New Model Enables Cost-Effective System Configuration, Allowing Single-Operator Control of up to 100 Cameras, Memory Recall, and PTZ Speed Adjustments

Sony’s new RM-IP500 remote controller gives operators easier and more intuitive control of its latest pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras in a range of applications including lecture capture for education, event production and broadcast.

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The RM-IP500 controller is designed to work with Sony’s new BRC-H800, BRC-H900, BRC-X1000, and SRG-360SHE PTZ cameras as well as the new MCX-500 all-in-one HD switcher, supporting SD card recording and IP streaming, to create an easy-to-use event production system.

“The RM-IP500’s simple set up, portable size and flexible options let PTZ users create an efficient and cost-effective lecture capture or event production system,” said Terry Huber, Senior Marketing Manager for Remote Communications. “With flexible zoom patterns, speed control options, presets and firmware upgrades to offer future support and new capabilities, this new remote controller offers features necessary to boost efficiency so a single person can select and professionally control each shot across multiple BRC cameras stress free and without the need for individual camera operators.”

Greater Flexibility and Easier Operation of PTZ Cameras

The flexible controller allows for one-handed PTZ joystick operation, and can be customized to a user’s preference. Selectable zoom control gives users the option of seesaw (left hand) or joystick (right hand) operation. PTZ speed is easily adjusted with the controller’s knob, and direct buttons are available for frequently used functions. Also it enables recall PTZ functions such as PTZ trace memory, which will be supported in the summer of 2017, and preset at the push of a button.

Easy set up for large scale system installations as well as live event system

The RM-IP500 simplifies IP assignment for up to 100 cameras using the AUTO IP Setting, enabling fast set up and streamlined operation.  Currently, there are 16 presets available to users, and in the coming months, a user will be able to program up to 100 preset camera angles for precise, easy maneuvering by a single person. With a newly designed compact body, the controller measures 306 mm x 159.3 mm x 224.1 mm; or 12 1/8 inches x 6 3/8 inches x 8 7/8 inches (without projection) and can mount on or in any console.

The RM-IP500 offers a host of control signal formats and control options including RS-422 and VISCA over IP as well as:

  • VISCA RS-422 : RJ-45x 1
  • LAN : RJ-45x 1, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX automatically detected
  • GPI I/O (Tally In/Contact Out) : D-Sub 15-pin type

 

The RM-IP500 Remote Controller is planned to be available in late spring 2017.