Originally Posted by Mayhem Muppets
Do you have a link to the patch panel that you used?
Does the patch panel "tie" each of the incoming ir signals together for a singular output to your xantech controlling block? It looked as if in the picture you just inserted all of the cables from the individual rooms together.
It's just a cat6 patch panel (link
I cut 2 14ft already terminted cat6 cables in half (thus creating the 4 cables i needed for the IR passthrough for the 4 zones, i connected the terminated ends into the correct ports on the patch panel, then twisted the wire ends together and connected them to the Xantec Control Box. This Picure
is 4 cat6 cables with the correct wires twisted together and connected to the xantech unit, the other end (which is terminated rj45) is connected to 4 ports on the the patch panel.
All the rooms go to the same xantech unit, since the rooms can control the 4 sources connected to the matrix...i just terminated everything to the patch panel first and then from the patch panel to whatever i needed to do with it, either connect to the matrix swtich, connect to network, or connect to the xantech receiver.