Ethernet IR controller, to control Home Theater over the internet
Do you want to lock all of your home theater devices in a closet and control them from a mobile device and over the Internet? Called Ether-IR, these devices will work with open source software, connect to Ethernet and transmit an infrared (IR) signal. They can be placed anywhere you have an Ethernet run. Ether-IR works from a computer, tablet, mobile device or even other ethernet connected devices. Full schematics and source files are linked below.
MerMar Design’s first completed project, the Ether IR, is an Ethernet enabled universal remote for controlling televisions, cable boxes, DVD players, etc. This allows placement of the board with audio / video equipment out of sight, such as in a closet behind closed doors where typical infrared remotes can not reach (assuming you also have a router in the closet or can run an Ethernet cable to the closet).
Control is provided to this equipment through any device with a connection to the local network through a small web page that provides a typical remote control interface. The interface page is designed to display properly on common cell phone screen resolutions, meaning that when used in combination with a WiFi network, WiFi enabled cell phones or MP3 players can be conveniently used as a remote control.