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ProAV's Role in the Web Conferencing World

ProAV's Role in the Web Conferencing World

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Today we wanted to tackle a important topic on the minds of so many audio visual integrators, distributors and even long time clients of traditional AV partners. What is the role of Professional AV in the web video conferencing world? There no doubt that professional audio visual integration played a key role in the evolution of video conferencing in it's infancy. But where do audio visual integrators fit into the market when Skype for Business costs only $2 per month (basic subscription)? Where do audio visual integrators fit into the conversation when a enterprise chooses to standardize on the Google ChromeBox for Meetings at only $999? Heck even video conferencing robots are allowing CEO's to virtually tour office spaces, manufacturing areas even attend remote meetings from around the world for an entry cost of only $2,999! (See DoubleRobotics)

Pro AV as Specialized Consultants?

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Part 6 - Serial Control (e.g. RS232, RS485, VISCA):

Part 6 - Serial Control (e.g. RS232, RS485, VISCA):

 Serial Control (e.g. RS232, RS485, VISCA): Serial control allows remote PTZ, preset calling/setting and other control from 3rd party devices (e.g. joystick, Crestron) or software (e.g. RocoSoft) over a wired connection to the camera. Most meeting room users will be perfectly content with their infrared hand-held remote control, especially when all PTZ command are executed via preset calls.

However, some operators will require a better control interface for their application (e.g. Produced events with camera operator(s); Rooms with centralized touch-panel control systems, like Crestron/AMX/Extron, where all hand-held remotes have been removed from the room, etc…). Cameras with serial control capability will often conform to the industry standard mini-Din8 connector and Sony VISCA protocol. This makes using this feature fairly straightforward, as long as you have the right control cabling and set both the camera and controller to a matching baud rate, etc…

Serial Control for USB Cameras

Part 7- Summary

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