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Cisco TelePresence MCU MSE 8420 Data Sheet

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Figure 1. Cisco TelePresence MCU MSE 8420

Product Overview

The Cisco TelePresence® MCU MSE 8420 is the industry’s leading chassis-based, standard-definition (SD), multimedia conferencing bridge (Figure 1). It delivers high-quality voice and video with an easy-to-use, versatile management interface. Compatible with all major vendors’ endpoints, it maintains its capacity and performance in every configuration, delivering an excellent experience for each participant, every time.

Features and Benefits

Table 1 summarizes more key features for the Cisco TelePresence MCU MSE 8420.

Table 1. Cisco TelePresence MCU MSE 8420 Feature Summary

Feature

Benefit

Design Features

Standards-based and compatible with all major vendors’ endpoints
Forty video plus 40 voice ports on a single blade
Up to 360 video plus 360 voice ports enabled in a single chassis
More than 50 custom layouts
Comprehensive wideband audio support
Support for both Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and H.323 endpoints
Pay as you grow - buy the capacity you need now and upgrade with a software license in the future

Application Features

Integrated with Cisco Unified Communications Manager (v8.6 or later) for ad-hoc conferencing
Integrated with Cisco TelePresence Conductor
Offers Cisco TelePresence ConferenceMe for multipoint desktop video
Integrated with Cisco TelePresence Management Suite
Offers full interoperability with ISDN networks using Cisco TelePresence ISDN Gateways
Compatible with Microsoft Office Communications Server
Fully integrated, with built-in gatekeeper and streaming server
Supports Cisco TelePresence PacketSafe technology, which minimizes effects of network packet loss
Supports Cisco TelePresence Multiway technology

Performance Features

Cisco TelePresence Universal Port technology, which helps ensure each participant receives an excellent experience
Constant high capacity
Bandwidth per site up to 4 Mbps
Video resolutions: 720p at up to 15 fps, 480p at up to 30 fps
Standard-definition continuous presence
Latency as low as 60 ms
Figure 2. Cisco TelePresence MCU MSE 8420 blade

Figure 3. Examples of video and data-sharing layout options

Product Specifications

Table 2 lists the product specifications; Table 3 gives video and audio specifications; and Table 4 gives network, security, and management specifications, Table 5 lists the physical specifications, for the Cisco TelePresence MCU MSE 8420.

Table 2. Product Specifications

Product Compatibility

Standards-based and compatible with all major vendors’ endpoints

Software License

MCU (Media) port licenses required in Cisco TelePresence MSE 8000 chassis to enable SD video ports

High Performance

720p up to 15 fps H.263 continuous presence; 480p up to 30 fps
Comprehensive high-definition (HD) audio codecs

Universal Transcoding and Transrating

All calls are automatically transcoded and transrated for audio and video
Any bandwidth, any resolution, or 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

Multipoint-Control-Unit (MCU) Features

H.323 dial in, or dial out from 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 activation
Floor assignment through webpage or management application
Far-end camera control tunneling using remote control or web
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
On-screen list of participants
Preview of conference and individual camera on webpages
Web conferencing - those without endpoints can still interact
Uploadable bitmaps for audio 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.
Cisco TelePresence Multiway technology, which enables many Cisco ® video endpoints to initiate impromptu multiparty calls
Linked voice and video calls
Automatic redialing

Content Features

Dual video using H.239 and BFCP content sharing
Presentation mode: You can add slides from your PC using VNC
Automatic content handover
Widescreen (16:9) support
Pass through 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

Built-In Web Server

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

Built-In Gatekeeper

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

Table 3. Video and Audio Specifications

Bandwidth

H.263 up to 4 Mbps, and H.264 up to 2 Mbps for each site in all conference modes, including advanced (symmetric) continuous presence

Video Standards

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

Video Resolution

From QCIF to 480p at up to 30 fps and 720p (1280 x 720) at up to 15 fps, including interlaced iCIF and iSIF
4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios

Frame Rates

Up to 30 frames or 60 fields per second

Audio Standards

G.711, G.722, G.722.1, G.723.1, G.728, G.729, 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 4. 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
Password-protected conferences
Secure non-PC hardware and operating system
AES encryption, 128-bit key, H.235
SIP encryption
TLS certificate verification
Second Ethernet port
Static ARP
Certificate-based login with OCSP certificate checking

Interfaces

Two RJ-45 Ethernet, 10-/100-/1000-Mbps full and 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 built-in web server
RS-232 for local control and diagnostics
Syslog for diagnostics
Configurable event logs and full H.323 and SIP decoding
Configuration backup to network
Secure upgrades through Ethernet or CompactFlash
Call detail records (CDRs)
SNMP

Network Resilience

Cisco TelePresence PacketSafe 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

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 6 or contact your local Cisco representative. To download software, visit the Cisco Software Center.

Table 5. Physical Specification

Language

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

Chassis Physical Dimensions (HxWxD)

Physical dimensions: 33.25 x 17.2 x 20.5 in. (842 x 437 x 520 mm)
19-in. rack-mountable (kit supplied)

Weight

9.7 lbs (4.40 kg)

Power

48 VDC, 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz

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

Table 6. Ordering Information

Product Name

Part Number

Cisco TelePresence MSE 8000

CTI-8000-MSECH-K9

Start with CTI-8000-MSECH-K9 in order to view the options listed below:

Cisco TelePresence MCU MSE 8420 blade

Conference Director Option for MSE 8420 blade

AES and HTTPS Encryption Option for MSE 8420 blade

2 SD port licenses for use with MCU MSE 8420

CTI-8420-MED-K9

LIC-8420-CCD

LIC-AESCDN7-K9

LIC-8420-2PL

Cisco TelePresence MCU MSE 8420 blade for post sales upgrade

CTI-8420-MED-K9=

Start with CTI-8420-MED-K9= in order to view the options listed below:

Conference Director Option for MSE 8420 blade

AES and HTTPS Encryption Option for MSE 8420 blade

LIC-8420-CCD

LIC-AESCDN7-K9

Cisco TelePresence MSE 8000 chassis port license PAK (Product Authorization Key) for post sale upgrades

L-8000-CHLIC-PAK

Start with L-8000-CHLIC-PAK in order to view the options listed below:

2 SD port licenses for use with MCU MSE 8420

L-8420-2PL

Cisco TelePresence MSE 8000 blade license PAK (Product Authorization Key) for post sale upgrades

L-8000-BLADE-PAK

Start with L-8000-BLADE-PAK in order to view the option listed below:

Conference Director Option for MSE 8420 blade

L-8420-CCD

AES and HTTPS Encryption Option for MSE 8420 blade for post sales upgrade

L-AESCDN7-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 MSE 8420, 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.