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Cisco TelePresence Server Data Sheet

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Product Overview

Cisco TelePresence® Server is a scalable videoconferencing bridge that works with Cisco® Unified Communications Manager to bring multiparty video to unified communications deployments. It offers flexible video, audio, and content-sharing capabilities for multiparty videoconferencing. You can easily create, launch, and join meetings using standards-based video endpoints, mobile devices, Cisco WebEx® clients, and third-party video endpoints. Cisco TelePresence Server provides high-quality, standards-based videoconferencing for users of mobile, desktop, or room systems. TelePresence Server is a versatile, highly scalable solution for midmarket and larger enterprise customers. It works with Cisco TelePresence Conductor to offer flexible, cost-efficient conferencing. It also works with Cisco TelePresence Management Suite for conference booking and scheduling and for resource management.

Its benefits include:

A consistent user experience across mobile, desktop, or room-based videoconferencing solutions

Flexible layouts, and views optimized for the capabilities of each device.

Enhanced user experience with features including Cisco ActivePresence® layouts, ActiveControl in-meeting controls, and individual participant identifiers, and Cisco ClearPath for optimal video quality.

The ability to elastically scale meetings beyond the capacity of a single TelePresence Server.

Broader reach, by extending meetings to WebEx® Meeting Center users.

Highly cost-efficient and scalable conferencing.

Cisco TelePresence Server is available as a virtualized application compatible with standard Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS®) servers, or you can deploy it on dedicated hardware platforms.

Flexible licensing options are offered to enable you to deploy Cisco TelePresence Server capabilities in the way that best suits your needs. You can license Cisco TelePresence Server a per-host basis with Cisco Personal Multiparty licensing (visit Cisco.com/go/personalmultiparty), or on a concurrent call (screen) basis to enable the whole enterprise without restrictions. For further information about ordering and licensing, please refer to Table 7 later in this document.

Figure 1 shows examples of supported modes of Cisco TelePresence Server.

Figure 1. Examples of Cisco TelePresence Server Supported Modes

A critical requirement for all customers is ensuring a high return on investment (ROI). TelePresence Server has a software upgrade path that enables you to deploy new features as required, and with a cost-effective licensing model you can closely manage your investment while reaping the rewards of enhanced business agility, faster decision making, lower travel expenses and increased employee productivity.

Designed to meet the needs of organizations from small businesses to global multinationals, TelePresence Server has a scalable architecture, enabling you to start small and increase the scale of your solutions as your business grows.

Cisco TelePresence Server is compatible with a range of hardware platforms, enabling you to select the solution most suited to your needs:

The Cisco TelePresence Server on Virtual Machine, has been optimized to run on the Multiparty Media 400v but also runs on Business edition 6000 and 7000 as well as Cisco UCS or third-party specification-based server platforms.

The Cisco TelePresence Server on Multiparty Media 310 and Multiparty Media 320 entry-level appliance solutions can be stacked to grow with your business video usage over the long term.

The Cisco TelePresence Server on Cisco TelePresence Server MSE 8710 (Cisco TelePresence Server on Cisco MSE 8710) is a chassis-based platform that is ideal for large enterprises and service providers requiring a high-availability and highly scalable solution. Scalability is achieved through clustering up to four Cisco MSE 8710 blades as a single unit.

The Cisco TelePresence Server can also run on the Cisco MSE 8510 and Cisco TelePresence MCU 5300 (MCU 5300) platforms.

Benefits of Cisco TelePresence Server

A consistent, intuitive meeting experience for users with standards based mobile, desktop, and immersive video systems.

The ability to extend meetings beyond the capacity of one server by cascading server to server or to include WebEx Meeting Center users, extending the scale of meetings and enabling more people to join meetings.

Improved productivity: All users enjoy a high-quality experience, accessible from mobile devices running the Jabber® application through to desktop or immersive systems. Thus remote and home workers can collaborate more effectively and decrease travel costs.

Features

Table 1 lists the features of Cisco TelePresence Server.

Table 1. Cisco TelePresence Server Features

Feature

Description

Design features

The server is standards-based and compatible with major vendors’ videoconferencing endpoints.
It is highly scalable to meet current and future organizational needs.
It provides participants with the best possible view for their endpoint.
The server provides an easy-to-use and versatile management interface.
It is designed to carrier-class levels of reliability and availability.
The server is compatible with a range of dedicated hardware platforms or Cisco UCS servers.

Application features

Cisco TelePresence ActivePresence capability supports a full-screen immersive view of the primary speakers with an overlay of others in the call; it is designed to maximize the large-scale immersive experience and is available on all ports.
Cisco TelePresence ActiveControl allows you to see the participant lists and control conferences and layouts.
It supports single and multiscreen standards-based telepresence systems.
The server interworks with Polycom RPX and TPX telepresence systems while preserving the full Cisco ActivePresence view.
It integrates with Cisco TelePresence Management Suite (Cisco TMS) and Cisco TelePresence Conductor.
The Cisco TelePresence Server on Cisco MSE 8710 or Cisco TelePresence Server 7010 can be locally managed or remotely managed (by Cisco TelePresence Conductor). All other versions can be run only in remotely managed mode.
Four layout families are provided for single-screen endpoints including panel-switched Cisco ActivePresence capability.
Participants can dial in or can be called from the web interface.

Performance features

Automatic Gain Control (AGC) is supported to adjust audio controls to help ensure a consistent experience.
Cisco ClearPath is supported, providing improved media resilience with lossy networks.
Up to FullHD transcoding for both video and content is supported for every participant.
Cisco TelePresence Universal Port technology is supported.
Video resolutions of 360p to FullHD are supported (up to 1080p30 or 720p60 frames per second [fps] at up to 6 Mbps per screen including content with H.264).
Comprehensive high-definition (HD) audio is supported.
Additional wideband audio ports are available.
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption is supported.
Integrated Cisco TelePresence ClearVision technology provides resolution enhancement.
OneTable and Room-Switched configurations are supported.

Product Specifications

Tables 2 through 4 list the technical; video, network, and audio; and network, management, and security specifications, respectively, of Cisco TelePresence Server.

Table 2. Technical Specifications

Feature

Description

Product compatibility

The server is standards-based and compatible with major vendors’ endpoints.

Universal transcoding and transrating

The server can combine immersive, HD, standard-definition (SD), and 360p endpoints within the same virtual meeting.
The server provides automatic audio and video transcoding along with transrating on all calls.
Each endpoint has its own decode and encode.

Content features

Automatic content handover is supported.
The Cisco TelePresence Server supports standard (4:3) and widescreen (16:9) content.
Dual video is supported with H.239, Binary Floor Control Protocol (BFCP), or Auto Collaborate.
Picture in Picture: Video and content are composed into the video stream.
Participants can have their own content transcoded at up to 1080p30 or WUXGA (1920 x 1200) @ 27 fps.

Language support

English is the standard language.

Table 3. Video, Network, and Audio Specifications

Bandwidth

Up to 6 Mbps with both H.263 and H.264, for each screen in all conference modes

Video standards

H.261
H.263
H.263+
H.263++
H.264

Video resolution

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

Frame rates

Up to 60 fps

Audio standards

G.711
G.722
G.722.1
G.723.1 * (supported only on Cisco MSE 8710 and Cisco TelePresence Server 7010 platforms)
G.728
G.729
MPEG-4 AAC-LC
MPEG-4 AAC-LD
Polycom Siren14/G.722.1 Annex C

Audio features

Wideband audio mixing
Ability to adjust endpoint audio gain through web interface

Table 4. Network, Management, and Security Specifications

Protocols

H.323 *
BFCP
Network Time Protocol (NTP)
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
Telepresence Interoperability Protocol Version 8 (TIPv8)
H.235 (AES) *
H.239 (dual video) *
FTP *
Real-Time Transfer Protocol (RTP)
HTTP
Secure HTTP (HTTPS)
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) (supported only on Cisco MSE 8710, Multiparty Media 310 and 320 models, and Cisco TelePresence Server 7010 platforms)

* Supported only on Cisco MSE 8710 and Cisco TelePresence Server 7010 platforms.

Security features

Personal Identification Number (PIN)-protected conferences
Conference locking
Secure non-PC hardware and operating system
Transport Layer Security (TLS)
Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (SRTP)
AES encryption, 128-bit key, and H.235 (H.235 only on Cisco MSE 8710 and Cisco TelePresence Server 7010 platforms)

System management

An XML management application programming interface (API) is available.
Cisco TelePresence Server 7010 and 8710 models can be managed through an embedded web server or remotely using Cisco TelePresence Conductor. All other platforms can be managed only remotely, using Cisco TelePresence Conductor. 1
The server offers full H.323 * (supported directly on Cisco MSE 8710 and Cisco TelePresence Server 7010 platforms; other Cisco TelePresence Server platforms require Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server [Cisco VCS] to interwork H.323) and SIP decoding, which is supported on all platforms.
The server offers configurable event logs.
The server offers configuration backup to network.
The server offers the ability to perform secure upgrades through Ethernet.

