The Connection section on the Settings tab of the SOS Remote App indicates
whether or not the app is connected (either via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth) to the SOS
computer. It also indicates the name or IP address of the SOS computer that was
configured in the iPad’s Settings app > SOS Remote entry (see the Configuring
the App section).
If the app is unable to connect, the words Not Connected will be displayed,
along with an error message diagnostic to help you troubleshoot the problem.
SOS Remote app will keep trying to reconnect to the SOS computer every few
To run Science On a Sphere® in automatic presentation mode, tap on the
Settings icon located in the tab bar, and then set the
ON/OFF switch in the Auto Run section to ON. An Auto Run message box will pop up
that will block all controls on the app until the Stop
button is pressed on the message box.
To perform alignment of the projectors on the sphere, tap on the
Settings icon located in the tab bar and select the
Alignment option. The sphere will automatically display
a white grid against a red background.
The Alignment interface is divided into three clearly labeled sections (Red
Ball, Grid, and Vertex Tweaking) to facilitate greater ease in stepping through
the alignment procedure. Please refer to the Alignment Manual for
complete information on the alignment controls and how to perform projector
Before beginning alignment, you may want to set an alignment password to prevent
unintended use of the alignment interface. To do this, tap on the
Settings icon located in the tab bar and then select
Alignment Password to set a password.
The SOS Data Catalog section on the Settings tab indicates the status of the SOS
database. The SOS database contains information about the SOS Data Catalog,
which is needed for searching and browsing for datasets in the Data Catalog tab.
A red badge with a “!” inside of it indicates that the SOS Data
Catalog is out of date on your iPad compared to the version on the SOS computer,
and should be updated. To update the catalog, simply tap the Update
The Data Catalog can take several minutes to get updated. If the update fails
and you get an error message, simply try the Update Now