Sony PCS-XG55 video conferencing system

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.
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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
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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.
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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)
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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.)
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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)
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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.
It requires the optional HD data solution software PCSA-DSG80 to send video and presentation data simultaneously.
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