You can control the camera in the following ways:
- IR remote control - Included with each camera.
- Hardware Joystick - The cameras can be controlled using the VISCA, Pelco-D, and Pelco-P protocols. This can be connected to multiple cameras directly or in sequence using RS-485, or in sequence using RS-232. RS-232 also requires specialized cascade cables that swap send and receive signals between each camera. you can refer to the article HERE for setup instructions for this.
- Network Control
- Web Browser - If the cameras are networked, you can control them by entering the IP address as the URL in a web browser (currently Opera is one of the few web browsers that also supports viewing the cameras over the network).
- IP Joystick - We are adding a new joystick to our product line that can control the cameras directly over the network.
- Software - There are three main software that can be used for network control, Onvif Device Manager (free), PTZoptics camera control application (free), and Rocosoft PTZOptics IP Camera Control Software (paid).
- Software -
- USB Connection - If you have a direct USB connection between the camera/cameras and the PC that you would like to use for control, you can use the Rocosoft PTZOptics UVC Control Software (paid).
- RS-232 Connection - If the camera/cameras will not be connected to the PC that you would like to use for control by USB, you would need to run a separate RS-232 line from the camera to the PC and use a DB9 to USB Converter. You could then control the camera using the Rocosoft VISCA Camera Control Software (paid).