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.
Like the “KP01” Micro, this will talk to a BlackMagic Design ATEM switcher and likewise it’s programmed so the top button executes a transition on the switcher while the lower button selects the source. But this “Micro” is more powerful and user friendly at the same time since the Smart Switches will show the function of the button on the large graphical display of the button. For instance, the input source name will be printed on the lower smart switch as you press it to cycle through the options so in this way a multiviewer is not a necessary accessory. Also, the Cut button can be changed into both an AUTO button and a Fade-To-Black function by holding the lower button and pressing the top button to change the transition type, which will subsequently be shown in the graphical display.