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PictureTel APTZ-1N camera

VLCNCRZRVLCNCRZR Senior memberPosts: 216
This is a much outdated PTZ camera that was used with the
PictureTel codecs.

I have acquired this unit and my client would like to attempt
to control this via IR as a stand alone PTZ camera.

The camera unit has an IR pickup sensor on it.

I have tried every PTZ driver that I have (Sony, Canon, PictureTel, Polycom).

I dont know if this particular camera has to talk the codec to operate.

Has anyone ever controlled one of these as a stand-alone PTZ via IR.

If so, whose driver did you utilize for control.

Thanks for any input.

Comments

  • JustinCJustinC Junior Member Posts: 74
    I think maybe the IR is for signal back to the codec, Im not sure. Is RS-232 a possibility for you or do you have to do IR ?
  • VLCNCRZRVLCNCRZR Senior member Posts: 216
    I do have an available RS232 port.

    I was considering making a cable to see if the camera
    possibly listens to the VISCA protocol.

    I was not sure if the 8p connection is standard or not.
  • JustinCJustinC Junior Member Posts: 74
    I don't think that will work, but I may have the pinout and code to control that camera.
  • JustinCJustinC Junior Member Posts: 74
    This should be the pinout


    Pin 1 - RX
    Pin 2 - TX
    Pin 3 - GND
    Pin 4 - -12V
    Pin 5 - GND Svideo
    Pin 6 - SVideo Signal
    Pin 7 - +12V
    Pin 8 - Svideo Signal

    876
    5 43
    21
  • JustinCJustinC Junior Member Posts: 74
    The camera requires a startup sequence. I have a camera that uses the same protocol being used as office cameras utilizing an old axcent3 pro.

    I can upload the code if you want to go through it and test it out.
  • VLCNCRZRVLCNCRZR Senior member Posts: 216
    Any protocol data that you have that works would be much appreciated.



    Thanks.
  • JustinCJustinC Junior Member Posts: 74
    Here is what I have as far as code for this camera.

    If you need more, you can get a software serial sniffer and check out this website:

    www.camerapad.com
  • edgelitocedgelitoc Junior Member Posts: 160
    JustinC wrote: »
    Here is what I have as far as code for this camera.

    If you need more, you can get a software serial sniffer and check out this website:

    www.camerapad.com

    this will also work with picturetel PTZ-N2
  • TUTechTUTech Junior Member Posts: 70
    Also works with the PTZ-4N. Good thing I didn't spend two weeks trying to reverse engineer the software from camerapad!!
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