Cisco TelePresence System 1300-65 Assembly, First-Time Setup, and Field-Replaceable Unit Guide
First-Time Setup
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First-Time Setup

Table Of Contents

First-Time Setup

Summary Steps

Required Tools and Accessories

Parts List

Configuring Cisco Unified Communications Manager for Your Cisco TelePresence System

Powing On the System and Performing Initial System Configuration

Loading the Cisco TelePresence System Administration Software

Configuring a Static IP Address for Networks That Do Not Use DHCP

Configuring an Alternate TFTP Server (Optional)

Setting Up the Display

Setting Up the Cameras

Removing the Camera Cover and Leveling the Cameras

Attaching the Large Camera Target to the Easel

Configuring the CTS 1300 for Use With a Long Straight Table, Wide Rectangular Table, or Long Racetrack table

Positioning the Table and Starting the Calibration Procedure

Calibrating the Center Camera

Calibrating the Right Camera

Calibrating the Left Camera

Focusing the Center Camera

Focusing the Right Camera

Focusing the Left Camera

Configuring the CTS 1300 for Use With a Short Racetrack Table

Positioning the Table and Starting the Calibration Procedure

Calibrating the Center Camera

Calibrating the Right Camera

Calibrating the Left Camera

Focusing the Center Camera

Focusing the Right Camera

Focusing the Left Camera

Arranging the Seat Alignment Guides

Setting Up the Speakers

Setting Up the Microphones

Configuring Additional Microphones for Audio-Only Conferences

Verifying Proper Function of the Lights

Troubleshooting The Lights


First-Time Setup


Revised: May 9, 2012, OL-19520-01

This chapter describes the steps you take to configure the CTS 1300 to use it for the first time and includes the following sections:

Required Tools and Accessories, page 4-2

Parts List, page 4-3

Configuring Cisco Unified Communications Manager for Your Cisco TelePresence System, page 4-3

Powing On the System and Performing Initial System Configuration, page 4-4

Configuring an Alternate TFTP Server (Optional), page 4-11

Setting Up the Display, page 4-11

Setting Up the Cameras, page 4-13

Arranging the Seat Alignment Guides, page 4-57

Setting Up the Speakers, page 4-60

Setting Up the Microphones, page 4-60

Configuring Additional Microphones for Audio-Only Conferences, page 4-62

Verifying Proper Function of the Lights, page 4-63

Summary Steps

To set up the CTS 1300 to use it for the first time, complete the following procedures:


Step 1 Make sure that your administration has loaded the correct version of Cisco Unified Communications Manager software. For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Installation Guide for Cisco TelePresence System for your software release.

Step 2 Load the CTS Administration Software by completing the procedure in the "Powing On the System and Performing Initial System Configuration" section on page 4-4


Note The CTS 1300 requires a minimum CTS Administration Software version of 1.5.10.


Step 3 Set up the display by completing the procedure in the "Setting Up the Display" section on page 4-11.

Step 4 Set up the cameras by completing the procedure in the "Setting Up the Cameras" section on page 4-13.


Note The procedure differs depending on the type of table that you have in your room; follow the procedure for your table type.


Step 5 Set up the speakers by completing the procedure in the "Setting Up the Speakers" section on page 4-60.

Step 6 Set up the microphones by completing the procedure in the "Setting Up the Microphones" section on page 4-60.

Step 7 Set up the lights devices by completing the procedure(s) in the "Verifying Proper Function of the Lights" section on page 4-63.


