The Aida CCS-USB camera control unit and software for PC features multi-serial port control for many camera control needs. Users can connect the control unit to a computer via USB, then connect the camera to its onboard RS232c, RS485, or RS422. The software automatically sets up the COM ports. Control up to seven primary cameras using the advanced Sony VISCA protocol and up to 254 cameras utilizing PELCO protocol. The system is compatible with Windows and Mac OSX operating systems and includes an RS232c to Cross-RJ45 converter for longer communication relays.