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Instantly Enables Wi-Fi Control For Any Electronic Device

The Global Caché iTach Flex WiFi instantly enables WiFi control for electronic devices, allowing you to automate almost any device, system, or protocol. Remotely control the connected device using an app on a smartphone, tablet, or any other user interface. By adding intelligence to the enabled device, events and tasks can be automatically triggered, adding convenience to the electronics you use every day.

  • Connects almost any electrical device to a WiFi network
  • Access, monitor, automate, and control standalone equipment
  • Web-based control protocol using HTTP
  • Mounting dock for simple installation

The iTach Flex system comprises two components: the included compact WiFi-enabling module (WiFi) and a connecting Flex Link cable (sold separately). Flex Link cables come in a variety of configurations (RS-232, IR, contact closure) to support almost any electrical device. The cable simply connects to your WiFi module via the 3.5mm jack and connects to your device via the appropriate connector.

Once the pieces are connected, the iTach Flex offers remote control with control apps in the iTunes Store and Android Marketplace. The unit includes a 4MB flash drive that enables the use of local memory, allowing you to store web pages and files in a standard FAT file system. These files are accessible from any location, on or outside the network, and allow for web page control of your devices.

Entertainment systems are the most common household devices to be controlled, and most of those devices respond to IR codes, the infrared commands sent by your typical remote control. Integrated tightly with the iTach Flex is a no-charge, cloud-based service that instantly provides the required IR codes for the equipment being controlled. The ease of use and versatility of the cloud-based system ensures the compatibility and expandability of any system. The iTach Flex also offers built-in IR learning.

Contents

  • iTach Flex Module (WiFi)
  • Wall Power Adapter
  • USB Micro Adapter

Note: the iTach Flex to your electrical device, you will need to determine your device’s required connector (RS-232, IR, contact closure) and purchase the corresponding Flex Link cable.

Simply Connect With Global Caché

The Global Caché family of connectivity products provides choices for the industry professional and the consumer – significantly reducing costs and providing a scalable platform for today and the future. Global Caché’s belief in open systems and the evolution of the automation market is being played out today since cost-effective PC-based and phone-based control applications are now becoming widely available. iTach devices, Network Adapters, and other Global Caché connectivity products have radically changed the automation dynamic. These products are engineered to integrate easily into any control environment, even high-end proprietary systems, providing a path to open systems and better competitive leverage.

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The iTach Flex Wi-Fi enables you to easily control any Infra-Red (IR) appliance via your home’s Wi-Fi network. Appliances such as TVs, DVD/Blu-Ray, Amplifiers can all be controlled from your Z-Wave network controller (via Wi-Fi), this means you can position the iTach Flex anywhere you need it and then control it from your Z-Wave controllers such as Fibaro HC3 or VERA.

The iTach Flex includes the unique ‘Global Port’, enabling you to choose which types of device the iTach Flex controls by selecting any of the Flex Link Cables:

  • Flex Link IR Blaster – Blasts IR signals to all devices in 10m range
  • Flex Link IR Emitter – single IR emitter
  • Flex Link Tri-Port IR Cable – enables up to 3 IR emitters to be connected to on iTach Flex

Note – the Flex Link cables are not included with the iTach Flex, you need to choose at least one Flex Link Cable when you order the iTach Flex.

The iTach Flex includes access to the Global Cache IR database as well as being able to learn your appliance’s IR codes.

  • Smart end-points enhance and connect standalone devices
  • Standard 3.5mm jack supports almost any protocol using Flex Link cable
  • Built-in HTTP support for simple and instant network connectivity
  • Downloadable iLearn software allows capture and playback of IR commands
  • Downloadable iHelp software simplifies network discovery and setup
  • 4MB flash memory – store web pages and files accessible via URL
  • 4-conductor Global Port allows for versatility using Flex Link cables
  • Built in IR learning and access commands to cloud-based IR database
  • Made in the USA and RoHS compliant

FIBARO HC2 INTEGRATION

HC2 Virtual Device

To enable the Fibaro Home Center to use the iTach devices, we need to create a Virtual Device. This Virtual Device sends the correct IR commands to the iTach to control the particular appliance and can be used from a browser, smartphone or tablet.

