My main remote use is for JT65 and JT9, both modes lend themselves really well to a touch interface. Smart SDR is surprisingly useful via touch, too.
I travel extensively and have only carried an iPad for the past 3+ years. Much better battery life , much lighter and much easier to use than a laptop.
My current favorite remote App is "Parallels Access" which I prefer over Logmein ignition because it converts SSDR into an iPad native format. In iPad native format, it works like every other iPad app. I found that ignition kept too much of the PC format so controls were difficult to,use.
Receiving Audio is seamless you just connect DAX to thr "Access Speaker" Have not figured out how to connect the Access Microphone so I use Skype for now on the audio XMT time. DAX has VOX which makes XMT seemless.
Of course, digital modes and CW are much easier as you do not need to concern yourself with the Audio Chain from your remote.
I find good success over 3G and excellent results over 4G and WIFI. In fact, some hotel WIFI is slower than 3G so it actually works better on 3G or 4G
Hope this helps.
That is really cool. Let me be sure I understand this correctly. Somewhere you are running Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac on a Mac computer at your hamshack. You are remoting into your Mac computer from Indonesia using your iPad which is running Parallels Access for iPad. Are there any more pieces to this puzzle or is that the whole picture?
Thanks in advance,