Broadcast Sports Inc. (BSI), a provider of wireless audio, video and communication services,unveils its latest remote-controlled wireless camera system, the Pan Tilt Roll Zoom (PTRZ) camera system.
The PTRZ is a 1080i HD camera with a small footprint, BSI says. Its high-quality 10x optical zoom lens provides outstanding performance for its compact size of just 8.25 inches x 6.5 inches, and weight of less than 4.5 pounds, the company adds.
All aspects of the camera are adjustable remotely via a wireless UHF transmission channel to the built-in data receiver, and the operator can adjust the pan, tilt, roll and zoom functions as well as the red/blue gain, iris, focus, shutter speed, saturation, master gain and master pedestal, BSI says. The operator also has the flexibility to change the RF parameters of transmission frequency and modulation scheme and switch from standby to operational mode, the firm says.
The PTRZ camera uses a COFDM transmission scheme (QSPK and 16QAM) and encodes high definition video using H.264 MPEG-4 and audio using MPEG 1 Layer II. It operates on frequencies from 1.4 – 1.5 GHz or 2.0 – 2.5 GHz, and BSI can supply models for other frequencies, the company says.
Mechanically, the PTRZ will pan 360 degrees continuously, tilt through 60 degrees (+40 degrees/-20 degrees) and roll +/- 30 degrees, BSI says. The whole camera system is sealed in a waterproof unit for harsh environments, and there is a quick install and release mechanism for faster set up, it adds.