Required Tools and Accessories

The following tools are required to set up the CTS 1300 for the first time:

3mm round head Allen wrench (for aligning the camera rotation)

2.5 mm Allen wrench (used for adjusting the position of the cameras)

3 mm Allen wrench (used for adjusting the position of the cameras)

3 mm Allen wrench with a minimum 6 inch (15 cm) extension (for adjusting the camera bracket)

Small spirit level (included with camera kit)

Tape for marking areas on the table—Cisco recommends a tape that does not mar the table or leave a sticky residue, such as masking tape

Utility knife

Optional: 1/4-inch drill bit (if installing the Seat Alignment guide anchor to the table)

Parts List

Key
Part Description
Part Number
Qty
Ctn
Notes

Camera Hood Assembly

1

Camera assembly

CTS1300-CAM-CLST

1

11

 
2

Camera front cover

Part of CTS1300-CAM-CLST

1

11

 
3

Camera easel

Part of CTS-CAM-TOOL-G2

1

12

 
4

Large camera target

Part of CTS-CAM-TOOL-G2

1

12

 
5

Small camera target

Part of CTS-CAM-TOOL-G2

 

12

 
6

Not used

       
7

Foam lens cover

700-30077-01

1

1

 
8

Seat Alignment Guide

800-32762-01

4

14

 
 

(Optional) Seat Alignment Guide Anchor

700-29875-01

1

14

 
 

(Optional) Key for Seat Alignment Guide Anchor

700-29876-01

1

14

 

Configuring Cisco Unified Communications Manager for Your Cisco TelePresence System

Before you can use your system, you need to configure your system in Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM).

You can configure your system and complete all steps in this chapter prior to configuring your device in Unified CM, but your device cannot place or receive calls until you complete the Unified CM configuration. In addition, systems appear as either a Cisco TelePresence System 500-32 or a Cisco TelePresence System 1000 in the Cisco TelePresence Administration GUI until you complete this configuration.

To configure your device in Unified CM, complete the following steps:


Step 1 Load the Cisco TelePresence Administration Software image on the Unified CM server.


Note If your Unified CM is already running the required minimum software for your system, you can skip this step. The Cisco TelePresence System 1300-65 requires a minimum version of CTS administration software 1.5.10 to run.


For more information, refer to the following sections in the Cisco Telepresence Touch 12 Installation Guide:

If you are upgrading from a software version that prior to 1.7.4, follow the steps in the "Upgrading the CTS Software for Systems That Are Running Cisco TelePresence Software Versions Prior to 1.7.4" section.

If you are upgrading from a software version that is 1.7.4 or later, follow the steps in the "Upgrading the CTS Software for Systems That Are Running Cisco TelePresence Software Versions 1.7.4 and Above" section.

Step 2 Register your system as a device in Unified CM. For more information, refer to the "Configuring a Cisco TelePresence Device" section in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Configuration Guide for the Cisco TelePresence System.

Step 3 Add the TFTP server for your Unified CM server to your system using the Cisco TelePresence Administration Software GUI. For more formation, refer to the "Cisco Unified Communications Manager Settings" of the Cisco TelePresence System Administration Guide for your software release.


For more information about configuring Unified CM with your Cisco TelePresence device, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Configuration Guide for the Cisco TelePresence System.

Powing On the System and Performing Initial System Configuration

This section provides the steps you use to load the Cisco TelePresence Administration onto your system and includes the following sections:

Loading the Cisco TelePresence System Administration Software, page 4-4

Configuring a Static IP Address for Networks That Do Not Use DHCP, page 4-9

Configuring an Alternate TFTP Server (Optional), page 4-11

Loading the Cisco TelePresence System Administration Software

the Cisco TelePresence System (CTS) Administration Software is factory-installed on each codec and loads during initial bootup.


Note The CTS 1300 requires a minimum CTS Administration Software version of 1.5.10.


To load CTS Administration Software:


Step 1 Power on the PDU that is on the bottom of the cabinet by turning the switch to the On position.

After you turn on the codecs, the displays associated with each codec becomes active. CTS displays green check marks on all displays to show bootup progress. Bootup is complete when the system displays six check marks as shown in Figure 4-1.

Figure 4-1 Bootup Completed


Note If the last check mark displayed is a red "X," there has been a compact flash error; if you receive this error, contact Cisco Technical Support.


