Girder - IR model???

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  1. Mark Nguyen

    Mark Nguyen Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi guys,

    Which IR transceiver is best with Girder? I am looking to control everything through my IPAQ -> Netremote -> Girder -> IR trans --> (AV components/x10IR/projector)

    Also, which one is capable of adding/wiring a second one to extend the IR range/coverage?


    Thanks in Advance,

    MArk
     
  2. gregstaten

    gregstaten Supporting Actor

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    I don't know which one is technically "best" but I use Irman from Evation and I'm quite happy with it.

    -greg
     
  3. Mark Nguyen

    Mark Nguyen Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Greg,

    Can you wire a 2nd one to do IR to a different area that one transceiver just cannot cover?

    Thanks.
     
  4. Bobby McGee

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    The irman is just a receiver. It doesn't transmit. I use the USB-UIRT and to get the signals to a different part of the house, I simply use the ratshack ir repeater pyramids.
     
  5. Martin Rendall

    Martin Rendall Screenwriter

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    Bobby,

    How well do the pyramids work? Any noticeable lag, or missed signals?

    Thanks,
    Martin.
     
  6. Bobby McGee

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    Martin, the pyramids work pretty well. In terms of lag or missed signals, I would say the same as any direct remote. The key is making sure that the 2 pyramids can't see each other. You can get signal bounce and garbage that really can play havoc with the UIRT/girder combo.
     

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