Connectivity & Communication

Connectivity Settings

Currently we have three methods to transfer data between devices by cable, WiFi, Bluetooth and etc. all of this methods are already available for Pars Enterprise Platforms.

 

TigerVNC: VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is, in essence, a remote display system which allows you to view a computing `desktop' environment not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures.

 

KDE Connect: with this useful program is easy for devices to get connected by wireless.

  • This option is accessible by Programs Menu > Settings > System Settings > KDE Connect
  • Before everything first you need to download and install the KDE Connect app from Google play store for your android system.
  • Its also possible to use the touch screen device an an alternative way for your touch pad or optical mouse to move the cursor by wireless system.
  • There are more important options to control playing music in your computer.
  • Ping option can be used for testing your connection between your personal computer and your device would like to connect.

 

Kdeconnect

 

BlueZ: configuring Bluetooth can be find in system settings to manage Bluetooth devices.

  • This option is accessible by Programs Menu > Settings > System Settings > Bluetooth
  • Detecting the brand of your Bluetooth device depends on drivers as native or independent and the version of the Linux kernel.
  • Another option to mange your Bluetooth system is related icon and menu for the Bluetooth in status panel.
  • Turning on and off option for your device is available in the Bluetooth menu.
  • Discoverable option is an alternative way to not switch off your Bluetooth device.
  • Pars Enterprise Platforms support more Bluetooth devices out of box.

 

Bluez

 

MPT: Media Transfer Protocol is an application to connect your device by cable directly.

  • This option is accessible by Programs Menu > System > Dolphin (File Manager)
  • On the left side panel you can find your connected device by name.
  • MTP application must be a little bit buggy so if your connection went wrong then try to reconnect your device again.
  • Supported devices are mostly cameras, phones, tablets and etc…
  • In Pars Enterprise Platforms is possible to check your connected device for rootkits.

 

Mtp

 

- MTP KIO plugin allows applications using the KDE Platform to access files stored on devices that provide access to them via the MTP protocol.

 

Android-File-Transfer: a reliable MTP client with minimalistic UI. Its features are:

  • Simple Qt UI with progress dialogs.
  • FUSE wrapper, supporting partial read/writes, allowing instant access to your files.
  • No file size limits.
  • Automatically renames album cover to make it visible from media player.
  • USB ‘Zerocopy’ support found in recent Linux kernel (no user/kernel data copying).
  • No extra dependencies (e.g. libptp/libmtp).
  • Available as static/shared library.
  • Command line tool (aft-mtp-cli).

 

Dvb

Satellite and TV

Kaffeine is a media player. What makes it different from the others is its excellent support of digital TV (DVB). Kaffeine has user-friendly interface, so that even first time users can start immediately playing their movies: from DVD (including DVD menus, titles, chapters, etc.), VCD, or a file.

  • Digital TV and Radio via Digital TV
  • Time Shifting
  • Recording -- including unattended recording
  • EPG, EPG-driven recording timers, OSD EPG now and next
  • AC3
  • DVB subtitles
  • HDTV
  • Multi standards are supported:
    • Cable standards: DVB-C, DVB-C2
    • Terrestrial standards: ATSC, ISDB-T, DVB-T, DVB-T2
    • Satellital Standards: DVB-S, DVB-S2
  • Kaffeine can simultaneously play and record different channels within the same transponder
  • Nicely handles mutiple frontends on a single device (for example a multi-standard card supporting DVB-C and DVB-T/T2 on the same frontend)
  • Channel scanning on multiple devices/frontends, and multiple satellites
  • Channel favourites lists
  • DiSEqC 1.x switches, DiSEqC 1.2 rotors and USALS
  • Supports both Low and High level CI
  • KDE application style, rather than set top box (like MythTV or VDR)

 

Kaffeine

 

Multimedia and Television Support on Linux

The LinuxTV community develops and maintains the Linux Kernel Media Subsystems and several userspace libraries and applications.

 

The Linux Kernel Media Subsystems provide support for devices like webcams, streaming capture and output, analog TV, digital TV, AM/FM radio, Sofware Digital Radio (SDR), remote controllers and encoders/decoders for compressed video formats. It offers native support for a large number of drivers for commonly available PCI cards and USB devices, but the subsystems are also targeted towards Linux based set-top-boxes and embedded devices like mobile phones.

 

More information on www.linuxtv.org

 

Communication Settings

Pars Enterprise Platforms use KDE Instant Messaging Contacts as default internet messenger, There are still many other internet messengers out of box such Pidgin, Signal, Telegram and etc.

 

KDE IM configuration is available under Programs Menu > Settings > System Settings > Instant Messaging and VoIP > Add Account, KDE IM Contacts has a few important features such as: Multi Protocol, Messaging, VoIP System, Video Call, Conference, Desktop Widget.

 

Signal Messenger

Signal is a cross-platform encrypted messaging service developed by the Signal Foundation and Signal Messenger LLC. It uses the Internet to send one-to-one and group messages, which can include files, voice notes, images and videos. Its mobile apps can also make one-to-one voice and video calls.

 

Signal

 

Telegram: messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it is super-fast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any number of your phones, tablets or computers.

 

Telegram

 

Pidgin Messenger

Pidgin (formerly named Gaim) is a free and open-source multi-platform instant messaging client, based on a library named libpurple that has support for many instant messaging protocols, allowing the user to simultaneously log into various services from a single application, with a single interface for both the popular and obsolete protocols (from AOL to Discord), thus avoiding the hassle of having to deal with a new bloated, unaudited, closed-source, and different piece of software for each device and protocol. Pidgin is widely used for its Off-the-Record Messaging (OTR) plugin, which offers end-to-end encryption.

 

Off-the-Record Messaging (OTR) is a cryptographic protocol that provides encryption for instant messaging conversations. OTR uses a combination of AES symmetric-key algorithm with 128 bits key length, the Diffie–Hellman key exchange with 1536 bits group size, and the SHA-1 hash function. In addition to authentication and encryption, OTR provides forward secrecy and malleable encryption.

 

Pidgin