Hi, just starting to dabble in this and I was wondering if there was a component that can read the signal from a remote like this http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/683524-REG/Canon_4524B001_RC_6_Wireless_Remote_Control.html
Essentially what I'm wondering if it's possible to use a remote like this to send a signal that gets read by the Arduino component and causes a signal in a computer, like turning on a light.
I've read some forum topics, and looked at some components in various online stores, but they all seem to work within a few inches, this remote would be at least 1m away, possibly more. I may be looking at the wrong things. What I want to do is use a program to give a visual countdown to the person that pushed the button that the photo will be taken. I'm pretty sure I can use 4V for the visual countdown part, but I need a way to get the signal into the computer to trigger it.
Thank you for reading!