Do you want to connect your air conditioning system (DeLonghi) into your smart home system? With a little effort it is possible to reverse engineer the IR remote control protocol and implement a software adapter.
Recently I implemented a small IR remote control for DeLonghi PAC AirConditioners on Raspi with MQTT support for integration in homeautomation systems (i.e. OpenHAB).
Get the source code here: pac-n90-raspi.