How to connect a PTZ camera to the DX4500/DX4600 Series recorder.


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Connect a PTZ camera to the DX4500/DX4600 server.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management


  • DX4500/DX4600 Series
  • PTZ camera using two wires Pelco D/P


Installation of a PTZ camera to DX4500/DX4600 Series



PTZ devices can be connected to the DX4500/DX4600 using the two RS-422/RS-485 ports located on the back of the unit: DATA 1 and DATA 2. PTZ camera control is achieved by using the respective protocol for that camera.

DX4500/DX4600 support for PTZ camera connection is summarized as follows:

  • 8-channel DVRs supports up to 8 serial PTZ cameras
  • 16-channel DVRs supports up to 16 serial PTZ cameras
  • Maximum distance for serial communication lines is 4,000 ft (1219 m)
  • Multiple PTZ cameras are connected by daisy-chaining the camera connections or using a CM9760-CDU-T distribution device.


To connect a PTZ camera to the DX4500/DX4600:

  1. Using a small screwdriver (or similar tool), push in the DATA 1 TX- terminal block retainer.
  2. Insert the RX- serial data line from the PTZ camera into the TX- connector, and then release the terminal block retainer.
  3. Verify that the RX- data line is securely fastened to the TX- terminal block.
  4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to connect the RX+ data line.

Click here for the PTZ Setup procedure. To configure the PTZ devices connected on the DX4500/DX4600 Series DVR, perform the steps in section "PTZ SETUP".