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DeviceLab Demonstrates iOS-Based (iPod/iPhone/iPad) Infrared IR Dongle to Control Home CE Consumer Electronics Devices

  (August 24, 2011)

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) August 24, 2011

DeviceLab ( has recently launched a video demonstrating the use of infrared dongles to control IR-based home CE consumer electronics devices. This is a significant development due to the fact that IR is not currently supported by iOS devices.

The recently released video ( illustrates the following key points:

  •     The IR infrared dongle connected to iPhones dock connector allows the iPhone to control any IR-based home CE devices. IR is not a built-in feature in iPhone, therefore the IR dongle is necessary. The software SW app also supports Wifi and Bluetooth (with appropriate logos shown in the video); these are built-in wireless standards in Android and iOS devices so that CE devices can be controlled remotely from another room in the house or over the Internet (as opposed to IRs line-of-sight limitation).
  •     The SW app has an IR database code for most CE devices; for codes that are not in the database, the IR receiver chip on the dongle enables the user to learn the IR code from any existing remotes to create and store a new devices remote code.
  •     The SW app supports Macro capability, which means the user can program a series of IR codes to turn on and control TV/DVD player/stereo devices simultaneously via one touch. This is similar to the Macro feature in Logitechs Harmony remote control.
  •     The sequence of events in the video shows the user first learns the IR code of an existing remote; then creates a Macro; and, with a single touch on the Macro, the user can turn on and control Samsung TV and Panasonic DVD players .

Based on this iPhone IR dongle demo, DeviceLab has created two additional videos to demonstrate the use of Wifi and Bluetooth in Android iOS and iPAD devices to control and stream multimedia files to Home CE devices; These videos will be described in separate press releases.

About DeviceLab
DeviceLab develops software for Android phones and Android embedded systems. They have an Apple MFi license enabling them to develop Apple iOS-based hardware/software products targeted for medical, home CE (consumer electronics), industrial automation, and test and measurement applications. They are also a contract medical device design and product development firm. They are a full service company for mechanical engineering, electronics, software, industrial design, prototyping, manufacturing, FDA regulatory consulting and product testing services. Expertise includes medical user interface (UI) design, custom medical cart development, medical device, industrial design, hospital equipment and lab instrument development.


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