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Global Caché iTach for Contact Closure Devices (WiFi, Wired or PoE)
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Choose From Wi-Fi, Wired Or Wired With Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Connectivity

The Global Caché iTach is a family of products designed to connect almost any electrical device to a network in a matter of minutes. Based on open systems and industry standards, the ultra-compact device fits almost anywhere (even the palm of your hand), and includes a choice of wireless (WiFi) or wired (TCP/IP) connectivity to infrared (IR), serial (RS232), and contact closure (relay) equipment.

The innovative design of the Global Caché iTach allows for easy and flexible integration into any networked control solution. The iTach is a simple wired or wireless conduit between you and your device over a network or the Internet. This is instant network-enabling at its best, delivering the power of choice at a cost-effective price.

  • Connects almost any electrical device to a wireless network instantly
  • Access, monitor, automate, and control standalone equipment
  • IR blasters and IR emitters included
  • Supports eight simultaneous connections
  • Ultra compact design, stylish enclosure can fit almost anywhere
  • On board web server for easy setup, HTTP, DHCP
  • Built in IR learning in every unit
  • Flash upgradeable for firmware enhancements in the field

Available Connection Types: WiFi, Wired TCP/IP, and Wired TCP/IP with PoE

  • GCWF2CC: iTach for Contact Closure Devices, WiFi
  • GCIP2CC: iTach for Contact Closure Devices, Wired
  • GCIP2CCP: iTach for Contact Closure Devices, Wired with PoE

IMPORTANT NOTE: Global Caché products are not available to ship outside the U.S. Please contact Global Caché directly for international orders.

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.

iTach Family Technical Details

Seamlessly connect, monitor and control: IR controlled devices, Serially (RS232) connected devices and relay activated devices (Contact Closure) over a network and via the Internet. The iTach TCP/IP (Ethernet) and Wireless (WiFi) devices provide a new level of control flexibility, enabling device networking in homes, businesses, schools, or just about anywhere. The product is based on open systems and standards for easy integration and compatibility with PC based control software, iPhone, iPod, iPad control apps and high-end control systems.

Power Input

  • 5 to 16V DC@300mA (wall power adapter included)
  • USB power cable allows iTach to draw power from USB port
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) units available

LED Indicators

All Models

  • Power (1), TCP/IP network activity (2), IR port activity (3), Contact Closure activity (3), Serial (RS232) port activity

Setup

  • Integrated web server for easy configuration
  • Configure through TCP/IP set up commands

iHelp Setup Utility

  • Downloadable iHelp software simplifies network discovery and setup

IR Learning Utility

  • Downloadable iLearn software allows for the capture and storage of IR commands for control uses

TCP/IP Network Interface

For Wired Models

  • Connector: RJ45
  • 100/10 Mbit/s Ethernet Protocol
  • Standards: TCP, DHCP, HTTP

Wireless Network Connection

For Wireless Models

  • Industry standard 802.11b wireless interface, 2.5" antenna
  • Supports wireless LAN Ad-Hoc and Infrastructure modes
  • Compatible to 802.11b/g

RS 232 Port

For Serial Models

  • Male DB9 Connector
  • 1200 baud to 115 Kbaud Data Rates Supported
  • Odd, Even and None Parity Settings
  • Bi-directional hardware RTS/CTS Flow Control

IR and Sensor Interface

For IR Models

  • Connector: 3.5mm stereo jack
  • 3 Independent selectable IR outputs or sensor inputs
  • 3 IR emitters included
  • 1 IR blaster included (supported on third IR port)

Contact Closure/Relays

For Contact Closure Models

  • 3 Integrated Contact Closure Relays w/ transient voltage suppression
  • Screw terminal 24V AC/DC@.5A N.O. contact
  • Allows for control and monitoring of in-line, low voltage wiring
  • Possibilities include: pools/spas, garage doors, irrigation, etc.

Device Packaging

  • Aluminum extrusion case, rubber end caps and plastic face plates
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 3.25" x 2.25" x 1.25"
  • Weight: 3.25 oz. (6 oz. with power supply)

Certifications

  • FCC (Part 15, Class B), C-tick, CE
  • RoHs compliant
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