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JoshatCityStAug
10-26-2016, 01:14 PM
I just replaced a Vaddio switch with a Tricaster 460 Standard Edition. The Vaddio used a RJ-45 connection to Sony RS-232 to control my Sony BRC-300 PTZ cameras. I can not replace my cable runs and want to use the RJ-45 cables. What would be the best way to interface my RJ-45 to my Tricaster via USB?

The best idea I have is to use a Serial to RJ-45 adapter and them plug that into a Serial to USB adapter that the Tricaster can see as a Comm port.

kanep
10-26-2016, 01:59 PM
A USB to serial adapter would be needed on the TriCaster to give you a COM port. Then what Vaddio needs to go from RS-232 to RJ45.

While any USB to serial adapter should work, the recommended unit is the Keyspan USA-19HS adapter.
https://www.tripplite.com/keyspan-high-speed-usb-to-serial-adapter~USA19HS/

JoshatCityStAug
10-26-2016, 02:18 PM
A USB to serial adapter would be needed on the TriCaster to give you a COM port. Then what Vaddio needs to go from RS-232 to RJ45.

While any USB to serial adapter should work, the recommended unit is the Keyspan USA-19HS adapter.
https://www.tripplite.com/keyspan-high-speed-usb-to-serial-adapter~USA19HS/

Thanks for the information I will give it a try.

JPulera
10-26-2016, 02:41 PM
How many cameras do you have? Rocosoft has a really nice, foolproof setup for 1 to 7 cameras. No need to daisy-chain. Small adapter box connects to each camera with RS-232 serial, then Cat-5 from camera boxes to main box at TriCaster. All cameras connect to this "hub" box which then connects to TriCaster using a single USB cable.

Cameras can then be controlled using built-in PTZ controls in TriCaster. Optionally, Rocosoft offers PTZ Joy software for TriCaster which will get you a lot more features, such as 16 presets per camera, live camera control, etc.

http://www.rocosoft.com/ptz-control-products/ptz-camera-control-adapters/pc-tricaster-multi-camera-connection/universal-rs-232-control-set

http://www.rocosoft.com/ptz-control-products/broadcasting-ptz-camera-controller-software/ptz-controller-ptzjoy

I built a custom interface with joystick that controls up to 7 PTZ cameras, with 16 presets per camera. Let me know if interested in that technology, which works along with the Rocosoft products.

Thanks

Jeff Pulera
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JoshatCityStAug
10-27-2016, 09:34 AM
Has anybody used a Quatech RS-232 to USB adapter for camera control?
Quatech model# SS-USB-100

When I hooked it up the Tricaster did not see it as a comm port.
I need to know if it is safe to load the drivers?

JPulera
10-27-2016, 10:33 AM
The Newtek-recommended Keyspan USA-19HS model is under $25 on Amazon, IT WORKS, and the driver is white-listed on TriCaster. I wouldn't bother struggling with other brands.

https://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-USA-19HS-High-Speed-supports/dp/B0000VYJRY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477585906&sr=8-1&keywords=usa-19HS

Thanks

Jeff

JoshatCityStAug
10-27-2016, 10:39 AM
Jeff,

I already have 3 Quatech adapters in house, and all my other computers see it using the following drivers.
ser2pl64.sys and serenum.sys

Josh

kanep
10-27-2016, 11:31 AM
You will just have to try it and see. It will mostly likely work with the drivers installed, but you might get a warning message when TriCaster starts that you will need to click thru.

JoshatCityStAug
10-27-2016, 01:35 PM
Ok, so everybody who reads this knows what happened.
I downloaded the drivers and the Tricaster did not flag them.
So I now have control of my PTZ cameras, using a Serial (Male) to USB adapter with a Serial(Female) to RJ-45 (Female) dongle.

I want to thank Kane Peterson for his help. He was a lot faster than trying to call tech support.