Dreaming again... IR
I realize this is mushy pipe-dreaming, but what the heck.
I realize the IR is the slums of AV Control and not worthy of a single glance by such haughty folk as this forum, but I thought I'd go ahead and bring it up with the hope that maybe someone at Engineering at AMX might want to add this little feature to their processors.
We all thought IR would be dead ages ago. But it has persisted and I'm shocked to find that there are still some installs I do where it ends up being the only viable control method available.
I realize that AMX had to spend a lot of cash to create the application IREdit; that it was sorta not done 'in-house' and therefore is expensive to change and so forth.
I feel like a great and more future-proof idea would be to allow us to send the IR port the raw hex code for a command to an IR port from code. We could manage our own IR libraries and whatnot.
Treat it like a serial port in that you set the IR pulse baud rate , pulse length and CTOF, and repeat mode by commands to the port. Then the IR commands would be a "Send String"
I've actually toyed with tyring this with an IR port set to one-way serial. but it doesn't work.
I don't know how much development that would take. But surely not as much as keeping an app like IREdit alive.
Just a thought.