Re: [76attendees] RFID and toilets

Randall Gellens <rg+ietf@qualcomm.com> Sat, 14 November 2009 18:32 UTC

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Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2009 01:22:25 -0800
To: Warren Kumari <wkumari@google.com>, "Zuniga, Juan Carlos" <JuanCarlos.Zuniga@interdigital.com>
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At 3:23 PM +0900 11/11/09, Warren Kumari wrote:

>  Where I work we have Toto brand toilet seats, but instead of having
>  the controls connected to the seat they are on a separate box on the
>  wall (much more convenient to reach). Anyway, we discovered that the
>  communication from the control to the seat itself is over an IR link
>  -- for April Fools day we used a learning universal remote to learn
>  the various commands. I couldn't quite bring myself to use it on a
>  victim though....

Doesn't IR need a clear line of sight to work?  Might be a problem 
with toilets :-)

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Randall Gellens
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