Can a PTZ Joystick be used with a Geovision System?

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    Mike Haldas

    A customer contacted us yesterday and asked the following question:

    I currently have a Geovision surveillance system based in the GV-1480 DVR card. We are currently only using 10 of the camera ports and plan on adding 2 PTZ cameras to the system. In reading the Geovision PTZ setup instructions on your website, I know that we need to add a GV-NET card to our system in order to control the PTZ camera. I was wondering if we also need to buy a joystick to control the cameras.

    CCTV Cameras Pros response to customer:

    Please note that you do not need both the PTZ joystick and the GV-COM / GV-NET box. If you want to control the PTZ cameras with Geovision, you only need the GV-COM or GV-NET card. The Geovision GV-COM box or GV-NET card is required to send the RS-485 information to control the PTZ from the Geovision DVR to the PTZ camera. CCTV Camera Pros recommends the GV-COM over the GV-NET because it is easier to install being that it is USB and does not require an empty slot on your PC.

    If you also want to use a joystick in conjunction with Geovision (instead of just controlling the PTZ cameras using your mouse and on screen controls) you would use a GV-Joystick from Geovision which can be found here:

    The GV-NET setup instructions can be found here on our website:

    The GV-COM setup instructions are almost the same ad can be found here:

    Please let me know if you need anything else.

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