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Cisco TelePresence MCU 4500 Series

Cisco TelePresence MCU 4500 Data Sheet

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Figure 1. Cisco TelePresence MCU 4500 Series

Product Overview

The Cisco TelePresence® MCU 4500 Series is the industry’s leading full high-definition multimedia conferencing bridge (Figures 1 and 2). It delivers superior video and voice with an easy-to-use, versatile management interface. Compatible with all major vendors’ endpoints, each model maintains its capacity and performance in every configuration, delivering the best experience for each participant, every time.

Cisco TelePresence MCU is WebEx enabled, allowing customers to enjoy fully integrated, scalable conference involving callers from WebEx clients and telepresence endpoints.

Figure 2. Example of Endpoints Supported by the Cisco TelePresence MCU 4500 Series

Features and Benefits

Table 1 summarizes the key features of the Cisco TelePresence MCU 4500 Series, and Table 2 gives information about the models in the series.

Table 1. Cisco TelePresence MCU 4500 Series Feature Summary

Feature

Benefit

Design Features

Standards-based and compatible with all major vendors’ endpoints
Up to 40 video plus 40 voice ports
More than 50 custom layouts
Comprehensive wideband audio support
Support for both Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and H.323 endpoints
Support for Cisco TelePresence PacketSafe technology, which minimizes effects of network packet loss
Compact size: Two rack units (2RU) tall and 19-in. rack-mountable

Application Features

Offers Cisco TelePresence ConferenceMe for multipoint desktop video
Enables transition from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD) using Cisco TelePresence ClearVision technology
Integrated with Cisco Unified Communications Manager (v8.6 or later) for ad-hoc conferencing
Integrated with Cisco TelePresence Conductor
Integrated with Cisco TelePresence Management Suite
Offers full interoperability with ISDN networks using standalone Cisco TelePresence ISDN Gateways
Compatible with Microsoft Office Communications Server
Fully integrated, with built-in gatekeeper and streaming server
Supports Cisco TelePresence Multiway technology

Performance Features

High-definition continuous presence on every port
Cisco TelePresence Universal Port technology, ensures each participant receives the best possible experience
Constant high capacity
Bandwidth per site up to 4 Mbps
Video resolutions up to 1080p 30 fps and 720p 60fps

Table 2. Cisco TelePresence MCU 4501 Models

Model

Continuous Presence Video Participants (Symmetric)

With 1080p30 HD+ Capacity Option (Asymmetric)

Additional Voice Participants

Video Streaming Unicast*/Multicast

CTI-4505-MCU-K9

12 x 720p30
6 x 1080p30 or 720p60

12 x 1080p30

12

24/unlimited

CTI-4510-MCU-K9

20 x 720p30
10 x 1080p30 or 720p60

20 x 1080p30

20

40/unlimited

CTI-4515-MCU-K9

30 x 720p30
15 x 1080p30 or 720p60

30 x 1080p30

30

60/unlimited

CTI-4520-MCU-K9

40 x 720p30
20 x 1080p30 or 720p60

40 x 1080p30

40

80/unlimited

*Maximum number of unicast streams depends on network topology. When using the web conferencing option feature, the maximum number of unicast streams supported by the Cisco TelePresence MCU 4515 and Cisco TelePresence MCU 4520 is 50.

Product Specifications

Table 3 lists the product specifications; Table 4 gives video and audio specifications; Table 5 gives network, security, and management specifications; and Table 6 lists the product physical specification for the Cisco TelePresence MCU 4500 Series.

Table 3. Product Specifications

Product Compatibility

Standards-based and compatible with all major vendors’ endpoints

Universal Transcoding and Transrating

HD and SD can be combined within the same conference
All calls are automatically audio and video transcoded and transrated
Any bandwidth, any resolution, any video or audio codec can be used on any video call within the same conference
All participants have their own personal encodes

Streaming Video

Built-in streaming server
Ability to view using Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, or QuickTime
Streaming of slides (H.239 and Virtual Network Computing [VNC])
Text chat
Unicast and multicast
User Datagram Protocol (UDP), TCP, or HTTP
Independent choice of bandwidth and codec

Localization and Customization

Custom interactive voice response (IVR)/auto attendant audio prompts and graphics
Uploadable multilanguage support
Unicode conference and site names

Built-In Gatekeeper

Resolution of E.164 numbers
Registration of conferences, endpoints, and gateways
Ability to register up to 25 devices