This guide below shows you how to:

  • Create a Virtual Device in Fibaro Home Center
  • Use IR Commands that the iTach has ‘learnt’ for a specific appliance
  • Use the Virtual Device to control the appliance using IR commands via the iTach IR adapter

Make sure you have configured your iTach adapter and have used it to ‘learn’ the IR codes of the appliance you wish to control.
Full information is in this document.

Product Support

Videos:

⇒ Global Cache Flex IP iTach Flex

Manuals:

⇒ GlobalCache iTachFlex Specifications (Size: 1390 KB)

⇒ Global Cache iTach Flex API and downloads

⇒ Fibaro HC2 to Global Cache iTach Flex Guide (Size: 648 KB)

Technical Specifications

  • Manufacturer Part #: FLEX-IP-P
  • Power Input: 802.3af compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Network Connection: RJ45, 10/100Mbps
  • LED Indicators: Power and connectors to indicate activity and status
  • Global Port: 4 Conductor connection (TRRS: tip, ring, ring, sleeve)
  • Serial/RS232:
    • Male DB9 with automatic configuration sensing
    • 600 baud to 115.2 Kbaud data rates supported
    • Odd, Even, and None parity settings
    • Bi-directional with hardware RTS/CTS flow control
  • Flex Link Cables: Supports IR Out, IR Blaster, IR Tri-Port and Serial
  • IR Output: From 20 to 500 kHz. 3.5mm connector.
  • Control APIs:
    • TCP: ASCII textual commands compatible with iTach and GC-100 protocol. Comma-delimited, carriage return terminated.
    • HTTP: New web-based control using HTTP commands with JSON payload data.
  • Dimensions: : 2.58(L) x 1.22(W) x 0.82(H) inches
  • Certifications: FCC (Part 15, Class B), C-tick, RoHs compliant

 

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DescriptionInstantly Enables Wi-Fi Control For Any Electronic Device The Global Caché iTach Flex WiFi instantly enables WiFi control for electronic devices, allowing you to automate almost any device, system, or protocol. Remotely control the connected device using an app on a smartphone, tablet, or any other user interface. By adding intelligence to the enabled device, events and tasks can be automatically triggered, adding convenience to the electronics you use every day.
  • Connects almost any electrical device to a WiFi network
  • Access, monitor, automate, and control standalone equipment
  • Web-based control protocol using HTTP
  • Mounting dock for simple installation
The iTach Flex system comprises two components: the included compact WiFi-enabling module (WiFi) and a connecting Flex Link cable (sold separately). Flex Link cables come in a variety of configurations (RS-232, IR, contact closure) to support almost any electrical device. The cable simply connects to your WiFi module via the 3.5mm jack and connects to your device via the appropriate connector. Once the pieces are connected, the iTach Flex offers remote control with control apps in the iTunes Store and Android Marketplace. The unit includes a 4MB flash drive that enables the use of local memory, allowing you to store web pages and files in a standard FAT file system. These files are accessible from any location, on or outside the network, and allow for web page control of your devices. Entertainment systems are the most common household devices to be controlled, and most of those devices respond to IR codes, the infrared commands sent by your typical remote control. Integrated tightly with the iTach Flex is a no-charge, cloud-based service that instantly provides the required IR codes for the equipment being controlled. The ease of use and versatility of the cloud-based system ensures the compatibility and expandability of any system. The iTach Flex also offers built-in IR learning. Contents
  • iTach Flex Module (WiFi)
  • Wall Power Adapter
  • USB Micro Adapter
Note: the iTach Flex to your electrical device, you will need to determine your device's required connector (RS-232, IR, contact closure) and purchase the corresponding Flex Link cable. Simply Connect With Global Caché The Global Caché family of connectivity products provides choices for the industry professional and the consumer – significantly reducing costs and providing a scalable platform for today and the future. Global Caché's belief in open systems and the evolution of the automation market is being played out today since cost-effective PC-based and phone-based control applications are now becoming widely available. iTach devices, Network Adapters, and other Global Caché connectivity products have radically changed the automation dynamic. These products are engineered to integrate easily into any control environment, even high-end proprietary systems, providing a path to open systems and better competitive leverage.
The FIBARO Button is a compact, battery powered Z-Wave Plus device that allows you to control devices and run scenes in your Z-Wave network.
  • Completely wireless
  • Z-Wave Plus certified
  • Supports 6 different actions/scenes
  • Available in multiple colours (white, black, red, blue, yellow)
The Aeotec Z-Stick (Gen 5) is a self-powered Z-Wave USB dongle with portable push-button inclusion for Z-Wave devices (independent from external power and host microprocessor). When attached to a host processor (PC etc), it becomes a Z-Wave communication device, which allows Z-Wave software to communicate with your Z-Wave devices. ZW090aThe FIBARO Button is a compact, battery powered Z-Wave Plus device that allows you to control devices and run scenes in your Z-Wave network.
  • Completely wireless
  • Z-Wave Plus certified
  • Supports 6 different actions/scenes
  • Available in multiple colours (white, black, red, blue, yellow)

For Use With The ITach Flex

The Global Caché Flex Link Serial Cable (RS485) connects to your iTach Flex Module via the 3.5mm jack to enable IP/WiFi control for RS485 serial components. The RS485 setting includes Baud Rate, Duplex, Parity, Data Bits, and Stop Bits. The RS485 serial cable is both 4-wire (full-duplex) and 2-wire (half-duplex) capable. Duplex is unique to RS485 serial cables. It should be set to Full for 4-signal RS485 and Half for 2-signal RS485.

For Use With The ITach Flex

The Global Caché Flex Link 3 Emitter Cable connects to your iTach Flex Module via the 3.5mm jack to enable IP/WiFi control for three IR-controlled devices. The cable has three separate IR emitters to provide three independent user-selectable IR outputs. Simply Connect With Global Caché The Global Caché family of connectivity products provides choices for the industry professional and the consumer – significantly reducing costs and providing a scalable platform for today and the future. Global Caché's belief in open systems and the evolution of the automation market is being played out today since cost-effective PC-based and phone-based control applications are now becoming widely available. iTach devices, Network Adapters, and other Global Caché connectivity products have radically changed the automation dynamic. These products are engineered to integrate easily into any control environment, even high-end proprietary systems, providing a path to open systems and better competitive leverage.
ContentThe iTach Flex Wi-Fi enables you to easily control any Infra-Red (IR) appliance via your home's Wi-Fi network. Appliances such as TVs, DVD/Blu-Ray, Amplifiers can all be controlled from your Z-Wave network controller (via Wi-Fi), this means you can position the iTach Flex anywhere you need it and then control it from your Z-Wave controllers such as Fibaro HC3 or VERA. The iTach Flex includes the unique 'Global Port', enabling you to choose which types of device the iTach Flex controls by selecting any of the Flex Link Cables:
  • Flex Link IR Blaster - Blasts IR signals to all devices in 10m range
  • Flex Link IR Emitter - single IR emitter
  • Flex Link Tri-Port IR Cable - enables up to 3 IR emitters to be connected to on iTach Flex
Note - the Flex Link cables are not included with the iTach Flex, you need to choose at least one Flex Link Cable when you order the iTach Flex. The iTach Flex includes access to the Global Cache IR database as well as being able to learn your appliance's IR codes.
  • Smart end-points enhance and connect standalone devices
  • Standard 3.5mm jack supports almost any protocol using Flex Link cable
  • Built-in HTTP support for simple and instant network connectivity
  • Downloadable iLearn software allows capture and playback of IR commands
  • Downloadable iHelp software simplifies network discovery and setup
  • 4MB flash memory – store web pages and files accessible via URL
  • 4-conductor Global Port allows for versatility using Flex Link cables
  • Built in IR learning and access commands to cloud-based IR database
  • Made in the USA and RoHS compliant
FIBARO HC2 INTEGRATION HC2 Virtual Device To enable the Fibaro Home Center to use the iTach devices, we need to create a Virtual Device. This Virtual Device sends the correct IR commands to the iTach to control the particular appliance and can be used from a browser, smartphone or tablet. This guide below shows you how to:
  • Create a Virtual Device in Fibaro Home Center
  • Use IR Commands that the iTach has 'learnt' for a specific appliance
  • Use the Virtual Device to control the appliance using IR commands via the iTach IR adapter
Make sure you have configured your iTach adapter and have used it to 'learn' the IR codes of the appliance you wish to control. Full information is in this document.

