wINDI is a wrapper and INDI server for ASCOM drivers. It was developed as a supporting module for jINDI cross platform observatory control software, but can be used for a personal or educational purposes for free with any other INDI client running on the same or a remote machine (e.g. iINDI, kStar, XEphem or CdC).
The wrappers for telescope, CCD, focuser and filter wheel device drivers and the INDI server with the control panel are implemented and tested with both jINDI a available 3rd party clients. The opposite direction communication (ASCOM wrapper for remote INDI devices) is also on our roadmap later.
In version 1.0.9 is wINDI compatible with INDI 0.9.6 and newer.
INDI (Instrument Neutral Distributed Interface) is a distributed control protocol designed to operate an astronomical instrumentation. It is used typically by scientific grade software on unix operation systems like Linux or Apple MacOS X but with jINDI project it will be available for any operating system which can host JavaFX 2.2 platform including MS Windows, Apple MacOS X and Linux.
ASCOM (Astronomy Common Object Model) is a platform and de-facto standard for vendor and programming language independent communication between astronomy software and astronomical instruments on Windows computers and .Net platform.
wINDI 1.0.9 beta now available...
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wINDI is a free software but if you find it useful you can make a donation at your own discretion to support its further deve-lopment...
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