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Connector Type
3.5mm Connectors
Sensor Type
IR for A/V
Surface Mount Sensor
IR Repeater Components
Complete IR Kits
1/8" (3.5mm) Mini- Jack
Dual Emitters
LED Feedback
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6 Ports
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Use an Existing IR Remote Control to Operate Hidden Audio Video Components
Cmple 1216-N Small Infrared Extender Hidden IR Repeater System Kit
Cmple 1216-N Small Infrared Extender Hidden IR Repeater System Kit
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Cmple 1216-N Small Infrared Extender Hidden IR Repeater System Kit
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  • Use an existing IR remote control to operate hidden audio video components
  • Allows IR signals to pass through solid doors or walls, line-of-sight to the components is not required
  • The system allows for remote control of up to six (6) devices
  • Confirmation LED built-in to the IR receiver acknowledges receipt of IR commands
  • 40 foot range between an IR remote control and the IR receiver
  • Works with practically all brands of Audio/Video IR remote controls

Essential Info

Do you wish you could hide your entertainment system in a less obtrusive view, share a Blu-ray player between two rooms or perhaps control your stereo's volume from anywhere in your house? The Cmple Hidden IR Repeater System allows you to use an existing infrared (IR) remote control to operate up to six (6) audio/video (A/V) components located behind cabinet doors, in the rear of a room, in an entertainment cabinet, equipment closet or in a different room. The built-in IR distribution technology gives you the ability to conceal, yet still control bulky electronic equipment such as a cable box, satellite TV receiver, stereo receiver, amplifier, CD player, DVD player, Blu-ray player or virtually any component controlled by an IR signal.

Two dual emitters are included for control of up to 4 devices, for control of two additional devices, using a
  • Mini Stick-On Triple IR Emitter (sold separately).
  • What's Included

  • 1x - In-wall IR Connecting Block
  • 1x - Dual IR Emitters (control 2 devices)
  • 1x - Dual Band Mini IR Receiver
  • 1x - Power Supply
  • More Info

    Connecting Block
    Connecting block provides a place for connecting the IR receivers, emitters, and their respective power requirements. This device supports one IR receiver which is included. Connecting block supports up to two dual emitters (1 included), which connect into the unit via 3.5 mm mono phone jacks. The Main System Unit, which is the "heart" of an IR extender system, has LED indicator to monitor the IR system. Most installations call for the connecting block to be located close to the emitters and the supported components, such as: within a stereo cabinet or hidden out-of-sight in a closet.

    Dual Band IR Receiver
    IR Receiver, like the included surface mount model, is the "eye" of the system, which receives IR commands from hand-held remote controls and relays the commands to the Main System Unit. Compact IR receiver is intended for surface mounting on cabinets, TV sets, A/V equipment or on the wall with attached double sided adhesive. Clearly visible system status and IR activity LED’s provide positive feedback to the user.

    Dual IR Emitters
    These small but mighty emitters have a self-adhesive pad that allows them to be stuck directly to the IR sensor window of your AV device, or can be used as a flood for multiple devices when properly mounted. IR transparent, works with existing remote controls and with all models of IR devices like Cable boxes, PVR's, DVR's, DVD players, Blu-Ray players etc. Dual Heads allow you to control multiple pieces of equipment with only one IR output. For use with Connecting Blocks, the mini stick-on emitters include a 10 FT cable between the emitter heads and the mini-plug.

    Easy Setup
    You can link your Hidden IR Repeater system to your A/V equipment in minutes. Just place the Hidden IR repeater box in your equipment cabinet, affix one of the 2 included IR (infrared) emitters to each A/V device's IR window, and mount the IR receiver using the included tape in a location where it can receive your IR remote control's transmitted signals. Place the IR receiver on a TV, shelf or on an exposed part of the cabinet. It does need to be in a direct line of sight from your normal seating position when you'll be using your remote. Use your A/V remote control as usual: the Hidden IR will transmit your command to the correct home theater component, so you'll be able to use your entertainment devices as usual, even though they'll be hidden from view.


    Manufacturer Product No.1216-N
    IR Connecting Block
    Input1x 3.5mm IR Receiver Jack
    Output2x 3.5mm IR Receiver Jack
    Power LED IndicatorYes
    Power Supply12VDC, 200mA
    Dimensions47 W x 25.5 H 22 D mm
    Dual Band IR Receiver
    Mount TypeSurface (Includes adhesive tape)
    IR Receiving1 FT ~ 40 FT
    Operating Frequency38 KHz and 56 KHz
    Confirmation LEDBlue IR confirmation LED provides user feedback when IR signals are sensed
    Connector Type1/8" (3.5mm) mini plug (10 FT cable between IR receiver and 3.5 mm mini plug)
    Dimensions68 W x 13 H x 11.5 D mm
    Dual IR Emitters
    Mounting TypeSurface (Includes adhesive tape)
    Connector Type1/8 (3.5mm) mini plug (10 FT cable between IR receiver and 3.5mm mini plug)
    Dimensions14 W x 6 H x 8 D mm

    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information:, Inc, Tel: (347) 587-6480




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    CHRIS -- jupiter, FL   9/27/2012
    If you have any of the new Cisco or Motorola boxes from ATT Uverse or Comcast Cable DO NOT BUY THESE UNITS! They will not control any of these boxes. Even worse Cmple does not have any phone support at all - they only provide support via email. Not a good way to run a business when you are selling technical hardware! Use Niles instead. More money but will save you hours of aggravation which is worth the extra cost hands down. Wasted a lot of time with these units - has to return them all!
    MARK -- santa rosa, CA   9/3/2012
    I tried 2 different IR pickups and they both had the same problem. Even when I moved them away from the TV if the remote was pointed directly at them the light would flash but the cable box would not respond. There is a spot to the side where it would work but not reliably
    CHRISTOPHER -- lemont, IL   5/24/2012
    Not regarding the product, but in regard to the service from Smarthome, in a word, superior. Ordering is simple, and fulfillment is fast. Thanks!


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