BirdDog PTZ Keyboard


Full NDI PTZ Camera

30x Optical Zoom

Ideal for all weather outdoor productions

Simultaneous NDI and SDI Outputs

R28,500.00 Inc. VAT

World’s First NDI® PTZ Controller

BirdDog PTZ Keyboard is a full featured PTZ Keyboard that supports NDI®, NDI|HX, Visca over IP, RS422, and RS232. By harnessing BirdDog’s next generation NDI® and IP technology, it’s never been easier to discover, connect, and control your PTZ cameras. Featuring superior ergonomics, premium buttons and joystick, all in a beautiful form factor this is the PTZ controller you have been waiting for.

Universal control. Mix and Match protocols

Never before has a PTZ controller been so flexible. PTZ Keyboard is the world’s first PTZ controller with NDI® and NDI|HX support. Along with NDI® there is support for Visca over IP, RS422, and RS232. You can mix and match cameras from any of the supported protocols and control them all from a single PTZ Keyboard.

Superior Ergonomics. Built for Humans

Using the PTZ Keyboard is a breeze with well thought out button layout. Quickly access all the cameras on the network, and set up quick access buttons for all your favourite settings such as Exposure, Focus, Zoom, and movement speeds.

3-Way Joystick. Pan, Tilt, Zoom

Effortless, one handed control of Pan, Tilt, and Zoom is possible with the 3-Way Joystick. For those who prefer a zoom rocker there is also one of those exactly where your left hand wants it.

Soft touch buttons. Treat your fingers

Your fingers will thank you for using the PTZ Keyboard. Soft-touch silicon buttons and easy turn dials give a premium sensation while achieving the responsiveness you expect and deserve.

6 program buttons. Work how you want to work

Set up your quick access buttons to work the way you want. Exposure, Focus, PT Speed, Zoom, Shutter Speed, Iris, White Balance, Compensation, and more, can all be programmed into the assignable buttons.

By the power of PoE. You have the power

Super flexible powering options allow you to power the PTZ Keyboard from Power over Ethernet (PoE), DC in, or even over the serial port. Never get stuck in a situation where you can’t power up.

Control 255 cameras. Yes, 255

Designed to control up to 255 PTZ cameras on a single network, PTZ Keyboard can scale to even the most complex installations.

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Control Input/Output

LAN: RJ45 x1 (With PoE) 100 BASE-TX

RS232: RJ45 x1

RS422: RJ45 x2




RS 232/ RS422: Baud Rate 2400 / 4800 / 9600 / 19200 / 38400


Display: LED

Speed control: YES, 2 knobs (pan/tilt, zoom)

Zoom rocker: YES

Zoom ring ibn joystick: YES

Programmable function buttons: 6


Maximum camera control: Max. 255 with multiple protocols including NDI/IP

Maximum serial connections:

RS232: 7 – RS422: 7

Key/Button illumination: Multi-colour LED


Exposure Selection: Yes, Button

One push White balance: Yes, Button

Backlight control: Yes, Button

Display status of WB, Iris, Gain, Shutter, Focus: Yes

White balance model selection: Yes, Button

R, B, Gain: Yes, Knob

Iris Adjustment: Yes, Knob

Shutter Speed: Yes, Knob

Focus model selection: Yes, Button

One push auto focus: Yes, Button

Manual focus: Yes, Knob


Power input: DC 12V, PoE (Power over Ethernet), Power via RS232/RS422 port

Current: 3W

Operating Temp: 0-40 (ºC)

Dimensions: 278x132x99.5mm

Notes: Not all features are available on all control protocols

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