BirdDog PTZ Keyboard

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  • BirdDog PTZ Keyboard
  • BirdDog PTZ Keyboard
  • BirdDog PTZ Keyboard
  • BirdDog PTZ Keyboard

What's in the Box

  • BirdDog PTZ Keyboard
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty (Extends to 3 Years with Registration)

Control up to 255 PTZ cameras on a single network with the ergonomically designed BirdDog PTZ Keyboard. The keyboard is compatible with NDI, NDI|HX, Visca over IP, RS-422, and RS-232 protocols, and can also be powered over those same connections as an alternative to DC-in power.

The keyboard features multi-colored and programmable buttons and knobs, and it has a joystick and rocker for zoom control. Control your PTZ camera's exposure, white balance, backlight, gain, shutter, focus, iris, shutter speed, and zoom with the touch of a button or the turn of a knob. You can also set up to 256 memory presets with different parameters and camera moves. The PTZ Keyboard is also compatible with NDI and BirdDog Comms Audio Intercom systems run from a Windows computer.

Universal Control

The PTZ Keyboard features NDI and NDI|HX, Visca over IP, RS-422, and RS-232 support for control over PTZ cameras


Buttons and controls include exposure, focus, PT speed, zoom, shutter speed, iris, white balance, compensation, multi-colored buttons for visual cues, 256 memory presets for parameters and camera moves, and more.


Control over 255 PTZ cameras on a single network


The keyboard's button layout allows you to quickly access all the cameras on the network and set up quick access buttons for all your favorite settings such as exposure, focus, zoom, and movement speeds.


Flexible options allow you to power the PTZ Keyboard from Power over Ethernet (PoE), DC in, or over the serial port.


The PTZ Keyboard offers Audio Intercom support over NDI and is compatible with BirdDog Comms. Comms is a complete Audio Intercom solution which can run on any Windows 10 compatible computer, laptop, or surface for a touchscreen experience.

Connectors LAN: 1 x RJ45 (with PoE) 100 Base-TX
RS-232: 1 x RJ45
RS-422: 2 x RJ45
Protocols Supported NDI, NDI|HX
RS-232 / RS-422: Baud Rate 2400 / 4800 / 9600 / 19200 / 38400
Display Type LED
Serial Connection RS-232: 7
RS-422: 7
Buttons & Controls 1 x Pan/Tilt Knob
1 x Zoom Knob
1 x Zoom Rocker
1 x Zoom Ring Joystick
6 x Programmable Function Buttons
1 x Exposure Selection
1 x White Balance
1 x White Balance Mode Selection
1 x Backlight Control
1 x WB, Iris, Gain, Shutter, Focus Status
1 x R, B, Gain Knob
1 x Iris Adjustment Knob
1 x Shutter Speed Knob
1 x Focus Model Selection
1 x One-Push Auto-Focus
1 x Manual Focus Knob
Power Input 12 VDC, PoE, Power over Visca, Power over RS-232/RS-422
Current 3 W
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions 10.9" x 5.2 x 3.9" / 27.8 x 13.2 x 10 cm