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richardZA

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USB-UIRT
« on: October 02, 2007, 09:40:24 am »
Does anyone know if this product will work just like the USB-UIRT?

http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/product_info.php?cPath=141_145&products_id=1566

Thanks

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not sure but i picked up an off brand one last night and it didnt work
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2007, 01:11:13 pm »
so not sure what to tell you

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Re: USB-UIRT
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2007, 04:12:14 pm »
I don't think you will be able to use that. It is an IrDA dongle and this is not (and can't be) supported by lirc.

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Re: USB-UIRT
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2007, 04:14:10 pm »
Thanks so much!

I guess i'll just have to order the real thing

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Re: USB-UIRT
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2007, 04:48:12 pm »
The problem I think is that the device you linked for is for IR communication, but IR remote control works slightly different and is usually incompatible.  At least that is my understanding.
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Re: USB-UIRT
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2007, 05:55:30 am »
Hi Richard!
Godd to see a fellow south african. I have searched for irda devices as well, and think that we will have to import them. Perhaps we can do both together, or perhaps even try to get a couple of orders to save on import costs.
I was thinking of buying that one from sybaritic without checking if it is compatible. good thing i checked this thread!
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Re: USB-UIRT
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2007, 10:51:05 am »
Just to clarify - you do NOT want IrDA devices as these do not generally work as Infrared receivers.

The USB-UIRT is what you want or you can build a homebrew based serial adapter (for a few dollars/rand)

There are other devices that also work , look at www.lirc.org

I am using an iguanaWorks device at the moment but I have had to modify source code to get it working for now.

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Re: USB-UIRT
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2007, 02:22:05 pm »
Just to clarify - you do NOT want IrDA devices as these do not generally work as Infrared receivers.

The USB-UIRT is what you want or you can build a homebrew based serial adapter (for a few dollars/rand)

There are other devices that also work , look at www.lirc.org

I am using an iguanaWorks device at the moment but I have had to modify source code to get it working for now.
I just received my USB-UIRT. On the device itself it is written "Pat Pend". I thought it was based on (or the idea based on) an open source project.
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