Step 2 After bootup completes, make a note of the IP address that displays on the center of the screen as shown in Figure 4-2. You use that information to log in to the Cisco TelePresence System Administration. This IP address displays until you log in to Cisco TelePresence System Administration or use Secure Shell (SSH) to log in to the CTS-1300.

Figure 4-2 System IP Address


Note If the IP address that displays is 192.168.100.2, the CTS-1300 could not contact the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server or your system does not use DHCP. To set up a Cisco TelePresence system for a network that does not use DHCP, complete the procedure in the "Configuring a Static IP Address for Networks That Do Not Use DHCP" section on page 4-9.


After successful bootup, the CTS Administration Software loads. When the CTS Administration Software completes loading, the Cisco IP telephone displays a welcome message that displays the system IP address. The welcome screen only appears the first time the system is booted up after initial installation or after a factory reset.


Note The telephone displays a directory number of 7000, but the telephone is not yet registered and does not function.


Step 3 If you have not already done so, configure the your Cisco Unified IP Phone in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager IP Phone Device page. For detailed instructions to configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager for use with your CTS 1300, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Installation Guide for the Cisco TelePresence System for your software release.

Step 4 From the Cisco IP telephone welcome page, press Next. The system reboots.


Note The system might reboot several times during the initial startup process.


Step 5 Open a browser on a computer that is connected to the network.

Step 6 In the URL field, type the IP address that you obtained in Step 2 and press Enter. The browser launches Cisco TelePresence System Administration.


Note If you need to obtain the IP address, complete the following steps:

a. On the IP phone, locate Manual at the bottom of the screen and press the Manual soft key.


Note If you cannot locate the Manual button, proceed to Step b.


b. Locate Info at the bottom of the screen and press the Info soft key.

c. Scroll down to the IP Address listing and copy the address.


Step 7 Log in to the system by entering the following information:

Step 8 Log in using the following:

Username: admin (case sensitive)

Password: cisco (case sensitive)

Step 9 Attach the cabinet cover to the cabinet by completing the following steps:

a. Set the lower part of the cabinet cover into the slotted groove in the lower part of the cabinet.

b. Align the tabs in the upper part of the cabinet cover with the slots in the upper part of the cabinet.

c. Rock the cover forward until the tabs go into the slots.


Tip Adjust the bar attached to the top of the light reflector by loosening the three screws and raising or lowering the bar as required.


Figure 4-3 Attaching the Cabinet Cover to the Cabinet


Configuring a Static IP Address for Networks That Do Not Use DHCP

If your network does not use DHCP, complete one of the following procedures to configure a static IP address for your Cisco TelePresence system.

Configuring a Static IP Address Using the Cisco TelePresence System GUI

To configure a static IP address using the Cisco TelePresence system GUI, complete the following commands.


Step 1 Connect a DHCP-enabled PC to the secondary camera port of the primary codec. This connection is listed as the auxiliary network port in Figure 4-4.

Figure 4-4 Auxiliary Network Port Location

Step 2 Determine the IP address that the Cisco TelePresence system provided for your session.


Tip For Windows-based systems, you can see the IP address in the Support tab in the Local Area Connection Status window.


Step 3 Using Secure Shell SSH or another secure client program, start a CLI session with the TelePresence system using the IP address xxx.xxx.xxx.1,

Where:
xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP address that Cisco TelePresence provided for your session.

For example, if your determine that the Cisco Telepresence system provided an IP address of 10.1.0.2, enter the address 10.1.0.1.

By default, the username is admin and the password is cisco.

Step 4 Enter the following command to start network services:

utils service start Calling_Services

Step 5 Using a supported Internet browser, log in to the Cisco TelePresence system GUI with the IP address you used in Step 3.

Step 6 Enter the username and password when you are prompted to do so. By default, the user is admin and the password is cisco.

Step 7 Navigate to Configuration > IP Settings.

