Broadcast Pix Announces Robotic Camera Control for New JVC PTZ Models

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced it has expanded the robotic camera control in its integrated production switchers to support JVC’s new KY-PZ100 PTZ network video production cameras through serial and IP connections. Each system can control pan, tilt, zoom, focus, iris, gain, and preset recall for up to 12 cameras.

JVC cameras can be controlled using the joystick on any Broadcast Pix control panel. PixButtons, Broadcast Pix’s patented control buttons with dynamic LED displays, provide quick access to up to 100 preset positions, and can set the speed and range of PTZ camera movements. The cameras can also be controlled via touchscreen using BPview, Broadcast Pix’s customizable multi-view, as well as the Broadcast Pix Commander browser-based interface on a computer or mobile device. With PoE (Power over Ethernet) technology, a single cable powers the KY-PZ100 and delivers IP video and control to a Flint™, Roadie™, or new BPswitch™ system.

“The KY-PZ100’s 30x optical lens, excellent low-light performance, and unique IP connectivity make it an ideal PTZ camera for houses of worship and government meeting coverage, plus sports production and many other vertical markets,” said Craig Yanagi, product marketing manager, JVC Professional Products. “We’re excited to work with Broadcast Pix, which has systems installed around the world used for productions that rely on PTZ cameras.”

JVC PTZ camera control will be available on all current Broadcast Pix models and the new BPswitch family of integrated production switchers as part of a new system software release, which will be available in late 2017. The new software will be available as a free upgrade for systems currently under warranty or for $995 for systems out of warranty. Broadcast Pix will demonstrate its robotic camera control during IBC 2017 (Stand 7.A15), which runs Sept. 15-19 at the RAI Amsterdam.

About Broadcast Pix Founded in 2002, Broadcast Pix provides integrated live video production switchers with the best control. From compact mobile units to large-scale solutions, every Broadcast Pix features patented control and automation technology that make it easy to optimize and customize your workflows. With customers in more than 100 countries, Broadcast Pix is the leader in totally integrated production switchers for broadcast, streaming, live event, and visual radio applications. Its BPNet ioGates media management products are used by leading broadcasters and production houses. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.

Broadcast Pix, BPswitch, BPview, Flint, and Roadie are trademarks of Broadcast Pix, Inc. Patented. Switchers are made in USA.

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