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New Telemetrics Pan/Tilt Head Perfect for Capturing All the Action

PT-RM-1 Features High Speed 360° Capability

Telemetrics Inc. has introduced a new pan/tilt head offering functionality that is ideal for use in shooting sporting events as well as in traditional studio environments. The PT-RM-1 is a brushless 360° capable pan/tilt head that features heavy duty bearings and a belt drive system to help ensure quiet and smooth operation. When used in manual mode, the pan/tilt head offers fluid movement.

“Our new PT-RM-1 has been engineered for capturing fast action in live sporting events or studio settings,” said Anthony Cuomo, Vice President and General Manager, Telemetrics, Inc. “Its many features provide robust solutions to the demanding requirements of even the most challenging situations.”

The precision pan/tilt head allows motion through sequence of position or motion record playback. It is capable of variable operating speeds including a velocity range of 0.005° to 90°/second and an acceleration speed of up to 180°/second. Multi-axis control includes pan, tilt, zoom, focus, track, Televator®, dolly, iris and master pedestal. Up to 255 pre-sets can be memorized and the pre-set recall function features an on-the-fly time parameter to enable all axes to start and stop simultaneously using pre-programmed acceleration parameters.


Control of the camera and lens is analog or digital serial via RS-232, RS-422 or 10/100 BaseT Ethernet. Power is provided from a 48V DC source, and a DC-DC converter provides the appropriate levels to power the pan/tilt head, camera, lens, optional teleprompter and other auxiliary robotic devices. A serial camera control interface for most Sony, Panasonic, JVC, Ikegami and Hitachi cameras is available.

To assist in more easily managing cables, the PT-RM-1 Pan/Tilt Head is designed with a provision for harnessing power, serial/Ethernet control, video, genlock and prompter video cables at the base of the Pan/Tilt unit. The tilt yoke provides a direct interface to the camera, lens and optional teleprompter to avoid twisted cables when the unit is rotated. The PT-RM-1 may be installed upright or inverted and can support a dynamic load of up to 35 pounds.

About Telemetrics, Inc.

Telemetrics, Inc. offers a comprehensive line of camera control components and systems for broadcast, industrial, educational, medical and military applications. The company’s highly specialized line includes: camera robotics systems including programmable computer controlled pan/tilt mechanisms, weatherproof camera robotic systems, motorized camera trolley systems, advanced control software, and a wide variety of programmable controllers. Additional products include camera control systems through triax cable, RF and fiber links and teleconferencing and distance learning systems.