At a Glance
DashBoard is a free and open control platform from Ross Video that includes plugins for controlling our Ross PT heads, PTZs and ACID cameras. In addition to offering clean, simple graphical user interfaces that can be combined with off-the-shelf
USB controllers to provide comprehensive device control interfaces, these plugins can also be used to create powerful, customized, user-friendly control and monitoring solutions that can drive your entire production.
The DashBoard platform is available as a free download from the Ross Video website, and includes plugins for controlling all Ross robotic camera solutions. Add an HID-compatible USB device, such as the Monogram Creative Console, to complete your ultimate low-cost control solution.
DashBoard is much more than a device controller. It is a complete UI development platform that can be used to create custom solutions for facility control and monitoring. This allows you to incorporate control of our robotics and cameras with almost everything else in your production facility.
Because DashBoard can be loaded on any Windows, Mac or Linux computer, it offers the potential for adding an unlimited number of control points to your architecture – whether from a tablet in the studio or a laptop in your home office. So even if you have a full, multi-station SmartShell installation for controlling your robots, the PT plugin is the perfect backup, allowing you to recall and touch up presets from anywhere.
Simple, progressive, and responsive – our onscreen joystick is no after-thought, providing accurate, intuitive pan/tilt control, allowing you to accurately frame your shots even without a physical joystick.
DashBoard allows you to map control parameters to physical joysticks however you like, to perfectly tailor the control panel layout to your workflow. Monogram’s Creative Console is the perfect partner in this pairing, offering a selection of modules that can be joined together with exactly the right combination of buttons, knobs and 2D controllers for your solution.
Combine Pan/Tilt/Zoom/Focus control with camera shading functionality in a single consolidated interface, whether that’s for our very own PTZ-12G or PTZ-NDI, an ACIDCam mounted on one of our many Pan/Tilt heads, or popular 3rd party PTZ cameras or box cameras from Sony, Panasonic, Canon or Hitachi.