HD Visual Communication Systems PCS-XG55 PCS-XG55S PCS-XG55 Stunning video and audio brought to you by the “IPELA” series of visual communication products that encompass the three-pronged concept of “Reality,”“Intelligence,” and “Usability.”“IPELA” is the identity symbolizing the Sony vision for the workplace of the future, connecting people, places, and information with reality that has never before been achieved. “IPELA” lets you share, understand, and experience as if you are actually there, when in fact, you are miles away. It allows you to quickly grasp a situation to make better business decisions. Reality • Stunning HD Video (1280 x 720p) • Superb Sound (MPEG-4 AAC Stereo) Intelligence Usability • BrightFace Technology (PCSA-CXG80) • Enhanced Intelligent QoS Function • Video Annotation Function • “One-touch Dialing” With RF Remote Commander Unit • Single Connection with HDMI Cable Real audiovisual communication over networks – this is business communication of the future, this is business communication brought to you today, this is “IPELA.” Powerful and Compact PCS-XG55 HD Visual Communication System Brings You New Business Communication Style Sony, a leader in the AV industry, introduces a powerful new addition to its high-definition (HD) visual communication lineup, the PCS-XG55. Powerful, affordable, and compact, the PCS-XG55 achieves 720p HD video quality with a maximum frame rate of 60 fps, making your style of everyday business communication more effective, productive, and comfortable. What’s more, the HD camera of the PCS-XG55 adopts Sony-developed BrightFace™ technology, which produces clear images even when used in rooms with less-than-ideal lighting conditions. The unit also features clear and natural sounding stereo audio, allowing you to hold stress-free videoconferences with “real communication” as if you were talking in the same room. To make videoconferencing a powerful mainstream business communication tool, the PCS-XG55 has been designed to be extremely user-friendly. With an intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) that employs a simple layer structure and translucent cascading menus, the system makes videoconferencing easier. Moreover, the PCS-XG55 offers a number of other features for user convenience, such as a one-touch dialing feature for starting a videoconference, an HDMI interface allowing a single cable connection between the codec and display, and stress-free operation using the RF Remote Commander™ unit. You can also enhance the quality of your videoconferences with effective data sharing (video and presentation data from a PC) because the PCS-XG55 complies with the ITU-T H.239 standard*1. Presentation data can be transferred at a frame rate as high as 30 fps, which makes it possible to present animations during a videoconference. Moreover, by using the video annotation function*2 of the PCS-XG55, you can clearly point out specific parts of an image by writing on a tablet. With these outstanding data-sharing tools, you can now minimize misunderstandings during your videoconference. With excellent HD video quality in a stylish and compact design, the PCS-XG55 takes your visual communications to the next level. *1 Requires optional software. *2 Requires an optional third-party pen tablet. 2 Features Reality Intelligence Stunning 720p High-definition (HD) Images BrightFace Technology (PCSA-CXG80) The PCS-XG55 adopts the H.264 video codec, which enables efficient transmission of highquality images at up to 60 fps in a high-definition resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Stunning HD video enhances your videoconferencing with lifelike images for effective communication. The PCS-XG55 has a dedicated HD camera (the PCSA-CXG80) that adopts Sony’s unique BrightFace technology. This technology optimizes the brightness of each pixel to highlight shadows, while subduing areas of the image that are too bright, allowing operation in less-than-ideal lighting conditions. BrightFace technology can provide clear images even in dimly lit rooms, for example when using a projector, or in rooms with poor backlighting. SD HD (Simulated images) Superb Audio Quality The PCS-XG55 produces