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Pentax V3LC Motorized Lens Controller

B&H # PEHLC Mfr # V3LC
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • RS-232 Interface
  • Zoom / Focus / Iris Control
  • Preset & 2x Extender Control
  • Compatible with AC/DC Pan/Tilt Units
  • Up to 8 Axes of Motion

The Pentax V3LC allows a motorized CCTV zoom lens to be controlled by a PC via an RS-232 (serial) connection. In addition to operating a lens's zoom, focus, and iris functions, the V3LC can be used to control a motorized Pan/Tilt unit the lens is attached to, thus offering full PTZ control from a single computer interface. When used with preset (potentiometer) lenses, the VLC3 will, at the click of the mouse, move the lens to the pre-programmed positioned. The VLC3 can also be used to activate a lens's 2x extender. Of the eight axes supported by the V3LC, six can be used for speed control, while the remaining two can be configured as general purpose relay outputs.

Controls lenses with 6, 8 or 12 volt motors
6 axes of pulse width modulated motor control output
2 axes of relay control for pan/tilt
8 analog inputs to read motor position on lenses with presets
Accurate control of 2 lenses with zoom, focus, and iris
Control of AC or DC motorized Pan/Tilt
Interfaces for RS-232 (standard)
Available soon in Ethernet (IP) control version
System • Input Voltage: Lens voltage + 2V typical
• Max Input: 30VDC
• Input Current: 0.6 A typical plus motor load
• Interface: RS-232
• Protocol: 19200 baud / 8 / N / 1
• Output Voltage (M0-M5): 6, 8 or 12 volt models
• Output Current Rating (M0-M5): 1 amp per axis, 3 amps total
• Current Rating (M6-M7)
• Input Resolution: 10 bits
• Analog Output (future): 1 output, 0-5VDC, 8 bits
Weight 1.3 lbs (0.6kg)
Pentax V3LC Motorized Lens Controller
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