Skaarhoj PTZ Extreme (Blue Pill)
The ultimate robotic system controller
PTZ Extreme with Blue Pill Inside is engineered with expansion and flexibility at its heart. As Skaarhoj’s flagship PTZ controller, it was created with absolute freedom in mind: OLED labelled knobs and buttons, Fine-tuned ergonomics, Hall Effect joystick, custom zoom rocker and focus wheel. It will increase in value over time as more and more robotic systems will be supported in Blue Pill through new device cores we are constantly developing.
PTZ Extreme is engineered with expansion and flexibility in mind. On the left side you will find a professional grade zoom rocker and thumb roller in machined aluminium. On the right side you get a world class Hall Effect joystick for precision movement. PTZ Extreme has a size large enough to leave you hand rest for hours of operation. The lower 12 keys are usually mapped to destination selection (camera) and all knobs and buttons beyond that are equipped with crisp OLED displays so their function and value will adapt to any day at work. This controller is designed for new ways of working with PTZ cameras as well as slider and dolly tracks on a complex broadcast set. It will increase in value over time as more and more robotic systems will be supported in UniSketch through new device cores we are constantly developing.
|Our graphical OLED displays support buttons, knobs and faders with dynamic labels. The combine large, bold labels with unprecedented levels of detail using titles, icons and scales to enrich the main content.They automatically draw information from the connected devices or you can type in your own labels or upload graphics. Found everywhere in many sizes and dimensions on SKAARHOJ controllers.|
|One cable carries power and the signals for as many devices as you control. Your switcher, video router, recording deck, your cameras even. The future is IP, while legacy serial systems can typically be supportedby end-point converters which is often more convenient anyway. And Power over Ethernet (IEEE802.3af) unclutters your desk nicely.|
|RGB backlight and LED bars is not just impressive and soothing. It’s also super practical to colour code sections based on their assigned functionality. This provides the operator with instinctive clues which canbe the critical difference between success and failure. Colours can be assigned manually and SKAARHOJ panels are dimmable.|
Power is now in the user’s hands to update products. Blue Pill is a new hardware device built with Reactor to store, enable, and disable devices locally. Reactor, our flagship panel management system, allows Blue Pill to connect with panels, device cores and preset configurations. The new web GUI allows users to connect any Blue Pill product via the device’s IP address and a web browser. Changes and configurations are completed via the local network. Skaarhoj devices no longer need to communicate with the server to receive software updates.
Products integrated with Blue Pill benefit from an updated user interface within the panel management software. Change button commands, view your panel status, change device names, and add devices to your network in the easy to use Reactor panel. The most popular products, from the Master Key One to PTZ Pro to Waveboard, can now arrive installed with the newest software available already installed inside.
- Virtually unlimited SKAARHOJ panels combined (seamless modularity)
- Virtually unlimited devices being integrated (cameras, switcher, routers, etc.)
- New integrations not available on UniSketch (like new camera releases from Canon, RED, Panasonic etc., just for a start)
- System provided features such as presets (macros / timelines), virtual triggers etc.