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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 ad hoc multiparty calls

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.