Google and Apple seek to develop a system similar to one presented today, which emphasizes our belief that this project is an opportunity for the future.

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