NDI PTZ Camera Controller

Bolin’s KBD-1020N NDI-enabled controller is ergonomically designed to make critical PTZ camera functions easy to find and use. Details like dedicated knobs for PTZ variable speed control and for fine control over iris/shutter, red and blue adjustment, and focus, with auto/manual toggle. It has illuminated push buttons for camera selection and a three-axis joystick for smooth, precise camera movements.

The KBD-1020N is a universal PTZ controller capable of camera discovery and transmitting NDI®, NDI HX, and traditional serial and IP network control commands, including VISCA, ONVIF, and Pelco P/D simultaneously within the same network.

The power, flexibility, and intuitive, precise camera controls of the KDB-1020N make it an ideal partner for multiple PTZ camera setups in live NDI production environments such as broadcast studios, education and video conferencing spaces, concerts, and Houses of Worship.

Camera Model Specific

Key Features

  • PTZ Control in NDI Network and More

    ■ NDI certified, full functional NDI PTZ camera controller
    ■ Serial RS232/422/485 control and IP network control.
    ■ Cross Protocol Mix-control, Visca, Visca-Over-IP, Pelco P/D, Onvif IP, and NDI control.
    ■ Supports any brand of Visca Over IP cameras in one system.

     

     

Features

  • Quick Access Control

    Delicate knobs for Quick Access features include the control of Exposure, Shutter Speed, Iris, Compensation, White Balance, Focus, PT Speed, Zoom Speed.

  • Selectable ASSIGN Items

    ASSIGN item is selectable, additional functions can be assigned to ASSIGN keys to have One-Key quick action of the camera’s Flicker, Status Display, AE level, SRZ, Tele Convert mode, Trace Memory, ND filter, Picture Profile settings, Rain wiper On/Off, Camera Power etc. Functionalities can be assigned. Available function depends on camera specification.

  • All About PTZ Control

    ■ Supports Bolin image rolling adjustment control
    ■ Pan, Tilt, Zoom 3-Way simultaneous joystick control
    ■ Supplementary seesaw lever zoom control
    ■ Instant variable speed adjustment for Pan/Tilt/Zoom
    ■ Trace Memory allows a sequence of camera moves to be stored and recalled whenever required.
    ■ Instant camera focusing by manually fine tuning and One Push focus.
    ■ Selectable Assign Keys for one-key quick action.

  • Keyboard and Camera Configuration Data Transferable via Software

    Use IP software tool to modify and organize controller’s configuration, export/import existing PTZ camera registration data via IP network makes KBD-1020 controller configuration a breeze when you have multiple controllers to work in one system.

  • Image Parameter Control

    Via Visca protocol, either serial Visca or Visca Over IP, the KBD-1010 has image color and exposure related settings - including black levels, white balance, auto/manual exposure level, iris, gain and shutter speed - can be adjusted directly without using the camera menus.

  • Web Interface and Software Configuration

    KBD-1-20N supports configuration import and export for multiple controller program duplication. Also use software configuration tool for keyboard programming upload. 

  • Quick, Simple, Direct IP PTZ Camera Assignment and Use

    IP control, without using PC, automatically search available IP cameras in the network. Assign IP addresses and IP camera registration easily.

  • Quick, Simple, Direct IP PTZ Camera Assignment and Use

    Other than 12VDC power input, PoE(IEEE802.3at) supported for network control application. Even when use serial control, power can be provided over serial control cable to keep the keyboard back panel wire connection clean for moving the controller around.

  • Store and Recall Camera Presets

    Camera presets with position, zoom and image parameter settings can be stored and recalled instantly via the numeric keypad.

  • Wide Range Power Voltage Tolerance 6V – 48V

    It provides longer distance power run, and it is suitable for vehicle or moving platform use, such as broadcast vehicle, mobile equipment cart, etc.

  • Switch Video Router

    Camera and Monitor Switching via Video Router. KBD-1010 is compatible with Black Magic SDI video router, to switch cameras and monitors via the router with PTZ camera control switching simultaneously. More supported compatible video routers will be added.

  • Always Up To Date

    Firmware upgrade via USB/IP to keep the performance of the controller up to date.

