Hey, not sure if this is an active thread still... but I'm tryingt o fully understand how to properly connect up my devices to make iRule work... one question I have is... Global Cache GC-100-12 (http://iruleathome.com/the-hardware/product/10-global-cache-gc-100-12
) vs Global Cache iTach WF2IR (http://iruleathome.com/the-hardware/product/2-global-cache-itach-wf2ir
It's my understanding, that these two devices do the same thing... but the iTach WF2IR only allows you to connect 3 devices, where as the GC-100-12 allows you to connect 8??
So question part 2, if you have an IR output on the back of the device (not sure if this exsists... because I haven't looked, but if it does!), you can wire it directly to one of these... without having to use an IR Emitter? Thus keeping the system pretty and less wires having to be seen? Or am I completely missing something?
So if my basic understanding about this process accurate if I say.... the device (GC-100 or WF2IR) receive the command from my iPhone, they then send it through the corresponding emitter, which is overlaying the IR receiver on the device, so that it can receive the command? In which case, if you use the blaster (which can send signals to multipel DIFFERENT devices, how do you program it to know which one to send to? Or is that where the configuring of iBuilder comes in, as the devices run different codes, so if shoots out a signal to everything, but only the devices that have the correct coding respond? And if that hold true, that means you could setup 2 blasters, in different locations of your tower/housing (whatever phrase you use to describe what is holding all your devices) and you could control everything, instead of having 9 IR Emitters running around?
Please let me know where my young mind is steering wrong.