The IR-XP2 InfraRed Xpander is a multi-function two-way learning infrared system that allows centralized control of audio, video, home theater, and other infrared-operated equipment throughout the home or business.
The IR-XP2 uses flash memory to store infrared (IR) commands from all your remote controls (tv, vcr, dvd, cd, receiver, etc.). Once the IR commands have been learned into its memory, the IR-XP2 can be instructed (by a stand-alone controller or pc program) to issue any command, or sequence of commands, to any audio/video component.
The InfraRed Xpander has two user-selectable modes of operation: Xpander mode - for use with STARGATE, STARGATE-Lite, TimeCommander-Plus or CommStar controllers. Serial mode - for direct control from any computer.
In Xpander Mode, the IR-XP2 connects to the AUX port of the STARGATE, STARGATE-Lite, TimeCommander-Plus or CommStar-IP controller. IR emitters (one included) plug into the emitter output jacks on the rear panel of the IR-XP2. The controller can then be programmed to instruct the IR-XP2 to issue any combination of IR commands in response to any input condition(s) such as time, received X-10, IR, analog or digital inputs, ASCII, etc.
In Serial Mode, the IR-XP2 connects directly to a serial (RS-232) port. It can be operated from any computer or device capable of sending/receiving ASCII commands via RS-232. This provides an open platform for incorporating custom software and adding IR control to any system that supports ASCII.
The IR-XP2 learns and stores up to 250 IR commands and can be expanded (with optional memory upgrade) to store a second bank of 250 commands. In addition to sending IR commands, the IR-XP2 can also respond to IR commands (40 KHz) received from any IR remote. Events can be activated in response to any received IR command or sequence of commands. For example, pressing the TV POWER button on your IR remote can trigger the controller to dim the lights, close the drapes, turn on the surround sound amplifier, select video source, etc.
The IR-XP2 has four emitter outputs that can be operated in any combination to distribute IR commands to multiple rooms. This also allows individual control of multiple tv´s, vcr´s, etc. that respond to the same IR commands. Each emitter output can drive up to four IR emitters or connect to an optional IR connecting block for additional emitter outputs. Emitter wires can be extended up to 1000 feet from the IR-XP2 using Catagory-5 twisted-pair cable.
The IR-XP2 can also redirect or "repeat" any 40 KHz IR signal (learned or not) to any combination of the four emitter outputs. This allows control of IR-operated equipment in multiple rooms from one central location. Emitter outputs can also be connected to other IR distribution systems for more advanced custom applications.
The Event Manager software included with STARGATE, STARGATE-Lite, TimeCommander-Plus or CommStar-IP has an IR Setup menu that simplifies the learning and programming of IR commands into the IR-XP2. Once the various IR commands are typed into the IR setup menu list, you simply click LEARN and the Event Manager prompts you to aim your hand-held remote at the IR-XP2's front panel and press the appropriate button. It can be set up to automatically advance through each listed IR command until all selected commands have been learned. A frequency selection box is also included for learning IR commands from remote controls that operate at different carrier frequencies.
The IR-XP2 also supports the uploading and downloading of IR commands to and from the computer hard drive. Individual IR commands or complete IR setups can be stored in the computer and transferred directly to the IR-XP2 eliminating the need to manually learn each IR command when setting up similar systems.
|Condition||Used - Fully Functional|
|Warranty||Standard 7 Day DOA|
|Power Cord Included||Yes|
One (1) JDS IR XP2 Xpander Module in excellent, pre-owned condition. Item has been tested, is fully functional, and comes with our 7 day DOA warranty. Power adapter included, however emitters are not.