Change the speeds of the Spectra Series Cameras.

Issue

The spectra series cameras have limited options for changes to the speed of the dome; especially when using third party control systems.

Product Line

Pelco Cameras

Environment

  • Spectra II Series
  • Spectra III Series
  • Spectra IV Series

Cause

Options vary depending on the model of the Dome Drive:

  • There are no manual pan speed options: The controller must have speed controls to change manual pan speeds.
  • There are built-in scan options to the spectra programming that offer speed changes using the camera menu.
  • There are built-in zoom speed options.

Resolution

The following procedure will work with dome drive models that support speed functions.

Using Pelco keyboard controllers:

KBD200A KBD300A:

To change the speed of movement:

  1. Pan the camera in any direction.
  2. While the camera is in motion; press a number (1-9)  (1=slowest, 9=fastest). 

For Zoom Speed (DIRECT MODE ONLY):

  1. Enter a number from 1 to 4 followed by a zoom command. This causes the zoom speed command to be sent.