Far End Camera Control

Hello HuddleCamHD Followers!

In this post we wanted to review a few ways you can gain camera control for a far end user. During a video conference call with a HuddleCamHD you can use both USB and RS-232 connections simultaneously for video and camera control. USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 will provide the video connection to your web video conferencing software such as GoToMeeting, WebEX, VSee or Zoom.US. Then you can use the RS-232 connection to provide VISCA commands over a RS-232 to USB 2.0 adapter with our control software. Take a look below at the latest VISCA control software.

Using the software outside your network

So once you have the software installed on a Windows PC connected to your network you can host a control page. You can host a IP Address available in any modern web browser or a IP client you can download and install on another Windows PC. Either way you will have access to the camera PTZ controls over your network. But what about outside your network? Well our software will automatically provide a outside IP Address you can use to connect! But you may need to configure your router and consult your IT team. These are a few of the options you can have to gain IP access to the camera controls remotely.

  1. VPN
    1. This is the easiest solution to provide remote access to the IP Address on your network. Remote users can securely login to your network and access the IP Address for remote pan tilt zoom control.
  2. NAT
    1. NAT stands for Network Address Translation. You can use NAT with configurations to your router to forward your internal static IP address to the far end.
  3. Dynamic DNS
    1. Dynamic DNS stands for a Dynamic “Domain Name System”. This system is ideal if you do not have a static IP address. You can use Dynamic DNS to provide far end camera control to your internal IP address for far end camera control with configurations to your router.