IP Desktop series

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IPD Desktop

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The network surveillance industry's #1 selling USB joystick, the IP Desktop features a two button, three axis Hall effect joystick, 10 tactile pushbuttons and USB 2.0 interface. Recommended and used by the most innovative companies in network surveillance, the IP Desktop has become the industry standard for security professionals.

p/n 100-550

Main features

  • 3 axis joysticks for pan / tilt / zoom (P/T/Z) control
  • 12 momentary pushbuttons
  • USB 2.0 HID compliant "game controller"
  • Easy to use and operate

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General specification

• Three axis for PTZ control
• USB 2.0 HID compliant "game controller"
• Non-contact Hall effect technology
• Systems support integration: Windows 7, 8, 10 & OSX
• Supported protocols: USB HID 2.0 game controller; Direct X (Gaming Control); Joystick: three HID axis; Pushbuttons: 12 HID buttons; Uses standard DirectX HID drivers; Connects directly to workstation PC

Environmental specifications

• Operating Temperature: 0˚C to +50˚C (32˚F to +122˚F)
• Storage Temperature: 0˚C to +50˚C (32˚F to +122˚F)
• Sealing: None
• EMC Immunity Level: CE/compliant, EMC directive 2004/108/EC, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B
• EMC Emissions Level: CE/compliant, EMC directive 2004/108/EC, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B

Environmental: For indoor use only

Electrical specifications

• Power: USB interface (5V DC)
• Consumption 32mA


• Shaft: Stainless steel
• Boot: Silicone
• Handle: Glass filled nylon
• Housing: High impact ABS

mechanical specifications

• Operating Force: 2.8N (0.63lbf)
• Maximum Vertical Load: 200N (45lbf)
• Maximum Horizontal Load: 200N (45lbf)
• Mechanical Angle of Movement: 36° X & Y axis, 80° Z axis
• Expected Life: 3 million cycles
• Mass/weight: 440g (0.97oz)
• Lever Action (Centering): Spring centering
• Interface: USB port
• Connectors: USB Type A Male
• Cable Length: 2m; 6ft. 6.8in.
• Systems support integration: Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Windows 8, OSX, Linux

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