Product Support

Videos: ⇒ Global Cache Flex IP iTach Flex Manuals: ⇒ GlobalCache iTachFlex Specifications (Size: 1390 KB) ⇒ Global Cache iTach Flex API and downloads ⇒ Fibaro HC2 to Global Cache iTach Flex Guide (Size: 648 KB)

Technical Specifications

  • Manufacturer Part #: FLEX-IP-P
  • Power Input: 802.3af compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Network Connection: RJ45, 10/100Mbps
  • LED Indicators: Power and connectors to indicate activity and status
  • Global Port: 4 Conductor connection (TRRS: tip, ring, ring, sleeve)
  • Serial/RS232:
    • Male DB9 with automatic configuration sensing
    • 600 baud to 115.2 Kbaud data rates supported
    • Odd, Even, and None parity settings
    • Bi-directional with hardware RTS/CTS flow control
  • Flex Link Cables: Supports IR Out, IR Blaster, IR Tri-Port and Serial
  • IR Output: From 20 to 500 kHz. 3.5mm connector.
  • Control APIs:
    • TCP: ASCII textual commands compatible with iTach and GC-100 protocol. Comma-delimited, carriage return terminated.
    • HTTP: New web-based control using HTTP commands with JSON payload data.
  • Dimensions: : 2.58(L) x 1.22(W) x 0.82(H) inches
  • Certifications: FCC (Part 15, Class B), C-tick, RoHs compliant
 

Product Details

The FIBARO Button is a compact, battery-powered Z-Wave Plus device which allows you to manually activate and deactivate devices within your Z-Wave network and to activate scenes defined in your Z-Wave gateway. The FIBARO Button supports up to 6 different actions/scenes which are triggered with one to five clicks or by holding the button down. In panic mode, each press of the button results in triggering of the emergency scene. Designed to be small and light, the FIBARO Button can be conveniently mounted on any surface and in any location (eg. beside the bed or under the desk) Note: This device may be used with all devices certified with the Z-Wave Plus certificate and should be compatible with such devices produced by other manufacturers. FIBARO Button is a Security Enabled Z-Wave Plus product and a Security Enabled Z-Wave Controller must be used in order to fully utilize the product.

Technical Specifications

RF Protocol
Z-Wave Plus (500 series chip)
RF Frequency
921.42Mhz - AU/NZ  approved RF for Z-wave
Power
ER14250 ½ AA 3.6V
Operation Range
Up to 40m indoors (with no obstacles)
Application
Indoor use only
Operation temperature
0 ~ 40 °C
Storage temperature
‐10 ~ 50 °C
Weight
80g
Dimensions
34mm x 46mm (height x diameter)
Housing
ABS

Product Description

Create your own Z-Wave gateway. With Z-Stick Gen5 you’ll be able to create your own Z-Wave hub using readily available, and sometimes free, home automation software. You’ll benefit from a system that is locally hosted and cloud-free, whose features, security and privacy you can personally control, and you’ll be able to create your Z-Wave network at your own pace and within your own budget. Capable of controlling up to 232 different Z-Wave devices, including those that use the more advanced Z-Wave Plus, and able to run on both full-powered PCs and low powered PCs such as Raspberry Pi, Z-Stick Gen5 works with open source software such as Domoticz, Home Assistant, OpenHab, and OpenHab2 and also works with commercially available software such as Axial Control, Homeseer, Indigo for MacOS. For enhanced network performance and reduced downtime, Z-Stick Gen5 contains an inbuilt, rechargeable info-lithium battery.

