Yes, the USB port on the Video / Power / Communications (VPC)
provides power, and nominally draws 180mA, 500mA at startup. A standard
USB charging device can also be used to power the Tau2 and Quark2
cameras with a USB-A to USB-mini B cable. The USB port also enables
camera communication via the Camera Control GUI, but the camera will
operate autonomously without requiring a PC or remote camera control.
The MCX coaxial connector on the VPC provides the analog video signal
in either NTSC or PAL format. USB and video cables are provided with
the VPC accessory. The VPC can be ordered online here.