Quality of service (QoS)

The server provides configurable differentiated-services-code-point (DSCP) or type-of-service (ToS)/IP Precedence.

Network resilience

Cisco TelePresence PacketSafe technology provides intelligent downspeeding, packet pacing, and packet-loss concealment to help ensure optimum video and audio quality.
The server supports dynamic jitter buffering.
1 Cisco TelePresence Server on the Media 310 or Media 320, and Cisco TelePresence Server on Virtual Machine support only remotely managed mode, which requires an additional external application such as the Cisco TelePresence Conductor

Table 5 gives physical specifications of Cisco TelePresence Server platforms.

Table 5. Physical Specifications of Cisco TelePresence Server Platforms

Cisco TelePresence MSE 8710

Physical dimensions

(H x W x D): 33.25 x 17.2 x 20.5 in. (842 x 437 x 520 mm) (19 rack units [19RUs])
19-inch rack-mountable (kit supplied)

Weight

14.6 lb (6.6 kg)

Power

Power: -8 VDC
100-40 VAC, 50-60 Hz

Environmental data

Ambient operating temperature: 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
Relative humidity: Below 95% (noncondensing)

Approvals and compliance

European safety: EN 60950-1
USA/Canada Safety: UL 60950-1
CB Scheme Safety, IEC 60950-1
EMC: EN55022 Class A, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN55024, EN61000-4-2,-3,-4,-5,-6,-11, FCC Part 15 ClassA, VCCI Class A, AS/NZS CISPR 22, CCC: GB4943, GB9254, YD/T993EN61000-3-3,
EN55024: EN61000-4-2,-3,-4,-5,-6,-11
RoHS compliant, WEEE: http://cisco-returns.com

Cisco Multiparty Media 310 and Cisco Multiparty Media 320

Physical dimensions

(H x W x D): 1.75 x 17.4 x 16.7 in. (44.5 x 442 x 423 mm) (1RU)
19-in. rack-mountable (kit supplied) or standalone

Weight

17.6 lb (8 kg)

Power

100-40 VAC, 50-60 Hz
1177 BTU/hr (345W) maximum heat dissipation

Environmental data

Ambient 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 Scheme Safety: IEC 60950-1
EMC: EN55022 Class A, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN55024, EN61000-4-2,-3,-4,-5,-6,-11, FCC Part 15 ClassA, VCCI Class A, AS/NZS CISPR 22, CCC: GB4943, GB9254, YD/T993
RoHS compliant, WEEE: http://cisco-returns.com
Regulatory Approval Certification completed under Compliance Model Number: AD1A

Cisco TelePresence Server 7010

Chassis physical dimensions (H x W x D)

(H x W x D): 3.43 x 17.25 x 19.1 in. (87 x 436 x 511 mm) (2RU)
19-in. rack-mountable (kit supplied) or standalone

Weight

33 lb (15kg)

Power

100-40 VAC, 50/60 Hz; maximum power consumption 650W

Environmental data

Ambient operating temperature: 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
Relative humidity: Below 95% (noncondensing)

Approvals and compliance

European safety: EN 60950-1
USA/Canada safety: UL 60950-1
CB Scheme Safety, IEC 60950-1
EMC: EN55022 class A, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN55024, EN61000-4-2,-3,-4,-5,-6,-11, FCC Part 15 ClassA, VCCI Class A, AS/NZS CISPR 22, CCC: GB4943, GB9254, YD/T993
RoHS compliant, WEEE: http://cisco-returns.com
Regulatory Approval Certification completed under Compliance Model Number: TR1A

Figure 2 shows a graphic of the Cisco TelePresence Server interoperability solution.

Figure 2. Cisco TelePresence Server Interoperability

Table 6 gives the scale parameters of Cisco TelePresence Server.

Table 6. Cisco TelePresence Server Platform Scale

Platform

Scale Parameters

Cisco TelePresence Server MSE 8710

The Cisco TelePresence Server on the Cisco MSE 8710 supports up to 48 FullHD (1080p30) or 96 HD (720p30) screens per conference when four blades are clustered.
In locally managed mode the maximum capacity is achieved with 12 screen licenses per blade, giving 12 x FullHD (1080p30) or 24 x high-definition (HD) (720p30) screens.
In remotely managed mode the maximum capacity per blade is still achieved with 12 screen licenses giving 12x FullHD or 24 x HD or 48 x standard-definition (SD) (w448p/480p30) or 97 x 360p resources, although the resources can be used more flexibly; please refer to Table 9 for further details.
Up to 200 calls are supported in one cluster of blades with up to 104 in each conference. Up to 500 participants in each conference are supported in cascaded scenarios.

Cisco Multiparty Media310

The Cisco TelePresence Server on the Media 310 supports up to 5 x FullHD (1080p30) or 10 x HD (720p30), or 20 x SD, or 41 x 360p screens per unit, although the resources can be used more flexibly; please refer to Table 9 for further details.
Maximum capacity is achieved with five screen licenses per unit.
Up to two units of the Media 310 and 320 models can be stacked together to increase capacity (optional stacking cable is required).
Up to 200 calls are supported in a stack of 2 appliances with up to 104 in each conference. Up to 500 participants in each conference are supported in cascaded scenarios.

Cisco Multiparty Media320

The Cisco TelePresence Server on the Media 320 supports up to 10 x Full HD (1080p30) or 20 x HD (720p30), or 40 x SD, or 81 x 360p screens per unit, although the resources can be used more flexibly; please refer to Table 9 for further details.
Maximum capacity is achieved with 10 screen licenses per unit.
Up to two units of the Media 310 and 320 models can be stacked together to increase capacity (optional stacking cable is required). Maximum capacity of two Media 320 platforms is 20 x FullHD screen licenses.
Up to 200 calls are supported in a stack of 2 appliances with up to 104 in each conference. Up to 500 participants in each conference are supported in cascaded scenarios.

Cisco TelePresence Server 7010

The Cisco TelePresence Server 7010 supports up to 12 x FullHD (1080p30), 24 x HD (720p30), 48 x SD, or 97 x 360p screens per appliance.
In locally managed mode the maximum capacity is achieved with 12 screen licenses per appliance, giving 12 x FullHD (1080p30) or 24 x HD (720p30) screens.
In remotely managed mode the maximum capacity per appliance is still achieved with 12 screen licenses giving 12 x FullHD or 24 x HD or 48 x SD (w448p/480p30) or 97 x 360p resources, although the resources can be used more flexibly; please refer to Table 9 for further details.
Up to 200 calls are supported on each instance of 7010 with up to 104 in each conference. Up to 500 participants in each conference are supported in cascaded scenarios.

Cisco UCS platform

The Cisco TelePresence Server on Virtual Machine can run on a Cisco UCS C-Series Server or on other specifications-based hardware.
The cisco Multiparty Media 400v is a dedicated UCS server which supports up to 14 x FullHD, 28 x HD, 56 x SD or 113 x 360p screens, although the resources can be used more flexibly; please refer to Table 9 for further details. Maximum capacity is achieved with 14 screen licenses per virtual machine.
A 16-core virtual machine supports up to 8 x FullHD, 16 x HD, 32 x SD, or 65 x 360p screens, although the resources can be used more flexibly; please refer to Table 9 for further details. Maximum capacity is achieved with 8 screen licenses per virtual machine.
An 8-core virtual machine supports up to 4 x FullHD, 8 x HD, 16 x SD, or 33 x 360p screens, although the resources can be used more flexibly; please refer to Table 9 for further details. Maximum capacity is achieved with 4 screen licenses per virtual machine.
Up to 200 calls are supported on each instance of Cisco TelePresence Server on Virtual Machine with up to 104 in each conference. Up to 500 participants in each conference are supported in cascaded scenarios.

Note: Capacity figures represent capabilities of Cisco TelePresence Server 4.0 when used with Cisco TelePresence Conductor 2.4.

Ordering Information

To order Cisco TelePresence Server, you will need to choose a platform then select one of the three methods of licensing the platform as shown in Table 7. Please visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page for additional information.

Table 7. Ordering Information

Platform

Licensing

Name

Part Number

Screen Licenses

CUWL PRO and PMP Basic/ Advanced

PMP Basic and Advanced a-la-carte

Cisco Multiparty Media 400v

VTS-LSVR-M3

R-VTS-K9

CUWL-PRO-K9 and select
LIC-PM-V-USR-UWL (Basic)
LIC-PMP-ADV-V-UWL (Advanced)

TP-PMP-K9 and select
LIC-PMP-VTS-USRA (Basic) or
LIC-PMP-ADV-VTS (Advanced)
LIC-PMP-BTOA-VTS (upgrade from Basic to Advanced)

Cisco TelePresence Server running on MSE 8710

CTI-8000-MSECH-K9 (New chassis and blade)
CTI-8710-TS-K9= (Extra blade)

L-8000-CHLIC-PAK

CUWL-PRO-K9 and select
LIC-PM-8X-USR-UWL (Basic)
LIC-PMP-ADV-8x-UWL (Advanced)

