I have a few Macs running as servers, in a remote location.
Usually, I control them using Screen Sharing or Timbuktu.
Sometimes, e.g. when performing some system updates, the Mac does not start up fully, so that the Mac is not reachable over the network, yet.
Using a video digitizer, I can send the Mac's video output to another Mac in order to be able to see what the problem might be.
But I also need to be able to perform keyboard input on the stuck Mac. What are my options for this?
I've read about programs such as Type2Phone, which might be able to simulate a Bluetooth keyboard that the other Mac can then connect to. Not sure if that works. At least one of my Macs is a PPC Mac running OSX 10.5, so I am also looking for alternatives, such as a wired (USB) keyboard connection I can control from another Mac. Is there anything available like that?
Any other ideas? I guess there must be some solution for Macs installed in co-location centers that allow such kind of remote control, especially if the Mac somehow screwed up its network settings or is getting freshly installed.