Microsmith Hot Link Pro IR Remote Extender System, 6 Emitters (Open Box)
If your A/V equipment is housed behind an opaque cabinet door or in a closet, IR remote signals will not be able to reach it. Hot Link Pro solves this problem by routing the IR signals into the closed cabinet or closet. This allows you to keep equipment out-of-sight and out-of-reach of inquisitive little fingers, dust, and dirt. The high sensitivity of the Hot Link Pro receiver can also extend the range of your remotes.
- Allows use of an IR remote on equipment that's behind opaque doors
- Enhances remote control performance for up to 6 A/V components
- Slim design, side sensors, and 6' sensor cable allow more flexible positioning
- Blue "Talk-Back" LED confirms receipt of IR commands
Hot Link's IR Eye can be mounted virtually anywhere (on the back of flat panel displays, behind door slots, speaker grills, cabinets and wall plates without modification or under toe kicks and sub-woofer speakers). It is more than 4 times as sensitive than standard receiver targets and is broad band, eliminating the need for special receivers at different frequencies.
What Hot Link Pro Does
Hot Link Pro is a 12 year old patented product that both allows equipment to be hidden and doubles the distance of remote controls by enhancing IR sensitivity. It is generally sold as a "single box solution" for installers and end users. It is "radio-less" and has no attachments to remotes, no batteries, no antennas and no exposed cables to trip over. Hot Link hides inside the cabinet and "sees" even the weakest signals from remotes. Is very compatible with LCD and Plasma TVs when the eye is mounted out of sight, just behind the display. With accessories, Hot Link Pro's sensors and emitters can be easily extended. Repeats carrier frequencies 18Khz to 120Khz.
Hypersensitive Receiving Eye
While Hot Link is an effective single box solution for intra-cabinet repeating, it enhances the distance of remotes by being more sensitive at the receiving end rather than by adding attachments to the remote or converting to radio waves. Hot Link Pro doubles the distance of remotes up to 70 feet. In total darkness it will go up to 100 feet. But the really pleasing feature of all this hypersensitivity, is that the Eye does not have to be direct line of site! The Eye or "target" can be hidden behind a speaker grill, under a toe-kick, or behind or on top of a cabinet or looking through the slot of a door or behind a speaker grill. It does not have to be direct line of site. The Eye merely needs to be in the same room as the remote. This means no drilling of holes in high-buck cabinets and no fishing or aiming of the remote by the home theater enthusiast. We call this "radioless" technology.
Eye Mounting Options
Our patented Infrared receiver eye's hypersensitivity allows the eye to see even the weakest signals from your remote. To obtain twice the distance the eye is actually 4 times as sensitive. As the distance between the remote and the eye increases by one increment the power density is reduced by 4 times. When placed in a dark environment the eye actually increases sensitivity to remote pulses up to almost 6 times! When the Hot Link Pro Eye is placed behind a speaker grill, yes the grill "apertures" the remote signal and it also apertures the ambient light causing the eye to become more sensitive to pulsed light produced by remote control signals. This means that in general there is usually no loss and some increase in the remote control's operating range. AND THE EYE IS HIDDEN!
- Maximum Operating Distance: 70 feet
- IR Frequency: 18 to 120KHz
- Power Supply: 12VDC, 120VAC (adapter included)
- Dimensions: 3-1/4 x 2 x 15/16 inches