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View Full Version : Purpose of a Infrared Transmitter



squirellplaying
04-10-2005, 01:52 AM
I read an article (http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article.php?id=86) about Infrared Transmitter for computers, but I don't understand what it is used for?

JamieR
04-10-2005, 01:58 AM
Some devices like mobile phones and PDAs use IR to transmit data...

A1ien51
04-11-2005, 06:20 PM
At my old job, you can sit two laptops together and transfer files. Was good if you were not connected to a network and had to do a presentation. It was slow, rather use a thumb drive instead, but that was before they were cheap.

Eric

JamieR
04-11-2005, 06:40 PM
Yeah, I always found IR quite unreliable...my phone has it, my old laptop has it, but my new laptop doesnt, so it is pretty useless to me. Thumb drives are one of the best ways to transfer data nowadays. However, IR still does have its uses, as it was designed as a concept to transfer data orignally.

oracleguy
04-12-2005, 12:32 AM
Yeah, IR in computers was something that never really became popular, sorta like 2.88MB floppies, lol.

JamieR
04-12-2005, 12:41 AM
I always found IR useless....unreliable etc. One concept that never 'took off':D

chud_wallice
04-12-2005, 02:33 AM
could be useful if you wanted to run the 'exciting' MS windows Media center edition.. you know complete with remote control!!

not that i do. but if i did, i wouldn't want to get up to change the channel.

JamieR
04-12-2005, 02:15 PM
heh who uses M$ Windows Media center anyway?



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