TightVNC

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Description

VNC is a popular server software package that permits accessibility of remote network to graphical desktops. By means of VNC, any computer system can be accessed from any place only if the machine is linked to the Internet connection. VNC is totally free and it is obtainable on many platforms. There is an enhanced version of this software, which is referred to as TightVNC.

Features

TightVNC software can be used to carry out remote control and management jobs in Windows and also mixed network settings. It can be very useful in distance learning as well as distant customer support. It is totally compatible with the typical RFB protocol applied in VNC, and so the TightVNC viewer can be used with the normal VNC server and of course, vice versa. However, the protocol enhancements that are executed in TightVNC will function only if the enhancements are sustained on both parts of the connection. With the help of this program, the files can be uploaded from the local system to the TightVNC Server, and also it can be downloaded from the server to the PC. TightVNC Server is able to employ DFMirage mirror driver to identify screen updates and capture pixel data in an extremely efficient method, saving the processor cycles for some other applications. Moreover, the remote can be viewed in full on the screen of a small size or the picture can be zoomed in for seeing the distant screen in further details.

New tight encoding is usually optimized for slow and average-speed connections and therefore produces much less traffic in contrast to conventional VNC encodings. Contrasting to other encodings, this tight encoding is quite configurable through compression levels as well as JPEG image quality site. TightVNC comprises a greatly enhanced Java viewer with complete sustenance of Tight encoding, a color mode of 24-bit, and so on. The Java viewer applet may be accessed by means of integral HTTP server as in a standard VNC. Another feature of the program is that it permits or rejects remote keyboard as well as mouse event, basing on which password was employed for authentication. The software also consists of a number of other enhancements, performance optimizations and solving of bug.

Comparison

Radmin is a very popular and safety remote control software that enables one to work on any remote system of computer in real time. NoMachine NX is the enterprise-class program for secure remote access and virtualization of desktop. Another one, rdesktop is the open source solution for Windows Terminal Services. AnyDesk is one of the most comfortable distant desktop applications and one can access all of the programs, texts and files from everywhere.

Conclusion

TightVNC is considered as a cross-platform, which is an open-source solution and it extends VNC’s RFB protocol to organize another PC’s screen from any distance. It is free for personal as well as commercial usage, with complete source code obtainable. One of the newest versions TightVNC 2.7.10 removed all the bugs of other earlier versions and developed the file transfer User Interface.

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