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VP820  HD Video Pointer


This High-Definition VP series of video pointing devices from MicroImage Video Systems, the VP820, improves on virtually every aspect of our previous models, while retaining their legendary ease of use. The new units incorporate substantial digital processing and timing for solid performance. These new pointers will work with most HDMI and DVI progressive video systems.

The MicroImage Video Systems’ VP820 is the latest generation of video pointers. Included are many enhancements while still retaining the same size of the VP300. 

Video pointers are commonly used in presentations, classrooms, video instruction, surgery and forensic documentation to highlight a specific item on the display. They are especially useful when an image is displayed on more than one monitor, since the pointer can be active on all monitors at the same time. Video pointers are also used in applications where the personnel must be kept at a distance, such as surgery or remote testing. As opposed to traditional methods of pointing (finger, laser/stick pointers or grease pencil), the electronic image of the video pointer is easily recorded on video tape or printed with a video printer.

The video pointer allows the user to place an arrow, box, or circle symbol on the video display and move it to virtually any position with a joystick control. Each shape is available in many sizes for maximum flexibility. Arrows may also be rotated to one of eight directions. Selecting shape, size and rotation is very easy.

The pointer arrow display may have an optional fill enabled, which will make it appear more prominent on the display. There are over 200 colors to choose from.

The symbol may be turned on or off at any time, simply by pressing a switch on the front panel. Turning off the display allows the video signal to pass through, but the symbol will not be displayed on the screen. The symbols can also be made to flash by pressing the "flash" switch, thereby drawing attention to the selected portion of the image.

A color bar test signal generator is built into the VP820. This makes it easy to color match and test multiple monitors in a classroom or similar application. Grayscale bars are produced for all monochrome systems and for PAL composite and PAL S-Video.

The VP820 will operate from a +12VDC (+10 to 20VDC) power source. A wall unit power supply is included with each unit. Please contact MicroImage Video Systems for units that operate with RGB video signals.

Rack mount and RoHS units are not available for this product.

The VP820 is available packaged (cased) or as a board level product for OEM applications. Power is provided by a universal desktop power supply (included with cased products) or it can be operated from +12VDC (negative ground). Board level products do not include the power supply and a 12VDC power source must be provided.  The cased unit is packaged in a durable metal enclosure. Board Level, OEM and Custom products are also available. Please contact MicroImage Engineering for additional information.

The VP820 has a one year parts and labor limited warranty.


Additional Information Links

VP820 Printable Literature (PDF)
VP820 Operation Manual (PDF)


Ordering Information


Video Pointer with Scale Marker for HDMI and DVI-D progressive

Includes power supply & manual

$1200.00 ea.




Board Level Video Pointer with control board for HDMI and DVI-D progressive

Circuit board only, includes both circuit boards.
not include case or power supply.
OEM quantity discounts available, contact MIVS or your dealer.

$700.00 ea.



Key Specifications

Symbols Provided
48 to 252 pixels, eight directions
48 to 252 pixels
48 to 252 pixels
48 to 252 pixels
48 to 252 pixels
  Joystick positioner
Symbol select
Symbol size
Symbol rotation (arrow)
Symbol flash on-off
Symbol color
Symbol outline color
Symbol on-off
Color bars on-off
Power on-off
Input Levels HDMI/ DVI-D
Output Levels HDMI/ DVI-D
HDMI female connector
2.1mm coaxial barrel connector
Matte Colors More than 200 choices available
Non-Volatile Memory type EEPROM
System Microprocessor 32 bit
Display controller Custom MicroImage HD Video Integrated Display Controller
Image/Sprite Size (pixels) Up to 252 x 252 pixels
Remote Interface Not available
0º - 50º C (32º - 122º F)
-40º - 60º C (-40º - 140º F)
10% - 90% (non-condensing)
0% - 95% (non-condensing)
Universal Adapter is included with NTSC/RS-170 units,ersal power supply
Voltage 12VDC (+9 to +20 VDC)
Consumption Approximately 230mA typical at +12VDC
Size 9.00" (W) x 7.63" (D) x 2.88" (H)
229 mm (W) x 194 mm (D) x 73 mm (H)
Weight    1 lbs. 14 oz., (851g)
Country of Origin Manufactured in the USA by MicroImage Video Systems
Power Supply Country of Origin Taiwan or China
The VP820 is designed and manufactured in the USA by MicroImage Video Systems, Boyertown, PA, USA.
Cased units include a universal power supply (USA style power cord) and operation manual.
Board level products do not include a power supply module.
Specifications and prices are subject to change without notice