is it possible to control a Tandberg (Cisco) Precision HD TTC8-01 Camera by sending VISCA Controls
using a software controller like this :
If so, what kind of cable could I use? Would a
"USB to RS232 Serial to RJ45 CAT5 Console Adapter Cable for Cisco Routers" like this
do the job? Since I really need a solution for an upcoming event, I would appreciate any suggestions if this would work.
Thanks very much in advance! All the best! Ellen
I am happy to see that the thread lives on.
I am looking to repurpose Cisco cameras including ttc8-02 and ttc8-01. I have had some success with ttc-02 using a Cisco TRC4 Remote control, providing PTZ and focus functions. The TRC4 does not work standalone on the ttc8-01 cameras, it seems. I cannot find any of the older remote controls (TRC 3), and I suspect that the older cameras used a different set of IR-commands, or the steering went through the codec.
My target activity is a board meeting in an international organization at a hotel venue at the end of the month, although some members may participate remotely from other parts of the world. The conferencing platform will be Skype for Business with a PC client. I am also repurposing audio Tech, including Audio Technica boundary microphones that came with the Tandberg/Cisco units. We only used those microphones on a single roll around unit.
I believe it may be possible to pull this off without extra outlays of taxpayer money. I need to keep operations simple, so an app and interfaces to send IR-codes or RS232 commands is impractical (and beyond my competence).
I now have two rrc8-02 cameras that will work with TRC4's, and an HDMI-switcher will complete a 2-camera setup. I have not tested the switch yet. First I have to find it in my garage. I will follow here, and hope to hear about ----a01's exploits and successes.