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BirdDog PTZ Keyboard Controller



BirdDog PTZ Keyboard Controller

The World’s First NDI PTZ Keyboard.

BirdDog PTZ Keyboard is a full featured PTZ Keyboard that supports NDI®, NDI|HX, Visca over IP, RS422, and RS232.

By harnessing BirdDog’s next generation NDI® and IP technology, it’s never been easier to discover, connect, and control your PTZ cameras. Featuring superior ergonomics, premium buttons and joystick, all in a beautiful form factor this is the PTZ controller you have been waiting for.

Designed to control up to 255 PTZ cameras on a single network, PTZ Keyboard can scale to even the most complex installations. Set up your quick access buttons to access Exposure, Focus, PT Speed, Zoom, Shutter Speed, Iris, White Balance, and Compensation.

3.5mm audio connectors allow PTZ Keyboard to work with BirdDog Comms, the world’s first NDI audio intercom platform. Comms is a Windows 10 application that can run on any Windows 10 compatible computer, laptop, or surface for a touch screen experience.

The beautiful multi-coloured buttons and keys gives easy visual cues and makes using the PTZ Keyboard a breeze. Set up to 256 presets with memory of image parameters including camera moves (requires camera support). 

Technical Specifications


Control Input/Output

LAN: RJ45 x1 (With PoE) 100 BASE-TX

RS232: RJ45 x1

RS422: RJ45 x2

Control signal format

NDI® Control


RS 232/RS422 :Baud Rate 2400/4800/9600/19200/38400


Display:          LED

Speed control:          Yes, 2 knobs (pan/tilt, zoom)

Zoom rocker: Yes

Zoom ring ibn joystick:        Yes

Programmable function buttins: 6


Maximum camera control:  Max. 255 with multiple protocols including NDI/IP

Maximum serial connections:

RS232: 7

RS422: 7

Key/Button illumination:     multi-colour LED


Exposure Selection:            Yes, Button

One push White balance:  Yes, Button

Backlight control:     Yes, Button

Display status of WB, Iris, Gain, Shutter, Focus:           Yes

White balance model selection:    Yes, Button

R, B, Gain:     Yes, Knob

Iris Adjustment:         Yes, Knob

Shutter Speed:         Yes, Knob

Focus model selection:       Yes, Button

One push auto focus:         Yes, Button

Manual focus:          Yes, Knob


Power input: DC 12V, PoE (Power over Ethernet), Power via RS232/RS422 port

Current:         3W

Operating Temp:      0-40oC

Dimensions: 278x132x99.5

Notes: Not all features are available on all control protocols


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