Walton Multi-Directional Remote

Are you looking for a TV console or cabinet to go with your new flat screen? You must first examine the type of remote control you intend to use before making your purchase.

Consumers can choose between two types of remote control systems in today’s electronic market: IR-based systems and RF-based systems. The term “infrared” refers to the fact that the remote must be pointed directly at the receiver. Radio Frequency (RF) indicates that the remote is multi-directional.

A multi-directional remote control system and technique are modified for use with an entertainment system with a display, such as a monitor or television, and display features controlled by a mouse. The remote controller has an infrared LED that may be used as a modulated transmitter to control standard remote functions and can also be used in a basically continuous mode for tracking. The remote control system and method image the controller to detect the LED in tracking mode for a pointer or other GUI interface with mouse-like capability control.

Walton’s multi-directional remote can be pointed anywhere and yet control the functions of the TV.

What is a multi-directional remote?

A multi-directional remote control system and technique are modified for use with an entertainment system with a display, such as a monitor or television, and display features controlled by a mouse. The user can comfortably hold the remote controller in one hand while still getting full mouse capability. To identify relative motion between the controller and the screen, the remote control system and method picture the screen of the TV or other display. This position data is sent to the entertainment system, which uses it to control a cursor or other GUI interface.

Advantages of Multi-directional remote

RF-based remote controllers are an alternative to infrared remote controls. Infrared methods have three primary constraints: line-of-sight and range, one-way communications, and high power consumption. RF-based remote controllers bypass these limits. Let’s look at each of these drawbacks and try to figure out why our major interface to our home entertainment, the remote control, is still dependent on technology from the 1980s and how that will change, especially with the RF4CE consortium and standards.

  • The most obvious limitation we all face with our infrared remote controls is the requirement for a line-of-sight connection. This connection is vulnerable because it can be broken if the receiver is mistakenly pulled back far enough into the entertainment center to cover the optical IR receiver. Even if you merely want to turn off the TV, you must walk straight up to the receiver and use the remote to turn it off. What happens when the remote is no longer confined by a line of sight in these similar scenarios? You no longer have to be concerned with the location of the receiver or the position of the remote about the receiver.
  • Unlike infrared, radio frequency remote control methods have physical properties that allow control signals to pass through line-of-sight impediments such as walls, blankets, and home entertainment centers. The beauty of it, just like with a WiFi network connection, is that users are not bound to a workstation and can move around the house while still being connected to the network. RF remote controls work similarly. Furthermore, RF technologies have a longer range than standard IR remotes (15m). With the same operational characteristics as an IR remote control, RF technology may readily reach distances of 20 to 50 meters. With a modest increase of power, this range can readily be extended depending on the application.
  • One-way communications is the next feature-limiting aspect of IR remotes that RF technologies easily overcome. Most of us are unaware that IR remotes have this limitation because RF remotes are still uncommon in home entertainment systems. Users will rapidly discover a requirement for the remote to provide feedback regarding the equipment being managed once the line-of-sight and range limitations have been handled. For example, let’s imagine you’re looking for a specific song in your audio system. With a one-way system, you must either remember how many next-song buttons to push to make from the current song playing or listen to the first few seconds of each song before moving on to the next.
  • A pager function to locate the remote control is another functionality afforded by bi-directional communications that every household requires. Instead of wasting time looking for a misplaced remote or manually controlling the receiver, users could turn off the remote’s sound to show its location. This is just one of the many new possibilities and improvements that a bi-directional communication link might open up for home entertainment system control.
  • Battery replacement is required for most IR remote controls at least once a year. Because of the lower power consumption of RF remote controls, smaller batteries, such as the CR2032 coin-cell, can be used. Because a smaller, single cell is used, battery limitations are removed, allowing for better hand-fitting and sleeker form factors. Furthermore, longer working life equates to fewer support calls and RMAs for the home entertainment system maker, as a result of failures in recognizing problems with their systems, which are ultimately caused by failing power supplies (i.e. drained batteries). A system with longer battery life, such as RF remote controls, is a major win-win for both the consumer and the producer.

Buy Multi-Dimensional Remote from Walton

Walton is Bangladesh’s leading electrical and electronic appliance manufacturer. They understand the requirements and desires of the Bangladeshi people because they are a local brand. They draw on their decades of experience to create high-quality, technologically advanced, and cost-effective goods. Walton items are available at a variety of price points, ensuring that everyone can get what they require.

Walton’s multi-dimensional remotes are high-tech and built to last for many years. Walton is constantly working to improve their products and introduce new ones.

Walton products are available for purchase on their website, as well as their stores and dealers. When you order a product from Walton online, you can expect it to arrive quickly. They accept credit or debit cards, mobile banking, and cash on delivery as forms of payment. Walton customer service representatives are always available to assist you with any questions. You can contact them if you have any problems with your product. If you want to buy multi-dimensional remotes, you can contact us through the Walton website or go to a Walton store near you.

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