VPTZH-03 Beacon Camera


We have started to see shortages in the processor we use in the Compass (VPTZH-02) and Beacon (VPTZH-03) PTZ cameras. These cameras are still in production but we feel that a transition to CompassX or TeamCam is timely!!

The CompassX (VPTZH-04) is an improved, newer version of the Compass and now has the same MSRP of $999. It has a wide field of view (72.5), 10X optical zoom, quieter/smoother motors, improved picture quality and color rendition with improved low light capability. Simply the finest USB2.0 camera available.

The TeamCam (VPTZH-05) offers the best value in USB PTZ cameras today.  The 90 degree field of view is demanded in the smaller Team Room environments and TeamCam has no distortion or “fish eye” like most wide angle cameras. TeamCam features an 8MP sensor for excellent video, the 3X Zoom is crisp and instant with no loss of resolution, and at an MSRP of $389, this camera should become the standard for every team room!

HD over USB 2.0

1080P resolution at 30 fps

Preset camera positions

IR camera control

Smooth Accu-PT movement

Attractive discrete design

MSRP $749

Price for US only

  • Camera Preset Positioning
    • Extremely fast and smooth movement
    • Seven presets on handheld remote or using our exclusive desktop control
  • Dual IR receivers
    • One in the base and one in the lens assembly for a wide range of control positions
    • IR controls include a “Video Mute”
  • Accu Pan and Tilt
    • Slow movement when you need it for fine tuning of camera position
    • Rapid motion when you move a wide range
  • Belt drive for smooth pan and tilt
    • Quiet motion with no “jerkiness”
  • Attractive form factor
    • Compact in size for discrete placement in the most discerning environments
    • Metal frame for a modern look

VPTZH-03 Beacon Camera Specifications

  • Focus range/depth of field: f4.9 – 49mm/60cm-infinity
  • Optical distortion: 1.2% -+0.8%
  • Dynamic range: 65db
  • SNR: 50db above
  • FOV: Diagonal 66.6-7.2, Horizontal 53.2-5.3, Vertical 39.8-4.2
  • Sensor size: 1/2.7”
  • Standard Center Tripod mount: ¼”/20 thread
  • MJPEG Format with resolution at 640×480, 1280×720, and 1920×1080 all at 30fps.
  • USB2.0 output
  • Dual IR receiver on front
  • Belt Drive Stepper motors with variable speed
  • 9-12V DC input at 1A
  • W 4 5/8” (117.5mm) , D 4 3/8” (111.2mm) , H 5”(127mm)
  • Weight: 1lb 3.2 0z , (.548 Kg)
  • VMOUNT
  • VUSBEXT-U

What’s in the box?

  • Beacon Camera
  • Set top mount
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Full function IR remote and batteries
  • AC adaptor power supply

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