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Enjoy Your Movies and Sports Games Without Annoying Noise From Your Home Theater System

August 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Niles Audio Corp. FG01581 Tabletop IR Sensor TS120

 

 

 

 

  • Table-top design
  • Excellent reception range for IR signal
  • Wideband High-Fidelity design for
  • Noise suppression design to avoid light interference
  • Works in both residential and commercial applications
  • Manufacturer limited warranty

 

This top of the line Table-Top Infrared Sensor (IR) is a receiver for IR signals transmitted for a home theater or audio/video (A/V) application. It features state of the art Universal Noise Suppression Design allowing this sensor to function in the most difficult environments. LCD televisions, Plasma televisions, CFL lighting, and ambient outside light will not interfere with the reception of IR signals. This table-top style IR sensor is intended to be used with Niles IR repeating systems. The sensor works by receiving IR codes from any hand-held remote in one location (Usually where the television, projector, or any other monitor is located), and then sending these IR codes via a category 5 cable connection to the IR main system unit (Sometimes referred to as a Connecting Block). The main system then routes that IR code to the appropriate output. That Output channel has an emitter cable connected to the output channel’s port. This allows the IR codes to pass through the port connected cable allowing the IR emitter to control the intended piece of equipment in a different location.

From the description above you can gather that the TS120 Table-Top IR Sensor is only one of four components needed to have a working IR repeating system. TS120 IR Sensor will work with all current IR repeater systems made by Niles. If you would like to change the current style of IR sensor you are using to match decor or any other reason, the great thing is that you have options! Alternate model numbers, such as Niles MS120, Niles MS220, can be used in place of your existing Niles sensor.

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Customize an IR Repeater System that fits your Needs

August 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Knoll Systems IR55 Analog Table Top Infrared IR Connection Module

  • Convenient, freestanding module can be placed on a shelf and easily moved around
  • Connects four emitter ports and power supply to drive multiple IR single/dual emitters
  • Combine with a power supply, IR receiver and IR emitters for a custom IR Repeater System
  • Complete system allows for control of hidden AV components from your IR remote control

By selecting the Knoll Analog IR components separately, you can build a custom IR system tailored to your AV application, without needing to purchase an entire kit. TheIR55 Analog Table Top Infrared IR Connection Module is the conduit between an Analog tabletop receiver and single or dual blinking emitters, each sold separately. An IR signal is sent from your remote control, to a receiver out to an emitter through a connecting block, to remotely control up AV components located behind closed doors of a cabinet or closet, in a rack mount system or in another room. The connecting block and receiver also require a power supply, sold separately.

An Decora-style connecting block is also available if you prefer in-wall connection point.

Knoll Systems Analog Infrared (AIR) repeater components are designed to “relay” IR signals broadcast in remote rooms or areas to electronic components that respond to these IR commands. Most IR commands originate from hand-held remote controls. Knoll IR repeater systems relay these commands to the distant component. In line with Knoll’s commitment to high performance, flexible and easy to install products, Knoll infrared repeater systems offer almost unlimited system control from any room to any audio/video component, from basic systems throughout even the most sophisticated installation.

Installation is simple, cost-effective and reliable. The Analog IR100, IR210, IR220, IR230 and IR250 infrared receivers can be mixed and matched in any system, with up to 10 receivers per system. The cutting edge styling of Knoll IR receivers and emitters, available in different colors and styles, compliment even the most elegant of installations. The Analog receivers can accept signals from up to 35 feet away, which suits most applications. Read more

Enable Your Computer to Learn IR Codes

July 19, 2011 Leave a comment

IR Learner

  • Control any device that accepts IR control signals
  • GC-IRL Learner Utility CD included
  • No external power supply needed

Global Caché’s GC-IRL IR Learner is a must-have tool for dealers, installers, and home automation enthusiasts. The compact IR Learner is used with a PC to learn the full spectrum, 30KHz to 500KHz, of IR codes that control infrared-driven equipment. By using the included GC-IRL Utility, the learned code is displayed, converted into other formats, and automatically copied into your Windows clipboard, which can then be pasted into any Windows application to facilitate quick database and/or spreadsheet creation and updating. The stored codes can be used to control and automate any device that accepts infrared control signals, from any networked computer, and over the Internet. The IR Learner power is supplied by the RTS line of the serial port and requires no external power supply.Read more.

 

Customer Reviews

4.5 Stars

5 Stars KEVIN — MIDDLETOWN, OH    Date: 5/21/2011
Review: Works well. Loaded 7 remotes without a problem

4 StarsKIRK — REDMOND, WA    Date: 3/9/2011
Review: Came in DOA. Sent it in to GlobalCache and they replaced it. The replacement works well. Indispensible for learning codes.

4 Stars ROB — TAIPEI, XX    Date: 6/2/2010
Review: Hardware is very good, but software is very basic and e.g. cannot handle multiple code remotes directly. Buying the required 5 wire serial cable is a real challenge as most 9 pin serial cables in the market are 3 wire and don’t work. I ended up using a USB to serial converter.

EVEN — OSLO, XX    Date: 4/10/2010
Review: It was a neat little learner, but it didnt understand all my ir codes. And there was some connecionproblems too. It sure is a “nice to have” product when you are at customers, and just want to learn a quick ir-code…. but its not as reliable as I hoped. I had to edit ALL the ircodes, because it adds an extra id number to each ir code when you learn them. And that is very anoying when you want to leardn IR codes with hundreds of buttons… Ill give it 3 stars. 2 of the stars is because of the size. The rest wasn’t very much to brag about.

