Support for Pelco D protocol and a rudimentary joystick control would sure be nice additions to the camera component. I would no longer need this Pelco joystick/keyboard and just imagine my cameras moving to predetermined locations on alarms.
Here is request information for obtaining information about their proprietary, non-public, protocol.
The D protocol is considered by Pelco to be non-proprietary and its use is encouraged by other manufacturers in order to increase the chances of their products being specified in projects.
That summary is from Pelco’s document CP-1464 which is their guidelines for protocol requests. I would think that they would jump at the chance to put their protocol in a whole new market segment.
In the meantime, a joystick component would be nice.
This is pretty rough and untested, but it might be a good starting point for getting some rudimentary control using scripting.
//snip, see below
options = pelco_options() options.pan_left = 1 camera = 0 sendBytes(pelcod(camera, options, 254, 254))
Well, that is just fantastic!
Put this up at https://gist.github.com/3954748 so other people can edit it. I don’t have access to a Pelco camera at the moment, so if you get it working, I’m sure it would be a nice resource for others.
I really just wish I could view my pelco cameras from inside ignition.
Has anyone done this?