How do I utilize IR control with the Lync System?
Every LyncPad has a built-in IR receiving eye.
This IR eye is used to control the LyncPad from its remote control AND to pass IR signals through the Lync controller to other centrally located equipment. The LyncPad's basic functions- source selection, volume up/down, power, mute, DND, and the MP3 functions- can all be controlled from the LyncPad's own remote control. But the IR eye on the LyncPad serves another very important function as well- it passes IR commands from the standard 38K frequency band to the Lync and then on to your other centrally located equipment with the use of the included IR emitters. In other words, you can control a centrally located device simply by pointing the IR remote control for that device at any LyncPad.
There is also an IR Input on the back of the Lync controller.
This allows you to connect a receiving eye (sold separately) for a room that does not have a LyncPad in it. This is often a nearby room such as a dedicated theater room or family room with surround sound installed. IR commands received at this eye are ONLY output through the Global IR Output on the back of the Lync. It is typically used for controlling equipment that is NOT part of the whole-house system such as a home theater receiver that is located in the same area as the whole-house equipment. We provide a dual IR emitter for the Global IR Out so that you can control up to two devices with the separate IR eye. Choose from three styles.
The Lync controller includes 5 Routed IR emmitter outputs and 1 Global IR emitter output.
Routed IR means that IR signals are routed only to the Source currently selected on a LyncPad. This allows you to have two of the same source (such as two DirecTV or Cable boxes) but only control the one you want. Global IR will output all of the IR signals allowing you to control a device even if it is not selected on the Lync. The eye on each LyncPad will pass IR signals to the source selected AND out through the Global IR output. The IR eye connected to the IR IN on the back of the Lync will only pass IR signals out through the Global IR output.
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