So a group in my building has purchased an AppleTV for video purposes. The TV is in the main Entryway/Hallway of the building. They would like for the AppleTV to reside in the closet, leaving no I/R access. An HDMI cable was run when the TV was installed from the TV to the closet. We've activated a network drop next to the device.
Here's the kicker, the closet happens to be this building's COMM closet, complete with a couple hundred k worth of networking equipment, the phone system, etc. In other words, no, they can't have access to the closet.
All I really want to know is if it is possible to control the appletv from a computer. To send commands to it as though it was a remote.
The other options, such as running an I/R extender to the closet from the vicinity of the TV have been considered, and we'll do so if necessary. However, if it is possible to simply control the content from the computer via the network that will be a moot point.
One more noteworthy item - using the Remote App is not an option. The network is hardwired and putting it on wireless is not an option in our scenario.
Thanks in advance for any insight :)