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Windows ®7 compatible IR remote controlled transmission/reception unit developed

We are pleased to announce the development of an “IR remote controlled transmission/reception unit” for personal computers installed with “Windows® 7”, the new operating system of Microsoft.  Marketing to the PC and peripheral device manufacturers commenced in August 2009. 

As the partner recognized by Microsoft, we have developed a Windows® 7-compatible IR remote controlled transmission/reception unit <IR remote control (transmitter), USB transceiver (transmitter/receiver), USB receiver, IR blaster (extension cable with a transmission section)>.
 

The major feature of this IR remote control unit (transmitter) is the provision of a start button for the “Windows® 7 Media Center function (Note 1)” specified by Microsoft, and the user is able to easily switch from TV, videos or DVD.  Furthermore, for the protocol (IR format), the use of the “Quatro Pulse (Note 2)” which we have developed and gained recognition from Microsoft has become possible, in addition to the RC6 that has been previously used. 

The USB transceiver has a learning function and remembers the remote control signals used at home and stores it in a PC.  This enables the users to call such signals so that other in-home equipment such as set-top box can be controlled via an IR blaster by using a Windows® 7 PC.


Date Released Aug. 26, 2009
Press Release No. 865fc
Product Name Windows® 7-compatible IR remote controlled transmission/reception unit
Features
  • 1) The remote control (transmitter) is equipped with a Microsoft-specified “Windows® 7 Media Center start butter” and the user able to easily switch from TV, video or DVD.
  • 2) The USB transceiver has a learning function of remembering the remote control signals used at home in the PC.  This enables the user to call to such signals so that other in-home equipment such as the set-top box can be controlled via an IR blaster by using a Windows® 7 PC.
  • 3) Provides good grip and good operation sensation by making the width a slim 45mm (10% reduction from our previous equivalents) and by adopting a curved surface shape for the housing bottom.
  • 4) For the switches for frequently used directions and enter keys, a metal dome mechanism is used for good operation sensation.

 

[Technical terms]
(Note 1)  “Windows® 7 Media Center function”:  A function that allows a comfortable PC digital entertainment environment where the users can enjoy their favorite TV program at any time, amuse themselves by viewing home video with simple control, create their own PC juke box with their favorite music and crease their won digital photo albums.

(Note 2) “Quatro Plus”: Our exclusive protocol which we have gained the recognition of Microsoft, and is a standard equipment for Windows® 7 OS drivers.  The feature of “Quatro Plus” is “fast communication speed” and “low consumption of electricity” compared to other protocols and is compatible to various devices. 

Major specifications
[IR remote control] External dimensions: 215mm×45.4mm×23.7mm
Power source: 3V DC (2 AAA cells)
Number of keys: 53 keys (max)
Transmission distance: 5m
 
[USB transceiver]
External dimensions: 64.5mm×49mm×20mm
Cable length: 2m
Interface: USB fullspeed 12Mbps
Driver: Windows® 7 compatible standard driver
IR blaster connecting jack: 2 pieces
Range of Learnable Carrier Frequency: 32KHz-56KHz
Applications Windows® 7 PCs and its peripheral equipments
Market introduction October 2009 (to be confirmed)
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