clear and natural stereo sound, using the MPEG-4 AAC compression format. Since the unit has a built-in stereo echo canceller, which eliminates the annoying echo often heard with other systems, communication sounds far more natural. With BrightFace Function ITU-T H.239 Support - Presentation Data Transferred at 30 fps*1 With support for the ITU-T H.239 (video and presentation data) standard, the PCS-XG55 can send both the video and presentation data displayed on your PC to videoconferencing counterparts for more effective communication. Presentation data can be transferred at frame rates as high as 30 fps*1, providing natural and smooth presentations even when using animation effects or showing videos from your PC. This presentation data can also be shown either from a projector or a sub display, using the RGB output. Without BrightFace Function (Simulated images) *1 Requires optional software. These functions are available except when using the 720/60p video formats. IP Network PCS-XG55 PCS-XG55 3 Stable and Secure Videoconferencing Enhanced Intelligent QoS™ Functions to Achieve Stable Transmission To handle the transmission of large amounts of HD video data, while maintaining high-quality and stable communication over an IP network, the PCS-XG55 incorporates the following advanced Quality of Service (QoS) functions: • Adaptive FEC (Forward Error Correction) • Real-time ARQ™ (Automatic Repeat reQuest) • ARC (Adaptive Rate Control) These functions work in harmony for fast and consistent data throughput during the transmission of video signals, by adapting to any changes in the network condition and correcting any packet loss. For more information on the intelligent QoS mechanism, please refer to the Technical Note insert. Technical Note – Intelligent QoS Functions Sony has implemented a number of QoS functions in all of its currently available visual communication systems. However, conventional QoS methods used with SD systems are inadequate when handling large amounts of data associated with high-definition (HD) video. Therefore, Sony has designed and implemented enhanced intelligent QoS functions in its HD visual communication systems. Two major improvements have been made on the previous methods. First, the system intelligently allocates the amount of ARQ, FEC, and video data based on the bandwidth available, which is determined by the ARC function. Second, FEC is performed with larger FEC blocks and the number of parity packets are adjusted as required. This combination is both efficient and effective for transmitting large amounts of data over IP networks to help maintain high picture quality. With Enhanced Intelligent QoS NETWORK Transmission Distance / Delay (RTT: Round Trip Time) Short RTT Long RTT Without Enhanced Intelligent QoS (Simulated images) Effective at short RTT Adaptive FEC Real-time ARQ Secure videoconferencing over a network is possible because the PCS-XG55 supports 128-bit AES encryption. The system’s encryption complies with the ITU-T H.233/H.234/H.235 standards, which allow encrypted communication with other compliant systems. When the encryption mode is active, video, audio, and presentation data are encrypted for the duration of the videoconference. 4 Effective at long RTT ARC Data Transmission Rate Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for High Security Real-time ARQ Adaptive FEC VIDEO DATA RTT Intelligent Allocation Features Usability Video Annotation Function*2 For effective communication, the PCS-XG55 offers a useful video annotation function. Conference participants can clearly point out specific parts of shared data, including live images and presentation data, by simply writing on a tablet. This function can help you minimize time and effort in your communications, enabling you to deliver a clear, strong message. Simple Setup and Easy Operation Intuitive GUI - Simple Layer Structure/ Translucent Cascading Menus The PCS-XG55 was thoughtfully designed with an intuitive GUI, utilizing translucent cascading menus. The simple layer structure and easy functionality allow you to operate the videoconferencing system, including the camera, much more easily. *2 Requires an optional third-party