Global Caché Releases the GC -IRE IR Extender and IR Receivers for use in Networked Homes

New product converts IR commands to digital data that can be used over a network for complete IR control, and is used with various IR input devices for flexibility.

Orlando, FL - March 10, 2004 - (EHX Spring 2004 Booth #742) Global Caché announced today the immediate availability of the Global Caché GC -IRE. The GC -IRE extends infrared capability by converting IR signals to digital data that can then be read from any PC or RS232 port. The GC -IRE is designed for use with various IR input devices to capture IR commands that can be recorded, played back, and used to initiate actions across a network. The GC -IRE also works with conversion cabling to connect a Xantech environment to a network.


The following Global Caché IR receivers and conversion cable are available immediately and designed for use with the GC -IRE:

GC -RG1 IR Receiver - The GC -RG1 is able to capture and digitize IR frequencies from 30KHz to 72KHz. Most IR equipment falls within this range.

GC -RF1 IR Receiver - The GC -RF1 is able to capture and digitize IR frequencies from 30KHz to 500 KHz. This capability ensures that all equipment, including B&O can be controlled using the GC -IRE.

GC -CXG Converter Cable - The GC -CXG is used to connect a Xantech environment to the GC -IRE, digitizing IR signals received by Xantech equipment and allowing it to be used in a networked environment.

Employing state -of -the -art manufacturing techniques and proprietary software filtering, Global Caché's IR receivers are highly resistant to plasma and lighting interference. In addition, the GC -IRE is designed to operate with commonly used IR receivers with carrier frequencies ranging from 32 KHz to 500 KHz.

Here's what some of our partners are saying about the GC -IRE:

"We expect the IRE to be very well received by our dealers," said Mike Menard, a CorAccess Vice President. "IR input capability over a network really adds value, and IR learn is something our installers and dealers have been asking for."

"The GC -IRE is small, easy -to -use, and has been integrated into our software package to work right out of the box," said Joe Storm, MPlus CEO. "Network -based automation software that can control devices through IP anywhere in the home with devices like the GC -IRE from Global Cache is the future for home control."

"We're excited to see that Global Caché has added IR receivers to their product line," said Mark Stiving, President and CEO of Destiny Networks, a hands -free home automation provider. "Now our dealers can easily control multiple home theaters using the Ethernet backbone instead of manually running all of the necessary control wires."

The GC -IRE joins the family of GC -100 Network Adapters addressing the growing number of homes with high -bandwidth Internet and networking capability and enables the use of network -based software to control and automate IR, serial, and relay contact closure.

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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