>Would the VPC and the GUI allow a Tau2 or Quark2 camera to be directly connected to a PC or laptop?

The VPC module allows a customer to connect any Tau2 or Quark2 directly to a PC and control the camera using a common USB cable. The VPC module furnishes two connectors: a USB mini-B for power and communications; and an MCX coaxial connector for analog video. A USB-A to USB- mini B cable is provided with the VPC module. To make the connection requires a desktop PC, laptop, or notebook with a standard USB-A port. NTSC or PAL analog video is enabled using a furnished MCX-to-BNC cable, and is typically displayed on a monitor or other viewing device through a video input.