pen tablet. (Simulated image) “One-touch Dialing” With the RF Remote Commander Unit (Simulated images) For user convenience, the PCS-XG55 adopts an RF Remote Commander unit which you do not have to point directly towards the system. What’s more, the PCS-XG55 has a convenient one-touch dialing feature, which allows you to easily connect to any of your registered contacts by just pushing a function button on the RF Remote Commander unit that corresponds to a thumbnail image on the GUI. Up to four contacts for one-touch dialing can be shown on the home menu from a maximum of 1,000 registered contacts. Multiple Display Layout The PCS-XG55 has multiple display layouts such as Full Screen, Picture-in-Picture, Picture-and-Picture, and a Side-by-Side split screen. Any of these flexible display patterns can be selected so that both videoconferencing images and presentation data can be displayed in a manner that is effective and pleasing to the eye. “One-touch Dialing” With Newly Designed RF Remote Commander Unit (Simulated image) 5 Features Single Cable Connection With HDMI With the supplied HDMI cable, the PCS-XG55 can be connected to an HDMI-equipped display. This single cable transmits both audio and video, allowing the codec and display to be neatly and quickly wired. Versatile Interfaces Single Cable Connection with HDMI Camera IN With its compact and stylish design, the PCS-XG55 fits neatly into boardrooms, medium- and smallsized meeting rooms, and even classrooms. Since the compact and powerful HD videoconferencing system is incredibly light in weight at approximately 2.0 kg (4 lb 3 oz), system integrators find it easy to install. Other Features Mic IN HDMI OUT Compact and Stylish Design Suitable for a Variety of Meeting Rooms Power Network Network Backward Compatibility With SD Systems •Memory Stick™ recording - video/presentation data (including annotations) and audio can be recorded for later review •Presentation data can be sent as a single stream by selecting the RGB input •Built-in streaming function for multicasting to large audiences •Support for IPv6 •Support for H. 460 Firewall Traversal •Up to 100 camera preset positions can be stored, each with a thumbnail image for easy recall Since the PCS-XG55 is backward compatible with legacy SD systems, you can seamlessly integrate the system into your existing standard-definition videoconferencing environment. This enables you to migrate from SD to HD at your own pace, with minimal upfront investment. Videoconferencing for Our Environment You can help reduce CO2 emissions and support our environment by using videoconferences in lieu of business travel. Sony HD visual communication systems can make you feel as if you are communicating in the same room. Stay in touch, travel less, and save our earth. Sony has an answer. Peripheral Equipment PCS-XG80 HD Visual Communication System PCSA-CXG80 1/3-Type CMOS HD Camera EVI-HD1 BRC-H700 BRC-Z700 PCSA-DSG80 PCSA-B768S PCSA-B384S 1/3-Type CMOS HD Camera 1/3-Type 3CCD HD Camera 1/4-Type 3CMOS HD Camera (PCSA-CXG80 is supplied with the PCS-XG55.) Optional Accessories PCS-A1 Omnidirectional Microphone (One PCS-A1 mic is supplied with the PCS-XG55.) 6 PCSA-A3 Unidirectional Microphone HD Data Solution Software (for H.239 video and presentation data) ISDN I/F Box 768Kbps ISDN I/F Box 384Kbps Sample System Configurations System configuration when using PCS-XG80 systems as parents HD Videoconferencing HD Videoconferencing RGB IN HDMI Monitor RGB OUT PCS-XG80 PCS-XG55 PCS-XG55 RGB IN PC TABLET Projector Monitor HDMI PCS-XG80 Pen Tablet PCS-XG55 PCS-XG55 PCS-XG55 PCS-XG55 RGB OUT TABLET PCS-XG55 PC Projector Pen Tablet PCS-XG55 Connector Panels Front Rear Dimensions PCSA-CXG80 158 (6 1/4) 244 (9 5/8) 173 (6 7/8) PCS-XG55S 152 (6) 240 (9 1/2) 56 (2 1/4) 52 (2 1/8) 282 (11 1/8) Unit: mm (inches) 7 Specifications HD Codec Unit HD Camera Unit PCS-XG55 Video Communication protocol standards Compression standard Resolution Maximum frame rate Bit rate Audio Bandwidth and coding Echo cancellation Network Protocol QoS (Quality of Service) Others network features Standards ITU-T (excludes audio/ video standards) IETF Encryption Far end camera control Screen