PTZ Controller 3.0 supports build-in HTTP CGI server. It can control PTZ cameras remotely through HTTP request.
How to control PTZ Camera with HTTP request by PTZ Controller 3.0
1. Download and install PTZ Controller 3.0 on your computer.
2. Connect PTZ Camera with your computer through serial port or USB
3. Run PTZ Controller 3.0, and make sure to select the right setting for camera. (address, protocol, Com port, baud rate)
4. Please make sure you can control your PTZ camera locally with mouse or keyboard shortcuts.
5. Click menu Setting –> Options to select “Enable PTZ Controller Server” and set Port Number or keep it default as 8080.
6. To test if PTZ Controller server is running, open the internet browser, and type the following line, replace the port number if the port is set other than 8080.
A webpage should show as below.
Make sure the port number is allow to access in Windows firewall setting. Please visit Microsoft website to get more information about firewall setup.
7. PTZ Controller HTTP request format
IPaddress : it’s the IP address of the computer that running PTZ Controller.
Port: it’s the port number the server listen. It can be reset on Options panel shown above.
There are 6 HTTP request commands for Pan, Tilt and Zoom without parameters
Commands for Pan, Tilt and Zoom with parameters
Pan’s value: -63 to 63
Tilt’s value: -63 to 63
Zoom’s value: -63 to 63
It can be used with pan tilt only or zoom only
To check the IP address of your computer, click Windows Start, run cmd.exe to open the console window, type command “ipconfig”, press Enter to get the computer’s IP address.
The HTTP request commands for Pan, tilt and zoom without parameters will be:
Stop command need to be sent after sending commands above.
Commands for Pan, tilt and zoom with parameters will be:
8. HTTP request for Custom Functions
There are 12 Custom Function buttons available in PTZ controller 3.0. Each custom function can be setup a HTTP request command. The custom item function will be called when the specific HTTP request is called.
Above HTTP request will do Set Preset 1.
All commands that used for Pan, Tilt, Zoom and Stop cannot be override in custom functions.
If there are two same HTTP request commands for custom functions, the first one matched will be called.