ElkRM PC Edition Remote Management software runs as an executable program on virtually any personal computer or Pocket PC running the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. It provides a powerful graphic user interface to an M1 or EZ8 system. It allows the control of many aspects of the M1 or EZ8 system including security, lighting, climate, tasks, outputs, etc. ElkRM Remote Management software can connect to the control through an Ethernet network or direct through the control's main serial port (serial connection should not exceed 50 ft.). Multiple connections can be established through the Ethernet network, while connection through the control's main serial port allows only a single connection. Ethernet connectivity requires the ELK-M1XEP Ethernet Interface to be installed and properly configured on the system.