CRAWLEY, UK, 23 August 2022: Densitron, the global leader in innovative Human Machine Interaction (HMI) and display technology, has announced a new integration with BirdDog that allows the company’s full range of cameras to be controlled easily via Densitron’s Intelligent Display System (IDS) platform. Available through the IDS software, the integration provides an easy-to-use interface that allows camera operators to adjust primary settings such as position, location, and preset store & recall.
The new development underlines the increasing popularity of BirdDog, which manufactures a wide range of PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras and converters. Supporting production in both HD and 4K, the company’s products are now used by some of the biggest names in broadcast, houses of worship, e-sports and education. BirdDog has also embedded the NDI video-over-IP transport and codec technology into its full range, and this is reflected in the new integration that Densitron has achieved with BirdDog.
Reuben Such, Global Business Director at Densitron IDS, comments: “One of the driving principles with IDS has always been that we work effectively with multiple third-party systems. Increasingly, it had come to our attention that BirdDog cameras were being selected for projects in broadcast, houses of worship and other areas of pro-AV. We already supported a wide range of PTZ cameras from other manufacturers, so it was a logical move for us to provide the same kind of straightforward control interface for use with BirdDog products.”
The result is an elegant user experience that echoes the BirdDog front-end in its choice of colours and overall design scheme. The integration – which has been designed to suit the skill-sets of a wide range of end-users – was undoubtedly aided by a strong relationship with BirdDog’s UK team.
“We like their hardware and they like our software, so it’s a perfect marriage,” says Such. “BirdDog is great to work with, has a brilliant reputation in the industry, and is always pushing forward with new products. So it’s great that we are now able to offer its ever-growing customer base a complete integration with our IDS platform.”
Both companies will showcase their partnership and the new integration with IDS at IBC 2022 (Amsterdam RAI, September 9-16) on their respective stands: Densitron (8.C90) and BirdDog (6.A19).