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IR Repeater Components
IR PC Interfaces
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Infrared (Standard Consumer Electronics)
IP / Network / Ethernet
Serial - RS-232
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Ethernet Compatible
IR Controllable
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Intermediate (Installs < 60 minutes)
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Global Cache
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Connect IR and Serial Devices to Your Ethernet Network
Global Caché Home Network Adapters
Global Caché Home Network Adapter-8114
1 RS232 / 3 IR IP Gateway
Item# 8114
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Overview

  • Connects IR devices and serial devices to an Ethernet network
  • Send commands over Cat. 5 instead of dedicated cable runs or powerline systems
  • Enables the use of PC-based software to automate diverse devices throughout the home, such as TVs, stereos, etc.
  • Great for homes with existing runs of Cat. 5 or a wireless network (requires a wireless access point)

Essential Info

Looking for a way to access and manage common household devices via network-based software and an Ethernet network? This Home Network Adapter is exactly what you need! It can control IR and Serial Devices. For models that support relay inputs, please see the RS232 / 3 IR IP Gateway.


Manuals/Software

What's Included

  • 1x - Global Caché Home Network Adapter-8114
  • 1x - 12 to 15V DC@500mA Power Supply
  • 3x - IR Emitter
  • More Info


    Unfortunately, most household devices such as TVs and stereos can't communicate over networks. Top-to-bottom proprietary systems can control household devices, but are extremely expensive and require specialized dealer training for installation. Recently, more affordable home control and automation software, based on open systems and standards has become available.

    Even with the latest-generation home control software, you still needed to use a hodge-podge of adapters and devices, which can be not only expensive, but also complex. But this Home Network Adapter replaces those various solutions with one easy-to-use, cost-effective product.

    Specifications

    Specifications

    Manufacturer:Global Caché
    Manufacturer Product No.:GC-100-06
    UPC810466010013
    Network connection:RJ-45, 10 Base-T
    Serial Connection:1
    IR Outputs:3
    Network protocols:TCP/IP, HTTP
    Management interface:Embedded web server
    Dimensions:6.0" L x 3.0" D x 1.3" H
    Power Requirements:12 to 15V DC@500mA (power adapter included)
    Warranty:One year limited



    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: Global Cache, Tel: (541) 899-4800

    Reviews

    25 Ratings
    5 star: 60%  (15)
    4 star: 24%  (6)
    3 star: 8%  (2)
    2 star: 8%  (2)
    1 star: 0%  (0)
    Average Customer Rating
    (25 customer ratings)
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    Sergey -- Moscow   4/29/2010
    Mega-ultra-cool device.
    STEPHEN -- perth, XX   9/4/2009
    Very useful device. I use it on a mac network, accessing it via socat (installed via darwin ports) wrapped up in an Applescript GUI. This works equally well under Ubuntu with a Python-based GUI. Access to a windows box is required to capture IR commands using GC's IR Learner.
    Doc Leon -- Indiana   12/5/2008
    I've installed DOZENs of these GC100 controllers in classroom control of projectors, DVD/VCR, screens, lighting, Document Cameras,and other AV equipment, and they work fine. Global Cache provides open API, IR learner support, and diagnostic tools for the technically inclined, but they are easily programmed with HSA with GC plugin, or several other programs. I've used Crestron, Extron, and Dukane ConVA software, and Crestron is by far the most difficult to adapt to non-Crestron brand products, so take that into consideration as you read the comments from the Crestron user.
    Matt -- san diego, CA   10/6/2008
    Michael - I don't know what your problem was, but I just bought my first one, and within a half an hour I had the module loaded in my crestron program and i am controlling my integra reciever with RS232 perfectly over my home network from my Crestron MP2E in another location. Works great and is an inexpensive option over the cnxrmc. Let me know if you need help programming yours after you fire your crestron programmer. :
    CHRIS -- palo alto, CA   9/6/2008
    Works as advertised if you're not afraid to do some programming. Very happy with this purchase.
    Bill Richardson -- surprise, AZ   9/2/2008
    I purchased a GC-100 to control my A/V stack via my MainLobby Server, and it works great! Setup was easy, and the integration was quite simple. You can see what I've done by following the project at http://myiphonehome.com
    CLARK -- los angeles, CA   7/14/2008
    This is an excellent product that does exactly as it claims. It does take a fair amount of programming work to get it to actually do something. But along with that work comes a great deal of programatic flexibility which is exactly why I brought the product. At it's basic level it gives someone with a modicum of programming skill the ability to control equipment with whatever hardware and software mixture they desire. For custom solutions it's the perfect product.
    MICHAEL -- saint charles, MO   4/12/2008
    This item appeared to have great promise for use in home automation application with Crestron....until I got it and we tried to program it. I wasted several hours of time using a certified Crestron programmer and we still could not get the devise to work as described. I am sure that it would work if a person is willing to spend a lot of money and time working with it. But for me ....I should have (and ultilmately did) just bought a Crestron Room control box that interfaces seemlessly with my other Crestron stuff. Global Cashe' was once slatted to be the worlds Crestron killer...offering simimlar functionality for lots less cost for the hardware. They should spend more time on program instructions and IT support. I wouldn't waste time with this item.
    MICHAEL -- commack, NY   9/24/2006
    I happened to get one that came from the factory with one of the side screws missing (no issue other than that). Smarthome quickly had the manufacturer send me a packet of screws and I was all set. I was able to avoid the hassle of exchanging it.
    KWEE BOON -- singapore, XX   8/28/2006
    The product is unique for the IR control of devices.
    BILL -- mississauga, ON   4/24/2006
    This is a great device, the response time is much better than I expected.
    SWEETMAL -- palo alto, CA   3/25/2006
    Great product. Works as advertised.
    Sven -- san diego, CA   6/9/2005
    Absolutely amazing -- I plugged it in and wrote up a 10-line perl script to send an IR command over the network, and it worked perfectly on the controlled device (an air conditioner) the first time. If only all home automation products were so easy! (I strongly recommend you get the #8117 IR learner, which helped make it so easy.)
    BRIAN -- athens, WI   2/16/2005
    The device works perfectly as described. Thank you!
    JOHN -- aurora, CO   9/14/2004
    Work great, just what I needed

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