Operating audio-visual devices inside a closed cabinet? It's possible, using an IR extender. Place your equipment, such as a TV decoder or DVD/Blu-ray player, inside a (TV) cabinet and operate it without having to open the cabinet doors.
From now on, all your devices will be hidden away inside a closed cabinet, enabling you to enjoy a tidy and uncluttered interior. We have a wide range of products to operate equipment that is hidden from view, using your own remote control.
How does it work?
These products enable you to extend the infrared signal of your remote control. This allows you to operate equipment inside a closed cabinet or even in another room. A set usually consists of a mini IR receiver, a module and an IR transmitter.
Simply point your remote control at the IR receiver, which is connected to the module inside the cabinet. The module sends the signal to the IR transmitter. This IR transmitter will then operate your equipment.
Some IR extenders combine the IR receiver and the module in one box. These IR extenders do not come with a mini IR receiver, a small box will remain visible. Otherwise, it works exactly the same.
A solution for every situation
Our range has different types of products for operating your equipment:
- inside a closed cabinet;
- in another room;
- at a large distance;
- behind a TV.
Operation inside a closed cabinet
There are various options for operating equipment inside a closed cabinet. You may, for example, place the IR receiver almost completely hidden from view or choose a basic model where the IR receiver is placed in view, in the form of a small box.
Depending on the model, you can place and operate up to 8 devices behind a closed door. This depends, among others, on the use of emitter LEDs or blaster LEDs.
IR emitter LED
An emitter LED is an LED that you must stick on or near the infrared eye of the device you wish to operate. This infrared eye is located on the front of your device. If the eye is hard to find, you can shine a light at the front of your device.
You will then easily find the infrared eye. On each device you want to operate, stick an emitter LED on or directly near the infrared eye.
IR blaster LED
A blaster LED is an LED that, unlike an emitter LED, you don't have to attach to the sometimes difficult to find infrared eye of the equipment you want to operate. You put this blaster LED inside a compartment of a cabinet that contains your equipment. The blaster LED ensures that all devices in the line of sight can be operated.
You only need 1 blaster LED for 4 devices inside one compartment. There's no need to attach a separate emitter LED to each device. Convenient! Using an IR extender with blaster enables you to operate up to 8 or more devices that are placed hidden from view.
Operation in another room
If you want to operate equipment that is placed in another room, a wireless IR extender is a good solution. You place your TV in the living room and your equipment in an adjacent room, or even in the meter cupboard.
This is also an ideal solution if your TV is attached to a wall bracket. In that case, you don't have to place your equipment directly next to your TV and you don't have an extra cable in view.
This type does not use emitter LEDs. You place the IR transmitter next to the equipment you want to operate, and can thus operate all equipment in the line of sight.
Operation at a large distance
If you install one or more displays in a shop, gym or waiting room, you want to be able to operate them from an office or another room. If operating the equipment is not easy, we offer solutions to operate devices from up to a distance of 300 metres. This allows you to determine, from your office, what people will be viewing on the cross trainer or in the waiting room.
With this type you can choose between blaster LEDs or emitter LEDs.
Operation behind a TV
Even though the Apple TV is just a small device, there is now also the possibility to hide it neatly behind your TV. This provides you with a very compact solution for operation from up to 1 metre. You will use the TV's USB power supply and prevent wires and boxes from being visible.
Unique product range
We made a name for ourselves with our extensive range of IR extenders. We introduced our first product to the market in 1996. Since then, we have constantly added to our range in order to be able to offer a solution for every problem.
Our products are easy to connect and work with virtually any decoder.
Marmitek IR extenders are available starting at €34,95.
The Invisible Control 6 XTRA is the absolute favourite of our satisfied customers: Operate an unlimited number of devices inside a closed cabinet for as little as €69.95. It always works!
Your equipment hidden from view, isn't that what you want? Take care of it today!