Ethernet, POE, illuminated, remote button bar?

Is there such a thing as an Ethernet connected, wired, power over Ethernet, button bar with about 10 buttons, that can be programmed to communicate with Wirecast and auto-select programmed camera views?

I am exploring how a church could be wired to do fully automatic video switching without any sort of operator. 

  1. Install multiple fixed POE security cameras, with 1080p and H.264 support, with long-zoom lenses, each one pointing at specific views, that will never change.
  2. Assign the views for the cameras in Wirecast.
  3. Assign the buttons on the bar to control Wirecast.
  4. Feedback from Wirecast illuminates buttons on the bar.

Possible selections for 10-button bar:

  • Stop streaming 
  • Start streaming (pressing while live does nothing)
  • Main shot of chancel / stage / transept
  • Closeup shot of church altar
  • Closeup shot of reading podium
  • Closeup shot of the baptismal fount
  • Closeup shot of the organist and choir
  • Reverse shot of the audience seating / nave
  • Exterior shot of the front of the church
  • Live input from a camera operator for weddings, etc.

One of the Start or Stop streaming buttons are always lit.

When stream starts, the main shot is auto selected and lit.


There are several of these button bars spread around, with identical configurations. This allows multiple people to select the appropriate view.

  • At the altar
  • At the reading podium
  • By the organist / choir
  • In the sacristy where they store vestments
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