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Registered Office:
10 The Bull Ring, Northwich,
Cheshire, CW9 5BS, UK.

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Kane Computing Ltd,
1 Verdin Street, Northwich,
Cheshire, CW9 7BX
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)1606351006
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Federation of Small Businesses

PTU-SDK Software Development Kit for FLIR E-Series Pan & Tilts


  • Support for all pan/tilt commands including ISM, GPM
  • High performance (>300 commands/second)
  • Portable C code interface with wrappers for C#
  • Support for compilation on target platform including Windows (MinGW, Visual Studio 2008), and Linux (GNU toolchain)
  • Same application interface for serial and Ethernet control
  • Embedded-friendly: small resource footprint
  • Supports connections to multiple pan/tilts from one application
  • Comprehensive HTML documentation guides developers through building and using the SDK.
Ordering Info: Part No. PTU-SDK


The PTU-SDK is a cross-platform software interface that simplifies integration of sophisticated control applications with FLIR MCS high-performance E-Series pan & tilt systems. The PTU-SDK allows sending and receiving commands from pan & tilts to Windows, Linux and other platforms via serial or Ethernet/IP interfaces.

The PTU-SDK is provided as C source code, which can be compiled onto almost any target platform, including Windows and Linux. All pan & tilt commands are supported, including configuration and control for Inertial Stabilization Module (ISM) and Geo- Pointing Module (GPM).

The PTU-SDK is designed to provide the very highest performance control of pan & tilts in support of real-time applications such as tracking, radar slew-to-cue, stabilization, scanning, and more. The PTU-SDK uses a compact binary command format that maximizes a number of commands/second (over 300) and minimizes latency and jitter. The protocol is fully framed and sequenced, with CRC providing robust and reliable communications for mission-critical applications.

Related Products

  • PTU-5 (5 lb top mount; 6 lb total side mount, 120˚/s pan, 50˚/s tilt)
  • PTU-D48E (payload up to 15lbs, 100°/sec pan, 50°/sec tilt)
  • PTU-D100E (payload up to 25lbs, 120°/sec pan, 120°/sec tilt)
  • PTU-D300E (payload up to 90lbs, 50°/sec pan, 50°/sec tilt)
  • PTU-DGPM (geo-pointing module)
  • PTU-CPI (C language programmers interface)
  • PTU-DCJ (joystick controller)
  • PTU-ISM (inertial stabilisation module)
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Datasheet (PDF 156KB)


FLIR's web site

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