Step 8 Change the DHCP Enabled setting to No.

Step 9 Enter a static IP address, subnet mask, and IP gateway for your system into the fields. Optionally, enter DNS server(s) and the network domain name.

Your system saves the changes and automatically restarts.


Configuring a Static IP Address Using Command-Line Interface Commands

To configure a static IP address using command-line commands, complete the following steps.


Step 1 Connect a DHCP-enabled PC to the secondary camera port of the primary codec. This connection is listed as the auxiliary network port in Figure 4-4.

Figure 4-5 Auxiliary Network Port Location

Step 2 Determine the IP address that the Cisco TelePresence system provided for your session.


Tip For Windows-based systems, you can see the IP address in the Support tab in the Local Area Connection Status window.


Step 3 Using Secure Shell SSH or another secure client program, start a CLI session with the TelePresence system using the IP address xxx.xxx.xxx.1,

Where:
xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP address that Cisco TelePresence provided for your session.

For example, if your determine that the Cisco Telepresence system provided an IP address of 10.1.0.2, enter the address 10.1.0.1.

By default, the username is admin and the password is cisco.

Step 4 Enter the following command to configure a static network IP address:

set network IP static ip-address ip-subnet ip-gateway [dns-address1][dns-address2][domain-name]

Where:

ip-address is the IP address of the system

ip-subnet is the IP subnet mask of the system

ip-gateway is the IP gateway of the system

dns-address1 is the IP address of DNS server 1 (Optional)

dns-address2 is the IP address of DNS server 2 (Optional)

domain-name is the domain name for the network (Optional)

Command Example

The following example gives the Cisco TelePresence system with an IP address of 10.0.0.2, a subnet of 255.255.255.0, a gateway of 10.0.0.1, a DNS server of 172.16.1.5, and a domain name of cisco.com:

admin:set network IP static 10.0.0.2 255.255.255.0 10.0.0.1 172.16.1.5 cisco.com

ip address successfully set

system restarting...


Configuring an Alternate TFTP Server (Optional)

If you need to use an alternative TFTP server, configure the parameters for the alternative TFTP server and related Cisco IP phone parameters in Unified CM in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager IP Phone Device page. For instructions to configure an alternate TFTP server, refer to the "Configuring the Cisco TelePresence System" chapter of the Cisco TelePresence System Administrator Guide for your software release.


Note If you are using the TFTP address that DHCP supplies for Cisco Unified Communications Manager, do not perform this action.


Setting Up the Display

You adjust the display for the color temperature of the lighting in the room.

To set up the display, complete the following steps:


Step 1 Log in to the Cisco TelePresence System GUI by completing the following steps:

a. Open a browser and type in the IP address of the system in the URL and press Enter.


b. In the Admin field, type admin.

c. In the Password field, type cisco.

d. Click Login.

Figure 4-6 Cisco TelePresence System Administration Login Screen

Step 2 Navigate to Troubleshooting > Hardware Setup > Displays.

Step 3 Click Start to start the display test.

A test image displays on the screen.

Step 4 Select the color temperature of the lighting in the meeting room from the drop-down box and click Apply.

Sources of light in most rooms are either incandescent light bulbs that use tungsten filaments or fluorescent lights. If your room has windows, the windows add light and affect the color temperature in the room.

Each of these light sources, and the amount of light in terms of lumens or watts, produces a different color temperature. This color temperature is sometimes expressed using terms such as cool, warm, or daylight, but can be expressed more precisely in kelvins (K) as a numeric value.

Cisco recommends that you use lighting with a color temperature of 4000 to 4100 K.


Tip In many cases, the color temperature is printed on the light bulb.


If you are unable to determine the type and color temperature of light bulbs in the meeting room, experiment with color temperature settings until the color and images on the display screen look lifelike. Each time you change the setting and click Apply, the color temperature in the display changes. You cannot see these changes until you set up the cameras. See "Setting Up the Cameras" section on page 4-13 for more information.

