How to use the Global Caché IR learners with the Global Caché iLearn application

Next Page >> To get started storing your necessary IR commands for later automation and control use, you first need to obtain the proper application to interact with your IR Learner. Go to www.globalcache.com/downloads and download the iLearn application.iLearn Important Note: Commands sent to an iTach unit while in learner mode disable the IR learner. Normally, once a command is sent via the Send IR button, an automatic reinstatement of learner mode command is sent, but in the case of a WiFi connection, that command can be interrupted due to delay of signal transmission. If at any time your IR Learner stops receiving IR commands, press Disconnect on the iLearn application and reconnect to the unit's IR learner. ______________________________________________________________________Next Page >> How to use Global Caché IR learners with the Global Caché iLearn application << Last PageNext Page >> Once you have the iLearn application up and running, choose "iTach Learner", "GC-IRL Serial", or "GC-IRL on GC-100" under the IR Learner dropdown list, and enter the IR learner's personal IP Address that currently shows on your iHelp application. In the case of the GC-IRL Serial, select the com port address that your GC-IRL, or GC-IRE with GC-RG1, is connected to. Press Connect, and now your IR Learner is activated and ready to receive IR transmissions.iLearn Once you have connected to your IR Learner, use your IR emitting control device (i.e. T.V. remote) to send a command to the Learner (located in the small hole to the bottom right of the power port). Note: It helps, if you are having problems getting your iTach integrated IR learner to register commands, to hold the iTach unit in your hand and place the IR emitter of your control device directly in line, or even up against the learner’s access point. ______________________________________________________________________ << Last PageNext Page >> How to use Global Caché IR learners with the Global Caché iLearn application << Last PageNext Page >>

Module

The Module value in the Capture Options table designates the physical location from which the saved IR command will be sent. On an iTach unit, the module containing the network connector (TCP/IP or WiFi) and the power port is designated as module 0. From there, each subsequent module is named starting at 1 and continuing sequentially to the right. iTach units contain only two modules, 0 and 1, so when saving an IR command for use by an iTach product, make sure that the Module number is set to 1. ______________________________________________________________________ << Last PageNext Page >> How to use Global Caché IR learners with the Global Caché iLearn application << Last PageNext Page >>

Connector

The Connector value in the Capture Options table designates the IR port from which the IR command will be sent. Each IR module contains 3 connectors from which to transmit commands. These can be selected individually via the Connector option. ______________________________________________________________________ << Last PageNext Page >> How to use Global Caché IR learners with the Global Caché iLearn application << Last PageNext Page >>

Capture Options

The amount of information classified as either necessary or extra information is dictated by the number of Gaps (lines of captured IR command information that will be saved), Offset (always odd amount of IR on-off command string pairs that denote a non-repeated preamble), and the Gap Pulses (value by which the iLearn application splits individual lines of IR pulses) in the Capture Options table of the iLearn application. ______________________________________________________________________ << Last PageNext Page >> How to use Global Caché IR learners with the Global Caché iLearn application << Last PageNext Page >>

Repeat

The Repeat function will designate how many times the saved command is to be repeated each time it is executed by your iTach unit. ______________________________________________________________________ << Last PageNext Page >> How to use Global Caché IR learners with the Global Caché iLearn application << Last PageNext Page >>

Separation

The Separation (in milliseconds) controls the final numeric value in each individual string of the IR command. If the IR command’s final string value shows to be 500, and the separation is set to 125 ms, then that 500 is the representation of the delay in the IR command string at the frequency of the IR command (i.e. Khz.). ______________________________________________________________________ << Last PageNext Page >> How to use Global Caché IR learners with the Global Caché iLearn application << Last PageNext Page >>

Trim

The Trim command cleans the extra IR information, which in this case is represented by a numeric string, off of the window contained inside the Edit View section. This information is classified as extra (or not) by the Capture Options section. ______________________________________________________________________ << Last PageNext Page >> How to use Global Caché IR learners with the Global Caché iLearn application << Last PageNext Page >>

Save Formats

For IR command versatility, 3 Save Formats are available, which dictate the syntax of the saved IR command. These different command syntax formats are necessary for use by different control applications, and the type of command syntax necessary for your intended use should be dictated by said application. Manipulation of these options gives you the ability to designate how the IR commands are saved onto your computer, and subsequently sent by your Global Caché device. ______________________________________________________________________ << Last PageNext Page >> How to use Global Caché IR learners with the Global Caché iLearn application << Last PageNext Page >>

Save IR Command

Once the command has been properly registered and modified for its individual intended use, designate the Button Name (button pressed/command issued) and the Save Format, Trim the command down to the necessary string length, then Save the IR command for later use. ______________________________________________________________________ << Last PageNext Page >> How to use Global Caché IR learners with the Global Caché iLearn application << Last Page

Saved IR Command

Once you have saved the command, the information associated with the saved command is moved down into the Results table. The saved command information prints with the command name first (in square brackets) followed by the numeric IR command string. If not previously designated, IR commands are saved into a "TempIRdata" text document, which is located inside the iLearn parent directory. To designate the name of the file, click the New File button at the bottom of the iLearn application, specify a file name, a save directory, and press Save. If any mistake occurred during command input or the saving process, the Clear button below empties the Results table and clears the stored code information. Congratulations! You are now in control of Global Caché IR learners, the iLearn application, and are ready to start learning IR commands. ______________________________________________________________________ << Last Page
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