Yes. Many customers operate Tau2, Quark2, and legacy Photon
a stand-alone fashion. This is typically done using accessory kit
items, and/or optional accessories, for connectivity with the camera.
For Tau2 and Quark2, a Video, Power, Communication accessory (VPC
module) provides a simple and convenient way to output video
to a monitor or other display device. Input power and communication to
the camera is supported via USB connection. A micro-coaxial (MCX)
connector provides analog video data out in either NTSC or PAL format.
High-volume integrators are more likely to build a custom wiring harness that directly interfaces to the native electrical connector on the camera to achieve a specific functionality. Interface Description Documents (IDDs) are available at the Resources web page for this purpose. Answers to other FAQs on this page describe the connector pin functions and vendor information needed to build custom cabling.