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Pan and Tilt Scanner for ACTi Zoom Cameras

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and Tilt Scanner for ACTi Zoom Cameras

In many applications you would wish to place a camera to cover a large area. To be able to turn your camera around and zoom in to
focus your attention is a powerful benefit. With ACTi’s KCM series auto focus zoom cameras, you get an unparalleled video quality and efficientzooming at high megapixel solution. A -Tilt Scanner (Pan-Tilt Head) will help you turn the camera around and aim at wherever you desire.

It is also good to know that the zoom cameras KCM-5211E and KCM-5311E come with built-in IR LED. While traditional speed dome cameras do not have IR LED because of possible IR light reflection risk due to dome cover design, the IR LED supported box cameras together with -Tilt scanner can see in any direction even in total darkness!

How it works
Many scanners are controlled by special protocols mostly based on RS-485 interface. The most widely used protocol is Pelco-D. ACTi Autofocus Zoom cameras will translate IP based commands into Pelco-D commands and send it to telemetry receivers, which can understand the Pelco-D commands and convert it again into motor movement signals for -Tilt heads attached to the camera. This allows the Zoom cameras to do pan and tilt in real time. As there are many Pan-Tilt scanners available in the market, the Pan-Tilt performance will depend upon the PT scanner unit connected to the Zoom camera.

If you use a control panel with joystick for that supports Pelco D protocol, you can just wire it to a video decoder, which will convert the controls into IP format for Zoom cameras.

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