Just got Ignite TV 2 days ago. Works great.
However, for you question, the remote is IR.
I use a Logitech Harmony 1 to control everything.
But you must aim the remote directly towards it using either remote controller.
I am trying to solve that issue.
Otherwise very pleased.
Just got Ignite TV 2 days ago. However, for you question, the remote is IR.
Once properly paired to the IgniteTV box, the IgniteTV remote uses RF and you can "hide" the box if desired. As for controlling other devices, the IgniteTV remote uses IR since most devices like TVs, AVRs, Sound Bars, etc are IR.
The Harmony remote is IR. Hope you get the "directionality" sorted. The IgniteTV box has an IR receiver/eye indicated by some small triangles at the top right corner? Make sure that is "visible" by the Harmony. It can be directional based on feedback in other threads.