I have a few devices (mostly in an AV rack) for which I require serial control. At the moment, it would be enough to simply add power on/off commands manually. This enables someone to watch something in the home theater simply by pushing one button on a dashboard. The same in reverse when it is time to turn things off (or when leaving the house, going to sleep, etc. and someone forgot to turn something off).
At the moment basic RS232 is likely all that's required. But I could see how in the case of AV, I would want to add IR blasters, some contact closure/12V triggers, etc. Any ideas as to a simple one stop solution such as Global Caché products that includes CC, RS232, and IR? I have seen this post: [RELEASE] Send IP2IR - Control all of your IR devices from your Dashboard but I think this only supports the IR output features?