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        INET-IOEX-IRCOM

        infiNET EX® Wireless IR/RS-232 Control Module

        A compact and low-cost IR and RS-232 control interface that communicates via the infiNET EX® wireless network.


        Please note: Compatible with 3-Series® control systems only.

        Every installer knows — running wires is a challenge and it adds substantial cost to any project. Crestron® infiNET EX® technology offers a wireless solution for controlling many devices in a home or commercial facility, eliminating the need to cut into walls, fish through insulation, or install expensive conduit just to get a wire to each device.

        The INET-IOEX-IRCOM is a very compact and low-cost wireless device that is perfect for use in retrofits, historic buildings, rental homes and offices, or any budget-conscious application. It provides an IR and RS-232 control interface for video displays, AV components, small appliances, and other equipment. Virtually anything that can be controlled with an IR remote or serial interface can be integrated with a Crestron control system using the INET-IOEX-IRCOM. It includes two discrete IR ports and one bidirectional RS-232 port, and communicates with the control system via the infiNET EX wireless network, enabling control and monitoring of the remote equipment without having to run wires through walls and ceilings.[1,2]

        Please note: The INET-IOEX-IRCOM is compatible with 3-Series® control systems only.

        infiNET EX®
        Ultra-reliable infiNET EX wireless technology provides steadfast 2-way RF communications throughout a residential or commercial structure without the need for physical control wiring. Employing a 2.4 GHz mesh network topology, each infiNET EX device functions as an expander, passing command signals through to every other infiNET EX device within range (approximately 150 feet or 46 meters indoors), ensuring that every command reaches its intended destination without disruption.[3]

        The INET-IOEX-IRCOM communicates with a Crestron control system via an infiNET EX Wireless Gateway (model CEN-GWEXER, DIN-AP3MEX, or MC3 [4]). Up to 100 infiNET EX devices may coexist on a single wireless network, and every device that is added to the network effectively increases the range and stability of the entire network by providing multiple redundant signal paths.[3]

        Surface Mount
        The INET-IOEX-IRCOM is designed to be mounted to a flat surface, located near the equipment that it is controlling or monitoring. Care should be taken when positioning the device to avoid interference from nearby RF devices, obstructions, and metal surfaces. It is powered by an outlet-mounted universal 100-240 Volt AC power pack (included).

         
        Key Features
        • A low-cost wireless control interface
        • Eliminates the need to run wire or install conduit
        • Provides one RS-232 and two IR control ports [1]
        • Communicates via the infiNET EX® wireless network
        • Compatible with Crestron® 3-Series® control systems [2]
        • Stores frequently-used IR codes on board for fastest response
        • Reports data overflow to the control system
        • Ultra-compact, surface mount design
        1. The RS-232 COM port is intended for use with relatively simple devices that send and receive small packets and do not generate a lot of data. A small amount of delay may be normal when sending or receiving some control commands depending upon the size of the wireless network. Larger networks with many devices tend to exhibit more delay.
        2. The INET-IOEX-IRCOM is compatible with 3-Series control systems only.
        3. Any infiNET EX device that provides expander functionality will effectively extend the range of the wireless network beyond the initial range of the gateway. Battery-powered infiNET EX devices do not provide expander functionality. Crestron also offers dedicated infiNET EX expanders (models CLW-EXPEX or GLA-EXPEX, sold separately), which may be deployed to fill gaps in coverage and extend the wireless range of the mesh network. Up to 100 infiNET EX devices are permitted per gateway, although best practices suggest a limit of approximately 50. Additional gateways may be deployed to support more devices, with a maximum of 16 gateways permitted on a complete system (RF conditions allowing).
        4. Item(s) sold separately.

        This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

        The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

        Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit www.crestron.com/opensource.

        Crestron, the Crestron logo, 3-Series, 3-Series Control System, and infiNET EX are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2016 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

         
        Wireless Communications
          RF Transceiver infiNET EX 2-way RF, 2.4 GHz ISM Channels 11-26 (2400 to 2483.5 MHz), default channel 15; IEEE 802.15.4 compliant
          Range (typical) 150 ft (46 m) indoor, 250 ft (76 m) outdoor, to nearest mesh network device(s); subject to site-specific conditions and individual device capabilities [3]
          Gateway Requires an infiNET EX gateway [4]
        Wired Communications
          RS-232 Supports 2-way device control and monitoring up to 115.2k baud with software handshaking (via the control system)
          IR Supports 1-way device control via infrared up to 1.2 MHz (via the control system)
        Connectors
          S/G 1 – 2 (1) 4-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal block;
        Comprises (2) IR output ports;
        IR output up to 1.2 MHz
          G/TX/RX (1) 3-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal block;
        Bidirectional RS-232 port;
        Up to 115.2k baud; software handshaking support
          PWR 5/G (1) 2-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal block;
        5 Volt DC power input (power pack included)
        Controls & Indicators
          PWR (1) Bi-color LED, yellow indicates operating power supplied from power pack, green indicates device is ready
          NET (1) Amber LED, indicates communication with the wireless gateway
          IR 1 – 2 (2) Green LEDs, indicate data transmission on each corresponding IR port
          TX (1) Green LED, indicates data transmission on the COM port
          RX (1) Green LED, indicates data reception on the COM port
          OVL (1) Red LED, indicates excessive data reception on the COM port
          SETUP (1) Red LED and (1) recessed pushbutton used to link the module to the wireless gateway
        Power
          Power Pack (included) Input: 100-240 Volts AC, 50/60Hz;
        Output: 1.2 Amps @ 5 Volts DC;
        Model: PW-0510WUL
        Environmental
          Temperature 32° to 113° F (0° to 45° C)
          Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
          Heat Dissipation 3 BTU/hr
        Construction
          Plastic, black, (2) integral surface mounting flanges, vented sides
        Dimensions
          Height 0.68 in (18 mm)
          Width 2.58 in (66 mm)
          Depth 2.49 in (64 mm)
        Weight
          1.6 oz (45 g)
        1. The RS-232 COM port is intended for use with relatively simple devices that send and receive small packets and do not generate a lot of data. A small amount of delay may be normal when sending or receiving some control commands depending upon the size of the wireless network. Larger networks with many devices tend to exhibit more delay.
        2. The INET-IOEX-IRCOM is compatible with 3-Series control systems only.
        3. Any infiNET EX device that provides expander functionality will effectively extend the range of the wireless network beyond the initial range of the gateway. Battery-powered infiNET EX devices do not provide expander functionality. Crestron also offers dedicated infiNET EX expanders (models CLW-EXPEX or GLA-EXPEX, sold separately), which may be deployed to fill gaps in coverage and extend the wireless range of the mesh network. Up to 100 infiNET EX devices are permitted per gateway, although best practices suggest a limit of approximately 50. Additional gateways may be deployed to support more devices, with a maximum of 16 gateways permitted on a complete system (RF conditions allowing).
        4. Item(s) sold separately.

        This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

        The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

        Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit www.crestron.com/opensource.

        Crestron, the Crestron logo, 3-Series, 3-Series Control System, and infiNET EX are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2016 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

        Online Help

        RF/Wireless Best Practices Guide
        Online Help Answer ID :4742