I know, it's been a while. Schedule's been hard to catch up to, but I now get enough time to blog a little... So here are some news about what I did the past several months:
- A new release of Bluetooth Remote Control for Windows Mobile, which now supports QVGA screens, and uses a lil' bit of .NET 2.0 on the desktop. It is still in beta phase, since there's been a lot of changes under the hood. I've had some testers running it with QTEK 9100/Orange M3000 (HTC Wizard clones) and SPV C600. So far, a few bugs reported, and feature requests like support for the Windows Media Center. About the latter, since I've been playing with the Beta2 CPP of Windows Vista, I'll be adding support for this one, hoping it'll work with previous releases.
- Still playing with my Terratec T² (a DVB-T tuner), trying to build some kind of an RTSP server, broadcasting on my LAN using multicast. I've been able to multicast a DVB-T multiplex on my network, playing it back with VLC. I even got to play both H264 Test HD1 and Test HD2 streams (10.5 mpbs each, compared to the 5mbps of SD streams). Though, I had a hard time changing the tuning frequency, mainly because the Terratec BDA driver seems to need a full DShow graph set up, needing MPEG-2 filters that I don't use anyway, which took me time to figure out.
- I also worked on a project to correlate GSM antennas to GPS coordinates, a lot like CellTrack, the original idea being the software mostly on .NET and working on my QTEK 9100. This also led me to use the GPS API provided by Windows CE 5, which works pretty well, except when the GPS loses its power and sorta freezes the underlying serial GPS stack. Anyway, worth a look if you don't want to decode NMEA sentences by hand.
- Finally, I'm working on the remote reading of water meters for Suez-Environment. Quite an interesting project which involves processing a important amount of data coming from water meters.
That's it for now :)
I'll certainly be blogging a bit more about the Remote Control software, since this is what I'm motivated the most to work on right now.