Loxone have launched a new IR Extension device that sits in the consumer unit, like its Miniserver, which talks to up to 8 infra-red modules, that can be distributed throughout your home automation system.
“Our new IR Extension allows you to control TVs, projectors, air conditioning units and other IR devices. It also enables you to use an IR remote to control your smart home.
For many years now, infrared technology has been fitted as the standard control interface on many devices. TVs, projectors, DVD-players, music systems, air conditioning units and many other things come with their own infrared remote control.
With the IR Extension you can now control these devices from your Loxone system just like you would with their own remote control. We have not stopped there though. You can not only control IR devices with our Extension, but also receive commands from IR remote controls that you already have. This means you can now use the buttons on your TV remote to dim the lights, close blinds etc.”
[UPDATE] The online seminar is now available on YouTube..