A 3-function keypad configured via a single USB cable.


The VN-KEYPAD is a desk-top style multi-function system keypad designed to operate with Vicon’s Valerus and ViconNet® Digital Video Management systems, including the ViconNet Virtual Matrix Display Controller that simulates the performance of a traditional matrix control system. The keypad connects to Valerus, ViconNet or VMDC as a serial device via its USB cable. Up to 5 keypads can connect to the same device.
The keypad provides for standard camera, monitor and preset selections, as well as standard PTZ, lens, auxiliary relay, lens speed, auto-pan and auto-iris controls supported by the VMS. Macros in ViconNet, as well as views and tours in Valerus, can also be started and stopped. Additionally, the keypad provides access to multi-screen controls, Quick Playback and Playback Speed.
The keypad functions can be inverted to accommodate either right-handed (joystick on the right) or left-handed (joystick on the left) control with a simple setup procedure. The function label is then easily removed and turned 180° to correctly identify the key functionality.

Key Features

  • Compatible with Valerus and ViconNet control systems, including VMDC
  • Connection via USB as a serial device
  • 3 function proportional joystick for pan, tilt and zoom
  • Backlit rubber keys
  • Jog/Shuttle for playback
  • Fits both right and left-handed operators

Technical Specifications

Connector: USB cable for connection as serial device and power
Front Panel Controls: Numeric Keypad: number entry. Camera Key: enter camera number. Monitor Key: enter monitor number. Quick Playback: 15, 30, 60, 90 sec. Select Layout (Multi-Screen), Full Screen. Preset Key: enter preset number. Alarm Key: future use; Aux key: select auxiliary relay. Focus Near/Far Keys: manually focus camera view. Iris Open/Close Key: manually open or close camera iris. Joystick: deflect to pan and tilt mechanism in desired direction; diagonal motion provides simultaneous pan/tilt; twist top to zoom in/out. Jog/Shuttle: frame advance/reverse, fast forward and reverse: record, freeze, play and stop video. Macro: start/ stop macros. Shift key for additional functionality (future use).
Vicon Systems: Valerus; ViconNet/VMDC version 8.1 and higher
Construction: Plastic
Finish: Black with white buttons
Mounting: Desk-top
Dimensions: Height: 3.5 in. (89 mm) Width: 15 in. (379 mm) Depth: 8.8 in. (224 mm)
Weight: 3.0 lb (1.4 kg)
Input Power: Via USB
Consumption: 350 mA max
Operating Conditions: 32 to 113° F (0 to 45° C)
Operating Humidity Up to 90% relative, non-condensing
Approvals: FCC Class B; CE, UL cUL listed
Warranty: 3 years


Specification Document

VN-KEYPAD Specification Document