Ira-3 is a compact and reliable Infra-Red (IR) receiver, designed to work with consumer remote controls. It serves one simple purpose: allow control of the PC with a remote control. It employs an updated code generating algorithm which is compatible with a majority of remote controls, has an external trigger connector. Ira-3 has several programmable parameters that can be changed to accommodate unusual IR protocols.
Ira 3 OEM version is the same device electronically, but comes without a plastic enclosure. It is intended for installation inside a PC. Click here to view mechanical dimensions and layout of the Ira-3 OEM board. 1.5ft ribbon cable with a 5x2 pin connector is included.
Ira-3 has a standard RJ45 connector. This makes cabling a lot more flexible. You can either purchase a RJ45 to DB9 cable from us, or you can purchase RJ45 to DB9 adapter (shown on the right) and use a required length of CAT5 cable. This approach is also beneficial if you want to run the cable through the walls. DB9 connectors are rather bulky and hard to route through narrow space. Instead you can run CAT5 cable through the wall (or use an existing wiring) and connect Ira3 on one side and DB9-RJ45 adapter on the other side.
PC with one free serial port (DB9; if you have a serial port with DB25 connector, you will need an adapter). Memory and CPU requirements depend on software. Generally, x486 with 8Mb should be enough.
|Computer Interface||RS-232 (Serial Port)|
|IR modulation frequency||36-40kHz|
|Distance from the remote control||At least 8 meters. Can reach as much as 12 meters depending on the type of the remote control, batteries, and lighting conditions in the room.|
|Cable length||1.5m (5ft) cable, DB-9 to RJ45 is optionally supplied.|
|OS||Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7; Linux|