IR Control Air
Information on how to install and configure your IR Control Air.
- Power supply: 5VDC (max. 125mA) via micro USB
- Internal IR transmitter and receiver (optimised for 38kHz IR signals)
- 4 external IR transmitter eyes and 1 external IR receiver eye (optimised for
- 38kHz IR signals)
- Compact design
- Dimensions 90 x 49 x 14 mm
- Simple attachment via velcro tape to devices
- Onboard microprocessor
- Communicates with the Air Base Extension (integrated antenna)
- Frequency: 868MHz (SRD band Europe), 915 MHz (ISM band region 2)
- Power consumption: Typically 0.1W
- Operating Temperature: 0 to 55 °C
- Protection class: IP20
- Maximum relative humidity: 95% (non-condensing)
With the new Loxone IR Control Air you can seamlessly integrate infrared devices into your Loxone Smart Home. For example your TV, and other cinema equipment, projectors, aircon units and more!
The Loxone IR Control Air is based on Loxone Air technology, so you can quickly and easily expand your system without wiring to an infrared device.
In addition to the internal IR transmitter and receiver, there is a port to connect an external IR receiver too so you can hide the IR Control Air if you wish to. Up to four external transmitter eyes can also be connected to the IR Control Air so you can then connect these to the devices.
SETUP IN LOXONE CONFIG
To put the IR Control Air in learn mode there are 2 different processes depending on whether this is the first pairing or not. Once in the learn mode the status LEDs will flash red-green-yellow.
When the IR Control Air is first powered up it will be in the learn mode automatically.
If you need to learn the IR Control Air again, for example with another Air Base, the learning mode can be started manually easily. To do this press the learn button for at least 5 seconds, this will put the IR Control Air back in the learn mode.
LEARN A REMOTE
To use commands from a remote control such as your TV remote you need to pair the remote with the IR Control Air. There are two ways to do this, either by adding in one of the predefined remotes or by pairing your remote with the IR Control Air to learn the buttons of the remote in.
INSERT A TEMPLATE
In Loxone Config there are already some predefined remotes available as a template to add to the IR Control Air. In addition, CCF files can be imported. To see the remotes, click on the remotes branch in the Periphery tree and then click on the Remote control button to select a remote from the drop down.
LEARN A NEW REMOTE
If there is no predefined template for your remote control you can create a new one manually.
To do this click on the IR Control Air in the Periphery tree. Then ensure that the IR Monitor button in the top ribbon has been pushed in (selected).
Once the IR monitor is up and running, you will need to hit the “Learn button” and then press a button briefly on the remote. Once the button has been pressed, a new line will appear in the learn monitor which will be your button. To ensure that it is the correct button, and not another IR signal, please press the button 30-40 times so the count goes up and you can be sure that it is that button.
In the example below, I had pressed the volume up button numerous times to raise the count.
Once you have found the command, you need to enter the Remote Control (you can create the remote here) and create the “push button” (this is the command name).
Please note that you cannot assign commands to a pre-existing button on a custom controller, you must create them here.
Please also note the following when learning in the buttons of a remote control:
- The remote control needs to be a short distance (a few centimeters) from the learning diode on the IR Control Air.
- Make sure there is no interference, likely sources are; plasma screens, fluorescent tubes, televisions in standby mode.
- The buttons on the remote must be pressed briefly, as some buttons will send different data if held down.
- Some buttons do not send IR data.
- Buttons may have different commands for a repeat press (use the toggle function here when creating a button).
- When learning has finished turn of the learn mode by clicking the Learn device button again.
ASSIGNING COMMANDS TO AN IR CONTROL AIR
The buttons can now be assigned to the IR Control Air by dragging and dropping. You can decide whether the command is to be sent to a device or received from the remote control.
For example, the Volume Up function is something that should be sent from the remote to the TV so therefore it is a “transmitted” command and so should be transmitted by the IR Control Air, to the TV.
(the faded “Volume Up” is being dragged over the “IR Transmitter” entry).
Once you have added it to the IR Control Air, you will then have an object you can drag out onto your Config page.
Since the IR Control Air has both an internal emitter diode as well as 4 ports for external transmitter diodes, you can select which transmission channel the command is to be sent through in the properties of each button you have created.