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.
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 controller such as Fibaro HC2 or VERA.