X10 Ninja PTZ Base

Post here to ask any questions about hardware suitability, configuration in ZoneMinder, or experiences. If you just want to know if something works with ZoneMinder or not, please check the Hardware Compatibility sections in the forum, and the Wiki first. Also search this topic as well.
Post Reply
User avatar
Blazer
Posts: 234
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:57 pm

X10 Ninja PTZ Base

Post by Blazer » Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:19 am

I discovered that I have a brand new X10 Ninja base (http://www.x10.com/products/x10_vk74a.htm)...anyone have any good software suggestions, or know if there is a way to interface it with ZM (the PTZ functionality, not the camera itself)?

robocoder
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:46 pm

Post by robocoder » Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:39 pm

Check out this site:
http://www.geocities.com/idobartana/

Scroll down for links to a description of the reverse-engineering that was involved and sample code for controlling the Ninja Pan/Tilt (CR14A).

User avatar
Blazer
Posts: 234
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:57 pm

Post by Blazer » Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:41 am

Thanks for the info...that guys website has an awesome amount of information on X10 stuff. I emailed him with an offer of free hosting so he could move it off of geocities.

That aside, it looks like a third party program controlling the ninja base is do-able. The only thing I read which concerned me was that basically although he was able to control the base, he was not doing it wirelessly, rather he had a wired connection from a protoboard to the base.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests