Neeo Brain transmitting IR?

Does the Neeo Brain transmit IR signals (and others) out of the the top of the Brain?

Just gathering more info on how to place the Brain the best in my home theater setup.

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  • My understanding is both top and bottom beveled edge. 

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  • If you look at the bottom you see 4 ir transmitters. The top I'm not sure

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    • Wessel Otter Bottom. Wow. I guess ill try flipping it over. 

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    • Karl Smith well yeah I guess. There could be blasters in the top but the 4 underneath I'm positive about. The blasters are strong enough to cast the signal through the room to my other devices so I would not worry to much about placement.

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      • Patrick@NEEO
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      • Patrick
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      Wessel Otter I can confirm that there are IR blasters on top and on the bottom.

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  • **After testing the position of the Neeo Brain, my system works best when the top is facing towards the home theater wall.  If I leave it as pictured above (original post), some equipment does not get the IR command from the Neeo Brain.  But with the top of the unit is facing the home theater wall, across the room, all equipment receive the signals.  :)
     

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      • Patrick@NEEO
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      Randy N That is an interesting approach. I guess now somebody needs to design a stand for 3D printing for the NEEO Brain 😉

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      • Big K
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      Randy N hey Randy !! Pop over here if you want. I'm finishing up a design for a wall mounted one (hopefully this weekend) and I can make one for you too if you like ! No problem at all ! 

       

      https://planet.neeo.com/r/80kxzw

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  • Raphael explained how IR is being transmitted from the brain in another post. Here is his response:
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    The IR output is literally into every direction. There are over 80! light guides in the top lid of the brain driven by multiple top-looker and side-looker IR LEDs. Additionally there are side-looker IR LEDs in the bottom of the brain firing into a 360° light guide. It really creates an IR coverage like I have not seen on any product. 
    Here is the story of how it has been designed: We knew infrared is still important for the consumer market. All existing solutions were based on blasters that you had to aim towards the TV or the small sticky infrared emitters that you had to stick in front of your device - and those ones always fall of after a while. So - we had not seen any good solutions and did not have the highest hopes than we can do much better but we started a new design from scratch. We were thinking about how light is best distributed in a room from one point. And the answer was simple - with a lightbulb that sends light in to all direction 360° vertically and horizontally. With the first design we added very low power LEDs because oursimulations said this should do the job. Honestly I did not have hight hopes that this actually performs. I was even more amazed when I saw that it performs like nothing else that I had seen until then. Still in todays design - the actual light emitted is less than with a standard infrared remote control BUT - it goes into every direction. Just like with a candle. A little bit of light will go into almost every corner of the room.  

    PS: Here is an older post where I spoke about the infrared solution:https://planet.neeo.com/t/x1t6q8/lets-talk-infrared

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      • Randy N
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      Pontus Lernhag Thank you for providing the info and the original link to the article!  Great info!

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  • All correct, it is 360 degree horizontally and over 180 degrees vertically on top and 360 degree on the bottom. Btw, if your cell phone has "a bad camera" you can kind of see IR Leds when looking at the NEEO Brain through the camera of the phone 😉

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