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Sensor Type
IR Sensing
Contact Closure / Relay
Infrared (Standard Consumer Electronics)
IP / Network / Ethernet
Serial - RS-232
Ethernet Compatible
IR Controllable
Ease of Installation
Intermediate (Installs < 60 minutes)
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Connect IR and Serial Devices to Your Ethernet Network
Global Caché Home Network Adapter-8116
2 RS232 / 6 IR / 3 Relay / 7 Exp IP Gateway
Item# 8116
Price: Normally $359.99 
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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, such as TVs, stereos, security systems, 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! With two serial ports, three relays and six independent Infrared (IR) outputs, it can control IR, relay and serial devices, such as televisions, motorized blinds, security systems and more.

What's Included

  • Global Caché Home Network Adapter-8116
  • 12 to 15V DC@500mA Power Supply
  • More Info

    Unfortunately, most household devices such as TVs and stereos, and security systems 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.



    Manufacturer:Global Caché
    Manufacturer Product No.:GC-100-18
    Network connection:RJ-45, 10 Base-T
    Serial Connections:2
    IR Outputs:6
    Network protocols:TCP/IP, HTTP
    Management interface:Embedded web server
    Dimensions:17.5" 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 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 (Not included on #8114, but available as a future expansion module)
  • 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


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