DX8100's compatibility with the KBD5000 series keyboards.

Issue

Will the KBD5000 work on a DX8100?

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • KBD5000 - all versions
  • DX8100 - all models and all versions

Cause

The DX8100 and KBD5000 are not compatible with one another because the KBD5000 does not output CM6800 based ASCII commands.

Resolution

No. The only keyboard that is compatible, and can be used, with the DX8100 is the KBD300A (version 5.0 or higher). This also means that there needs to be a KBDKIT purchased and used in between the KBD300A and the DX8100.