How do I enable pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) functionality in the WS5000 Advanced System Management Software?

Issue

How do I enable pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) functionality in the WS5000 Advanced System Management Software?

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

WS5000

Cause

Enable pan, tilt and zoom features through software.

Resolution

To enable PTZ controls:

  1. Go into Setup mode in the WS5000 software by clicking on the wrench-shaped icon on the toolbar.
  2. Click on Devices tab
  3. Find the camera in question, filters can be used to make searching easier.
  4. Set the camera type to "Pan and Tilt" or "Dome". The default option is "Fixed".
  5. Select the PTZ control mode type. Options include the following:
    • Disabled
    • Coaxitron
    • Extended Coaxitron
    • Pelco D
    • Pelco P

PTZ mode may also be set through Pelco Utilities.

  1. Launch Pelco Utilities, log in and press Search.
    note:  The default login credentials for Endura Utilities version 2.2 and below is [Username: Administrator and Password: configapp], however version 2.3 and greater removed that unique login credential requirement, and instead authenticates against the standard Endura. The default login in that case is [Username: admin and Password: admin].
  2. Locate the camera in question and right click.
  3. Choose Device Actions>Set PTZ mode..