It is basically a hardware device (buy theirs or build your own with a Raspberry Pi 4 or above), that is connected to the remote device’s HDMI/DVI/VGA/USB so that you have a working keyboard and mouse, and can see the actual display output. It therefore requires no software or drivers at all on the remote device that you want to manage.
I have a use case for this with my CCTV device where nearly everything can be down through it’s web interface remotely, except that I cannot actually shut it down, nor can I update camera firmware remotely. TinyPilot allows me to do this.
One thing to note though is the open source version does not remotely mount media such as a USB stick. You’d have to have the USB stick stuck into the remote device, allowing you still though to flash that USB stick, or work with other files remotely downloaded.
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