  • Allows different Brands Camera Visca Over IP Control in One System

    Visca Over IP port used with the camera is different from different camera makers, KBD-1010 allows you to use any brand of Visca Over IP cameras in a same system together with no conflicts.

Specifications

Control Input/OutputRS232: RJ45 x1 RS422: RJ45 x2; LAN: RJ-45 x 1, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX automatically detected. Tally In/Contact Out*: 9pin x1; USB2.0*: Type A x1 (For Firmware Upgrade Only)
Control Signal FormatBaud Rate: 2400/4800/9600/19200/38400 (For RS232、RS422) VISCA over IP communication
Power ConnectorJEITA type 4 (12VDC), RJ45x1 for POE (IEEE 802.3af), RJ45x3 for Power Over Control
Firmware UpgradeUSB2.0: Type A x1, for FW Upgrade Only
DisplayLED
Speed ControlYes, 2 Knobs (Pan/Tilt, Zoom)
Zoom Seesaw LeverYes
Zoom Ring of JoystickYes
ASSIGN ButtonYes, 6
3-Way Simultaneously ControlYes, Pan+Tilt+Zoom
Maximum Camera ControlAllow to control up to total 255 cameras with combining multiple protocols use in a single system.
Maximum IP ConnectionsOnvif Only: 255; CGI: TBD, Onvif/VISCA Over IP Only: 255
Maximum Serial ConnectionsRS232: 7(VISCA), RS422: 2x7 (VISCA), RS485:255(Pelco P/D)
Control ProtocolPelco P/D over RS485, Visca over RS232/RS422, Onvif, VISCA over IP, NDI
Max Controller Qty/SystemUnlimited
Key/Button IlluminationYes, multi-color LED indicators
Third-Party Device SupportBlack Magic SDI router/switch, Control type: RS422, Control Method: Camera switching with PTZ control
Configuration FileWeb software configuration, File of PTZ camera configuration and keyboard setting Export/Import via IP
Exposure Model SelectionYes, Button + Knob, Full Auto, Iris Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual Iris Gain, Manual Shutter Gain, Black Level.
OPW Auto AdjustmentYes, Button
Roll/ZoomSwitch the Seesaw functionality between Rolling control and Zoom control
Display the Status of WB,Iris,Gain,Shutter,FocusYes
WB Model SelectionYes, Button
R,B Gain AdjustmentYes, Knob
Iris Value AdjustmentYes, Knob
Shutter Speed AdjustmentYes, Knob
Focus Model SelectionYes, Button
One-Push Auto FocusYes, Button
Manual FocusYes, Knob
Power/Input & VoltageIndependent power input 12VDC voltage tolerance 5V~48V, POE(IP), Power using RS422/232 port via Junction Box included.
Current Consumption5W
Operation Temperature0°C~40°C,(32°F to 104°F )
Storage Temperature-20°C~60°C,(-4°F to 140°F )
Dimensions278 mm x 132 mm x 99.5 mm (Without Base Bracket)
Weight1kg
Supplied accessoriesPower Adapter and power core (110VAC~220VAC to 12VDC/2A) x1, Junction Box and Control Cable x 1, Magnetic Base Bracket x1, Tally Phoenix connectorX1
Optional accessoriesRJ45 Adapter for RS232 + RJ45 Coupler, RJ45 Adapter for RS422 + RJ45 Coupler
NotesAvailable functions/specifications depend on camera specification
NotesFunctions may differ based on different version of the firmware.
Notes* USB2.0 for firmware upgrade only.

Illustration

Table full of spices
  • LED Display for displaying control
    information and status, keyboard
    setting.

  • Setup button for keyboard configuration

  • Knob for Pan/Tilt speed setting, and
    Long pressing for Left/Right horizontal
    direction setting

  • Knob for Zoom speed adjustment, and Long
    pressing for Up/Down vertical direction
    setting

  • Three-axis joystick, simultaneous
    Pan/Tilt/Zoom 3-way moving. And for
    camera OSD menu navigation.