Product Support

Works with Windows / Mac / Linux (including Raspberry Pi) to create a Z-Wave gateway for control of Z-Wave and Z-Wave Plus devices. Works with Windows / Mac / Linux (including Raspberry Pi) to create a Z-Wave gateway for control of Z-Wave and Z-Wave Plus devices. Tiny but powerful; 1.1 x 0.4 x 3.5 inches in size and capable of controlling up to 232 different Z-Wave devices. Can be used to upgrade the firmware of compatible Z-Wave Plus devices that can accept OTA / wireless firmware upgrades. Compatible with Z-Wave enabled home automation software including Home Assistant, Home Seer, Indigo 7, OpenHab, and OpenHab2. No software included. Manuals: ⇒ Aeotec Z-Stick Gen5p product manual

Technical Specification

RF Protocol
Z-Wave Plus (500 series chip)
RF Frequency
921.42Mhz - AU/NZ  approved RF for Z-wave
Z-Wave device type
Z-Wave controller
Power
USB DC 4.75V to 5.25V
Operation Range
Up to 40m without obstacles
Application
Indoor use only
Operation temperature
0 ~ 55 °C
Storage temperature
-10 ~ 80 °C
Colour
White
Weight
20g
Housing
ABS
Dimensions
(LxWxH) 1.1 x 0.4 x 3.5 inches
Compliance
Z-Wave Plus certified
Warranty 12 Months

Product Details

The FIBARO Button is a compact, battery-powered Z-Wave Plus device which allows you to manually activate and deactivate devices within your Z-Wave network and to activate scenes defined in your Z-Wave gateway. The FIBARO Button supports up to 6 different actions/scenes which are triggered with one to five clicks or by holding the button down. In panic mode, each press of the button results in triggering of the emergency scene. Designed to be small and light, the FIBARO Button can be conveniently mounted on any surface and in any location (eg. beside the bed or under the desk) Note: This device may be used with all devices certified with the Z-Wave Plus certificate and should be compatible with such devices produced by other manufacturers. FIBARO Button is a Security Enabled Z-Wave Plus product and a Security Enabled Z-Wave Controller must be used in order to fully utilize the product.

Technical Specifications

RF Protocol
Z-Wave Plus (500 series chip)
RF Frequency
921.42Mhz - AU/NZ  approved RF for Z-wave
Power
ER14250 ½ AA 3.6V
Operation Range
Up to 40m indoors (with no obstacles)
Application
Indoor use only
Operation temperature
0 ~ 40 °C
Storage temperature
‐10 ~ 50 °C
Weight
80g
Dimensions
34mm x 46mm (height x diameter)
Housing
ABS

