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[[Category: Infrared]]
 
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* Manufacturer home page: http://www.usbuirt.com/
 
* Manufacturer home page: http://www.usbuirt.com/
* Seems to work: http://wiki.linuxmce.com/index.php/Video#Equipment_used_in_the_demo
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* Seems to work in [[Video#Equipment_used_in_the_demo|the LinuxMCE 704 demo video]]
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==Use in LinuxMCE==
 
==Use in LinuxMCE==
 
===Connection===
 
===Connection===
* This device is [[Plug&play]], which means not significant amount of modifications to get it to work.   
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* This device is [[Plug&play]], which means no significant amount of modifications are required to get it to work.  Don't forget to [[Quick reload router]] after installation is complete.
 
* '''MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PERFECTLY GOOD BATTERIES IN YOUR REMOTE, IF YOU ENCOUNTER PROBLEMS RECORDING IR CODES'''
 
* '''MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PERFECTLY GOOD BATTERIES IN YOUR REMOTE, IF YOU ENCOUNTER PROBLEMS RECORDING IR CODES'''
  
 
===Adding Remotes===
 
===Adding Remotes===
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* Windows XP MC Remote is added automatically.
 
* Windows XP MC Remote is added automatically.
* Adding different remotes (needs more work)
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* Adding different remotes please see following page. Tested and worked perfectly 27/01/2010 http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Add_support_for_new_remote_controls
  
 
===Controlling AV Devices===
 
===Controlling AV Devices===
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* USB Wake-from-Standby Capability
 
* USB Wake-from-Standby Capability
 
* Built-in wideband IR detector for accurate Learning, including carrier frequency.
 
* Built-in wideband IR detector for accurate Learning, including carrier frequency.
* USB Wake-from-Standby Capability
 
  
 
===IR Transmission===
 
===IR Transmission===
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==Troubleshooting  (0710)==
 
==Troubleshooting  (0710)==
  
Because of an bug within ftdi_sio.c, the UIRT can't transmit commands. Here's a small solution to fix this.
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Because of a bug within ftdi_sio.c, the UIRT can't transmit commands....  
 
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1.) Get the sources for your kernel
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2.1) Edit /usr/src/[YOUR VERSION]/drivers/usb/serial/ftdi_sio.c
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2.2) Find the function "ftdi_tiocmget". It should look like "ftdi_tiocmget(struct usb_serial_port *port, struct file *file)"
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2.3) Within this function is a case-block, just after "case FT2232C:" add "case FT232RL:"
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2.3) Save the file
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3.) Rebuild the module by typing
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cd /usr/src/[YOUR VERSION]/
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sudo make drivers/usb/serial/ftdio_sio.ko
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4.) Backup your existing ftdi_sio.ko module
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cd /lib/modules/[YOUR VERSION]/kernel/drivers/usb/serial/
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sudo cp ftdi_sio.ko ftdi_sio.ko.backup
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sudo cp /usr/src/[YOUR VERSION]/drivers/usb/serial/ftdio_sio.ko ./
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5.) Reboot your system
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SethJ has prepared an excellent [[USB-UIRT_x86_Fix|description of the fix]].
  
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==Availability==
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USA : http://www.usbuirt.com
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Europe : http://www.hightechpad.com/?q=content/usb-uirt-56k-enchanced-version - dead domain for Europe shop :(
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/USB-UIRT
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* [[USB-UIRT x86 Fix]]
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* http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/USB-UIRT
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* https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-meta/+bug/177166

Latest revision as of 01:54, 16 March 2011

Version Status Date Updated Updated By
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810 Working 3rd May 2010 Kezza
1004 Unknown N/A N/A
1204 Unknown N/A N/A
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Usage Information
USB UIRT.jpg

Use in LinuxMCE

Connection

  • This device is Plug&play, which means no significant amount of modifications are required to get it to work. Don't forget to Quick reload router after installation is complete.
  • MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PERFECTLY GOOD BATTERIES IN YOUR REMOTE, IF YOU ENCOUNTER PROBLEMS RECORDING IR CODES

Adding Remotes

Controlling AV Devices

  • AV Devices is the main page used for making and adjusting control over A/V Equipment.
  • Also take a look at Infrared Codes if you are having problems with the prepopulated Codesets.

Sales Pitch

The USB-UIRT, along with Automation Software such as LinuxMCE, allows your PC to both Receive and Transmit infrared signals -- exactly like those used by the collection of remote controls you've acquired for your TV, VCR, Audio System, etc. The USB-UIRT can:

  • Receive signals from the remote controls you already have (allowing your PC to perform actions when the 'Play' button is pressed on your VCR remote, for example)
  • 'Learn' from remotes you already have and Transmit a duplicate of these signals from your PC (for example, your PC could automatically turn ON your VCR and tune it to channel 3)
  • Use codes available from the Web for other remotes (such as the Philips Pronto) to control all of your equipment with Remote (IR) receivers (including special 'discrete' remote codes your brand-name remote doesn't include!). For example, the USB-UIRT could transmit the discrete 'Input 3' code to your TV to directly switch it to input 3, rather than cycling through all of the inputs.

Technical Details

IR Reception

  • 34-40KHz Frequency Range
  • 56KHz IR Receiver Add-On Option*
  • UIR-compatible Receiver Mode
  • >8 Meter Sensitivity
  • IR Wavelength Filtered
  • USB Wake-from-Standby Capability
  • Built-in wideband IR detector for accurate Learning, including carrier frequency.

IR Transmission

  • 20-60KHz Frequency Range
  • Two (2) built-in High-Power Emitters
  • 1/8" Mini-Jack for External Emitters
  • UIRT-compatible Struct and Raw modes
  • Extended-length code support in hardware (up to 96burst-pairs)
  • Max-length burst code support in driver (up to 2048 burst-pairs)

Dimensions

  • 2.4"W x 1.5"D x 0.7"H

Troubleshooting (0710)

Because of a bug within ftdi_sio.c, the UIRT can't transmit commands....

SethJ has prepared an excellent description of the fix.

Availability

USA : http://www.usbuirt.com Europe : http://www.hightechpad.com/?q=content/usb-uirt-56k-enchanced-version - dead domain for Europe shop :(

See also