Sony’s RM-IP500 Remote Controller is for Controlling PTZ Cameras for Lecture Capture and Event Production

Sony’s new RM-IP500 remote controller is for intuitive control of its latest pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras in a range of applications including lecture capture for education, event production and broadcast. The RM-IP500 controller is designed to work with Sony’s new BRC-H800, BRC-H900, BRC-X1000 and SRG-360SHE PTZ cameras as well as the new MCX-500 all-in-one HD switcher, supporting SD card recording and IP streaming, to create an easy-to-use event production system.

The controller allows for one-handed PTZ joystick operation, and can be customized to a user’s preference. Selectable zoom control gives users the option of seesaw (left hand) or joystick (right hand) operation. PTZ speed is easily adjusted with the controller’s knob, and direct buttons are available for frequently used functions. Also it enables recall PTZ functions such as PTZ trace memory, which will be supported in the summer of 2017, and preset at the push of a button.

The RM-IP500 simplifies IP assignment for up to 100 cameras using the AUTO IP Setting, enabling fast set up and streamlined operation.  Currently, there are 16 presets available to users, and in the coming months, a user will be able to program up to 100 preset camera angles for precise, easy maneuvering by a single person. With a newly designed compact body, the controller measures 306×159.3×224.1 mm (without projection) and can mount on or in any console.

The RM-IP500 offers a host of control signal formats and control options including RS422 and VISCA over IP as well as:

  • VISCA RS422 : RJ-45x 1
  • LAN : RJ-45x 1, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX automatically detected
  • GPI I/O (Tally In/Contact Out) : D-Sub 15-pin type

The RM-IP500 Remote Controller is planned to be available in late spring 2017. Here’s more information.