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So I was wondering how many simultaneous connections are possible with iRule. I heard that the gc-100 can only connect to one iOS device at a time. What about, say, the ip2ir?

Also, is one licence good for an entire home system, and can that configuration be downloaded to multiple iOS devices in the same house with one licence?

Lastly, is there any real benefit to having several emitters vs one single blaster for the entire set of equipment?

Thanks, Ryan.
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Originally Posted by jryan388 View Post

So I was wondering how many simultaneous connections are possible with iRule. I heard that the gc-100 can only connect to one iOS device at a time. What about, say, the ip2ir?

Also, is one licence good for an entire home system, and can that configuration be downloaded to multiple iOS devices in the same house with one licence?

Lastly, is there any real benefit to having several emitters vs one single blaster for the entire set of equipment?

Thanks, Ryan.

ITach units are good for multiple simultaneous connections, I believe the number is 8, but I've only confirmed two myself.

One license is all you'll need for a configuration in one home, you can load it onto multiple devices, we have 4 in my home an iPhone 4, 2 iPod touches a 4th and first gen, and an iPad 1. The builder is set up so you can set up the iPad differently than the iPods/iPhone.

I use individual emitters over a single blaster because I have two identical source components in the same equipment rack (I use shields over the two emitters to avoid inadvertent control of the other component)
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Great! Thanks a ton! So all I would need is an itach ip2ir and a license for the builder?

Does anyone know how the iRule setup compares to the SQ Remote system from SquareConnect? iRule seems to be cheaper; is that reflective of product quality? Are there any major benefits to either?

And, is there any benefit to the GC-100 as opposed to the ITACH IP2IR? The latter seems to have as many features and supports simultaneous connections, so why is it cheaper?

Lastly, is it possible to buy multiple gateways and have them work on the same network?
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Originally Posted by jryan388 View Post
Great! Thanks a ton! So all I would need is an itach ip2ir and a license for the builder?

Does anyone know how the iRule setup compares to the SQ Remote system from SquareConnect? iRule seems to be cheaper; is that reflective of product quality? Are there any major benefits to either?

And, is there any benefit to the GC-100 as opposed to the ITACH IP2IR? The latter seems to have as many features and supports simultaneous connections, so why is it cheaper?

Lastly, is it possible to buy multiple gateways and have them work on the same network?
The benefit of the GC-100 is the addition of a serial RS-232 port. If you're not controlling anything over RS-232, get the iTach.

Yes, multiple gateways will work on a single network.
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It's a pity iRule won't share the single connection available for IR on GC-100 gateways. There's really no need to keep the TCP connection open after sending a command, because it only takes a few milliseconds to close it and reopen it when needed again. GC even recommends that client applications do that, rather than keeping a connection open. It's been requested several times that iRule at least offer the option of working in this mode, but for some reason it doesn't seem to be high on the list of features to add.
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