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IR System Overview:
An infrared (IR) extender system enables you to control
your IR remote controlled A/V equipment from a
remote location. This enables you to place your A/V
components out of sight (behind cabinet doors, in
the rear of a room, or in a different room) and still conveniently
control your equipment.
IR System Components:
The MS120 miniature flush-mount IR sensor is one of
three elements that make up an infrared extender
- IR Main
System Unit (sold separately): The IR Main System Unit provides a
connection hub for the IR sensors and the IR
flashers and is generally located near the A/V components.
The Main System Unit's level controls and LED
indicators enable you to calibrate and
troubleshoot an IR extender system. The Main
System Unit is the "heart" of an IR extender system. The MS120
works with MSU140, MSU250, MSU480, and MSU440Z main system units.
Sensors: IR Sensors are the "eyes" of the system, receiving IR
commands from hand-held remote controls and
relaying the commands to the Main System Unit via a 4-conductor
shielded cable. Generally, sensors are placed so
that you can easily and naturally point your remote control directly at
them. Sensors are available in wall-mount, ceiling-mount, surface-mount
and table-top models.
The IntelliPad is a wall-mounted, programmable IR keypad system that
provides a unique LED power status display and the convenience of true
one-button remote control of complex audio/video systems.
- Compatible Sensors and Keypads: The MS120 is
compatible with WS120, TS120, MS220, and CS120 sensors and the
- IR Flashers
(sold separately): IR Flashers re-transmit the infrared signals from the IR Main
System Unit to your A/V components. Flashers are the
"voice" of an IR extender system that "speaks" to your components.
The MS120 works with MF1, MF1VF, MF2, MV2VF, and the IRB1 flashers.
High Fidelity Wideband Design: The MS120 has a high-fidelity
wideband amplifier that accurately passes high data-rate IR code formats,
including the Philips RCMM codes. This enables operation with virtually any
brand of equipment.
is resistant to CFL interference created
by fluorescent lighting. This gives you more installation flexibility into areas
with fluorescent lighting.
Plasma-proof Design: The sensor
features a plasma-proof design
that allows placement of the MS120 near plasma displays.
Range: You get 20' to 35' of remote control
range, depending upon the strength of your handheld
IR pickup angle is 30° off-axis (horizontal and vertical) at 25'.
Mounting: The MS120 is designed to mount flush on a flat
surface, requiring the drilling of a 1/2" diameter hole. The box contains both
black and white bezels for trimming out the sensor according to the mounting
Note: As with any type
of IR sensor, avoid locating the MS120 where it will be exposed to
direct sunlight. It should not be installed near any potential sources
of electrical or optical noise, such as light dimmers, low-voltage
lights, and neon lights.
Wiring: The MS120 connects to
the Niles infrared main systems unit (or 190IRH610 sensor expansion hub) with an
individual "home run" of Category 5 ("Cat 5") cable. When running wires inside
walls, most states and municipalities usually require the wire to have a
specific "CL" fire rating. Please consult your local building inspection
department for requirements in your area.