A few new features were unveiled in our latest patch to 5.0: Zoom Device, and Video Resolution controls.
Zoom device is available in the right-click menu, with a 75% and a 50% option. With this feature, some of those larger devices can now easily fit on your computer screen.
The video controls have an option to trade off performace for quality, as well as a new color depth control released in the latest patch.
One reason for developing these features is to address an issue that impacts many of our customers: latency.
Customers with lower bandwidth connections, or who may be physically located far away from the actual device they are using, can often experience key press latency (they press a key on a device in Studio, and the screen update takes a few seconds). This is most noticeable on high resolution and large screen devices, because for each change on the screen, DeviceAnywhere ships the pixel per pixel image to your computer. The more pixels, the more data is sent, and as a result the longer it can take.
So - along with using Zoom device to fit a device in your screen, you can also use it to reduce the data sent and reduce latency. The video controls provide the same trade-off capabilities. Now, if you do experience issues with latency, you can try out these controls and find the best combination of image quality vs. speed to optimize using DeviceAnywhere for your testing needs!