[AG-TECH] Tandberg Control panel

Jonathan C. Humfrey jch at cs.ucsb.edu
Wed Jan 30 11:30:11 CST 2002

Is there a way to control the cameras using the Sony Software without
going through two steps, ie. going into seetings and changing video
source, and changing the camera # on the main GUI of the control software?

This is pretty time consuming, particularly if you are trying to edit in
real time.

On Tue, 29 Jan 2002, Satish Devarapalli wrote:

> Can some one suggest a vendor for getting the Camera control software and
> the visca cables. Can we daisy chain these cameras and connect them all
> to a single port ? If yes, do we use any separate cables for daisy chaining.
> (I see VISCA IN and OUT, so possibly we can daisy chain them).
> -Satish
> -- Original Message --
> >David,
> >
> >We haven't played with the Tandberg Panel but have had some tech-talks
> with
> >A/V firms that use AMX type panels.  They are pretty nice but expensive
> >to
> >purchase and costly to install.  From what we saw they didn't seem to add
> >enough value for the money for the average Grid node.  They may be
> >appropriate though for a very high end location that will also serve other
> >functions like the conference room you mentioned. Most of these systems
> >allow you to control all aspects of the room - lighting, camera,
> >projections, sound, drapes/curtains, etc - but require that the items to
> >be
> >controlled use devices that work with the companies panel.  That's were
> >it
> >gets expensive.
> >
> >If you are looking to add camera control, the Sony and Cannon cameras have
> >software which can run on the display machine to control the cameras. 
> They
> >connect up using a visca control cable in series through the cameras which
> >then connects back into the serial port on the display machine or other.
> >The cameras are IDed by the system and controlled individually, or through
> >presets, by the software.  It's actually pretty slick and the cost is pretty
> >reasonable.
> >
> >
> >Gary A. Refka
> >INSORS Integrated Communications, Inc.
> >111 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1412
> >Chicago, IL 60604
> >Email: grefka at insors.com
> >On the Web: www.insors.com
> >(847)922-8950
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov]On
> >Behalf Of David E. Bernholdt
> >Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 9:03 AM
> >To: Satish Devarapalli
> >Cc: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov; bernholdtde at ornl.gov
> >Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] Tandberg Control panel
> >
> >
> >On Fri, 11 Jan 2002 19:40:19 -0600  Satish Devarapalli wrote:
> >> Has any used Tandberg Control Panel to control the cameras we use in
> AG.
> >
> >I am not directly familiar with the Tandberg control panel (though
> >I've seen one), but my guess is that it uses AMX, an industry standard
> >protocol for the control of A/V, lighting, etc. which is widely used
> >in high-end conference rooms, lecture halls, etc.
> >
> >As AG becomes a more established and widespread tool, I expect that
> >integration of AMX interface capabilities into AG would be interesting
> >for some customers.  For example: we're building some new buildings
> >here shortly, and there will be a couple of connference rooms and
> >lecture rooms which would be good candidates for AG nodes (not clear
> >how many we'll have) and also good candidates to have AMX control
> >systems (I don't know exactly what's planned in this respect).  It
> >would be nice if they could all play nicely together.
> >
> >On the other hand, given its nature, I suspect that AMX integration is
> >more likely to come from A/V vendors who supply conference room
> >systems and become interested in AG as an addition to their product
> >line rather than the research community that currently dominates AG
> >development.
> >
> >Just my opinion.
> >--
> >David E. Bernholdt                   |   Email: bernholdtde at ornl.gov
> >Oak Ridge National Laboratory        |   Phone: +1 (865) 574 3147
> >http://www.csm.ornl.gov/~bernhold/   |   Fax:   +1 (865) 574 0680
> >
> >

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