How Does Caavo Communicate With Devices?

by Gagan

Caavo has several means of communicating with your devices. This article will give you an overview of what each of those methods means.



HDMI-CEC is a protocol which allows commands to be sent through the HDMI cable. When you press a button on the remote for a device which supports HDMI-CEC, it will also send a command through its HDMI cable telling Caavo what happened. This tells Caavo that device is active, and will switch to that device if Auto-Switch is enabled.


Infrared (IR) Controls

Infrared is the most commonly found control method, and most TVs and older devices have remotes which communicate with IR. IR need a clear line of sight, so if your Caavo will be hidden from any of your devices then you'll either need to connect an IR extender or resort to IP controls.


Network (IP) Controls

Many newer devices support IP controls which allows commands to be sent over the local network that they're connected to. This type of control is faster and more reliable than IR controls, and should be used with Caavo whenever possible. Note: Caavo must be on the same network as the device you're trying to control in order to use IP controls.


Bluetooth Controls

Some devices such as FireTV use Bluetooth input devices. Caavo must be paired with these devices in order to control them.


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