Originally Posted by Franin
I'm looking at changing over from a pronto tsu 9800 to irule.
I've been looking at the GC 100-12 and if I had to buy more than one for the same room ( mainly use for Rs232, some ir and relay ) will that work?
The reason I ask is they will be sharing the same router.
Not sure I fully understand your question, but the primary reason for needing a second GC100 would be if you don't have enough serial or relay 'ports' - an IR emitter or blaster can obviously communicate with multiple devices, so depending on device placement, IR wouldn't be the trigger to buy another Global Cache unit.
The GC100 is a dated unit (replaced by a range of iTach devices), but I've used one for several years very successfully. You can now pick them up at pretty decent price points, but you need to make sure that you use the latest firmware (updating is a 'factory only' procedure, but GC turn things around quickly and IIRC only charge $45US - not show how this would play out with you being located in Australia though). The main limitation of using a GC100 versus something like an iTach is that the '100 can only process one command from one device at a time, whereas the iTach can handle multiple simultaneous sessions - for some people this is a show-stopper, but I have never found it to be an issue. IMO you can't beat the GC100 for connectivity and price - to replicate the functionality with iTachs would cost many hundreds of dollars more.
Just shout if I've misunderstood your question and I'll make another attempt at answering!
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