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    Question USB IR Reciever?

    I've seen the Keyspan USB IR reciever, but can't order one from Canada. Does anyonw know of any other company that makes a USB (Stupid PC Book doesn't have Serial) IR reciever? I know the IRMAN is coming out with one, but they don't have prices or times yet for its release. I also thought about getting a USB to Serial adapter and then the IRMAN, but I have heard of incompatabilities with them.
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    Or on another note, is there software that will "read" the commands coming from a remote so that I can map them to other commands? I have a remote keyboard that has a IR hooked up to the PS2 port, and was wondering if I could get software to map a remote controls commands to standard keyboard commands?
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    OK I seem to be answering myself, but I have found a couple other products as well.
    http://www.eteklabs.com/kwikey.html http://www.baybeamer.ch/p_us.htm (irDA??)
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    is what your after an IRman?

    or did i miss the point? (probably!)
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    I think he wants USB because he doesn't have a serial port for IRMAN. I know Evation is coming out with TIRCO which is USB and has same functionalities as IRMAN but can also send out IR signals!!
    I wonder when that would be...
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    Originally posted by moahdib:
    <STRONG>I think he wants USB because he doesn't have a serial port for IRMAN. I know Evation is coming out with TIRCO which is USB and has same functionalities as IRMAN but can also send out IR signals!!
    I wonder when that would be...</STRONG>
    that sounds cool..... i do love the IRman, working with the serial port programming wise is VERY easy for this device and is a real no-brainer to get going..
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    Yeah my PCBook doesn't have serial or the IRMAN would already be ordered!
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    Originally posted by orangewhip:
    <STRONG>Yeah my PCBook doesn't have serial or the IRMAN would already be ordered!</STRONG>
    a bit of a silly soultion...... i know you can get converters that go from a USB to a parallel port....... what about USB to a serial port?! then you could use the good old IRMan!
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    Why does everybody want IR instead of RF?

    I'm looking for an RF remote cause I want it to work whether or not it's in the line of site. Plus I want to do the same thing in the house and be able co control my computer connected to a TV in another room just using an RF remote.
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    I want an IR because I already have the actual remote that I want, I just need the reciever. As far as the USB to Serial then use IRMAN, yes I have thought of that, but it is MUCH cheaper to go the other route. Besides being a little "cleaner" of an install. I also read on some USB forums that some software won't recognize the IRMAN when it is hooked up to a USB to serial converter.
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