iPort Serial Connection

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iPort Serial Connection

Postby snx » Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:52 am

Can the iport be connected and controlled via a Global Cache unit? If not, can it be connected to a secondary MLServer and controlled via redirects?

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Postby DavidL » Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:58 am

I believe at least the redirect will work. Not sure about the Global Cache, but good odds.

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Re: iPort Serial Connection

Postby mcascio » Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:20 am

snx wrote:Can the iport be connected and controlled via a Global Cache unit? If not, can it be connected to a secondary MLServer and controlled via redirects?


The iPort was not designed to work through the Global Cache hardware.

If you have a Cat5 cable to your location though, you could convert it to serial cable using DB9 connectors.
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Re: iPort Serial Connection

Postby snx » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:15 pm

mcascio wrote:
snx wrote:Can the iport be connected and controlled via a Global Cache unit? If not, can it be connected to a secondary MLServer and controlled via redirects?


The iPort was not designed to work through the Global Cache hardware.

If you have a Cat5 cable to your location though, you could convert it to serial cable using DB9 connectors.


Thanks for the quick reply- I actually have Cat5, an HTPC (with a 0-client MLServer license) and an existing GC-100 all within 6' of a multizone receiver so I guess the question is which is the best option. If the global cache is out, it sounds like a direct connection is the way to go. As for serial over Cat5, are you referring to a DB9 connector with a female modular plug connector on it or one of those connectors where you wire the pin-outs manually?

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