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Model C-1071A

Key Features:
  • Controls the Sony PlayStation 3 with almost any programmable IR remote
  • Optional totally wireless operational mode
  • Powered via batteries, power supply, or USB connection
  • Customize with BlueBeam setup software for C-1071A BlueBeam setup software for C-1071A (409.75 KiB)
  • Firmware updates via USB
  • Supports PS3 power on and off


[Rear view]
Rear view
[AA batteries]
AA batteries
[Dual power]
Dual power


The BlueBeam is designed to allow a Sony Playstation 3 to be integrated into an IR remote control system. The PS3 accepts only Bluetooth® commands, but the BlueBeam allows any universal IR remote that is capable of learning the PS3 commands to control the PS3. The programming method is similar for most learning remotes and home control systems. You may download CCF files here if your remote accepts CCF files.

Brand New Features for the C-1071A:
  • Auto-pairing:  No more pressing buttons to get the BlueBeam to recognize the PlayStation 3.  Just turn on pairing mode in the PS3 then plug in the BlueBeam, and let it do the rest.
  • Improved IR compatibility: IR port accepts modulated or demodulated signals from 5V IR receivers
  • IR repeater mode: IR signals received on the internal IR receiver between 36-40kHz are repeated and transmitted to an IR emitter.
  • Autosensing IR mode:  Looks for external IR signals while still allowing the internal IR receiver to be used
  • Optimized battery power management


Key Features
  • Allows full control of DVD/Blu-ray playback and power on/off
  • Built-in infrared optical receiver with autosensing mode selection
  • Advanced customization possible using PC software via a USB interface
  • Firmware upgrade capable
  • May be powered via two AA batteries, USB connection, or 12V power adapter (Model 571-013 power adapter sold separately)
  • IR Repeater operational mode
  • Compatible with standard IR receivers
  • Auto-pairing for quick setup
  • Automatic low-power mode for extended battery life
  • Low battery indicator
  • Senses PS3 power on and off via USB connection, or alternatively keeps track of PS3 power state internally
  • Activity indicator for user feedback
  • Configurable IR device code avoids conflicts with other Sony DVD players
  • Custom macro capability for power off, etc.
  • Ultra-compact case design allows small footprint and easy battery change
Read a BlueBeam review at www.RemoteCentral.com.

Programming and Pairing

Instructions for pairing the BlueBeam IR to Bluetooth® converter with your PlayStation 3 console are contained in the user manual and quickstart guide.  To find the IR codeset for programming your particular IR remote, consult the manufacturer of the remote control. To program the BlueBeam and add custom macros, download the Windows BlueBeam setup software for C-1071A BlueBeam setup software for C-1071A (409.75 KiB) .

Power Options

To power up your BlueBeam, use the enclosed AA batteries, a USB to Mini-USB cable (not included), or the Model 571-013 power supply.


  • Expected battery life: 6-12 months using only batteries; 1-2 years when supplementing USB power
  • Dimensions (HxWxD, inches): 1.4 x 1.75 x 3.4
  • Product Weight: 0.12 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25 lbs.
  • Agency Approvals: FCC, CE
  • DC Input Connector: 5.5 x 2.1mm
  • DC Input Voltage/Polarity: 12V/Center Positive (power supply sold separately)
In the Box
  • Two AA batteries (LR6)
  • Quickstart Guide



Frequently Asked Questions

Q. The BlueBeam can be powered three different ways, but what are the advantages of each?
The BlueBeam includes two AA batteries, and no other power source is required, so this is a very good way to power the BlueBeam. To save on battery power usage, the BlueBeam may be powered through any USB connection; however, if the BlueBeam is powered via the PS3 USB connection with no batteries, the BlueBeam is not capable of turning the PS3 on. This is because the PS3 does not supply power through USB when it is off. The combination of USB and battery power is generally the ideal way to power the BlueBeam, but for installations where the Bluebeam is not near the PS3, it may be powered via AC to DC power adapter. Order the 571-013 power supply for this application.

Q. Can I use the BlueBeam right away, or do I have to set it up using the PC software?
The BlueBeam is ready to pair with your PS3 as soon as you apply power, and will begin functioning with no further setup. The PC application simply provides advanced features, macros and settings for advanced integration. Download the BlueBeam setup software for C-1071A BlueBeam setup software for C-1071A (410.19 KiB) if you need these advanced features.

Q. Where can I find the Logitech Harmony remote commands for the PlayStation 3?
Follow the standard procedure for loading commands from the Harmony website.

Q. Where can I find CCF codes for my universal remote?
If your remote control accepts CCF codes, download the code set here.

Q. What type of external IR receiver may be used with the BlueBeam?
The new BlueBeam C-1071A is compatible with all standard IR receivers.


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