Step 5 Click Stop to stop the display test.


If you encounter problems when setting up your display, refer to the "Troubleshooting the Cisco TelePresence System" chapter of the Cisco TelePresence System Release Administrator Guide for your software release.

Setting Up the Cameras

The CTS 1300 supports various room configurations and table types. Follow the procedures to configure the cameras depending on your table type. For more information about the supported table types, see the "Supported Table Types and Minimum Room Dimensions" section on page 2-2.

The cameras are set up correctly when images are centered and in focus on the display screens, and the white balance is configured. The hardware setup software provides a camera Auto Adjust feature and uses targets to adjust the camera zoom and fine-tune the camera focus.

To set up the cameras, complete the procedure in the following sections:

Removing the Camera Cover and Leveling the Cameras, page 4-13

Attaching the Large Camera Target to the Easel, page 4-16

After you complete the previous procedures, complete the procedure in one of the following sections:

Configuring the CTS 1300 for Use With a Long Straight Table, Wide Rectangular Table, or Long Racetrack table, page 4-17

Configuring the CTS 1300 for Use With a Short Racetrack Table, page 4-39


Note Use the short racetrack camera procedure for any type of a table where two of the six participants directly face the display, and the other four participants sit at an angle to the display. If four or more of the six participants directly face the display, follow the procedure in the "Configuring the CTS 1300 for Use With a Long Straight Table, Wide Rectangular Table, or Long Racetrack table" section on page 4-17


Removing the Camera Cover and Leveling the Cameras

The camera cluster must be perfectly level for you to properly configure the camera. To level the camera, complete the following steps.


Step 1 Turn the four black plastic screws on the top and bottom of the camera assembly 1/4 turn, then remove the camera cover.

Figure 4-7 Removing the Camera Cover

Step 2 Place the small spirit level on top of the camera assembly and adjust the leveling screws behind the camera cluster until the camera assembly is level.

Figure 4-8 Leveling the Camera Assembly

Step 3 Place the small spirit level on each of the cameras and make sure that they are level. Use the rotational (side-to-side) adjust screws as shown in Figure 4-9. Use a 3mm Allen wrench for these screws.

Figure 4-9 Leveling the Camera

Attaching the Large Camera Target to the Easel

To unpack and build the easel and large camera target, complete the following steps.


Step 1 Remove the easel, large camera target, and small camera target from their packaging.

Step 2 Unlock and slide the telescoping legs of the easel until the legs are at their full height.

Step 3 Separate the three legs.

Step 4 Raise the front legs until they are 29 inches (74 cm) high.

Step 5 Raise the rear leg until it is 31 inches (79 cm) high.

Step 6 Lock the legs into place using the leg locks.

Step 7 Attach the large camera target to the clip on top of the easel.

Step 8 Raise the target supports on the front legs until they touch the lower part of the large camera target.

Step 9 Raise and lower the front legs until the bottom of the camera target is 32 inches (81 cm) above the ground.

Figure 4-10 Easel and Target After Assembly


Configuring the CTS 1300 for Use With a Long Straight Table, Wide Rectangular Table, or Long Racetrack table

This section includes the procedures you perform to configure the CTS 1300 software and cameras for use with a room that has a long straight table, wide rectangular table, or wide racetrack table, and includes the following topics:

Positioning the Table and Starting the Calibration Procedure, page 4-18

Calibrating the Center Camera, page 4-23

Calibrating the Right Camera, page 4-26

Calibrating the Left Camera, page 4-30

Focusing the Center Camera, page 4-33

Focusing the Right Camera, page 4-35

Focusing the Left Camera, page 4-36

Positioning the Table and Starting the Calibration Procedure

To correctly position the table and configure the Cisco TelePresence software for use with the CTS 1300 cameras, complete the following procedure.


Step 1 Position the table so that there is a minimum of 44 inches between the display and the front of the table, and make sure that the sides of the table are evenly positioned on each side of the CTS 1300.

In addition, make sure that the farthest edge of the table is no farther than 11 feet (3.4 meters) away from the lower bezel of the display.


Note The table must be 28 to 32 inches high; 30 inches is the optimal height.


Figure 4-11 Long Straight Table Positioning

Figure 4-12 Wide Rectangular Table Positioning

Figure 4-13 Long Racetrack Table Positioning

Step 2 Make sure that the camera assembly is level by completing the steps in the "Removing the Camera Cover and Leveling the Cameras" section on page 4-13.

Step 3 Build the easel, and attach the large camera target to the easel, by completing the steps in the "Attaching the Large Camera Target to the Easel" section on page 4-16, making sure that the bottom of the target is 32 inches above the ground.

Step 4 Using a supported Internet browser, log in to the Cisco TelePresence System administration GUI.

Step 5 Select the correct table type by completing the following steps:

a. Navigate to Troubleshooting > Hardware Setup > Configuration.

b. Click the Start button to start testing.

c. Select the type of table you have from the drop down choice (either Long Straight Table, Wide Rectangular Table, or Long Racetrack table).

Figure 4-14 shows the table configuration menu screen. Be sure to choose the correct table type.

Figure 4-14 Table Configuration Menu

d. Click Apply.

e. Click Stop to stop the test.

Step 6 Navigate to Troubleshooting > Hardware Setup > Cameras.

Figure 4-15 Camera Menu

Step 7 Click Start to start the camera test.

Figure 4-16 Camera Target Menu

Step 8 Automatically adjust the cameras by completing the following steps.

a. In the Auto Brightness field, perform one of the following actions:

If the room uses outside lighting, or has any other conditions that could cause variable room lighting, click the Enable radio button.

If your room lighting is not variable, leave the default value.

b. In the Auto Color Balance field, perform one of the following actions:

If the room uses outside lighting, or has any other conditions that could cause variable room lighting, click the Enable radio button.

If your room lighting is not variable, leave the default value.

c. In the 50 Hz Flicker Reduction field, click the Disable radio button.


Note If you are in country that uses a 50 Hertz (Hz) power frequency (a country other than the USA, Canada or Mexico) and there is a noticeable flicker on the screen, click the Enable radio button in this field. If you enable the flicker reduction feature, the flicker is reduced or eliminated, but the image quality is reduced. To eliminate the flicker at its source, you can use an electronic ballast instead of a magnet ballast for the fluorescent lights at your installation. After you change the ballast for the fluorescent lights, you can click the Disable radio button in the 50 Hz Flicker Reduction field.


d. Click Apply to apply your changes.


Calibrating the Center Camera

To adjust the zoom and perform initial focus adjustment for the center camera, complete the steps in the following procedure.


Note If you logged out of the GUI at any time during the camera setup procedure, you must re-select the correct table type; to do so, complete Step 5 in the "Positioning the Table and Starting the Calibration Procedure" section on page 4-18.



Step 1 Place the large camera target with the easel in the position where the center two participants will sit, with the front legs of the easel touching the edge of the table.

Step 2 Measure the distance between the corners of the easel and the corners of the display to make sure that the target is parallel to the display.

Figure 4-17 Measuring the Distance between the Easel and Display

Step 3 Return to the Cisco TelePresence System administration GUI and navigate to Troubleshooting > Hardware Setup > Cameras.

Click Start to start the camera test.

Step 4 Click the Center radio button.

Step 5 Click Show Camera Target.

Red targets appear on the display.

Step 6 Focus the center camera by completing the following steps:

a. Loosen the focus ring thumbscrew on lens of the center camera.

b. Rotate the focus ring until the black plus sign on the target is clearly in focus.


Note The camera lens has two adjustment rings, one for focus and one for zoom. The focus ring is on the inside.


