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Short Bits: mControl Extension, Inteset Monitoring, More

Trying to catch up on some interesting stuff that I have missed over the past week.

Vidabox created an extension for mControl that allows you to control other Media Center PC’s via mControl.  It uses MCE Controller to do the work on the backend, and I’m waiting to find time to try it out myself.

Inteset is now offering a 24hr/7day/365yr server monitoring service called “Inteset Heartbeat Monitoring Service” that can remotely monitor all hardware and software of their media servers/extenders.  Very neat for the high end install.

Missing Remote has a review of MCE Weather and the news of ATI/AMDs new video cards, the HD 3400 and HD 3600 series.

More information on Windows 7 seems to keep creeping out, along the same lines some are putting Vista SP1 for release mid next month.

Published Wed, Jan 23 2008 20:34 by chrisl

Comments

# re: Short Bits: mControl Extension, Inteset Monitoring, More

Just a comment on the Vidabox control system. Like you said they are using Autonomic Home on the back end, but the front end is also mostly an app called Mirage that comes with the Autonomic Home Server software. They have upgraded a few things with the images and such but you will get the same thing by buying Autonimic Home Server and installing the Mirage plugin that comes with it.

Thursday, January 24, 2008 8:12 AM by Greg

# re: Short Bits: mControl Extension, Inteset Monitoring, More

I think we are talking about different things.  This is a plug-in for mControl that uses MCE Controller (from Charlie Kindel).

Vidabox also does the Mirage stuff from Autonomic Home, but this is different (unless I'm miss understanding things, I've yet to play with it).

Thursday, January 24, 2008 9:27 AM by chrisl