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Revolutionary Smart Device Provides Control of Almost Any Device through a Network
Global Cache Flex-IP iTach Flex Smart End-Point, Wireless
Global Cache Flex-IP iTach Flex Smart End-Point, Wireless
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Global Cache Flex-IP iTach Flex Smart End-Point, Wireless
Item# 81199
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  • Connects almost any electrical device to a wired Ethernet network instantly
  • Access, monitor, automate, and control standalone equipment
  • Built in IR learning and access commands to cloud-based IR database
  • Web-based control protocol using HTTP
  • Four conductor Global Port allows for versatility using Flex Link cables

Essential Info

Take control of your electronic devices with Global Cache's iTach Flex, an incredibly small and powerful smart end-point that allows almost any electronic device to be controllable, accessed, monitored, and automated within a wireless network as well as controlled via a mobile interface and third party application, such as a Tablet or Smartphone, as well as any type of personal computer. This multipurpose, smart device can adjust its functionality based upon the type of cable being used. Utilizing the built-in input jack, connect an IR emitter cable, blaster cable, serial cable, a three-way splitter cable for multi use, and supports almost any type of protocol translation cable while providing the ability to bridge products and systems.

Connecting a certain type of cable defines how the iTach Flex will function. For example, if an IR emitter cable is connected it will function as a networked IR emitter or if a serial cable is plugged in, the iTach Flex will function as a networked serial cable. In addition, the iTach Flex features a built-in IR learner, IR code storage, 4MBs of onboard storage, and also provides a free to use cloud-based service which can instantly provide necessary IR codes for all types of different manufacturers. The iTach Flex also features HTTP protocol and can be controlled from any web browser be it mobile or desktop based. This revolutionary device is ideal for controlling an entertainment system, window shades or blinds, lighting, sprinklers, a Jacuzzi, and much more.

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What's Included

  • 1x - Global Cache Flex-IP iTach Flex, Wireless Unit
  • 1x - USB Micro Adapter
  • 1x - Wall Power Adapter
  • More Info

    About iTach Flex:
    Global Cache's iTach Flex is an industry first, a smart end-point that WiFi or network enables electrical devices instantly. The Flex adds intelligence to the enabled device, allowing events and tasks to be triggered with simple web-based commands and includes onboard memory allowing for stored web pages and files, and web page control.

    Global Cache's iTach products integrate easily with iPhone/iPad/iPod and Android apps. The iTach's Ethernet w/PoE connectivity, support of 8 simultaneous connections, small form factor, and many other features are the reason why so many iPhone/iPod/iPad and Android developers have chosen to integrate with our hardware.


    ManufacturerGlobal Cache
    Manufacturer Product No.Flex-IP
    Third Party ApplicationsAvailable within the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store
    Power Input-5V DC@250mA (90 to 230V wall power adapter included)
    -USB micro adapter cable draws power from USB port
    Setup & ConfigurationIntegrated web server for easy configuration
    -Adhoc network for peer-to-peer setup
    -WPS (WiFi Protected Setup)Pushbutton connection to the network takes only moments
    iHelp Setup UtilityDownloadable iHelp software simplifies network discovery and setup
    IR LearningFrom 20 to 200 KHz
    Downloadable iLearn software allows for the capture and playback of IR commands for control uses
    Network ConnectionWireless/WiFi
    -Infrastructure and adhoc network types
    -WiFi 802.11g with on-board antenna
    -WPA/WPA2 (TKIP, AES & Mixed
    -WEP 64 bit and 128 bit
    LED IndicatorsPower and connectors to indicate activity and status
    Global Port4 Conductor connection (TRRS: tip, ring, ring, sleeve)Allows for versatility through the use of our Flex Link cables
    Serial/RS232Male DB9 with automatic configuration sensing
    600 baud to 115.2 Kbaud data rates supported
    Odd, Even, and None parity settings
    Bi-directional with hardware RTS/CTS flow control
    Flex Link CablesSupports IR Out, IR Blaster, IR Tri-Port and Serial
    IR OutputFrom 20 to 500 KHz
    3.5mm connector
    -IR Emitter
    -IR Blaster
    -IR Tri-Port (emitter-emitter-emitter or emitter-emitter-blaster
    -GC-CGX - For Xantech compatibility
    Control APIsTCP
    -ASCII textual commands compatible with iTach and GC-100 protocol
    -Comma delimited, carriage return terminated
    -New web-based control using HTTP commands with JSON payload data
    File StorageStore web pages and files in a standard FAT file system
    -Accessible via URL from any location on or outside the network
    -Allows for web page control of your devices
    Mounting DockAllows for simple installation in any location
    Screw down the mounting dock and Flex units can be clicked in and out as needed
    Dimensions2.58” L x 1.22” W x 0.82” H
    CertificationsFCC (Part 15, Class B), C-tick, RoHs compliant

    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


    3.5mm and Micro USB Input View  Underside View  Three-way FL-T3 Connected View  Serial RS232 FL-SL Connected View 
    3.5mm and Micro USB Input View  Underside View  Three-way FL-T3 Connected View  Serial RS232 FL-SL Connected View 
    Flex Link Blaster FL-BL Cable Connected View       
    Flex Link Blaster FL-BL Cable Connected View       


    12 Ratings
    5 star: 58%  (7)
    4 star: 17%  (2)
    3 star: 0%  (0)
    2 star: 17%  (2)
    1 star: 8%  (1)
    Average Customer Rating
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    Ravinder Gone -- hyderabad, INDIA   3/24/2014
    DENILDO DOMINGO -- campinas, Brazil   12/6/2013
    working very well now. not easy for configuration. after trying so many ios app, finally I found the best and easier for configuration. ios app MOTE from worriedcat. im using iTach Flex ip to control my York air conditioner.
    DRS Integrators -- usa   11/5/2013
    Unfortunately my customers have windows phones, so no support except with basic browser. So no cool phone support for the gadget savey.
    GCFan -- South Florida   11/4/2013
    LOVE this device, and love that SmartHome carries Global Caché at the best prices. And TouchControl is the best iOS app available for controlling any Global Caché device, hands down!
    doctorjerry -- New Jersey   10/17/2013
    Item looks promising, but I rate the video poor for the speed compression.
    rbeckeypa -- Pittsburgh   7/24/2013
    I use this device and an IR blaster with an iPhone/iPad app to control a home theater system. It was easy to install on the network and functions flawlessly. I found that it was necessary to assign it an IP in order to keep it in sync with the app in case of power cycling. I experimented before placing it in the HT room and it seems to have good range, though it is now only across the room and behind a couch. The USB power cord length is generous, and a USB extension or longer cord could be added to it if necessary.


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