Vista releases new control keyboard

4th Feb 2010, Reading UK - Designed to meet the stringent demands of the CCTV control environment, the new Vista VKBD4 Control Keyboard offers installers and operators a feature rich, high-performance and durable system controller.

Delivering total systems design and operational flexibility, the VKBD4 Control Keyboard can not only control all Vista DVR's, matrices and Speed Domes, but also features built-in multi-protocols to permit integration and control of numerous 3rd party devices.

Accommodating multiple users and installation expansion, up to 16 keyboards can be connected to a RS485 network, with hierarchical priority to support up to 255 devices. Adding control flexibility, two different RS485 protocols can be run simultaneously.

Ensuring operators can fully utilize the powerful systems control at their fingertips, easy navigation through system operations is assured via a 3-axis joystick, and 31-tactile push button control keys. Six tri-state, colour-coded multi-function soft keys, automatically change functionality depending on which mode the keyboard is in. They indicate their status via a change of back lit colour, to either; Red (Play mode), Green (Telemetry control mode), or Blue (Live mode).

The provision of quick shortcut keys for setting up Dome presets and Tours, 2 x RS485 outputs, and the ability to configure any camera to any monitor, make the VKBD4 Control Keyboard the ideal choice for any surveillance control application, large or small.

"Providing a carefully engineered human interface to CCTV systems control, attention to detail in the design of the VKBD4 Control Keyboard has created a product that is very easy to use," says Mark Pritchard, Vista's divisional director. "Logically grouped, colour-coded function keys assist the simple and intuitive operation of the keyboard, whist its ergonomic design complements the carefully crafted user-friendly package."

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