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Posted By Aaron Green - 15 Sep, 2014
CommandFusion will be introducing a new series of products later this year, which will be called the “LAN” series. The existing offerings will now be referred to as the “Pro” series. ... read on »
Posted By Aaron Green - 14 Nov, 2013
Did you know that any CommandFusion devices that are capable of sending IR signals contain a database of over 500,000 IR codes? ... read on »
Posted By Aaron Green - 03 Oct, 2013
Since the release of our initial hardware lineup in May of 2012, one of the most common questions we get is "Why did you create CFLink when Ethernet already exists?"
While the easy method was to go with the crowd, and implement an IP based communications method – we didn’t believe it was the right choice. We chose to go with CFLink based on our experience in the industry, after extensive R&D and after talking to integrators about what they look for when choosing control hardware.
What is CFLink?
Firstly, lets take a look at what CFLink actually is. CFLink is a 5-wire RS485 bus that carries both power and data to devices over a maximum distance of 1.6 kilometers. Up to 238 devices can exist on a single network, and multiple CFLink networks can communicate with each other via Ethernet, providing an endlessly scalable system.
CFLink can run on any cable with 5 or more cores, including CAT5/6 and 2-pair shielded cable. When using CAT5/6, you should use one pair for voltage + and one pair for voltage - to decrease the voltage drop over longer runs.... read on »
Posted By Aaron Green - 18 Sep, 2013
The Commandfusion IR blaster is a powerful piece of hardware. Its main function is to fill a room with infrared, removing, or reducing the need to run cables to each device you want to control.
It has 12 IR emitters built in, giving an output of 270 degrees. On top of that, it also has built in IR receivers. We can use these receivers to trigger what we call IR rules. ... read on »
Posted By Aaron Green - 22 Jul, 2013
We have just finalised and uploaded the CFLink Power calculator spreadsheet and wiring diagram to our wiki. Use the power calculator spreadsheet to help you calculate the type of cabling you should use when designing your CFLink network. ... read on »