Questions on EkosLive Real-Time Web Application for Observatory Control & Monitoring.
- What is Ekos Live?
- Is EkosLive a replacement for Ekos?
- Is EkosLive free?
- Is EkosLive Secure?
- Can I access EkosLive Web App from multiple browsers/phones?
- How do I access EkosLive?
- Do I need to purchase StellarMate to use EkosLive?
Ekos Live is a real-time web application that can be run from any browser. It allows you to control many aspects of Ekos right from the browser. It is built around material-ui from Google, so it is very friendly for mobiles & tablets on any platform.
It supports capture, focus, guiding, alignment, and polar assistant tools. Furthermore, it can save your images directly to the cloud where they are stored along with a rich metadata system that enables easy search for images in the future. You can define your own tags to uniquely identifies images of interest.
Turn on sound notifications on to get audible alerts on tasks such as when an image is captured and so on. It supports multiple themes (Normal, Dark, and Night) to suit your seeing preferences.
No. EkosLive is a complementary tool to Ekos. It actually requires Ekos in the background. The benefit of EkosLive is that you can access it at any time you have internet access. There is no need to use TeamViewer or 3rd party solutions to log in remotely to your PC to check the observatory status. All of this can be done easily and securely with EkosLive. Since it was designed with mobile in mind, you'll find its user interface particularily suited for tablets and phones.
Yes! We offer two tiers of EkosLive subscriptions:
EkosLive Basic: Free.
EkosLive Pro: $4.99/Month subscription.
The EkosLive Pro version differs from Basic in that you get unlimited bandwidth to upload and view images in addition to cloud storage & video streaming capabilities. But the basic version of EkosLive is already quite powerful and can perform Capture, Alignment, Focusing, and Guiding!
Absolutely! EkosLive transmits all traffic over SSL and WSL (for Secure Websockets) using industry-proven encryption at both ends. Your data is securely stored where you are the only party that can download and view them. No data is shared with any 3rd party.
No. Currently, only one connection is permitted to EkosLive. If you try to login from another login, you will be logged out from your current location.
You can access EkosLive from this address https://live.stellarmate.com.
No, StellarMate is not required. You just need KStars/Ekos to use EkosLive.