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  • Michael McSharry
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    Cross-post https://forums.homeseer.com/forum/hs...-remotes/page2 #19 and #20. For those that are interested and are not familiar with ESP8266 then I can construct one for you. In essence it will receive IR and transmit the IR code via WiFi where mcsMQTT will be able to map this into a HS device where events can be constructed.

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  • mda
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    Originally posted by TC1 View Post

    Interesting... just did a google search for USB to Ethernet servers, unfortunately most of them look priced at $80 and up. At that price point it would be cheaper to just use a wireless IR Trans and Receive pair and put the FLIRC dongle in the Windows HS server.

    Thanks for the suggestions... gives me more to think about if I can't find a "cleaner" solution.
    I used to use these to get IR over IP https://www.keene.co.uk/keene-ir-any...ules-pair.html

    Not cheap, I realize.

    If it would be helpful I can check if I still have a pair I’m not using that I can send you?

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  • TC1
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    Originally posted by mda View Post

    I’m using the FLIRC USB https://flirc.tv/more/flirc-usb

    According to the first post in Jon00’s thread…

    “If you do not have a PC near the equipment which you use to operate via IR, the FLIRC USB dongle works well using a USB to Ethernet server which could be linked to your Homeseer Server. The plugin must be installed on a Windows PC (tested on Win7 & Win10 only).”
    Interesting... just did a google search for USB to Ethernet servers, unfortunately most of them look priced at $80 and up. At that price point it would be cheaper to just use a wireless IR Trans and Receive pair and put the FLIRC dongle in the Windows HS server.

    Thanks for the suggestions... gives me more to think about if I can't find a "cleaner" solution.

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  • TC1
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    Thanks kenm , I thought about using Cat5 for transport but unfortunately I don't have an unused network connection in the walls between the two points. Running new cable is not an option.

    The RPi idea is actually a good one... for a younger version of me with more time, that would crank out a solution over a weekend. I simply don't have the time anymore at this point in my life/career, so ideally looking for something close to plug-n-play (but I'm always up for some debugging and tweaking).

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  • mda
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    Originally posted by TC1 View Post

    Which product are you using? And as stated in the use-case, I need the receiver to sit independent (ie, the living room) and transmit back to HS via either IP or some other wireless protocol since my HS PC sits in a closet.
    I’m using the FLIRC USB https://flirc.tv/more/flirc-usb

    According to the first post in Jon00’s thread…

    “If you do not have a PC near the equipment which you use to operate via IR, the FLIRC USB dongle works well using a USB to Ethernet server which could be linked to your Homeseer Server. The plugin must be installed on a Windows PC (tested on Win7 & Win10 only).”

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  • kenm
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    TC1 How far is your living room from your HS PC in the closet? Take a look at Xantech gear. You'll need a receiver such as the Hiddenlink and either a stick-on emitter for the FLIRC or a J-Box IR blaster in the closet. Xantech converts IR to12V signaling over Cat5 and then back to. IR on the far end. The Hiddenlink comes with a power injector block for powering the whole setup.

    Another option, if you are a coder, would be a FLIRC plugged into a RPi running some custom code to take in the IR messages and send them out as MQTT messages over WiFi. You'd then use the mcsMQTT plugin to create a device that could trigger events.

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  • TC1
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    Originally posted by mda View Post
    I use the FLIRC USB https://flirc.tv/products plugged into my HS3 PC, with Jon00’s script to receive IR from harmony ultimate and trigger HS3. It works well

    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/top...ink_source=app
    Which product are you using? And as stated in the use-case, I need the receiver to sit independent (ie, the living room) and transmit back to HS via either IP or some other wireless protocol since my HS PC sits in a closet.

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  • mda
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    I use the FLIRC USB https://flirc.tv/products plugged into my HS3 PC, with Jon00’s script to receive IR from harmony ultimate and trigger HS3. It works well

    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/top...ink_source=app

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  • TC1
    started a topic IR Receiver to HS4

    IR Receiver to HS4

    Use case: I already have a HS4 to IR blaster solution, but I want to go the opposite way now. I have a Harmony One remote and I'd like to be able to assign activities on it that can be used for HS4 triggers.

    Looking for a cheap and easy IR receiver to Wifi/Ethernet that can be integrated into HS4 easily.
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