Layout Data Sharing Lip Synchronization Mic off Function Interface Video input Video output Audio input Audio output Memory stick Network Control Maintenance interface Other interface General Operating temperature Operating humidity Storage temperature Storage humidity Power requirements Power consumption Power consumption (stand-by) Dimensions (W x H x D) Mass Supplied Accessories PCSA-CXG80 H.320, H.323, IEFT SIP H.261, H.263, H.263+, H.263++, H.264, MPEG-4SP@L3 (SIP only) 4:3 - QCIF (176 x 144), CIF (352 x 288), 4CIF (704 x 576) 16:9 - wCIF/w288p (512 x 288), w432p (768 x 432), w4CIF (1024 x 576), 720p (1280 x 720) Max. 60fps: H.264 - 720p Max. 30fps: H.261 - QCIF, CIF H.263 - QCIF, CIF H.264 - QCIF, CIF, 4CIF, wCIF, w432p, w4CIF Max. 10fps: H.263 - 4CIF IP - 64 kb/s to 4 Mb/s ISDN - 56 kb/s to 768 kb/s (with optional PCSA-B768S), 56 kb/s to 384 kb/s (with optional PCSA-B384S) MPEG-4 AAC Stereo: 22 kHz at 192 kb/s (IP only) MPEG-4 AAC Mono: 14 kHz at 48 kb/s, 64 kb/s, 96 kb/s MPEG-4 AAC Mono: 22 kHz at 96 kb/s (IP only) G.711: 3.4 kHz at 56 kb/s, 64 kb/s G.722: 7.0 kHz at 48 kb/s, 56 kb/s, 64 kb/s G.728: 3.4 kHz at 16 kb/s Stereo echo-canceling supported Noise reduction included Automatic gain control included TCP/IP, UDP/IP, RTP/RTCP, DHCP, DNS, TELNET, SSH, HTTP, SNMP, NTP, ARP, PPPoE, UPnP Adaptive FEC, Real-time ARQ, ARC, IP Precedence, DiffServe NAT, UDP shaping, TCP/UDP port setting, Auto gatekeeper discovery, Packet reordering, IPv6 Image Device 1/3-type CMOS Effective Picture Elements Approx. 2 Megapixels (16:9) Focal Length 3.4 to 33.9 mm (F1.8 to F2.1) Focus Auto/Manual Horizontal Image Angle Approx. 8°(tele) to 70°(wide) Zoom Ratio x 10 optical zoom (x 40 with digital zoom) Pan/Tilt Angle -100° to +100°(Pan), -25° to + 25° (Tilt) S/N More than 50 dB GAIN AUTO Control Out VISCA OUT RS-232C for 2nd camera control Position Preset 100 positions Operating Temperature 5 to 35 °C (41to 95°F) Operating Humidity 20 to 80% (non condensing) Storage Temperature -20 to 60°C (-4 to 140°F) Storage Humidity 20 to 80% (non condensing) Power Requirements DC 19.5V (supplied via the codec) Dimensions (W x H x D) 240 x 152 (including rubber feet) x 158 mm (9 1/2 x 6 x 6 1/4 inches), excl. projections Mass Approx. 2 kg (4 lb 3 oz) BrightFace function, Noise reduction, Others Backlight compensation, Auto white balance Supplied Accessories Camera cable (3m), Hook-and-loop pads x 2, Operating instructions, Warranty booklet H.221, BONDING, H.225.0, H.231, H.241 H.242, H.243, H.245, H.350, H.460.18, H.460.19 RFC2190, RFC3016, RFC3047, RFC3261, RFC3264, RFC3550, RFC3984, RFC4573, RFC4587, RFC4629, RFC4856, RFC4628, RFC5168 H.233, H.234, H.235 ver.3 H.224, H.281 Full screen, Picture-in-Picture, Picture-and-Picture, Side-by-Side split screen Package Configration HD Codec Unit (PCS-XG55S) HD Camera Unit (PCSA-CXG80) Omnidirectioonal Microphone (PCS-A1 x 1) H.239 Video and Presentation Data* AUTO/OFF ON/OFF PCS-XG55 O O O PCS-XG55S O – – D-Sub 15-pin Dedicated Camera I/F x 1 Y/Pb/Pr x 1 RGB (D-sub 15) x 1 HDMI (video, audio) x 1 RGB x 1 External analog microphone input Mini-jack (Plug in power) x 2 (L/R) Audio Input (MIC/AUX) x 1 (RCA pin, stereo) HDMI (video, audio) x 1 Line Output (RCA pin, stereo) x 1 REC Output (RCA pin, stereo) x 1 Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo Slot x 1 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX x 1 RS-232C x 1 RS-232C x 1 Tablet Interface x 1 5 to 35 °C (41 to 95 °F) 20 to 80% (non condensing) -20 to 60 °C (-4 to 140 °F) 20 to 80% (non condensing) DC 19.5 V (AC Adapter: AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz) 40 W (the unit only)/90 W (with PCSA-CXG80, PCSA-B768S) 10 W (the unit only)/15 W (with PCSA-CXG80, PCSA-B768S) 282 x 56 (including rubber feet) x 244 mm (11 1/8 x 2 1/4 x 9 5/8 inches), excl. projections Approx. 2.0 kg (4 lb 3 oz) AC adaptor, HDMI cable (3 m), RF Remote Commander Unit, Batteries for Remote Commander unit x 2, CD-ROM (Oerating instructions, Before using this unit, Connection sheet, Quick dial guide, Important notice regarding software), Warranty booklet * PC images up to SXGA resolution is supported. 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