Gen 3 IP Joystick


PTZ Camera Controller with Joystick

Completely re-designed once again, with over three years of customer feedback and optimized functionality. Our new PTZ joystick controller is now better than ever.


Take control of your PTZ cameras with this low-latency IP connected joystick. This IP joystick controller now includes advanced PTZ speed controls, access to the on-screen display menu, focus lock and much more. Watch our short setup video to see how easy it is to use PoE (Power Over Ethernet) to power this joystick and connect it to your network. Once connected, you can remotely control multiple PTZ cameras using a single ethernet network connection to the PTZ joystick controller.


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LCD Display. Menu Control Options.
Joystick. Three-axis joystick controller.
Camera Hot Keys. Quickly switch between 6 cameras.
PTZ & Preset Control. Adjust PTZ speed, set/call presets, and modify OSD menu.
Numeric keys for presets, setting parameters, and more.
Adjust focus+, focus-, auto focus, on/off.
Adjust iris, auto focus, and exposure.
Once your camera is connected to your LAN (Local Area Network) this PTZ joystick can be set up to control it. With the ability to quickly access up to 6 cameras with a single button press and over 100 camera with a simple process, you can control an advanced production or an entire building full of PTZOptics cameras. This IP joystick controller is ideal for audiovisual and IT professionals who need to remotely manage multiple PTZ cameras on their network.



Joystick Comparison Notes:


Feature Serial Joystick: IP Joystick:
Cabling: RS-232, RS-485, RS-422 Ethernet
Max Cable Distance: 3,937’ (1200m) using 24 gauge twisted pair 328 Ft. (100 meters)
Power: DC12V DC12V or PoE
Control Protocol: VISCA or PELCO VISCA over IP
Maximum Cameras: 255 cameras 253 cameras
Design Notes: Works with any VISCA/PELCO camera Designed specifically for PTZOptics cameras

Low-Latency PTZ Joystick

This joystick is now driven by the VISCA Over IP Procotol and therefore has eliminated the latency involved with older joystick controllers.


You asked and we listened. This joystick is ready for any professional video application with six camera switching hotkeys and access to even the finest camera detail settings over IP.


Camera Operators Enjoy

The camera control experience with a joystick is ideal for volunteers and those new to PTZ camera operation. Providing novice users with a pre-configured PTZ joystick controller is perhaps the best way to get new producers up and running. The simple button layout is intuitive and ideal for teaching the concepts of remote camera operation in your broadcast club or on the field. Extend the power of your existing network using IP connectivity to remotely control your PTZOptics cameras.




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Easy Operation

We made PTZ camera control easy enough for volunteers and advanced enough for broadcast professionals.

View our setup video to grasp the power of this IP joystick. Quickly read through our 18 page manual to see the attention to detail put into this product.

Camera Presets
Camera to Control
Dimensional Joystick

IP Joystick: Serial Joystick
UPC: 737993161523 UPC: 737993161325
MSRP: $714 MSRP: $329

Easy pan, tilt & zoom controls for your PTZOptics camera! Controls pan & tilt with variable speeds that now match every option inside PTZOptics cameras. Use 2 & 3-dimensional joystick with “twist” control of focus and zoom! Easily set up pan and tilt limits using the latest version of the PTZOptics camera firmware.

Tip: Setup pan limits to restrict camera operators from moving outside a given area. Set up boundaries limits for fast-moving sports games like Basketball and Hockey. In this way, your camera operators can quickly move to the left or right without ever “overshooting” the game space boundaries.

Tip: Lower tilt limits when tracking presenters on stage. If your camera operators are mainly concerned with a left to right movement, avoid accidentally tilting the camera up or down by reducing the camera’s motor speeds for this action.

Broadcast Ready
  1 Year Warranty
 Quick Control
  Power Over Ethernet
  Easy Network Interface

Single Cable Simplicity

The 3rd generation IP Joystick includes PoE (Power Over Ethernet). Take control of cameras all across your network with a single Ethernet cable connection. Simplify your next Joystick setup with a PoE network switch.

Frequently Asked IP Joystick Questions

Is this IP joystick controller compatible with any PTZ camera?

This PTZ joystick controller has been designed specifically for PTZOptics cameras. Therefore functionality with other PTZ camera models may be limited.

Is this IP joystick controller PoE capable?

Yes. The PTZOptics joystick controller can be powered via an Ethernet cable with PoE (Power over Ethernet).

How many PTZ cameras can you control with the PTZOptics IP joystick?

This joystick can control over 100 IP connected PTZOptics cameras. Each camera will require an IP address in order to be setup with the controller. Keep in mind this joystick has 6 camera quick select keys but you can access more cameras with the CAM ID button.

Can this joystick be used with different PTZ camera speeds for pan, tilt and zoom?

Yes. The speed button on this PTZ joystick controller allows camera operators to set unique speeds for pan, tilt and zoom. You can also set speed levels for PTZ preset recall.

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