Please Note: We are no longer selling our RF modules as products. While we have worked successfully with a number of customers to automate STB control via RF protocols, each STB requires a significant amount of custom work.
How does a Bluetooth remote control work and how do we simulate one with our module? An overview explanation is available here.
We provide two applications for development work using RedRat's RF modules:
Windows GUI application for experimentation with the RF module. They are designed to test the main elements of RF remote control functionality, such as discovery of STBs, pairing and connecting to them and then sending commands using an on-screen remote control.
The REST HTTP Server
This is an HTTP REST API which provides the above functionality via HTTP API calls, making integration with third party applications and frameworks quite straightforward. It runs on both Windows (.NET) or Linux/Mac (Mono) and supports RF modules hosted in a RedRat-X via either USB or LAN.
Designed to work with the RedRat-X - providing RF functionality.
Use with your existing RedRat-X - easily installed by slotting into the available socket or order an X with a module already fitted.
Please contact RedRat first to ensure that your TV/STB is supported (see below).RedRat-X details
The use of RF protocols is significantly more complex than traditional infrared (IR) remote control, often requiring custom engineering work to create the correct configuration and particular behaviour for a given TV or STB.
As a result, we only sell RF modules as part of a project which includes experimentation with your particular TV or STB, then development of any custom firmware/software and lastly deployment support.