Keene

KIRA128

Contents

Overview

Setup
Connections
Module Configuration

- Options
- Factory Default
- Setup stored IR Codes
- Configuration
- Password

Operation
Browser Control
Module to Module

Java Program
Java Software Program
Locating the Modules
Learning IR Code Basic
Learning IR Code Adv
Activity Window
Learning IR Code Tips

Video Guides
Tutorial Clips

Advanced
Macro Commands
UDP Port
Firmware Update
Dynamic DNS
Shadowfile
Port Forwarding

Troubleshooting
Quick Checklist
Reset

Other
Optional Accessories
Third Party Software
Software Developers

 

 

Overview


The KIRA128 has it's own IP address and can be software configured to act as either a receiver, as a target or as a stand alone unit.

A receiver will receive an IR command, convert it to packet data and send that data to a pre-determined IP address (usually another IR Anywhere module).

A target module will decode the received data and retransmit the IR as originally received. Once correctly configured, one target can receive data from multiple receivers.

A stand alone module will operate as a target receiver without attempting to locate a compatible PC or other module on the local network. The built-in web server and 128 code memory can be accessed and triggered by any device with web browser capability.

The KIRA128 will operate via LAN, and also via WAN assuming firewall and routers are correctly configured.

PC/Mac software is available for initial configuration. Enhanced scheduling software and other 3rd party applications are also in development.
The configuration software and other software news will always be available at http://www.keene.co.uk/iranywhere

The modules are compatible with 36-40K IR signals which covers the majority of domestic AV equipment. A wide band IR receiver can be purchased separately that will extend the range to cover 20KHz to 120KHz if required. The IR Inputs and outputs are fully compatible with the Keene IR Distribution range so other styles of receivers and emitter wands can easily be incorporated.

How you configure the modules will depend largely upon how you wish to use them in operation. You can use them as a transmit/receive pair across a local network or across the internet, or a module can be configured to respond to commands from a computer or other compatible device.

To sum up the differences:

Target and receiver modules are expected to be used as destination and source in a two (or more) module system.

A stand alone module is expected to be used in a system where the network code is sent from a PC or hand held device such as a phone or PDA.

When configured as a receiver

  • The on board IR receiver is enabled.
  • Any stored IR code is emitted via the emitter attached to its target module.
  • The module will attempt to find the target only if the "search for target" checkbox is checked.
  • IF DDNS is enabled the Dynamic DNS client update will NOT operate, but the module will attempt to resolve your DDNS host to an IP address and if successful will set that as the target IP address.
    (note) when you change DDNS from enabled to disabled the target will reset to the default target.

When configured as a target

  • The on board IR receiver is disabled. The external receiver will still work for code learning if required.
  • Any stored IR code is emitted via its own emitter.
  • The module will not attempt to find the target.
  • The module will attempt to find the PC only if the "attempt to locate PC" checkbox is checked.
  • Dynamic DNS update client will operate if "Enable DDNS" is checked.

When configured as stand alone

  • The on board IR receiver is enabled.
  • Any IR code stored in the module is emitted via its own emitter.
  • The module does not attempt to find the target.
  • The module will attempt to find the PC only when the "find PC" checkbox is checked.
  • Dynamic DNS update client will operate if "Enable DDNS" is checked.