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Connect Relay Switches, IR and Serial Devices to Your Ethernet Network
Global Cache GC-100-12 Home Network Adapter
Global Cache GC-100-12 Home Network Adapter
Global Cache GC-100-12 Home Network Adapter
Item# 8115
Price: Normally $299.99 
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  • Connects IR devices, serial devices and relay switches 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
  • Great for homes with existing runs of Cat. 5 or a wireless network (requires a wireless access point)

Essential Info

The Global Cache GC-100 Home Network Adapter connects diverse and previously unconnected devices and appliances in a network-based home. Using many commonly needed controls and sensor inputs in one box, the GC-100 provides an easy way for controlling real-world devices, reducing the time and complexity of an installation by eliminating piggybacked components and multiple power supplies. By simply sending commands over the network, your audio/visual equipment is turned to the proper volume by infrared (IR), shades are lowered with relays, and your favorite DVD is selected through serial communications; and all started with the push of a button. As a result of using open standards (for example, TCP/IP), any networked device, such as your PC, can send and retrieve GC-100 data. With the GC-100, a variety of devices can be connected to control and monitor the environment over a network or even the Internet. The GC-100 Home Network Adapter also comes available with support for six expansion modules.

The GC-100 is designed to work with many of the popular home control software packages. These packages contain software drivers needed for the proper operation of the GC-100, as well as, an easy-to-use interface for configuring your automated living environment. It is required that such a package be employed when using the GC-100 product family. Getting started is simple. All it requires is connecting power, configuring the unit, and attaching cables. The included setup guide provides a step-by-step method to get you up and running quickly and easily with a discussion of each connector’s pin out, web page configuration, and specification.


What's Included

  • 1x - Global Caché Home Network Adapter
  • 1x - 12 to 15V DC@500mA Power Supply
  • 6x - IR Emitters
  • Specifications


    Manufacturer:Global Caché
    Manufacturer Product No.:GC-100-12
    Network connection:RJ-45, 10 Base-T
    Serial Connections:Two
    IR Outputs:Six
    Expansion Module Support:Three
    Network protocols:TCP/IP, HTTP
    Management interface:Embedded web server
    Dimensions:12.0" L x 3.0" D x 1.3" H
    Power Requirements:12 to 15V DC@500mA (power adapter included)
    Warranty:One year limited

    This model also includes
  • Power input: 12 to 15V DC@500mA (wall power adapter included)
  • IR: 3.5mm mono jack, independent user selectable IR outputs or sensor inputs
  • Serial: Male DB9, RS232 up to 19.2Kbaud bi-directional hardware flow control
  • Relay: Screw terminal plug, 24V AC/DC@.5A N.O. contact with transient voltage suppression
  • LEDs: Link, network activity, power, IR, and sensor activity

  • 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


    17 Ratings
    5 star: 82%  (14)
    4 star: 12%  (2)
    3 star: 6%  (1)
    2 star: 0%  (0)
    1 star: 0%  (0)
    Average Customer Rating
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    DATAHAWK -- auckland, XX   5/31/2013
    These are great control units for home theater geeks. Pity it does not come with at least one IR blaster cable.
    ROBERT -- sturgis, MI   2/14/2012
    I utilized the gateway with iRule to control my home theater. Set up was very easy using the free Global Cache software tools on their website. The whole installation took less than 1 hour. Using a dedicated IP address everything works consistently every time.
    KIRK -- redmond, WA   3/9/2011
    Works well except that the unit will not accept an IP address from a DHCP server even if set to do so. The ip address must be set manually.
    GALDINO LUIZ -- penha de franca, SP   12/2/2010
    Excellent, I recommend
    DANIEL -- new york, NY   11/18/2010
    Using this with Irule, ipad control is seriously slick. Crestron like functionality without a Crestron budget or consultants.
    KERN RYAN -- charlotte, NC   5/10/2010
    Installation was simple and this is a very well constructed piece of hardware. It's actually smaller than I thought which was a pleasant surprise. I've also needed to make use of tech support after locking myself out and their help was superb.
    CHRIS -- saint louis, MO   2/12/2010
    Works Perfect? as Advertised,
    Whitney S. -- lincoln, CA   4/25/2009
    Really cool device. Programming is very easy if you are familiar with sockets and serial communication. The unit is very solid with a fairly small footprint. I am a fan for life!
    KWEE BOON -- singapore, XX   8/28/2006
    The product is unique for the IR control of devices.
    GARY -- columbia, MS   2/14/2005
    works great

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