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What is infrared technology? and what is an infrared encoder?
Ann sers on Sep 17, 2012
Infrared is a term used to describe, what is in basic terms, light on the FAR end of the red side of the spectrum. Did that make sense? What we call “light” is basically electromagnetic radiation that is visible to the human eye. Infrared is the same thing as visible light but the frequency is LOWER than that which is visible to the human eye. An infrared encoder is basically a device that uses the infrared spectrum of electromagnetic radiation (light) for wireless communications. A common example would be your television remote. Just like with any communication medium there are certain standards and protocols involved with infrared communication. Something you may not have known is that ambulances, police cars and fire trucks all use a type of infrared encoder device that can send a wireless infrared signal to traffic lights making them change from red to green…
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