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VM Desktop

USB Video Management Desktop Controller

CH Products' VM Desktop provids advanced features such as 3 axes Hall effect Joystick, jog/shuttle dial, 27 user-defined pushbuttons and USB 1.1 interface for powerful control of video management functions. The VM Desktop is designed for critical security installations including airports, casinos, transit stations and stadiums.

The VM Desktop’s three axes joystick provides intuitive control for pan, tilt, and zoom camera functions. The non-contacting Hall effect technology is durable and will provide greater than 10 million operations.

CH Products’ Video Management controller features 27 programmable pushbuttons, several of which are LED illuminated for operation in poorly lit conditions. The numeric keypad module is ideal for camera selection, presets, and touring functions. Button labels and legends may be customized for specific applications.

The VM Desktop features a jog/shuttle dial for total control over digital video monitoring and management.  In supported applications, the 360 degree job knob may be used for editing frame-by-frame and the spring-loaded shuttle ring for variable forward and reverse speed control of captured sequences.

Featuring USB 1.1 interface, the VM Desktop integrates seamlessly with software applications supporting USB joystick inputs via Microsoft DirectX. No device driver or SDK is required, the VM Desktop is recognized as a standard HID “game controller” 4 axes/29 button joystick. The VM Desktop’s axes and buttons are programmable and function assignment is dependant on the controlled application.

Key Features
• Three axes joystick for PTZ control
• Twenty-seven programmable buttons
• Jog/shuttle dial
• USB 1.1 HID compliant "game controller" devices
• Easy to install and operate
• Functions determined

Joystick Performance: Hall effect three axes
X/Y/Z for positioning control
Joystick travel:  X/Y axis +/-18˚, Z axis +/-40˚
Centering:  single spring, omni-directional
Joystick shaft:  stainless steel
Joystick boot:  neoprene
Joystick handle:  glass filled nylon

Jog/shuttle Performance:

Spring loaded shuttle ring travel +/-40˚
Smooth action knob rotates 360˚

Pushbutton Performance:

27 programmable pushbuttons
Lighting:  high efficiency LED
Pushbutton material: silicon

Desktop Housing:

High impact ABS


Via USB interface (5V DC)
Consumption 1A

Operating Conditions:

-25 to +85˚C (-13 to +185˚F)


USB port
Connects directly to workstation PC
Uses standard DirectX HID drivers


Cable Length: 2m; 6ft. 6.8in

Systems Integration Support:

Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000

Supported Protocols:

USB HID 1.1 game controller
Direct X (Gaming Control)
Joystick: Three HID axes
Jog/shuttle:  One HID axis, two HID buttons
Pushbuttons: 27 HID buttons


9” x 11” x 4/3/8”


EN 55024:1998, EN 55022,
FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B
RoHs compliant

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