MediaStar Accessories: IR Handset (713-IR), IR Receiver (911-4154) and IR Blaster Module (911-4153)
The MediaStar 713-IR is for use with both the 780 and 782 Media Players and offers infra-red control to support all standard MediaStar functionality.
It provides all the commands to support MediaStar functionality such as channel selection, channel up / down, volume and mute as well as multiple audio channel selection.
In addition, when used with the MediaStar iVOD and distributed iVOD options, all pause, play, skip-on and stop functions are made available.
The MediaStar 911-4153 IR Blaster module can be connected to MediaStar Encoders and LAN-Casters and then attached to co-located IR controlled headend source devices. This enables IR commands to be passed back to the headend source device from any display screen equipped with a MediaStar Media Decoder.
MediaStar Media Decoders can distinguish between their own infra red commands and those received from third party IR devices. This enables these IR commands to be passed back through the IP network to the MediaStar Media Encoders and LAN-Caster Media Gateways and then on to the source device, using the IR Blaster Module, for example a satellite receiver or DVD player.
The exact routing path can be determined in a number of ways. It can be locked between two specific devices, for example a single Media Decoder at a screen and a specific encoder identified by its IP address.
Alternatively, it can be set in a dynamic mode, where the IR signals are routed back to the headend device (Encoder or LAN-Caster) transmitting the channel being viewed at that time.
The MediaStar 911-4154 Wired IR Sensor is a discrete capsule with attached cable and connector containing an IR receiver and LED indicator to give remote IR capabilities to MediaStar 780 and 782 Media Players.
All 780 and 782 series Media Players have an integrated IR receiver built into the front of the units. If the Media Player is to be positioned out of sight, perhaps mounted behind a display or in a cabinet where line of sight is obstructed, then a MediaStar Wired IR Sensor is required.
The sensor can be discretely mounted adjacent to or on the screen bezel using the adhesive pad supplied and then connected to the unit. This action disables the unit's internal "on board" IR sensor.
The sensor cable can be adjusted for side or end entry as convenient. When the sensor unit receives an RCU IR command, a LED on the unit will flash. If the LED flashes without a RCU key press, the IR receiver is seeing signals from another source and should be re-positioned to minimise this interference.