How I used my PlayBook last weekend
Hi Everyone. I thought I would share my latest experience with my PlayBook this past weekend. Totally unplanned.
I am the chief engineer of a major market radio station in Canada, and this past weekend I agreed I would fill in for one of my techs at a live-to-air event at a local night club. Basically what happens is the music for the evening is played from the club, we pause three times an hour for commercials to be played from our studios downtown.
Well as it turns out the operator at the studio end didn't show up for his shift at the appointed time. The DJ who was finishing his show had another gig to go to and was adamant that he could not stick around. I told the DJ to go saying to him I would figure something out.
What I had in mind was to remotely connect to our studio music automation system using my PlayBook bridged and tethered to my 9860 and my logmein account. Up until this point I've only used logmein on the PlayBook to troubleshoot computers back at the studios. I also used my Blackberry phone as a mouse because it's more accurate than my fingers given the size of the desktop on the PlayBook screen.
I figured if this didnít work that I would be driving back to the station to operate the show missing one commercial break in the process.
Surprisingly all went very well. I was able to play the commercials from the club, deleting the filler music out of the system, back-up music in case the live-to-air doesnít make it to air, and lining up the next set of commercials as well as dropping in station id's.
I called in the missing studio operator who was across town. I was able to remotely run things for 1 1/2 hours until he arrived, at which point my phone battery was almost dead.
Needless to say I love this thing! The benefit to me has been that I don't have to carry my laptop as much. In situations where I wouldn't carry my laptop, I'm always have my PlayBook because it's so portable, I don't even think twice about not carrying it everywhere I goBlackBerry Z10, PlayBook 32gig
- 01-03-2013, 02:40 PM #3
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01-03-2013, 04:54 PM #8
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01-03-2013, 05:29 PM #9
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What a great story! I agree this is a BB commercial if I ever heard one. At the least they could use your story and set you up with a juicy new BB10 phone and keyboard for your PB.
Of course, you do realize you just set yourself up for being the go-to guy for every single crisis that comes along at the station, right LOL? I hope they are paying for your data plan.
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01-03-2013, 10:58 PM #17BumbleBee Computing: Developer of native PlayBook apps
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Fast Browser Fast mode; ad-blocking; parallel active tabs; full-screen browsing; user agents. Fast Browser tips
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AutoPlay Media Player Continuous play of your HD videos; auto-bookmarking; gestures enabled; dynamic playlist; shuffle mode; favorites playlist (CrackBerry review)
- 01-03-2013, 11:36 PM #18
- 01-03-2013, 11:52 PM #20
Here is my story:
LogMeIn is still pretty darn cool
- 01-04-2013, 12:00 AM #21
i really hope logmein actually come up with an app. the browser version work but this is an app i have been hoping for since the PB release. I use it every other day probably on my android devices~Matt
16GB PB & Rooted Nexus 4, Z10 LE
- 01-04-2013, 12:15 AM #22
God lets hope so. I mean, yeah the browser works great, but of course this is something that an app would be best for. No need for a pointer, designed for touch would be a great plus.
Thanks for the responses everybody. when I bought my PlayBook I didn't realize at the time that it would become an indispesable tool for my job. I also can connect directly to my transmitter site for remote control, as well as access our office terminal sever.BlackBerry Z10, PlayBook 32gig
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