IR blaster

IR blaster

A device that showers infrared (IR) signals over a wide area. It is used to "blast" signals into a stereo or home theater rack when the equipment is behind closed cabinet doors. See IR remote control, RF remote control and Wi-Fi remote control.
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0, NFC, 4G LTE, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot and an IR blaster.
As long as the smartphone or tablet has an embedded IR blaster, the app also regulates 150 international brands of IR-controlled heating and cooling appliances, air conditioners, fans and the like.
Recently, a leaked video showcased an iPhone 6 back cover from production line, which suggested that the company logo will be removed from the back, pointing to a likelihood of wireless charging and an IR blaster in the device.
Universal Electronics will be demonstrating its complete portfolio of control solutions for mobile and second screen devices, including the smallest integrated IR Blaster i-TWO and some of its latest innovative features and concepts, such as:
The Grippity tablet supports both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and also comes with IR blaster that allows it to function as a remote control.
The Galaxy Tab 3 is built with the same IR blaster that's in your standard TV remote, and with Samsung WatchON(TM), you can discover what to watch and change the channel directly from the tablet.
With WatchOn and the built-in IR blaster, the Galaxy S 4 also functions as a remote control for home theater equipment.
The RDR-VH530 model also features progressive scan output, component output for both DVD and VCR, and an IR blaster that enables the RDR-VH530 to change the channel on most cable boxes and satellite receivers to allow for easy timer programming.
Select models will also feature Blu-ray Disc[TM] drives5 and a TV-tuner with an IR blaster for connecting to a set-top box or DVR.
Remaining connectivity, there's WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth but no NFC, IR blaster or 4G LTE support.
Earlier rumors suggested that the company logo will be removed from the back, pointing to a likelihood of wireless charging and an IR blaster.
With WatchOn and the built in IR blaster, the Galaxy S 4 also functions as a remote control for home theater equipment.