Simply Connect With Global Cache

The Global Caché family of connectivity products provides choices for the industry professional and the consumer, significantly reducing costs and providing a scalable platform for today and the future. Global Caché's belief in open systems and the evolution of the automation market is being played out today, since cost-effective PC-based and phone-based control applications are now becoming widely available. iTach devices, Network Adapters, and other Global Caché connectivity products have radically changed the automation dynamic. These products are engineered to integrate easily into any control environment, even high-end proprietary systems, providing a path to open systems and better competitive leverage. Flex Link Serial cables allow serial devices to be controlled with the Flex family of products. With the Flex Link, RS485 Serial Cable, the Flex Link RS232 Serial cable, and the Flex Link RS232 Mini Jack cable, RS232 and RS485 serial devices can be simply connected to the network for seamless control. The Flex Link RS232 Serial cable and the Flex Link RS232 Mini Jack cable provide connections to devices with different physical RS232 connectors. The Flex Link RS232 Serial cable features a standard DB9 connector that allows for swapping pins in setup. The Flex Link RS232 Mini Jack cable utilizes a 3.5 mm mini-jack, allowing for direct connections to 3.5 mm mini-jack RS232 ports and serial inputs on many common TVs and other AV devices. The iTach Flex enables you to easily control any Infra-Red (IR) appliance via your home's LAN network. Appliances such as TVs, DVD/Blu-Ray, Amplifiers can all be controlled from your Z-Wave network controller (via local LAN),  and then control it from your Z-Wave controllers such as Fibaro HC3 or VERA. The iTach Flex includes the unique 'Global Port', enabling you to choose which types of device the iTach Flex controls by selecting any of the Flex Link Cables:
  • Flex Link IR Blaster - Blasts IR signals to all devices in 10m range
  • Flex Link IR Emitter - single IR emitter
  • Flex Link Tri-Port IR Cable - enables up to 3 IR emitters to be connected to on iTach Flex
Note - the Flex Link cables are not included with the iTach Flex, you need to choose at least one Flex Link Cable when you order the iTach Flex. FIBARO HC2 INTEGRATION HC2 Virtual Device To enable the Fibaro Home Center to use the iTach devices, we need to create a Virtual Device. This Virtual Device sends the correct IR commands to the iTach to control the particular appliance and can be used from a browser, smartphone or tablet. This guide below shows you how to:
  • Create a Virtual Device in Fibaro Home Center
  • Use IR Commands that the iTach has 'learnt' for a specific appliance
  • Use the Virtual Device to control the appliance using IR commands via the iTach IR adapter
Make sure you have configured your iTach adapter and have used it to 'learn' the IR codes of the appliance you wish to control. Full information is in this document.

Product Support

Videos: ⇒ Global Cache Flex IP iTach Flex Manuals: ⇒ GlobalCache iTachFlex Specifications (Size: 1390 KB) ⇒ Global Cache iTach Flex API and downloads ⇒ Fibaro HC2 to Global Cache iTach Flex Guide (Size: 648 KB)

Technical Specifications

  • Manufacturer Part #: FLC-SL-485
  • Interface: Serial RS485; 4-wire (full duplex) and 2-wire (half duplex) capable
  • Connector: 5 pin screw terminal block
  • Speed: 300 baud to 115.2 Kbaud
  • Cable/Connector: 5 feet, 3.5 mm plug connects to Flex Link Port
  • Warranty: 2 Years
The iTach Flex enables you to easily control any Infra-Red (IR) appliance via your home's LAN network. Appliances such as TVs, DVD/Blu-Ray, Amplifiers can all be controlled from your Z-Wave network controller (via local LAN),  and then control it from your Z-Wave controllers such as Fibaro HC3 or VERA. The iTach Flex includes the unique 'Global Port', enabling you to choose which types of device the iTach Flex controls by selecting any of the Flex Link Cables:
  • Flex Link Tri-Port IR Cable - enables up to 3 IR emitters to be connected to on iTach Flex
Note - the Flex Link cables are not included with the iTach Flex, you need to choose at least one Flex Link Cable when you order the iTach Flex. FIBARO HC2 INTEGRATION HC2 Virtual Device To enable the Fibaro Home Center to use the iTach devices, we need to create a Virtual Device. This Virtual Device sends the correct IR commands to the iTach to control the particular appliance and can be used from a browser, smartphone or tablet. This guide below shows you how to:
  • Create a Virtual Device in Fibaro Home Center
  • Use IR Commands that the iTach has 'learnt' for a specific appliance
  • Use the Virtual Device to control the appliance using IR commands via the iTach IR adapter
Make sure you have configured your iTach adapter and have used it to 'learn' the IR codes of the appliance you wish to control. Full information is in this document.

Product Support

Videos: ⇒ Global Cache Flex IP iTach Flex Manuals: ⇒ GlobalCache iTachFlex Specifications (Size: 1390 KB) ⇒ Global Cache iTach Flex API and downloads ⇒ Fibaro HC2 to Global Cache iTach Flex Guide (Size: 648 KB)
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