Instantly Enables Wi-Fi Control For Any Electronic Device
The Global Caché iTach Flex WiFi instantly enables WiFi control for electronic devices, allowing you to automate almost any device, system, or protocol. Remotely control the connected device using an app on a smartphone, tablet, or any other user interface. By adding intelligence to the enabled device, events and tasks can be automatically triggered, adding convenience to the electronics you use every day.
Connects almost any electrical device to a WiFi network
Access, monitor, automate, and control standalone equipment
The iTach Flex Wi-Fi enables you to easily control any Infra-Red (IR) appliance via your home’s Wi-Fi network. Appliances such as TVs, DVD/Blu-Ray, Amplifiers can all be controlled from your Z-Wave network controller (via Wi-Fi), this means you can position the iTach Flex anywhere you need it and then control it from your Z-Wave controller such as Fibaro HC2 or VERA.
The iTach Flex includes the unique ‘Global Port’, enabling you to choose which types of device the iTach Flex controls by selecting any of the Flex Link Cables:
Note – the Flex Link cables are not included with the iTach Flex, you need to choose at least one Flex Link Cable when you order the iTach Flex.
The iTach Flex system comprises two components: the included compact WiFi-enabling module (WiFi) 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.
The iTach Flex 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
Power Input: 802.3af compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE)
Network Connection: RJ45, 10/100Mbps
LED Indicators: Power and connectors to indicate activity and status
Global Port: 4 Conductor connection (TRRS: tip, ring, ring, sleeve)
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 and Serial
IR Output: From 20 to 500 KHz. 3.5mm connector.
TCP: ASCII textual commands compatible with iTach and GC-100 protocol. Comma delimited, carriage return terminated.
HTTP: New web-based control using HTTP commands with JSON payload data.
Dimensions: : 2.58(L) x 1.22(W) x 0.82(H) inches
Certifications: FCC (Part 15, Class B), C-tick, RoHs compliant
Global Cache demos iTach Flex
FIBARO HC2 INTEGRATION
To enable the Fibaro Home Center to use the iTach devices, you need to create a Virtual Device. This Virtual Device sends commands to your iTach 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.