New product offering provides video, voltage, contact closure sensors, and conversion cables for connecting other environments to a network.
Orlando, FL - March 10, 2004 - (EHX Spring 2004 Booth #742) Global Caché, the award winning provider of products that enable technology in homes and businesses, announced today it will immediately begin shipping an offering of new products which includes several new sensors that provide the ability to detect the power state of video screens, electronic equipment, and contact closures. When used with the Global Caché GC -100 Network Adapter, information from the sensors can be sent over a network and used by IP -based software to automate and control devices throughout the home. The sensors will work with other compatible controllers.
"Global Cache has, once again, brilliantly solved another piece of the IP control puzzle: network support for old -fashioned legacy products that have inadequate control mechanisms," said Rich Green, President and CEO of Rich Green, Ink, a Palo Alto design/installation company. "Global Cache sensors that communicate over a network are an integrator's dream come true."
Global Caché's new sensor and accessory products include:
GC -SV1 Video Out Sensor - The GC -SV1 monitors the on -and -off status of video equipment and is ideally suited for determining the power state of DVDs and VCRs. The device can be plugged directly into the Global Caché GC -100 Network Adapter connecting the sensor to the network. The GC -SV1 will work with other manufacturer's controllers that provide 5V power and accept digital logic (TTL) input.
GC -SP1 AC/DC Voltage Sensor - The GC -SP1 monitors the on -and -off status of electronic components. Voltages up to +/ - 5V can be connected to the GC -SP1 to determine the powered state of equipment, power strips (using a wall adapter), or a "ring" condition on a telephone circuit. The GC -SP1 is optically isolated and clamped by a transient voltage suppressor to ensure circuit isolation and protection. The device can be plugged directly into the Global Caché GC -100 Network Adapter connecting the sensor to the network. The GC -SP1 will work with other manufacturer's controllers that provide 5V power and accept digital logic (TTL) input.
GC -SC1 Contact Closure Sensor - The GC -SC1 detects the open -and -closed status of a pair of isolated contacts, such as a relay or switch. It is ideally suited for detecting closure on drapery controllers, thermostats, security contacts, and door strikes. The GC -SC1 filters out false triggers associated with typical contact bounce. The device can be plugged directly into the Global Caché GC -100 Network Adapter connecting the sensor to the network. The GC -SC1 will work with other manufacturer's controllers that provide 5V power and accept digital logic (TTL) input.
In addition to the new sensors, Global Caché is announcing the immediate availability of conversion cables used to connect a Xantech environment to a network. The offering includes the following cables:
GC -CGX IR Converter Cable, GC -100 to Xantech - The GC -CGX is used to connect a GC -100 IR output to a Xantech IR input. GC -100 IR outputs are converted to meet the IR input requirements for a Xantech distribution environment. IR signals from 30KHz to 72KHz can now be sent through a Xantech IR installation directly from a GC -100.
GC -CXG IR Converter Cable, Xantech to GC -IRE - The GC -CXG is used to connect a Xantech IR output (any IR emitter port) to the GC -IRE. Xantech IR outputs are converted to meet the IR input requirements for the GC -IRE. IR signals received by Xantech IR products can now be digitized by the GC -IRE for networked installations. The GC -CXG is optically isolated to ensure circuit isolation and protection.
"We've seen amazing growth in the last few years in the number of homes being networked," said Walt Keller, President of Global Caché. "Homeowners want to take advantage of what their connected home can offer them. We're excited to now give dealers and installers more tools they need to provide those features their customers are looking for."
In separate announcements Global Caché launched two additional products, an IR Learner to aid in quick and easy IR database creation, and an IR Extender that digitizes IR commands for use over a network. The GC -IRL and GC -IRE are available immediately.
About Global Caché, Inc.
Global Caché is dedicated to producing state -of -the -art products that enable technology in homes and businesses. Our GC -100 Network Adapter provides the means for PC -based home automation and management software to access, control, and deliver services in a networked home to diverse and previously unconnected devices and appliances. Global Caché sells through distributors, VARs, and OEMs. For more information on Global Caché and our products and services or to place an order, visit online at www.globalcache.com or call us at 408 -270 -1300.
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