  • RS422 Group A and RS422 Group B selector

  • Number key pad for selection of camera
    and monitor, and keyboard, preset
    programming

  • Camera select

  • Monitor select

  • Buttons for camera preset setting and
    recall.

  • Seesaw for camera zooming or image
    rolling

  • Roll or Zoom select for Seesaw

  • Menu button for camera OSD menu display

  • Buttons of IP Function Group, IP device
    searching, configuration.

  • Total 6 of Assign Function Keys

  • Quick Access Control knob, focus: Auto,
    Manual, One Push

  • Quick Access Control knob, Color Blue,
    White Balance adjustment : Auto, Manual,
    One Push

  • Quick Access Control knob, Color Red,
    White Balance adjustment : Auto, Manual,
    One Push

  • Camera image exposure adjustment knob:
    Iris/Shutter

  • Camera image exposure mode adjustment
    key: Full Auto, Iris Priority, Shutter
    Priority, Iris Gain, Shutter Gain, Black
    Level

  • LED Display for displaying control
    information and status, keyboard
    setting.

  • Setup button for keyboard configuration

  • Knob for Pan/Tilt speed setting, and
    Long pressing for Left/Right horizontal
    direction setting

  • Knob for Zoom speed adjustment, and Long
    pressing for Up/Down vertical direction
    setting

  • Three-axis joystick, simultaneous
    Pan/Tilt/Zoom 3-way moving. And for
    camera OSD menu navigation.

  • RS422 Group A and RS422 Group B selector

  • Number key pad for selection of camera
    and monitor, and keyboard, preset
    programming

  • Camera select

  • Monitor select

  • Buttons for camera preset setting and
    recall.

  • Seesaw for camera zooming or image
    rolling

  • Roll or Zoom select for Seesaw

  • Menu button for camera OSD menu display

  • Buttons of IP Function Group, IP device
    searching, configuration.

  • Total 6 of Assign Function Keys

  • Quick Access Control knob, focus: Auto,
    Manual, One Push

  • Quick Access Control knob, Color Blue,
    White Balance adjustment : Auto, Manual,
    One Push

  • Quick Access Control knob, Color Red,
    White Balance adjustment : Auto, Manual,
    One Push

  • Camera image exposure adjustment knob:
    Iris/Shutter

  • Camera image exposure mode adjustment
    key: Full Auto, Iris Priority, Shutter
    Priority, Iris Gain, Shutter Gain, Black
    Level

Table full of spices
  • Power Button

  • 12V DC Power Port, use the power adaptor
    included.

  • Lock

  • Reset pin hole button

  • TALLY/CONTACT

  • RJ45 port for RS232 Control, RJ45 to
    phoenix terminator and 8 Pin Mini Din
    adaptor included.

  • Ethernet RJ45 Port for network
    connection, POE(IEEE802.3at) power input
    supported.

  • RJ45 port for RS-422/485 group A

  • RJ45 port for RS-422/485 group B

  • USB2.0 for Firmware upgrade only, not
    for USB video use.

  • Magnetic rubber bottom support,
    detachable.

  • Power Button

  • 12V DC Power Port, use the power adaptor
    included.

  • Lock

  • Reset pin hole button

  • TALLY/CONTACT

  • RJ45 port for RS232 Control, RJ45 to
    phoenix terminator and 8 Pin Mini Din
    adaptor included.

  • Ethernet RJ45 Port for network
    connection, POE(IEEE802.3at) power input
    supported.

  • RJ45 port for RS-422/485 group A

  • RJ45 port for RS-422/485 group B

  • USB2.0 for Firmware upgrade only, not
    for USB video use.

  • Magnetic rubber bottom support,
    detachable.

Order Information

Use Order Information for ordering cameras and accessories.

Item NumberSKUKey SpecNote
K102E007KBD-1020NNDI PTZ Camera ControllerKeyboard Body
KBD-JB01Junction Box for KeyboardWhat's included, X1
VCC-P12-212VDC 2A, Power Supply AdapterWhat's included, X1
KBD-NC45RJ45 Control Cable for Keyboard ControllerWhat's included, X1
Thank you CardWhat's included, X1