Sony’s RM-IP500 Remote Controller delivers greater flexibility and easier operation of PTZ cameras

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Cost-effective system configuration possible with single-operator control of up to 100 cameras, memory recall, and PTZ speed adjustments

Sony’s RM-IP500 Remote Controller

Sony introduces the all-new RM-IP500 remote controller that gives operators easier and more intuitive control of its latest pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras, for a range of applications including event production, broadcast and lecture capture for education.

The RM-IP500 controller is designed to work with Sony’s latest BRC-X1000, BRC-H900, BRC-H800, and SRG-360SHE PTZ cameras as well as the new MCX-500 all-in-one High Definition (HD) switcher, supporting SD card recording and IP streaming to create an easy-to-use event production system.

“Sony’s all-new RM-IP500 remote controller is equipped with flexible zoom patterns, speed control options, presets and firmware upgrades to offer future support and new capabilities,” said Riki Nishimura, General Manager, Business & Industrial Solutions Marketing Division, Professional Solutions Company (PSAP), Sony Electronics Asia Pacific. “Furnished with features that are necessary in boosting efficiency, the new controller allows user to single-handedly select and professionally control each shot across multiple BRC cameras in challenging environments.”

Greater flexibility and easier operation of PTZ cameras

The RM-IP500 features single-handed PTZ joystick operation and can be customized accordingly to users preference. With selectable zoom control functions, it provides the option of seesaw (left hand) or joystick (right hand) operation. Further, the PTZ speed can be easily adjusted with the controller’s knob, and direct buttons are available for frequently used functions – e.g. PTZ trace memory1 and preset – at the push of a button.

Easy set up for large scale system installations as well as live event system

Allowing fast set up and streamlines operations, the new controller simplifies IP assignment for up to 100 cameras using the AUTO IP setting. The user can program up to 100 preset camera angles2 for precise, easy maneuvering. With a newly designed body, the compact controller measures 306 mm x 159.3 mm x 224.1 mm, or 12 1/8” x 6 3/8” x 8 7/8” (without projection) and can be mounted on or in any console.

The RM-IP500 offers a host of control signal formats and control options including RS-422 and VISCA over IP as well as:

  • VISCA RS-422 : RJ-45x 1
  • LAN : RJ-45x 1, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX automatically detected
  • GPI I/O (Tally In/Contact Out) : D-Sub 15-pin type

The RM-IP500 remote controller is planned to be available in Asia Pacific from June 2017 onwards.


1 BRC-H800/X1000 will support the function from July 2017 onwards
2 Available from July 2017 onwards alongside 16 presets

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