- What's Included
Integrated Web Server Downloadable iHelp Software IR Learning LED Indicators File Storage Power over Ethernet
• Flex Link IR Emitter Cable
• Flex Link IR Blaster Cable
• Flex Link RS-232 Serial Cable
• Flex Link Relay and Sensor Cable
The iTach Flex provides powerful, inexpensive, and simple connectivity to almost any electrical device so it can be controlled and automated using an app on a smartphone, tablet, or any other user interface. Historically, automation and control products have been complex and expensive, used almost exclusively by the very wealthy. That changes with the easy availability of control apps on the iTunes Store and Android Marketplace, and the ability to connect almost any device in the home to a WiFi or wired network using the iTach Flex.
The extremely small footprint, slightly larger than a pack of gum, is ideally suited for transparent coupling and seamless integration to any device in homes or businesses. The Flex’s unique hardware form, with a WiFi or network connection to a 3.5mm jack that supports almost any type of protocol translation cable, offers the ability to bridge products and systems in a way never available before.
Entertainment systems are the most common household devices to be controlled, and most of those devices respond to IR codes, the infrared commands sent by your typical remote control. Integrated tightly with the iTach Flex, is a no-charge, cloud-based service instantly providing the required IR codes for the equipment being controlled. The ease-of-use and versatility of the cloud-based system ensures compatibility and expandability of any system. The Flex also offers built-in IR learning.
Once an entertainment system is under control, the next step may be the shades, or the lighting, the sprinklers, or the Jacuzzi. The iTach Flex, with its scalable and simple to use design, will connect them all at the site of the equipment, with no need for a complex rack mounted system. The iTach Flex introduces a new concept of distributed automation and control, with smart end-points that enhance and connect standalone devices, allowing for them to be accessed and controlled by apps on smartphones, tablets, you name it.
Finally, this devie uses Power over Ethernet (PoE), eliminating the need for yet another cable in your home.
More 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.
Specifications Manufacturer Global Cache Manufacturer Product No. FlexIP-P US UPC 810466010709 Third Party Applications Available within the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store Power • Built-in Power over Ethernet (PoE) Setup & Configuration Integrated web server for easy configuration iHelp Setup Utility Downloadable iHelp software simplifies network discovery and setup IR Learning • From 20 to 200 KHz
• Downloadable iLearn software - capture and playback of IR commands for control
Network Connection • DHCP and static IPWired TCP/IP
• RJ45 standard Ethernet connector
• 100/10 Mbits Ethernet protocol
LED Indicators Power and connectors to indicate activity and status Global Port 4 Conductor connection (TRRS: tip, ring, ring, sleeve) - allows for versatility through
the use of our Flex Link cables
Serial/RS232 • Male 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 Cables Supports IR Out, IR Blaster, IR Tri-Port, Serial and Relay & Sensor IR Output • From 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 APIs • TCP
• 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 Storage • Store 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 Dock • Allows for simple installation in any location
• Screw down the mounting dock and Flex units can be clicked in and out as needed
Dimensions 2.58° L x 1.22° W x 0.82° H Certifications FCC (Part 15, Class B), C-tick, RoHs compliant
• Quick-Start Guide
• Tech Notes (Beta)
• HTTP API Specification
• TCP API Specification
• 1x - Global Cache Flex-IP-P iTach Flex, Ethernet (with PoE)