Basic Serial PTZ Joystick Controller (RS-232/422/485)

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This universal serial joystick controller is an excellent choice for users requiring simple, accurate, and reliable serial control for PTZ cameras. With support for VISCA, Pelco-P, and Pelco-D protocols, the BG-CJ-RS is compatible with most PTZ cameras on the market.

Precise Control

The high-quality joystick of the BG-CJ-RS provides accurate PTZ control for live events and video productions. The BG-CJ-RS can control up to 255 cameras and supports up to 255 camera presets. Fine tuning to the image is made easy with manual focus and iris settings.

The high-contrast LCD screen provides access to menu settings for quick and easy setup. The BG-CJ-RS offers a high degree of versatility with support for RS485, RS422, and RS232.


  • Easy to Use
    Simple for anyone to learn
  • Flexible
    Store and recall up to 46 camera presets!
  • Powerful
    Control up to 255 cameras via Pelco-D/P
  • Stable
    Proven reliability of serial controls
  • High Quality Construction
    Designed to handle years of use
  • LCD Display
    Review your settings at a glance
  • Manually control focus and iris (VISCA only), or speed
  • 3D joystick with twist control for zoom
  • Designed for SONY VISCA and PELCO-P/D compatible PTZ cameras
  • Multiple communication modes: RS485, RS422, RS232
  • Set the address code of cameras independently
  • Short circuit and overcurrent protections


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How to Connect a PTZ Camera to a Joystick Using Serial Control - RS232, RS422, RS485
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Tech Specifications

Protocol Pelco-D, Pelco-P, VISCA
Baud rate(bps) 1200bps, 2400bps, 4800bps, 9600bps, 19200bps
Control Address Control 255pcs PTZ at the most, address code: 0-254
Communication Mode RS485 half-duplex, RS422 full-duplex, RS232 serial port
10M internet (select to order), USB (select to order)
Communication Range RS485, RS422: 1200m, RS232: 10m
Cascade connection number 16 sub-control at most, controller ID:0-15
Joystick 3D (control: up, down, left, right, zoom)
Interface Mode 10PIN  pressing line port, DB9 connector
Display Blue LCD
Warning Tone Key-touch beep on/off
Power Supply DC12V±10%
Power Consumption 6W MAX
Working Temperature 32°F - 122°F / 0°C - 50°C
Store Temperature -4°F - 158°F / -20°C - 70°C
Dimension (L x W x H) 13 x 7.1 x 4.3in [320 x 179.3 x 109.9mm]
Weight 6.17 lbs [2.8 Kg]


  • BG-CJ-RS Universal Controller Joystick
  • Power Supply
  • User Manual


  1. RS-232: Use RS-232 to 8-pin Mini-DIN cable to connect 1st camera and Mini-DIN visca cables for cascadable connections.
  2. RS-422: Use RS-422 port to control your cameras over long distances up to 328ft.
  3. TXD Indicator: Flashes green when the unit is transmitting commands.
  4. RXD Indicator: Flashes green when the unit is receiving responses.
  5. PW Indicator: Illuminates Red when the unit is powered.
  6. Power: Connect supplied 12V power adapter.