[AG-TECH] TrackerPod?

Jay Beavers jbeavers at microsoft.com
Thu Mar 13 19:07:42 CST 2003

I've taken a look at these.  You're right, they look cool.  My concern
about them though is that the way they drive the automation of the
camera is by opening a TCP port on your network card behind the scenes.
While this might seem like a good idea, I'm concerned about security
problems (and potential firewall problems) from their approach.

Personally, I'd prefer something that I can control directly that
doesn't have the security issues, much more like the RS-232 signaling of
the Sony PTZ.  I'm also concerned (though haven't tested) that their
approach won't work with more than one PTZ controller per PC, which is a
little silly given that it's a USB device.

-----Original Message-----
From: Randy Groves [mailto:randy.groves at boeing.com] 
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 4:25 PM
To: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov

Just recently got a Logitech QP 4000 and a TrackerPod from 
Eagletron.  Looks like it could work very nicely - including the 
possibility of controlling the PTZ via a web page.

Anybody else played around with this setup?  Seems like another

Logitech = $199.
TrackerPod = $199.

Here's the link to the TrackerPod:



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