CH Products Introduces the VM Desktop for Professional Video Surveillance and Management

Jan. 5, 2012
Video Management Controller features a three axes joystick, keypad, jog/shuttle dial and USB connectivity.

CH Products, a manufacturer of PTZ surveillance joysticks launches the VM Desktop for professional video management. The VM Desktop’s advanced features include a three axes Hall effect joystick, jog/shuttle dial, 27 user defined pushbuttons and USB 1.1 interface for powerful control of video surveillance, recording and video management functions. The VM Desktop is designed for critical security installations including airports, casinos, transit stations and stadiums.

Three Axes Hall Effect Joystick

The VM Desktop’s three axes joystick provides intuitive control for pan, tilt, and zoom camera functions. The non-contacting Hall effect technology is durable and will provide more than 10 million operations.

27 Programmable Pushbutton Switches

CH Products’ Video Management controller features 27 programmable pushbuttons, several of which are LED illuminated for operation in poorly lit conditions. The numeric keypad module is ideal for camera selection, presets and touring functions. Button labels and legends may be customized for specific applications.

Jog/Shuttle Dial

The VM Desktop features a jog/shuttle dial for total control over digital video monitoring and management. In supported applications, the 360 degree jog knob may be used for editing frame-by-frame and the spring-loaded shuttle ring for variable forward and reverse speed control of captured sequences.

USB 1.1 Interface

Featuring USB 1.1 interface, the VM Desktop integrates seamlessly with software applications supporting USB joystick inputs via Microsoft DirectX. No device driver or manufacture specific SDK is required, the VM Desktop is recognized as a standard HID 4 axes/29 button “game controller” joystick. The VM Desktop’s axes and buttons are programmable and function assignment is dependant on the controlled application.