Skaarhoj Blue Pill enhances the UniSketch ecosystem by combining multiple controllers into a single seamless controller. For example, you can take a PTZ Pro and combine with a Frame Shot and have the Frame Shot show thumbnails for your preset recalls. The selected camera on the PTZ Pro will drive the preset selection on the Frame Shot because to BluePill they are essentially just one single panel.
BluePill talks to UniSketch panels via the Raw Panel device core on UniSketch. This device core has been around for a long time as a way for third party developers to interface with UniSketch controllers. With this road tested technology, BluePill simply takes control over the UniSketch panels and offers unprecedented possibilities that UniSketch could never do on its own. This includes:
-Virtually unlimited SKAARHOJ panels combined (seamless modularity)
-Virtually unlimited devices being integrated (cameras, switcher, routers, etc.)
-New integrations not available on UniSketch (like new camera releases from Canon, RED, Panasonic etc., just for a start)
-System provided features such as presets (macros / timelines), virtual triggers etc.
OLED display with color support allows you to display content on your BluePill. May it be parameters from your cameras and switchers or custom graphical content, Reactor will help you create your ideal visualization. Never lose your IP again!
The LED light bar on the back of your BluePill can be configured to any color and intensity. You can also configure this feedback based on your device parameters or custom conditions. Perfect for that extra tally light!
BluePill features a USB 2.0 port. This can be used for any third party frame-grabber in conjunction with our Frame Link application to create visual thumbnails for your panel. With this port, you can also hook up a hard-drive, keyboard,
The Micro USB port on your BluePill is capable of powering your BluePill in situations where PoE is not accessible to you. It can also power external devices in cases where PoE is powering the BluePill. Additionally, it provides an option to program or reset the device through serial connection or read data from external devices.
Note: It's recommended connecting SKAARHOJ UniSketch controllers and BluePill via professional PoE network switches, such as NetGears M4250-series which are at the same time designed for AV network traffic such as NDI video.