Joystick Controllers

Joystick Controllers

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BZBGEAR Joystick Camera Controllers offer precise control of PTZ cameras. Adding a joystick PTZ camera controller to your system greatly simplifies the task of operating your cameras. Even single camera systems benefit from the ease of use that a joystick controller provides. Recall presets at the touch of a button and control the camera movement with great precision with a software solution. Overall, these devices are perfect for those looking for an easy to use joystick controller for PTZ camera operations. Joysticks are currently the best option for those seeking a remote camera controller.
Our Joystick Controllers are compatible with most cameras on the market that operate with IP or serial control protocols. With designs for new, legacy, or hybrid camera systems, you can integrate BZBGEAR controllers with confidence.
Manage Multiple Cameras
BZBGEAR Joystick Controllers allow a single user to effectively operate multiple PTZ cameras. Quickly and seamlessly switch between multiple PTZ cameras and camera angles with the powerful preset functions. Easily make color corrections and exposure adjustments on the fly with dedicated white balance and iris controls. Joystick controller setup is also made simple with our easy to follow manual included with every package.
Work efficiently
The addition of a joystick controller to your production allows users of all skill levels to step in and take control of your PTZ cameras. Our simple and effective controllers enable entry level volunteers to control cameras. This will allow your technical staff to do more demanding tasks, increasing your overall productivity.
What is PTZ control - For Beginners
PTZ control is the control over a PTZ camera's pan, tilt and zoom functions. PTZ cameras can pan horizontally, tilt on a vertical axis and zoom in & out. A PTZ controller allows you to remotely manage these camera operations. In this case, you can use our joystick controllers to manage your PTZ controls. As mentioned above, our joystick controllers allow you to control a lot more than the basic pan, tilt and zoom functions.
What’s the difference between serial and IP?
Serial is a physical connection that sends data at a bit-level with a serial communication protocol. IP (Ethernet) is the most common way to connect your devices to a local area network (LAN) and acts as the transmission mechanism. Most of our joysticks allow both serial and IP functions. Both the IP camera controller and the serial camera controller functions have their benefits.
The BZBGEAR Difference
There is a reason our customers return to us time and again for advice, add-ons, and system expansion. Our belief in our products is demonstrated in our 3-year A/V Equipment and 5-year Camera Warranties, and our pride in customer service is backed by a team of highly trained sales and technical support engineers. Our ever-expanding Knowledge Base features step by step guides for setup and integration, and our YouTube channel features in depth dives into the setup, configuration, and features of our diverse family of products.
IP Control
Connect a simple ethernet cable and enjoy instantaneous camera response.
Our joystick controls work with most major camera manufacturers.
Support for Multiple Protocols
Our joystick controllers support VISCA over IP, ONVIF, VISCA, PELCO-D, and PELCO-P.
PoE Support
Power and control signals provided via a single category cable.
Integrated LCD Screen
Review settings at a glance.
Variable Speed
Adjust PTZ speed to dial in the perfect degree of responsiveness.
Advanced Image Settings
Adjust white balance and iris settings on the fly.
3 Year Warranty
Parts & Labor covered for 3 years
How to Connect BZBGEAR BG-Commander Joystick Controller to Multiple PTZ Cameras
Expect Precision Control with BZBGEAR BG-Commander PTZ Joystick Controller
Universal IP Joystick Controller from BZBGEAR Commands Multiple PTZ Cameras
Command Any PTZ Camera with Precision Control for IP & Serial - InfoComm 2022
How to Connect an IP Joystick Controller to Manage Multiple PTZ Cameras
How to Connect an IP Joystick Controller to Manage Multiple PTZ Cameras.
How to Connect a PTZ Camera to a Joystick Using Serial Control - RS232, RS422, RS485
How to Connect a PTZ Camera to a Joystick Using Serial Control - RS232, RS422, RS485.

BZBGEAR joystick controllers are designed and thoroughly tested with BZBGEAR cameras. Our controllers utilize industry standard control protocols including PELCO-P/D, VISCA, IP VISCA, and ONVIF. The majority of PTZ cameras on the market also use these protocols, but manufacturers’ implementation of them may vary so we cannot guarantee full compatibility with all cameras.

While we have several joystick controllers that are capable of operating in serial or IP mode, the BG-Commander is designed to be able to operate both simultaneously.

If you have IP cameras and a PoE-enabled switch, installation is as easy as plugging in a single ethernet cable. The intuitive on-screen menu makes it easy to add your cameras, and the whole process can be done in less than 10 minutes.

IP VISCA and ONVIF are both IP control protocols. VISCA and PELCO-P/D are serial control protocols. They are all different ways of doing the same thing, with a few minor differences. VISCA is limited to a maximum of 7 cameras.
The protocol you choose should be one that all your gear supports. If your equipment supports all four protocols we recommend using IP VISCA as it has the simplest connection method.


Live events can be extremely stressful when it comes to ensuring smooth transitions between scenes and camera angles. Controlling PTZ cameras movements using a simple Joystick Controller is the preferred method of control versus a software program or remote controls. Joysticks provide finite movements and adjustments that can be made with a simple touch of a button or movement of the joystick. Make sure when choosing a joystick controller that the required method of communication matches the cameras abilities. For example, if the controller will be connected to the network, the camera and joystick must use either Visca IP or ONVIF protocols. If deciding that a hardwired connection from the joystick to the camera is more convenient, then make sure to check the type of serial connection protocol and connection type selected are supported by both units.

A Joystick Controller can be used for virtually any application including houses of worship, live sporting events, education, fitness instruction, and TV broadcasts.

Keep things simple and under control by incorporating BZBGEAR Joystick Controllers offering IP control as well as a variety of serial connections for PTZ cameras.

BZBGEAR Solutions

Universal IP Joystick Controller Commands Multiple PTZ Cameras.
How to Connect an IP Joystick Controller to Manage Multiple PTZ Cameras.
How to Connect a PTZ Camera to a Joystick Using Serial Control - RS232, RS422, RS485.


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