Many devices can be networked to a central device such that a user can control various devices using the central device. Typically, a user can control a specific device from an application provided by the central device. For example, the application can show a list of devices, and the user can select the specific device and then start controlling it. Alternatively, each different device may require its own distinct application. However, it is time-consuming for a user to find a specific device from a long list of devices or to open and use each individual application to control each individual device. Further, although in other systems a user may be able to verbally select a specific device, this may be problematic or otherwise not satisfactory due to word misrecognition and/or imprecise controls. Thus, techniques for a user to easily and quickly find and control a specific device are needed.
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Tait, Matthew, "Infrared Patterns for Device Control", Technical Disclosure Commons, (August 29, 2018)