Pan Tilt Positioner Tutorial

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Aug 15, 2012

Why use Pan-Tilt positioners when speed dome PTZs are widely available? For many, these units are a thing of the past. However, they do play important specialists roles within surveillance. In this note, we answer this question, examine Pan-Tilt (PT) positioners, their key applications, central advantages vs PTZs and differentiators among pan tilt units.

Advantages Compared to PTZs

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Control *********

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