Built-In Web Server

Complete configuration, control, and monitoring of the system and conferences

Multipoint-Control-Unit (MCU) Features

Dial in or dial out through web server
Standalone or with gatekeeper/registrar/proxy
Configurable audio and video auto attendant
Advanced continuous presence as standard on all ports
Automatic selection of best layout
Individual layout selection using remote control or webpages
More than 50 custom layouts
Active speaker selection using remote control or voice activated
Floor assignment through webpage or management application
Far-end camera control tunneling using remote control or web pages
Text identification of sites
On-screen text messaging to individual or all sites
Built-in conference scheduling and reservation
On-demand and ad hoc conferences
Automatic lecture mode
Preview of conference and individual camera on webpages
Web conferencing option - those without endpoints can still interact
Uploadable bitmaps for voice participants
Video association for IP and traditional private branch exchanges (PBXs)
Automatic connection to audio conferences
Integration with Cisco Unified Communications Manager v8.6 or later ad-hoc conferencing features allows Cisco video IP phones to initiate impromptu multiparty calls with other Cisco TelePresence endpoints.
Linked voice and video calls
Automatic redialing
Cisco TelePresence Multiway technology, which enables Cisco ® video endpoints to initiate adhocmultipartycalls

Content Features

Presentation mode: You can add slides from your PC using VNC.
Dual video using H.239 and BFCP content sharing
Automatic content handover
Widescreen (16:9) support
Four content modes: Hybrid, Passthrough, transcode and main video
Up to 1080p in H.264
Up to 720p in H.263
Passthrough content option to maximize capacity
Content transcoding for interoperability
Participants with no content support can receive transcoded content in main video

Cisco Telepresence ConferenceMe

Video, audio, and content sharing
Multiple layouts
Firewall friendly
Independent transcode per participant
Up to 12 simultaneous connections
Client computer requirements: Refer to the system requirements of your PC and the list of verified webcams under the support section of the Cisco website.

High-Definition Performance

Main video up to 1080p 30 fps and 720p 60 fps H.264 4-Mbps continuous presence
Comprehensive HD audio codecs
Content video up to 1080p

Language

English as standard, but alternative language packs can be loaded onto the system

Table 4. Video and Audio Specifications

Bandwidth

Up to 4 Mbps with both H.263 and H.264, for each site in all conference modes, including advanced continuous presence

Video Standards

H.261, H.263, H.263+, H.263++, and H.264

Video Resolution

From QCIF up to 1080p (1920 x 1080), including interlaced iCIF and iSIF
4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios

Frame Rates

Up to 60 frames per second

Audio Standards

G.711, G.722, G.722.1, G.723.1, G.728, G.729 Annex A/B, MPEG-4 AAC-LC, MPEG-4 AAC-LD, and Polycom Siren14/G.722.1 Annex C

Audio Features

Wideband audio mixing
Built-in and uploadable auto attendant voice prompts
Automatic gain control, adjustable gain, power indication, and individual audio mute using webpages

Table 5. Network, Security, and Management Specifications

Protocols

H.323, SIP, H.235 (Advanced Encryption Standard [AES]), Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (SRTP), Transport Layer Security (TLS),H.239 (dual video), VNC, Binary Floor Control Protocol (BFCP), H.243 (chair control), FTP, Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP), (Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP), HTTP, Secure HTTP (HTTPS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Network Time Protocol (NTP), IPv4, and IPv6

Quality Of Service (QoS)

Configurable differentiated services code point (DSCP) or type of service (ToS)/IP Precedence

Security Features

Seven levels of access rights and privileges for users
Strong password policy
Personal identification number (PIN)-protected conferences
Conference locking through remote control or web interface or management application
Secure non-PC hardware and operating system
AES encryption, 128-bit key, H.235
SIP encryption
TLS certificate verification
Video firewall option - second Ethernet port
Audit log
Static ARP
Certificate-based login with OCSP certificate checking

Interfaces

RJ-45 Ethernet, 10-/100-/1000-Mbps full/half duplex, manual or autosensing
RJ-45 serial port
CompactFlash socket
Thirty-nine status LEDs

System Management

XML- RPC management application programming interface (API)
Management through embedded web server
RS-232 for local control and diagnostics
Syslog for diagnostics
Configurable event logs and full H.323 and SIP decoding
Automatic diagnostic reporting
Configuration backup to network
Secure upgrades through Ethernet or CompactFlash
Call detail records (CDRs)
SNMP

Network Resilience

Cisco TelePresence Packet Safe technology, which provides intelligent down-speeding, packet pacing, and packet-loss concealment to help ensure optimum video and audio quality
Dynamic jitter buffering
Alternate gatekeepers
DNS SRV failover for SIP

