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ARM Electronics SDKBD3 Full Function Keyboard w/3-Axis Joystick

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Product Highlights
  • 128 Presets
  • LED Display
  • RS-485

The ARM Electronics SDKBD3 is a full featured yet affordably priced keyboard controller for Speed Dome PTZ cameras and decoders. In addition to operating a camera's PTZ functions, this keyboard can also be used to access a camera's focus and iris settings as well as preset and cruise positions.

Controls up to 32 speed domes or decoders via RS-485
Operates PTZ as well as focus, iris, presets and cruise positions (128 presets)
Supports a communication distance of up to 3900' (1.2km) between controller and camera
Supports multiple protocols (Pelco D, Kalatel, Panasonic etc.)
Maximum Device Control 32
Control Interface RS-485
Preset Positions 128
Camera Range 0-255
Baud Rate 2400Bps, 4800Bps, 9600Bps, 19200Bps
Maximum Cable Length 3900' (1.2km)
Power Requirements 12VDC (includes power adapter)
Power Consumption 5W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 12.4 x 2.2 x 6.5" (315 x 57 x 165mm)
Weight 4.4 lbs (2kg)
ARM Electronics SDKBD3 Full Function Keyboard w/3-Axis Joystick
  • AC Adapter
  • 1-Year Warranty

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    ARM ElectronicsSDKBD3 Full Function Keyboard w/3-Axis Joystick

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    Great Keyboard!

    By StoneSecurity

    from San Francisco

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    • Comfortable Design
    • Easy To Clean
    • Great Features
    • Highly Compatible


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      Comments about ARM Electronics SDKBD3 Full Function Keyboard w/3-Axis Joystick:

      I am using this keyboard with 2 pelco-d cameras and a G4-RTA dvr. The one con about this keyboard is the documentation is hardly comprehensive, and neither is the documentation for my DVR. I know there is a way to control the DVR from the keyboard with rs232 but the proper setup still eludes me. I ended up just wiring all the camera leads directly to rs485 out connector from the keyboard. This bypasses my DVR, but it allows me to control the cameras independently from the DVR. Control is smooth and responsive and the multi speed function of the joystick works great. Once the unit is set up it is very intuitive and easy to use. I had to use a multimeter to find out the control voltage/polarity for connecting the cameras, but its more likely due to my setup than the design of the keyboard. I have looked into a number of other keyboards and I think this one is by far the best unit on the market.

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