View Full Version : newbie seeks guidance

December 18th, 2004, 10:43 AM
I am a developer interested in adding IR control to my VB6 or VB.NET application.
My goal is to be able to control various IR controlled devices from the PC.
For example, locking my car door from my PC, or changing the channel on
a cable box from my PC even though the cable box is in another room.

Can someone please confirm what I will need to have:

Tira2.1: $49.00 for each room where there is equipment I want to control(?)
Cable 2.11
Girder: 20.00
Girder API no charge

Since the range for Tira is only about 8-10 meters, does this mean I have to run wires from my PC to the Tira when it is located in another room?

Thanks in advance for your help!

December 18th, 2004, 12:03 PM

If range is an issue you want to consider one of the RF remotes.

For what you want to do, I am not sure you need to develop in VB. Girder includes Lua which gives you a very sophisticted control over automating events and control.