Extend and Route Remote Control Signals
The BlastIR is designed to get your remote
control's signal to where it needs to go. Since remote control signals
(IR) need "line-of-sight" to work, you will need this extender if the
equipment you're trying to control is not in sight. You'll need to
extend your IR signals, especially if your TV is wall-mounted.
Sewell's IR extender kits provide all the parts you need in one
convenient package to send an IR signal from the comfort of your couch
to wherever you store your equipment.
RC-MM Support - The Pro Difference
The BlastIR Pro offers several new features including smaller form
factor, aesthetic designs, and increased compatibility. Like other
products in the BlastIR family this unit supports dual band IR signals
but it doesn’t stop there, the Pro supports RC-MM Protocol.
RC-MM is a new IR protocol that was developed to be used with
wireless keyboards and mice. The protocol uses much shorter waves than a
typical IR signal and uses less power. Due to the shorter wave lengths
and lower power most IR sensors are unable to process the signal. The
BlastIR Pro uses high fidelity wideband IR sensors to process this
RC-MM protocol is becoming more prevalent with major brands. It is
used on AT&T U-verse cable box, Cisco Explorer 4642HDC, IPN 4320,
IPN 330HD and the Motorola VIP series and a growing number of products.
With the BlastIR Pro you can feel confident that this IR extender with
work with all your equipment.
PLEASE NOTE: This product has been known to have compatibility with
certain Uverse, Motorola VIP, and Cisco Explorer cable boxes.
How This Works
This kit includes an IR receiver, a
connecting block (which also serves as a signal repeater), and IR
emitters. The IR receiver is a small inconspicuous device that you can
mount on your HDTV's bezel or anywhere else in the room where you will
want to point your remote. It is small and very easy to hide, but must
be in line-of-site to your couch (or wherever you will be sitting when
using your remote control). This receiver receives your remote
control's commands and sends the signal over 3.5mm mini stereo wire to the connecting block (which you can hide behind your wall).
The connecting block then actively repeats and sends the same signal
through all IR emitters connected to the block. Four emitters come with
the kit and each emitter features two "eyes". Each eye blasts out the
same IR signal, and you can tape them directly to your equipment or
simply fix them to a nearby shelf or wall (or even the back of the door
of your video closet).