[AG-TECH] AGDeviceControl, testing and recommended cameras

Paul Warren u3292467 at anu.edu.au
Tue Feb 14 20:35:14 CST 2006

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Fabrizio.Berdondini at prototipo.it wrote:
> Hello all,
> I tried to install (I think successfully) the AGDeviceControl, core and
> service, on a Windows XP machine with AGtk 2.4. Could someone tell me if
> there is a publicly accessible node on which I could test this
> functionality (I still don't have a PTZ camera, and the "ANU Huxley"
> node suggested on some tutorial I found over the internet seems to have
> moved), and if there is a list of "recommended" PTZ cameras to use with it?
> As always thank you very much for your help and support.
> Faber B.

The huxley node is the one to look at, but it may be in a strange venue,
I no longer have much to do with that side of it, but it's usually
parked in the Asia Pacific Acceess Grid lobby.

My recommendation is for the Sony EV series of PTZ cameras, the serial
protocol (Called the VISCA protocol) for them is well documented, and
hence works well with AGDeviceControl, the Canon VC-C4's aren't bad
either, but the docs for them aren't nearly as good, so things like
daisychaining them don't work to well.

Note: AGDeviceControl is no longer being actively developed, if more
bugs/feature-requests/rants appear on the trac site
(http://trac.agcentral.org/AGDeviceControl ) there may be more work done.

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