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
IR System Components: The
WS120 Wall-mount Infrared Sensor is one of three elements that make
up an infrared extender system:
- IR Sensors (such
as the WS120): IR
Sensors are the "eyes" of the system, receiving IR commands from hand-held remote controls
relaying the commands to the Main System Unit via a 2-conductor
cable. Generally, sensors are placed so that you can easily and naturally
point your remote control directly at them. In addition this wall-mount
unit, IR sensors are also available in ceiling-mount, surface-mount
and table-top models.
- IR Main
System Unit (such as MSU140, MSU250, MSU480 or MSU440Z): The IR Main System Unit
provides a connection hub for
IR sensors and/or keypads and IR flashers and is generally
located near the A/V components. The Main
System Unit, which is the "heart" of an IR extender system, has LED indicators
to monitor the IR extender system.
separately): IR Flashers re-transmit the infrared signals from the IR Main
Unit to your A/V components. Flashers are the "voice" of an IR extender
system that "speaks" to your components.
Note: An IR sensor expansion hub, Model IRH610, is available
to provide additional sensor inputs to y our system.
Universal Compatibility: When used in
a complete system, this IR sensor is compatible with virtually all brands of A/V
equipment and remote controls between 25kHz and 90kHz, including the recently
introduced Philips RCMM codes.
Universal Noise Suppression: The sensor has a patent-pending
Universal Noise Suppression design that effectively eliminates IR interference
from plasma and LCD TVs, CFL (fluorescent) lighting, and indirect sunlight. This
two-stage technology combines an optical noise filter with a "smart" electronic
circuit to provide consistent, reliable control.
Decora Style: This WS120 is a Decora-style wall mount IR sensor and includes a removable white Decora insert
and a white Decora faceplate.
Mounting: The WS120 is designed to be mounted in a single-gang
electrical box that is within "line of sight" from most areas of the room. The
sensor has a mounting depth of 1-1/4". As with any type of IR sensor, avoid locating the
WS120 where it will be
exposed to direct sunlight. It should not be installed into electrical boxes with 110-Volt devices or near any potential sources of
electrical or optical noise, such as light dimmers, florescent lighting
fixtures, low-voltage lights, and neon lights.
Wiring: The WS120
connects to the Niles infrared main systems unit (or IRH610 sensor expansion
hub) with an individual "home run" of Category 5 ("Cat 5") cable. 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
Interference Resistance: The
WS120 is resistant to CFL interference created by fluorescent lighting. This
gives you more installation flexibility into areas with fluorescent lighting.
Range: Tests with various manufacturers' remote controls show that the
operating range can vary from 20 to 35 feet (depending upon the strength of your handheld
remote). The IR pickup angle is 30° off-axis (horizontal and vertical) at 25 feet.
LED Indicator: This IR sensor
features a bi-color LED which is useful when testing or troubleshooting the IR
System. The LED should light solid green when power status is detected and
flashes blue to confirm the reception of an infrared remote command.
Our Product Research Team
At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere.
That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box,
verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs.
We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.