Save Family Budget during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, families face a lack of computers at home. Parents work remotely. Children study remotely. All of them need computers during working days. Some families cannot afford big expenses on purchasing new computers. Especially families with many children. The ASTER program allows saving family budgets by reducing some expenses. Firstly, expenses on computer purchasing. And, secondly, expenses on electrical power consumption. The ASTER allows creating several workplaces based on 1 PC for every family member. See this feedback article from one of our customers for details.

Use Additional Workplaces for Remote Work and Remote Studying

ASTER allows you to create several workplaces to work with MS Office, internet surfing, email, video conference programs, etc. It is good to organize the workplaces for parents to work and for children to study. Read this feedback article about organizing additional workplaces. Also, the workplaces could be used for watching movies from the Internet. It is necessary to plug in the hardware and set up workplaces. Then to install internet browsers. Isolating disks and USB ports between the users can be attained using built-in Windows tools.

Turn TVs and Monitors into Smart TVs

In most cases family members like watching different content. A PC with ASTER allows creating many Smart TV sets from ordinary monitors and TV sets with content from the Internet where everybody could find the content they want. Smart TVs are easy to use because they have a well-known Windows interface. The PC becomes a home entertainment center. Therefore, it is possible to save money on buying Smart TV sets and TV boxes. Connect your TV set and a keyboard/mouse set to your PC with ASTER installed. Then you can watch movies from the Internet or home archives on a large TV screen. A computer with ASTER installed becomes a center of Smart Entertainment (conception 1 Home — 1 PC). If your TV and PC are in adjacent rooms you can connect them remotely using Miracast and Bluetooth technologies. Did you lose your remote control? You can use a mouse and a keyboard in case you use your TV as an ASTER Smart TV.

Access ASTER Virtual Desktops at Office Remotely from Home

It is possible to organize ASTER Virtual Desktops in the office. Then access the desktops remotely from home. Read a feedback article about organizing remote work from home. You don’t have money to organize your computer workplace at home? Well. ASTER workplaces can work without a monitor, mouse, and keyboard. You can bring home your keyboard, mouse, and monitor from your office.

Turn TVs and Monitors into Game Places

ASTER allows you to run most games on multiple workplaces. However, many games have a protection system preventing the running of a second instance, using shared resources, etc. So then require a special application to run them. For example, showing how to run games in several workplaces, please check it out on our forum or our special YouTube channel.

Use Mobile Devices as Terminals

With ASTER, mobile devices like tablets, smartphones can be used as terminal devices. To do this, you need to install an application like Splashtop or Spacedesk. Or you can also use standard remote access programs — once connected, you will be able to use Windows programs on mobile devices and will always be connected to the host computer, even while on the road or far away from the main office.

Use Second Workplace for Making Computer Environment Convenient for One Person

In some cases, with the help of ASTER, it is more convenient for one person to use an additional workplace than just an extended display. The workplaces are fully independent. Therefore, you do not need to stop playing a full-screen game to use the second monitor (open a movie, open a music track, go to a browser, use a text editor, and so on). It is also convenient that it is possible to separate audio outputs for both workplaces. The ASTER workplace is less noisy compared to the primary workplace because the CPU fan as a source of noise is far away. It is good for bloggers who need clean audio for their vlogs.

Workplaces for Remote Work and Entertainment at Home

Some families settle independent work environments for family members using 1 PC. All users work like they have their own computers. Your children will be able to play different games and study at the same time using 1 computer. Your spouse will be able to watch movies on a TV set plugged into your laptop while you are checking your email. It allows lowering noise levels, saving your money and saving some space in your flat. It works without the Network and access to the Internet.

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