Author Topic: IR and RF Blinds  (Read 2840 times)

Offline fred

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IR and RF Blinds
« on: December 28, 2009, 09:00:10 pm »
I have motorized blinds.  One set uses an IR remote and the other has an RF remote.

Is there something that will convert z-wave to IR/RF so I can use these blinds with my Vera?

Thanks!
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Re: IR and RF Blinds
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009, 12:35:30 pm »
There are currently a couple different IR options USB-UIRT and Global Cache's solutions:

http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/Serial_Supported_Hardware

http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/LuaUPnP



And if it is Somfy Radio Technology (RTS) then there has been a plug-in written for their serial to RTS converter (URTSI):

http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/Somfy_Plugin

more detailed how-to example:

http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/Somfy_Plugin
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Re: IR and RF Blinds
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 09:17:19 pm »
Thanks for the info.

The USB-UIRT is interesting but won't work for me.  The blinds are upstairs and the Vera is downstairs.  I can't run a USB cable through the house just to control the IR blinds. 

Isn't there a z-wave to IR device?  I was expecitng something with a form factor of the HSM100 but that sends IR or RF signals instead of sensing motion, light, and temp. 

It seems like this kind of product would be very useful.  I do have ethernet in the room so I suppose an ethernet to IR sort of device would work too...

Thanks for the help!

 

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Re: IR and RF Blinds
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009, 11:17:54 am »
So the Global Caché would work for you via Ethernet. I just plug mine into a little Airport Express. But you're right - we really should expect some small wall wort or junction box type device that blasts IR and Somfy RF both!
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Re: IR and RF Blinds
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009, 12:48:40 pm »
Or you could just wait till the Global Cache's iTach WF2SL is released. (It's the next gen GC-100-x device.) It will also have IR learning built in!

I am told I should have one at home next week! I'll be posting about it as soon as I get it set up!
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