Table 6. Physical Specifications

Physical Dimensions
(H x W x D)

Physical dimensions: 3.43 x 17.4 x19.25 in. (87 x 442 x 489 mm) (2RU)
19-in. rack-mountable (kit supplied) or standalone

Weight

33 lb (15 kg)

Power

100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
2684 BTU/h (787W) maximum heat dissipation

Environmental Data

Operating temperature 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C) ambient
Relative humidity below 95% (noncondensing)

Approvals and Compliance

European safety: EN 60950-1
USA/Canada safety: UL 60950-1
CB, CE
EMC:
EN55022 class A, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN55024: EN61000-4-2, -3, -4, -5,-6, -11,FCC Part 15 class A, VCCI class A, AS/NZS 3548, CCC: GB4943, GB9254, YD/T993
NAL Certificate (China)
RoHS compliant
Compliance Model Number:
MCU 4505
MCU 4510
MCU 4515
MCU 4520

Warranty Information

Find warranty information on Cisco.com at the Product Warranties page.

Ordering Information

To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page and refer to Table 7 or contact your local Cisco representative. To download software, visit the Cisco Software Center.

Table 7. Ordering Information

Product Name

Part Number

Cisco TelePresence MCU 4505

CTI-4505-MCU-K9

Comes with: MCU 4505 - 12 Port HD MCU, Web Conferencing software license feature option and cables

Software License Feature Options for Cisco TelePresence MCU 4505

1080p HD+ Capacity Option For MCU 4505

LIC-4505-MHD

Video Firewall Option for enabling second Ethernet port on MCU 4505

LIC-4500-VFO

Conference Director Option for MCU 4505

LIC-4505-CCD

AES and HTTPS Enable Option for MCU 4505

LIC-AESCDN-K9

Cisco TelePresence MCU 4510

CTI-4510-MCU-K9

Comes with: MCU 4510 - 20 Port HD MCU, Web Conferencing software license feature option and cables

Software License Feature Options for Cisco TelePresence MCU 4510

1080p HD+ Capacity Option For MCU 4510

LIC-4510-MHD

Video Firewall Option for enabling second Ethernet port on MCU 4510

LIC-4500-VFO

Conference Director Option for MCU 4510

LIC-4510-CCD

AES and HTTPS Enable Option for MCU 4510

LIC-AESCDN-K9

Cisco TelePresence MCU 4515

CTI-4515-MCU-K9

Comes with: MCU 4515 - 30 Port HD MCU, Web Conferencing software license feature option and cables

Software License Feature Options for Cisco TelePresence MCU 4515

1080p HD+ Capacity Option For MCU 4515

LIC-4515-MHD

Video Firewall Option for enabling second Ethernet port on MCU 4515

LIC-4500-VFO

Conference Director Option for MCU 4515

LIC-4515-CCD

AES and HTTPS Enable Option for MCU 4515

LIC-AESCDN-K9

Cisco TelePresence MCU 4520

CTI-4520-MCU-K9

Comes with: MCU 4520 - 40 Port HD MCU, Web Conferencing software license feature option and cables

Software License Feature Options for Cisco TelePresence MCU 4520

1080p HD+ Capacity Option For MCU 4520

LIC-4520-MHD

VFO-4500 Video Firewall Option for enabling second Ethernet port on MCU 4520

LIC-4500-VFO

Conference Director Option for MCU 4520

LIC-4520-CCD

AES and HTTPS Enable Option for MCU 4520

LIC-AESCDN-K9

Cisco TelePresence MCU 4500 Series license PAK (Product Authorization Key) for post sale upgrades

L-MCU4500-UPG-PAK

Start with L-MCU4500-UPG-PAK in order to obtain post sales upgrades for the options above apart from LIC-AESCDN-K9

AES and HTTPS Encryption Option for MCU 4500 Series post sales upgrade

L-AESCDN-K9=

Cisco Services

Cisco and our partners provide a broad portfolio of intelligent, personalized services and support that can help you realize the full value of your Cisco TelePresence investment by increasing business agility and network availability. This portfolio of services accelerates business innovation through a network-based collaboration platform that enables businesses to collaborate anywhere, anytime. For more information about these services, please visit: http://www.cisco.com/go/telepresenceservices.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco TelePresence MCU 4501, please visit http://www.cisco.com/go/telepresence or contact your local Cisco account representative or authorized Cisco partner. Product specifications are estimates and subject to change without notice.