- I don’t have any Global-Cache branded adapters. I did find this quote in old forum posts. If you “read between the lines” it says more.
Roomie Blasters are 100% compatible with all APIs provided by iTach products. Basically, Roomie Blaster is an iTach plus Roomie-specific additions.
My (newer-model) Simple-Blaster works fine. I think all these are about as reliable as you can expect from IR.
I hate to replace working components (I’m not rich) so I still have a bunch of IR (non-IP) stuff. Even some of my components with Ethernet are not actually IP-Controllable (but that’s Panasonic’s fault, not Simple-Control’s). As you know, the industry is moving to more reliable and feature-rich IP control. We need both now, but I would guess that most Simple-Control resources are going toward IP-control. The IR stuff only needs to work to get us through the migration period.
- I have found Simple-Control email support to be good and responsive. They actually read your question and don’t just reply with generic scripted responses.
Their PDF manuals are pretty good and they seem to be continually updating the Knowledge-Base Articles and the Device Compatibility List.
Recently, they have updated this User Community forum. Posts now post with lite (normal) moderation. Seems they are trying to foster an easier exchange of info and tips between users.
- I found it to be comprehensive. I haven’t run across anything unsupported yet. Note that the IR list is a database, not a single-page list.
Yes, according to this, you can build-up a Custom Device.
I really like that it’s inexpensive to play with it and try-out. Obviously, it won’t be the same as iRule, but it should work for your application. Let us know how you like it.