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Laurent Perez
2004-09-11, 06:47
Hello

I recently obtained for free an old Palm IIIc device, and it has an
infrared port (no bluetooth, no wifi, no expansion slots, Palm OS
4.0). Are there programs available to turn the device into some
universal remote and manage to control the Squeezebox ? I did google a
bit but found nothing except Sailing Clicker, which doesn't work with
infrared ports.

Thanks for infos :)

Jack Coates
2004-09-11, 08:00
> Hello
>
> I recently obtained for free an old Palm IIIc device, and it has an
> infrared port (no bluetooth, no wifi, no expansion slots, Palm OS
> 4.0). Are there programs available to turn the device into some
> universal remote and manage to control the Squeezebox ? I did google a
> bit but found nothing except Sailing Clicker, which doesn't work with
> infrared ports.
>
> Thanks for infos :)

There was a program, shareware IIRC... Check out http://www.palmgear.com.
First thing to consider though is that the IR transmitter in those devices
is very weak, it's only intended for swapping business cards or
synchronizing to a laptop.

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Andy Foulke
2004-09-11, 09:05
I've had good luck with NoviiRemote
(http://www.novii.tv/products/noviir/r-descr/index.html). They claim to
make use of the Palm's weak IR by using their "own proprietary driver".
I have no complaints about the range. My only complaint is that their
current version has a handful of templates (VCR, DVD, TV, etc.) that
don't quite map onto the SliMP3 remote, but I can live with that for now
- they say they're working on a more customizable version.

Jack Coates wrote:

>>Hello
>>
>>I recently obtained for free an old Palm IIIc device, and it has an
>>infrared port (no bluetooth, no wifi, no expansion slots, Palm OS
>>4.0). Are there programs available to turn the device into some
>>universal remote and manage to control the Squeezebox ? I did google a
>>bit but found nothing except Sailing Clicker, which doesn't work with
>>infrared ports.
>>
>>Thanks for infos :)
>>
>>
>
>There was a program, shareware IIRC... Check out http://www.palmgear.com.
>First thing to consider though is that the IR transmitter in those devices
>is very weak, it's only intended for swapping business cards or
>synchronizing to a laptop.
>
>
>