Xantech has introduced an entirely new line of IR products, including the new CIRP (Projector IR Control), CIRS (Conference Room/Classroom Control) and CIRV (Large Venue IR Control) kits.
Developed with direct input from leading system integrators and residential contractors, Xantech’s new IR systems are designed to address typical challenges facing installers today, including IR operation with plasma or LCD TV’s; interference from CFL (compact fluorescent lighting) and sunlight; and distance limitations within a single kit. These kits are specifically geared for use in a multitude of applications including classrooms, conference rooms, home theaters, and houses of worship.
Two of the systems come with an amplified connecting block, which allows the connection of Xantech IR receivers and 10 emitter ports, thus interfacing IR control with the audio/video equipment. Additionally, each system includes the WallLink (WL) in-wall version of Xantech’s Universal IR receiver, which is designed to reject interference from Plasma, LCD, LED Displays and Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) from entering the IR signal line. The WL85 or WL95 mounts into a single-gang electrical J-Box, is supplied with mounting screws and comes with a Decorator-style insert, allowing the installer to use a Decorator-style wall cover plate.
The CIRP Projector IR Control kit allows control-accurate IR control of a single projector while giving the operator the flexibility to point the IR remote towards viewing area, rather than directly towards the projector. The WL85 version of the WallLink IR receiver easily installs into a single-gang electrical box, so it can be installed by any electrical contractor and allows for reliable projector control of the user up to 80 feet away from the IR target.
The CIRS Conference/Classroom IR Control kit is designed for control of several audio/video devices that might not necessarily be in one central location. The CIRS comes with the WL85 IR receiver and adds the 79144 amplified connecting block, allowing the installer to extend the emitters up to 100 feet to various locations, thus letting the user control multiple devices in different areas of the room.
The CIRV comes with the WL95 and amplified connecting block, which safely allows use of the remote up to 120 feet from the IR target, plus an extra 600 feet of overall distance from the target to the connecting block and 100 feet thereon after, for a total of 700 feet coverage for all of these components. For control of multiple components that are located throughout a very large room, the CIRV provides flawless IR control of the audio/video components.
“Our new IR kits further emphasize Xantech’s commitment to system integrators in the residential market sector and reinforce our position as the preeminent leader in connectivity,” said Xantech president Graham Hallett. “From IR to IP, no other company offers the variety and depth of connectivity solutions to the market that we do. For over 40 years, Xantech has provided innovative, cost-effective, reliable solutions that are chosen by leading system integrators and consultants for a wide variety of A/V systems in residential and commercial installations. Our products perform flawlessly day in and day out, and that is the cornerstone of our business.”