ZoneScreenSolution for extending your desktop display using displays of another computers (including Pocket PC), using network connection. Like VNC, ZoneScreen able to mirror local desktop to another computer in the network. The main difference is that it also allows extend desktop, not only mirror it. Also, you could use ZoneScreen for Windows Mobile to extend/mirror your desktop to screen of your handheld.
All you need for ZoneScreen to work is network connection between your computers (your computers are both connected to the same network, or connected directly with cross-over cable or 1394 firewire cable, etc). In case you are using Poket PC, you may also use connection provided by ActiveSync (using cradle cable, IR port, etc).
Laptop HP nx9010 as second 1024x768 16-bit monitor for Windows XP x64. 86 Kb.
Pocket PC HP iPAQ hx4700 as second 640x480 16-bit monitor for XP x64. 22 Kb.
hx4700 mirrors part of Windows XP desktop. 54 Kb.
CPU usage for 20 FPS rendering (screenshot). 54 Kb.
Moving taskbar to virtual monitor (screenshot). 54 Kb.
RealVNC, for transmitting desktop image over the network. In this case we need transfer only space of virtual display (details).
ZoneScreen page at SourceForge for latest releases.
Windows XP, English (i386, 32 bit): fre_wxp_x86_en.zip 40 Kb.
Windows XP x64, English (AMD64/EM64T, 64 bit): fre_wnet_amd64_en.zip 44 Kb.
Windows Mobile 2003 ARM, English (wizard only): fre_wce_arm_en.zip 21 Kb.
Builds, tested by users:
Windows 98, English (wizard only): fre_w98_x86_en.zip 26 Kb. Build 126.96.36.199.
Windows 2000, English (i386, 32-bit): fre_w2k_x86_en.zip 33 Kb. Build 188.8.131.52.
Builds, which were not tested at all:
Windows XP, French (i386, 32 bit): fre_wxp_x86_fr_1090.zip 41 Kb. Build 184.108.40.206.
Windows 98, English (wizard only): fre_w98_x86_en_1080.zip 35 Kb. Build 220.127.116.11.
Windows Server 2003, English (i386, 32-bit): fre_wnet_x86_en.zip 40 Kb. Build 18.104.22.168.
Windows Server 2003 for Itanium, English (IA64, 64-bit): fre_wnet_ia64_en.zip 68 Kb. Build 22.214.171.124.
Windows Vista, English (i386 , 32-bit): fre_wlh_x86_en.zip 36 Kb. Build 126.96.36.199.
Windows Vista x64, English (AMD64/EM64T, 64 bit): fre_wlh_amd64_en.zip 39 Kb. Build 188.8.131.52.
Current protocol implementation, used in ZoneScreen wizard (the way how server sends video signal, or frames, to client), do not uses encryption. Therefore all information you send to client is potentially available to everybody in the network. Please keep this in mind.
Supported Operating SystemsWindows:
Display driver has known problem under Windows XP Sp1, described here. Upgrade to Sp2 solves the issue. Note that this affects only server machine (client machine do not need ZoneScreen display driver to be installed).
ZoneScreen display driver is XPDM driver, and will be disabled on Windows Vista when system has WDDM-based driver (details).
Display driver currently is not signed. Debug mode is required to load unsigned kernel driver into Windows Vista x64 (details).
List of screen resolutions supported by virtual display driver located here. Each resolution can run at 8, 16, 24 or 32-bit color.
If you are not sure which download is for you, 32-bit or 64-bit, most probably you need 32-bit package.
Other systems (Linux, PalmOS, etc):
Linux and PalmOS are not currently supported by ZoneScreen itself, but it is possible to use cross-platform implementations of VNC as a replacement for ZoneScreen wizard. For example, server machine with Windows XP, ZoneScreen virtual display driver and and VNC server could use client machines with any operating system which supports VNC client. Because virtual display is completely identical to normal display, VNC server could be transparently used above ZoneScreen display driver (was tested with server from RealVNC 184.108.40.206). If you are interested in PalmOS, PalmVNC is the VNC client for it.
Also you could run ZoneScreen wizard (build for Windows 98) in Linux under Wine.
New Versions of ZoneScreenIf your configuration (operating system, CPU architecture, language or display resolution) is not specified above, or you need new feature to be implemented, please refer to SourceForge page of the project. History of pre-sourceforge changes in ZoneScreen located here.
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