The big brother to the Keene IRBKIT, the IR Commander Matrix can receive IR commands from multiple external IR receivers or via an IP network, and route the signals to one or many IR emitters via its multiple, routed IR outputs.
So what does it offer?
Full Matrix Signal Routing - Each IR input can be routed to any combination of IR outputs. This means for example an equipment cabinet could house, say, three identical Sky receivers, and each one can be controlled independently from different rooms.
Six IR output channels - each IR output channel can drive IR emitter wands or slave IR distribution amplifiers.
Six local IR input channels - Four IR receivers, one onboard IR receiver and one wand input for taking the output directly from another IR distribution system or video sender.
IP addressable - Will accept IR over IP inputs from Keene IR Anywhere modules or from PCs or handheld devices, up to 253 different IP addresses.
Internal IR command store - Can store up to 128 IR codes in local memory, these can then be triggered by IP command from local network or internet.
Network inputs can be routed based on IP address - Maximum flexibility for LAN devices.
Any number of IR Anywhere modules can be used as a routable IP network based IR input IR Anywhere
Built in wideband IR receiver - May be disabled if required.
Local inputs are one way IRDA compatible - Will route signals to control all popular set top boxes.
Will act as Dynamic DNS update client - Built in support for non-static WAN IP addresses.
LEDs indicate which input is active - When IR activity is detected on one input all other inputs are momentarily blanked to ensure the signal remains pure and is cleanly transmitted. (the LEDs may be disabled if required)
Expansion module sockets for inputs and outputs available - Allows an additional 4 inputs or outputs to be connected via CAT cable at a distance of up to 50m.
This shows an iPhone browsing one the IRCM's internal web pages of stored IR commands (please note that this is not an 'app' and can be accessed by any device with web browser capability)
What's in the box
1 x IR commander matrix
1 x PSU with UK three pin plug
1 x Close range IR emitter wands
1 x Instruction manual
What else will I need?
That's very much up to you and how large you want to make your system. Basically, you will need an IR receiver per location from which you wish to have IR control, and an IR emitter wand per device that you wish to control. We offer a wide range of IR receivers and emitter wands, along with cables and adaptors to allow you to extend the range of the system. Rather than bombard you with a mass of info here, please follow the links below to the different ranges of options.
IR emitter wands
Input expansion module
Cables and adaptors
Inputs: 6 (4 x IR receiver inputs, 1 x emitter wand input, 1 x on-board IR receiver)
Power requirments: 7.5v, 650mAh
Dimensions of IR Commander Matrix: L 212mm x W 109mm x D 33mm
Dimensions of High power emitter wand: L x 37mm x W 21mm x D 15mm
Other apps and 3rd party software
The Keene KIRA systems can be used with a wide range of other applications including Demopad, please follow the link to see the current list.
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We are please to announce a "lite" version of the incredibly powerful Demopad software (iphone / ipad) that can be used free of charge. please follow this link to obtain the software: Demopad software (note - will open in a new window) and please follow the Demopad lite instructions here. (Acrobat pdf file)
The following zip file contains:
Latest firmware (v.1.84 July 2014)
Latest Java Utility program (release July 2014)
API details, example Shadowfiles, Sky, Sky+ and SkyHD IR codes.
Helpful installation information
You can view the IR receivers and emitter connection diagrams here (Acrobat pdf file)
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