Scott, good question, I just sent an email to Pelco asking for their response.
For members, in some Hikvision products, e.g., their DVRs, Hikvision lists:
"Support HIKVISION-C and PELCO-C Coaxitron protocols for Up to Coax function"
Pelco says that "Pelco made our Coaxitron widely available to any partner who used it. Hikvision signed a user agreement, but there was no paid licensing to use it."
Coaxitron is fairly old so that agreement was from a long time ago and Pelco does not track what Hikvision is doing now.
It's probably similar but how similar and how closely it will work, you'd have to try out.
Any update to this? and the real question I have is could you replace a dead Pelco PTZ that was using a Pelco 6700 and coaxitron with a HIKvision PTZ?
IPVMU Certified | 06/17/16 07:35pm
My understanding is that it is the same BUT we cannot buy the DVR with Coaxitron in the US only Europe. I wanted to swap some PELCO DVR's or use HikVision Domes as replacements.
I was interested in using Hikvision TurboHD DVRs to replace Dedicated Micros DVRs in multiple sites where several analog Pelco PTZs are installed and are currently using Pelco-C. Obviously, that's a lot of perfectly good cameras that don't need to be switched out right away, and if the TurboHD DVR supported Pelco-C telemetry, that would make this upgrade path possible. Unfortunately, after speaking with Hikvision rep, it doesn't appear this is possible. Can anyone provide options? Are there any SD+AHD brands of DVR that support Pelco C?
IPVMU Certified | 08/01/16 06:03pm
I have ran across the same scenario. I was informed that the European model works but it is not available in the USA. I have asked that HikVision bring those units in to the USA and we could make a fortune replacing old coaxitron driven domes with HikVision DVR's.
Therefore this is a great option that always works.
http://www.sennetech.net/ Small business, all he does is make code translators of all types. He cam convert Manchester to PELCO-C if needed.
Support is the Key , I bought a product online from overseas and Hikvision said they would not support it, because it was not bought in usa place of origin.
The support staff said I had to go thru the oversees supplier I bought from.
Be Careful of the support issue .