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Global Cache GC-IRL IR Learner
Global Cache GC-IRL IR Learner
Global Cache GC-IRL IR Learner
Item# 8117
Price: Normally $119.99 
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  • Control any device that accepts IR control signals
  • GC-IRL Learner Utility CD included
  • No external power supply needed

Essential Info

Global Caché's GC-IRL IR Learner is a must-have tool for dealers, installers, and home automation enthusiasts. The compact IR Learner is used with a PC to learn the full spectrum, 30 KHz to 500 KHz, of IR codes that control infrared-driven equipment. By using the included GC-IRL Utility CD, the learned code is displayed, converted into other formats, and automatically copied into your Windows clipboard, which can then be pasted into any Windows application to facilitate quick database and/or spreadsheet creation and updating. The stored codes can be used to control and automate any device that accepts infrared control signals, from any networked computer, and over the Internet. The GC-IRL provides all the information required to correctly recreate IR signals for playback. The IR Learner power is supplied by the RTS line of the serial port and requires no external power supply.


What's Included

  • 1x - IR Learner
  • 1x - IR Learner Utility CD
  • Specifications

    ManufacturerGlobal Caché
    Manufacturer Product NoGC-IRL
    ConnectorFemale DB9
    Baud Rate9600
    Flow ControlNone
    PowerSupplied by RTS (pin 7)
    Must be 8 to 25 volts @ 5mA
    Data Rate32 to 500 KHz
    EncodingComma delimited ASCII text string with termination character

    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


    51 Ratings
    5 star: 69%  (35)
    4 star: 20%  (10)
    3 star: 8%  (4)
    2 star: 2%  (1)
    1 star: 2%  (1)
    Average Customer Rating
    (51 customer ratings)
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    FELIPE AUGUSTO -- belo horizonte, XX   3/13/2014
    Fast shipping! Great product!
    COLIN -- osoyoos, BC   12/22/2013
    So far it has enabled me learn and resend to a GC-100 every IR remote code I have fed it. Isn't it great when something works as advertised?
    FABIEN -- mosman, XX   6/13/2013
    Worked perfectly
    RICARDO -- goinia, Brazil   12/28/2012
    Could come with a serial to usb cable as there are not serial ports anymore.
    DOUG -- bangor, ME   5/1/2012
    Works out of the box very easily. It didn't happen to spit out the file format I needed, but that's not a fault of the product.
    Eric Hansen -- Brazil   4/9/2012
    Great product.
    JAMES -- lower hutt, XX   3/30/2012
    Easy on-line purchase. Quick delivery to New Zealand, South Pacific.
    MAURICIO -- campinas, XX   12/19/2011
    Great piece, good price.
    EIRIKUR -- gardabaer, XX   10/31/2011
    Great product
    GARY -- north richland hills, TX   6/25/2011
    First two were DOA. Third time charm, works as described. Only good thing about the returns was Smarthome paying shipping.
    KEVIN -- middletown, OH   5/21/2011
    Works well. Loaded 7 remotes without a problem
    KIRK -- redmond, WA   3/9/2011
    Came in DOA. Sent it in to GlobalCache and they replaced it. The replacement works well. Indispensible for learning codes.
    ROB -- taipei, XX   6/2/2010
    Hardware is very good, but software is very basic and e.g. cannot handle multiple code remotes directly. Buying the required 5 wire serial cable is a real challenge as most 9 pin serial cables in the market are 3 wire and don't work. I ended up using a USB to serial converter.
    DIEGO -- buenos aires, XX   5/31/2010
    The product is grate. Easy to use and helpful for the installer
    EVEN BREISJOEBE -- oslo, XX   4/10/2010
    It was a neat little learner, but it didnt understand all my ir codes. And there was some connecionproblems too. It sure is a "nice to have" product when you are at customers, and just want to learn a quick ir-code.... but its not as reliable as I hoped. I had to edit ALL the ircodes, because it adds an extra id number to each ir code when you learn them. And that is very anoying when you want to leardn IR codes with hundreds of buttons... Ill give it 3 stars. 2 of the stars is because of the size. The rest wasn't very much to brag about.
    JAYME -- sammamish, WA   2/17/2010
    This is a great IR learner product. It comes with software from Global Cache that makes it very easy to learn IR codes and can give you the codes in CCF format. For those folks programming universal remotes, this is a must have. Also note that some remotes will transmit the IR command twice for each button press (apparently for reliability reasons), but the global cache learner will only learn the "single" IR command. You'll have to program your universal remote to send the command twice. Found this out when trying to program a Mitsubishi DLP TV and Denon AVR. Great product!
    ROMAN -- wien, XX   2/15/2010
    Unfortunately not all remotes can be captured with the ir learner
    ISAAC -- berkeley, CA   12/4/2009
    To my astonishment, this product did exactly the job it was advertised to do. It read the IR hex codes from a remote, and the codes worked fine when transferred to an RTI product.
    STEPHEN -- perth, XX   9/4/2009
    Works as advertised, requires Windows.
    Whitney S. -- lincoln, CA   4/25/2009
    Works great. I haven't had a misread yet from any remote. Also used a usb to serial converter and it worked fine. The feeling going from 6 remotes to control my media room to just 1... PRICELESS!

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