TP-PMP-K9 and select
LIC-PMP-8000-USRA (Basic)
LIC-PMP-ADV-8000 (Advanced)
LIC-PMP-BTOA-8000 (upgrade from Basic to Advanced)

Cisco TelePresence Server running on Cisco Multiparty Media 310

CTI-310-TS-K9

L-TS300-UPG-PAK

CUWL-PRO-K9 and select
LIC-PM-3X-USR-UWL (Basic)
LIC-PMP-ADV-3X-UWL (Advanced)

TP-PMP-K9 and select
LIC-PMP-300-USRA (Basic) or
LIC-PMP-ADV-300 (Advanced)
LIC-PMP-BTOA-300 (upgrade from Basic to Advanced)

Cisco TelePresence Server running on Cisco Multiparty Media 320

CTI-320-TS-K9

L-TS300-UPG-PAK

CUWL-PRO-K9 and select
LIC-PM-3X-USR-UWL (Basic)
LIC-PMP-ADV-3X-UWL (Advanced)

TP-PMP-K9 and select
LIC-PMP-300-USRA (Basic) or
LIC-PMP-ADV-300 (Advanced)
LIC-PMP-BTOA-300 (upgrade from Basic to Advanced)

Cisco TelePresence Server running on TS 7010

CTI-7010-TPSMK2-K9

L-TS7000-UPG-PAK

NA

NA

Table 8 lists the maximum number of calls supported for each Cisco TelePresence Server hardware platform.

Table 8. Cisco TelePresence Server Conferencing Capacity on Various Platforms

Call-Type Description

Screen Licenses Required Per Call

Maximum Calls by Hardware Type (with Licenses to Provide 100% of Capacity)

Main Video

Audio

Content

8-core Virtual Machine

Media 310 or MCU 5310

16-core Virtual Machine

Media 320 or MCU 5320

Cisco Tele-Presence Server 7010

MSE 8710 or MCU MSE 8510

Media

400v

Biggest Appliance Cluster (Two Appliances)

Biggest Blade Cluster (Four Blades)

4
Screen Licenses

5
Screen Licenses

8
Screen Licenses

10 Screen Licenses

12 Screen Licenses

12 Screen Licenses

14 Screen Licenses

20
Screen Licenses

48 Screen Licenses

-

Mono

-

1/52

200*

200*

200*

200*

200*

200*

200*

200*

200*

360p30

Mono

In main video

33

41

65

81

97

97

113

163

200*

360p30

Stereo

720p5

¼

16

20

32

40

48

48

56

81

195

480p30

Stereo

In main video

¼

16

20

32

40

48

48

56

81

195

480p30

Stereo

720p5

12

15

24

30

36

36

42

61

146

720p30

Stereo

720p5

½

8

10

16

20

24

24

28

40

97

720p30

Stereo

720p30

1

4

5

8

10

12

12

14

20

48

1080p30

Stereo

720p15

1

4

5

8

10

12

12

14

20

48

720p60

Stereo

720p15

1

4

5

8

10

12

12

14

20

48

1080p30

Stereo

720p30

2

3

5

6

8

8

9

13

32

Three-screen 720p30

Multi-
channel

720p5

2

3

5

6

8

8

9

13

32

Three-screen 720p30

Multi-
channel

720p30

2

2

2

4

5

6

6

7

10

24

1080p30

Stereo

1080p30

2

2

2

4

5

6

6

7

10

24

Dual-screen 1080p30

Stereo

720p30

2

2

2

4

5

6

6

7

10

24

Three-screen 1080p

Multi-
channel

720p30

3

1

1

2

3

4

4

4

6

16

Three-screen 1080p

Multi-
channel

1080p30

4

1

1

2

2

3

3

3

5

12

Four-screen 1080p

Stereo

1080p30

4

1

1

2

2

3

3

3

5

12

* 200 is the maximum number of calls possible on a Cisco TelePresence Server. It requires Cisco TelePresence Conductor XC2.3.
Requires Cisco TelePresence Conductor XC2.2 or later.
To achieve the maximum number of calls, Cisco TelePresence Server on Virtual Machine must be the only VM hosted on the Multiparty Media 400v. It cannot be co-resident with any other UC application (unlike the 8-core and 16-core VMs that run at 2.4GHz minimum and can be co-resident).

Note: Table 8 assumes that calls of one type are used to reach these maximum values. To calculate the total number of licenses required for a variety of concurrent calls, add the screen licenses required for each concurrent call.

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