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Global Cache’s Flex IP PoE allows you to take control of your electronic devices. It is an incredibly powerful smart end-point that allows almost any electronic device to be controllable, accessed, monitored, and automated within a wired network as well as be controlled via a mobile interface such as a smartphone, tablet, or any type of personal computer.
When used with a compatible application, this extremely compact, multipurpose, smart device can adjust its functionality based upon the type of Global Cache Flex Link adapter being used.


  • Flex Bridge Module (LAN)
  • USB Micro Adapter

Product Details

The Flex Bridge  enables you to easily control any Infra-Red (IR) appliance via your home’s LAN network. Appliances such as TVs, DVD/Blu-Ray, Amplifiers can all be controlled from your Z-Wave network controller (via local LAN),  and then control it from your Z-Wave controller such as Fibaro HC2 or VERA.

The Flex Bridge includes the unique ‘Global Port’, enabling you to choose which types of device the Flex Bridge controls by selecting any of the Flex Link Cables:

Note – the Flex Link cables are not included with the Flex Bridge, you need to choose at least one Flex Link Cable when you order the Flex Bridge.

The iTach Flex system comprises two components: the included compact PoE module (PoE) and a connecting Flex Link cable (sold separately). Flex Link cables come in a variety of configurations (RS-232, IR, contact closure) to support almost any electrical device. The cable simply connects to your WiFi module via the 3.5mm jack, and connects to your device via the appropriate connector.

Once the pieces are connected, the iTach Flex offers remote control with control apps in the iTunes Store and Android Marketplace. The unit includes a 4MB flash drive that enables use of local memory, allowing you to store web pages and files in a standard FAT file system. These files are accessible from any location, on or outside the network, and allow for web page control of your devices.

Entertainment systems are the most common household devices to be controlled, and most of those devices respond to IR codes, the infrared commands sent by your typical remote control. Integrated tightly with the iTach Flex is a no-charge, cloud-based service that instantly provides the required IR codes for the equipment being controlled. The ease-of-use and versatility of the cloud-based system ensures compatibility and expandability of any system. The iTach Flex also offers built-in IR learning.

IR Database

The Flex Bridge includes access to the Global Cache IR database as well as being able to learn your appliance’s IR codes.

  • Smart end-points enhance and connect standalone devices
  • Standard 3.5mm jack supports almost any protocol using Flex Link cable
  • Built-in HTTP support for simple and instant network connectivity
  • Downloadable iLearn software allows capture and playback of IR commands
  • Downloadable iHelp software simplifies network discovery and setup
  • 4MB flash memory – store web pages and files accessible via URL
  • 4-conductor Global Port allows for versatility using Flex Link cables
  • Built in IR learning and access commands to cloud-based IR database
  • Made in the USA and RoHS compliant

Technical Specifications


GlobalCache Flex Specifications

Global Cache Flex API and downloads

Fibaro HC2 to Global Cache Flex Guide

Technical Specifications:

 Manufacturer  Global Cache
 Manufacturer Product No.  FlexIP-P US
 UPC  810466010709
 Third Party Applications  Available within the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store
 Power  • Built-in Power over Ethernet (PoE)
 Setup & Configuration  Integrated web server for easy configuration
 iHelp Setup Utility  Downloadable iHelp software simplifies network discovery and setup
 IR Learning  • From 20 to 200 KHz
• Downloadable iLearn software – capture and playback of IR commands for control
 Network Connection  • DHCP and static IPWired TCP/IP
• RJ45 standard Ethernet connector
• 100/10 Mbits Ethernet protocol
 LED Indicators  Power and connectors to indicate activity and status
 Global Port  4 Conductor connection (TRRS: tip, ring, ring, sleeve) – allows for versatility through
the use of our Flex Link cables
 Serial/RS232  • Male DB9 with automatic configuration sensing
• 600 baud to 115.2 Kbaud data rates supported
• Odd, Even, and None parity settings
• Bi-directional with hardware RTS/CTS flow control
 Flex Link Cables  Supports IR Out, IR Blaster, IR Tri-Port, Serial and Relay & Sensor
 IR Output  • From 20 to 500 KHz
• 3.5mm connector
• Supports
• IR Emitter
• IR Blaster
• IR Tri-Port (emitter-emitter-emitter or emitter-emitter-blaster
• GC-CGX – For Xantech compatibility
 Control APIs  • TCP
• ASCII textual commands compatible with iTach and GC-100 protocol
• Comma delimited, carriage return terminated
• New web-based control using HTTP commands with JSON payload data
 File Storage  • Store web pages and files in a standard FAT file system
• Accessible via URL from any location on or outside the network
• Allows for web page control of your devices
 Mounting Dock  • Allows for simple installation in any location
• Screw down the mounting dock and Flex units can be clicked in and out as needed
 Dimensions  2.58° L x 1.22° W x 0.82° H
 Certifications  FCC (Part 15, Class B), C-tick, RoHs compliant


Global Cache demos iTach Flex



HC2 Virtual Device

To enable the Fibaro Home Center to use the Global Cache devices, you need to create a Virtual Device. This Virtual Device sends commands to your Global Cache which in turn sends IR commands to your particular appliance and can be used from a browser, smartphone, tablet or scenes allowing for voice control.

This guide shows you how to:

  • Create a Virtual Device in Fibaro Home Center
  • Use IR Commands that the iTach has ‘learnt’ for a specific appliance
  • Use the Virtual Device to control the appliance using IR commands via the Global Cache IR adapter

Make sure you have configured your Global Cache and have used it to ‘learn’ the IR codes of the appliance you wish to control.


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