5 Stars JAYME — SAMMAMISH, WA    Date: 2/17/2010
Review: This is a great IR learner product. It comes with software from Global Cache that makes it very easy to learn IR codes and can give you the codes in CCF format. For those folks programming universal remotes, this is a must have. Also note that some remotes will transmit the IR command twice for each button press (apparently for reliability reasons), but the global cache learner will only learn the “single” IR command. You’ll have to program your universal remote to send the command twice. Found this out when trying to program a Mitsubishi DLP TV and Denon AVR. Great product!

Plasma Proof IR Kit can Control Devices at Custom Lengths up to 1000 Feet Away

Channel Vision IR-5010 Plasma Proof IR Kit
If you are looking for a way to hide away you’re A/V components in a cabinet or another room yet still maintain control of them, the Channel Vision IR-5010 Plasma Proof IR Kit is the ideal solution. Equipped with the ability to control 4 remote A/V devices, the IR-5010 is expandable to control additional A/V devices with via single (83613) or dual emitters (83612) (sold separately).

The plasma resistant IR receiver provides protection from interference caused by most plasma TVs that can inhibit the IR signal from being repeated.

The plasma friendly receiver connects to the IR block via three conductor wire (sold separately). Using Cat5 (8493GRY) or other multi-conductor wire (three or more), simply connect the IR receiver to the IR block at any custom length you need up to 1000′.

  • Plasma Proof IR receiver to avoid interference
  • Complete with IR receiver, block, emitters and power supply
  • Wired IR receiver can be connected to block at custom lengths
  • 4 device control expandable to 8

Did You Know That You Could Setup Your Remote Control to Work Through Walls and Doors??

June 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Infrared (IR) remote controls have limited range and generally only work in the same room as the audio/video (A/V) component it controls as line of site is needed for communication to occur. The IR to RF to IR Remote Control Range Extender Kit, uses an internal transmitter that converts your remote’s IR signal into a radio frequency (RF) signal, giving you the ability to control your components up to 100 feet away, through walls, floors, doors and windows. Simply slide one of the rechargeable batteries into the transmitter and switch that out with a battery in your remote control; it works with remotes using AA or AAA batteries (AA sleeve adapter included). When the remote control is used, the IR signal is converted to RF and is sent to a small, AC-powered receiver (RF base station), which is placed facing the components you wish to control. The receiver then converts the signals back to IR and sends them to your components, all in a fraction of a second. Ideal for home theater setups that have components behind closed doors, you have the freedom to move throughout your home and control components that are out of sight. This device operates on a 433 MHz RF frequency; it is also available in a 418MHz RF Frequency. Read more

Father’s Day Idea: Make Any Infrared Remote Control Work Through Walls and Doors

June 14, 2011 Leave a comment

IR to RF to IR Remote Control Range Extender Kit, 433 MHz

  • Control A/V components up to 100 feet away through walls, floors, doors and windows
  • Converts an IR signal to RF and back to IR
  • Works with remotes that use AA or AAA batteries
  • 433 MHz RF frequency , also available in 418MHz

If you are going to use the remote extender with an AT&T System, Verizon FIOS, or a DirecTV HR-21, use the 418 MHz Kit

Infrared (IR) remote controls have limited range and generally only work in the same room as the audio/video (A/V) component it controls as line of site is needed for communication to occur. The IR to RF to IR Remote Control Range Extender Kit, uses an internal transmitter that converts your remote’s IR signal into a radio frequency (RF) signal, giving you the ability to control your components up to 100 feet away, through walls, floors, doors and windows. Simply slide one of the rechargeable batteries into the transmitter and switch that out with a battery in your remote control; it works with remotes using AA or AAA batteries (AA sleeve adapter included). When the remote control is used, the IR signal is converted to RF and is sent to a small, AC-powered receiver (RF base station), which is placed facing the components you wish to control. The receiver then converts the signals back to IR and sends them to your components, all in a fraction of a second. Ideal for home theater setups that have components behind closed doors, you have the freedom to move throughout your home and control components that are out of sight. This device operates on a 433 MHz RF frequency; it is also available in a 418MHz RF Frequency.

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BACK IN STOCK! Control up to 8 Units of IR-controlled A/V Devices Behind Doors or Closets Using your Existing IR Remote Controls

April 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Smarthome LCD Compatible IR Receiver Kit

Interference from your wall mounted TV can limit the effectiveness of your IR control system. The Smarthome LCD Compatible IR Receiver Kit has been designed to suppress various types of interference, including Plasma, LCD and LED TVs, indirect sunlight and energy-saving light bulbs.

The kit allows you to use an existing infrared (IR) remote control to operate up to eight audio/video (A/V) components located behind closed doors or walls in an entertainment cabinet or equipment closet. The built-in IR distribution technology gives you the ability to conceal, yet still control, bulky electronic equipment such as a cable or satellite TV receiver, stereo receiver or amplifier, CD player, DVD player, Blu-ray player, or virtually any component controlled by an IR signal.

This kit comes with everything needed for a complete IR repeater system. No more leaving cabinet doors open or struggling to remotely access your hidden equipment, you’ll be able to control up to eight hidden A/V components with extreme reliability.
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Product has been tested and is compatible with AT&T U-Verse and Scientific Atlanta boxes

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