The VLC485 is a full-featured robust controller providing PTZ control, programming capabilities, camera call-up, sequences and auto tours. The VLC485 works as a stand-alone operation or has the ability to work as part of a PC system. A serial port for connection to a PC can be used as an interface for user application software. The controller can interact with a multiplexor to allow multiple camera monitoring with single button convenience. The VLC485 can be directly connected to another unit for single-user, multi-unit remote applications. A menu driven configuration and joystick control add to its ease of operation.