No, StellarMate is not required. You just need KStars/Ekos to use EkosLive.
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.
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.
Yes! We offer two tiers of EkosLive subscriptions:
1. EkosLive Basic: Free
2. EkosLive Pro: $4.99/Month subscription.
The EkosLive Pro version differes 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!
No. EkosLive is a complementary tool to Ekos. It actually requires Ekos in the background. The benefit for 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 login 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 particullay suited for tablets and phones.
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 notificaitons 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.