These controllers focus on a single, narrowed down task which makes them perfect as interfaces for untrained operators, as a remote controller on your camera rig or a small monitor device squeezed into a crack between other bulky devices in your OB van. The SKAARHOJ Micro Series is the worlds smallest, wired, all-included Ethernet controller series. All devices offer PoE (Power over Ethernet) as an option which allows you to connect only a single ethernet cable for both power and communication. This makes it extremely simple and handy to connect and use these devices. Everything is included in the box, it will communicate directly over IP with any device we offer protocols for, just connect ethernet and power. The units are configurable through the standard SKAARHOJ web interface as well and programming and firmware upgrades are done via a standard micro-USB cable. The various types below are described with their standards shipping software installed, but in the usual SKAARHOJ style you can ask us to reprogram them as you like (or do it yourself!) to do any other thing you can imagine. That’s the beauty and freedom of Open Source and SKAARHOJs customization services. Size 9.2 x 5.7 x 2.6 cm.
This “Micro” hosts 3 buttons, configured as 1+2 (optionally you can have 3 buttons grouped together). It talks to an ATEM Switcher and each button is programmed to bring Multiviewer Input 1, 2 and 3 directly to Program. Since the labels on the buttons can easily be changed, it can provide a very user friendly video switcher for fixed set ups. For instance buttons could read “TOTAL”, “SIDE CAM” and “CLOSE UP” to directly name three fixed input sources in an AV installation.
Alternative implementations could include allocating a button for Fade-To-Black and another two buttons for selecting a Computer or a Camera to Program out with a nice mix transition.
The buttons are single color buttons (either red, green or amber color) and you can specify your own combination when you order. But default it ships with red light in the buttons.