spacedesk – extend or duplicate your desktop on a smartphone or tablet

At least 2 machines are needed to operate spacedesk. These machines must be connected via a Local Area Network (e.g. Ethernet or Wireless) supporting TCP/IP network protocol. Each one of the two machines is running a different spacedesk software:

1. The Primary Machine is a Windows PC, laptop or Surface Pro tablet. It runs the spacedesk DRIVER software. It includes network display server software and display device drivers. This allows to extend or duplicate the Windows Desktop to the screen of another machine over the network.

2. The Secondary Machine runs spacedesk VIEWER program which acts as the secondary display. It can be one (or multiple) of the following:

  • Android tablet or phone (Android VIEWER)
  • Windows PC, laptop or Surface Pro tablet (Windows Desktop application)
  • Apple Mac, iPad or iPhone (iOS VIEWER)
  • Linux PC and a variety of other machines (HTML5 VIEWER)

The network connection between the two machines can be via cable or wireless. If available, a cable is preferred. Cables usually achieve better performance than wireless connections. It can be one (or multiple) of the following:

  • Ethernet cable connecting to a hub
  • Crossover Ethernet cable between two machines
  • USB to Ethernet cable between two machines
  • Phone cable (via USB Tethering)

Source: spacedesk | User Manual

A bit like the Synergy software KVM

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