This is an extension board to add infrared remote control inputs and outputs to a Raspberry Pi.
It is designed to replace your IR receiver, breadboard, and jumper wires with an elegantly positioned module. This should increase the living-room acceptance factor of your Kodi-enabled Raspberry Pi by at least 75%.
Along with the Vishay TSOP77438 IR Receiver, this extension has a VSBM2948 IR emitter to control other AV equipment, such as DVD players. It has a half-angle (beam width) of 25 degrees, so alignment not critical.