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General => Users => Topic started by: pmbsa on April 16, 2008, 08:09:11 pm

Title: IR over cat 5
Post by: pmbsa on April 16, 2008, 08:09:11 pm
Hi, I am looking into being able to control remote IR devices, I believe it is possible to do this using cat5 network devices which relay the IR signals (as you can probably tell I dont know much about any of this.) I am hoping there may be somebody here who knows about this subject, and more importantly if its something that can be used within LINUXMCE.

thanks
Paul
Title: Re: IR over cat 5
Post by: ddamron on April 16, 2008, 10:24:57 pm
Hello Paul, Welcome.

LinuxMCE fully supports USBUIRT's out of the box.  If you have a Media Director in that room, you can send it codes natively through LinuxMCE.

If you do NOT have a MD in that room, I would suggest a GC100.  This is a network device that has IR blasting functions.  This device is also natively supported by LinuxMCE.

HTH

Dan
Title: Re: IR over cat 5
Post by: pmbsa on April 17, 2008, 02:54:50 pm
Thanks Dan, thats exactly what I was looking for!