1. When referring to a connection a remote connection or to connect remotely is another way of saying remote access.
2. A hardware device that allows a user to control a device or object in another location. For example, the TV remote allows a person to change the channel, volume, or turn on and off the TV without having to get up and press the buttons on the front of the TV. Dr. Robert Adler of Zenith invented the first cordless TV remote control in 1956, before that TV remotes had wires attached from the TV to the remote. In the picture to the right, is an example of a remote, the Harmony One Universal Remote from Logitech.