Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Telemetrics’ serial controlled pan/tilt system turns heads
Telemetrics has expanded its line of servo-based pan/tilt units with a new model that features side camera-mounting, a DC-DC converter to power accessories over long cable runs, a newly designed cable management system, and serial data control using a multiprocessor architecture.
The PT-CP-S4 can be set up with the camera mounted on the side or on the top as well as being positioned upright or inverted. A DC-DC converter at the base of the pan/tilt head converts 48V power to the appropriate voltage levels for the head, auxiliary robotic devices, camera, lens and viewfinder. When the PT-CP-S4 is used with the Telemetrics PS-RM-48V power supply, cable distances between the control location power supply and the pan/tilt unit can be increased significantly.
The unit is controlled through serial data using RS-232 or RS-422 and also features multiprocessor architecture with flash-based Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) servo controllers.
The PT-CP-S4 also features a newly designed cable management system that routes the cables to the camera through the pan/tilt head. This offers added reliability to the setup because the cables are not swinging freely or being continually flexed as the unit pans and tilts.
The PT-CP-S4 includes camera operator-like moves along with velocity servo controls for equally smooth preset motions and joystick control. End stops can be set either mechanically or electronically, and heavy duty cross roller bearings and Swiss motors with isolation mounts provide quiet operation. Up to 255 programmable timed presets are available with multi-axis convergence.
The unit offers optional camera control for a selection of manufacturers’ cameras as well as Bluetooth wireless control. The PT-CP-S4 features an auxiliary control interface for the optional Telemetrics Trolley, Elevating Pedestal and Elevating Wall Mount.
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