Industrologic, Inc. announces the release of their IR232, a infrared to RS-232 converter that is based on the Sony SIRCS protocol of 12 bit control codes.
The IR232 can not only send and receive control codes in one of two binary modes, but can also be configured to send pre-defined character strings to the serial port when specified infrared control codes are received. This mode allows it to act as a host to any slave device that can accept RS-232 commands.
The IR232 printed circuit board assembly contains a 40 KHZ infrared receiver module, a high-power infrared LED, and a visible LED for confirmation of transmissions. It has a true RS-232 interface with DB9 connector that matches the pinout on PC compatible RS-232 ports, and can communicate at speeds up to 19200 baud.
Its on-board +5 volt power supply can operate from a wide range of input voltages provided through a pin-type power jack, and the +5 volt supply is available on pin 9 of the DB9 connector to power auxiliary devices.
The IR232 is available as a complete circuit board assembly, or can be enclosed in an optional ABS plastic enclosure with infrared window. The circuit board is 2.25 by 2.25 by 0.75 inches, while the enclosure is 2.6 by 2.6 by 1.1 inches total size.
The IR232 is shipped with all items needed for immediate use: The complete circuit board assembly, a wall block power supply, an RS-232 cable for connection to PC compatible computer during setup, and terminal emulation software for the PC.
Complete information and documentation on Industrologic's entire line of products is available at their web site: www.industrologic.com