Video ProbeLinc - Audio / Video Detector Probe allows you to monitor the 'On' status of audio video (A/V) equipment. Video ProbeLinc connects directly to the female RCA output jack of any video device such as a TV, cable or satellite receiver, VCR, CD player or DVD player; and has a high impedance level that will not affect picture or audio quality. Once connected, the device then senses the presence of a composite audio or video signal when it is active. The output connector is a 1/8" mini plug, which works well with an I/O Linc - INSTEON Low Voltage / Contact Closure
, sold separately. When used together, once and audio or video signal has been sensed, I/O Linc will receive notification from Video ProbeLinc and trigger an INSTEON
device and/or scene to turn on or off.
Video ProbeLinc - Audio / Video Detector Probe and I/O Linc are also available as a kit
: If your video device outputs a blank video carrier or a blue screen when switched off, the Video Probe will not be able to detect the absence of a picture.