What is the difference between Bluetooth (BT), Radio Frequency (RF) and Infrared (IR) remote controls?

Infrared is the technology which is used in all our One For All remote controls. Infrared uses pulses of infrared light to transmit data from one device to another. This Infrared light is not visible for the human eye. The Infrared technology has a signal range of about 10 yards and requires line-of-sight.

Radio frequency (RF) is a data transmission technology which is based on electromagnetic radio waves. The advantage of RF is that this technology has a wider signal range, which can be up to 30 yards. RF can go through walls and there is no need to point the remote to the device, as it does not require to be in line-of-sight.

Bluetooth (which is a type of RF) is an open wireless technology standard for transmitting data over short distances. It uses radio waves on a particular frequency for data transmission from device to device. A variety of digital devices use Bluetooth, including MP3 players, smartphones and peripheral devices, laptops, etc.

Since our One For All remotes control devices via Infrared, it is not possible to use them for RF or BT controlled TV's or devices.