Figure 4-18 Location of Focus and Zoom Ring

Step 7 Adjust the camera mounting plate to center the red plus sign on the display inside the black plus sign on the target.

Figure 4-19 shows the screws that you use to adjust the camera.

The top two screws provide adjustment to the right and left. Use a 2.5 mm Allen wrench for these screws.

The lower screw provides up and down adjustment. Use a 2.5 mm Allen wrench for this screw.

The screws in the middle adjust the camera rotation. Use a 3 mm Allen wrench for these screws.

Figure 4-19 Camera Adjustment Screws

Step 8 Adjust the camera zoom by completing the following steps:

a. Loosen the thumbscrew for the zoom ring on the camera lens.


Note The zoom ring is labeled "W-T".


b. Adjust the camera zoom so that the black curved lines on each side of the target touch the edge of the display screen.

c. After you adjust the zoom, make any required adjustments to the focus with the focus ring.

Figure 4-20 Adjusting the Camera Zoom

Step 9 Tighten the thumbscrews for the zoom and focus rings.

Step 10 Click Hide Camera Targets.

Step 11 Click the Setup button, then click the Auto Adjust button.

The auto adjust procedure completes. This procedure takes several seconds.


Note If there is sufficient light for the system to operate, the gain will be greater than 1 and less than 7 and the process completes normally. If there is insufficient light, the auto adjust procedure terminates; in this case, add more light to the room to bring the gain value below 7. Then, repeat the auto adjust procedure.


Step 12 Click Done.

Step 13 Mark the edges of the large camera target on the table with non-marking tape.

You use these marks to determine the edge of the target when you calibrate and configure the left and right cameras.


Calibrating the Right Camera

To adjust the zoom and perform initial focus adjustment for the right camera, complete the steps in the following procedure.


Note If you logged out of the GUI at any time during the camera setup procedure, you must re-select the correct table type; to do so, complete Step 5 in the "Positioning the Table and Starting the Calibration Procedure" section on page 4-18.



Note The directions left and right refer to the assembly as you face the display.



Step 1 Slide the large camera target to the right five feet (1.5 meters) so that the left edge of the target is lined up with the tape marker that you placed on the table in the "Calibrating the Center Camera" section on page 4-23.

Figure 4-21 Positioning the Right Target

Step 2 In the Cisco TelePresence administrative GUI, click the Right radio button.

Step 3 Click Show Camera Target.

Step 4 Focus the right camera by completing the following steps:

a. Loosen the focus ring thumbscrew on the lens of the center camera.

b. Rotate the focus ring until the black plus sign on the target is clearly in focus.


Note The camera lens has two adjustment rings, one for focus and one for zoom. The focus ring is on the inside.


Figure 4-22 Location of Focus and Zoom Ring

Step 5 Adjust the camera mounting plate to center the red plus sign on the display inside the black plus sign on the target.

Figure 4-23 shows the screws that you use to adjust the camera.

The top two screws provide adjustment to the right and left. Use a 2.5 mm Allen wrench for these screws.

The lower screw provides up and down adjustment. Use a 2.5 mm Allen wrench for this screw.

The screws in the middle adjust the camera rotation. Use a 3 mm Allen wrench for these screws.

Figure 4-23 Camera Adjustment Screws

Step 6 Adjust the camera zoom by completing the following steps:

a. Loosen the thumbscrew for the zoom ring on the camera lens.


Note The zoom ring is labeled "W-T".


b. Adjust the camera zoom so that the black curved line on the left of the target touches the left edge of the display screen.

c. After you adjust the zoom, make any required adjustments to the focus with the focus ring.

Figure 4-24 Adjusting the Right Camera Zoom

Step 7 Tighten the thumbscrews for the zoom and focus rings.

Step 8 Click Hide Camera Targets.

Step 9 Click the Setup button, then click the Auto Adjust button.

The auto adjust procedure completes. This procedure takes several seconds.


Note If there is insufficient light, the auto adjust procedure terminates; in this case, add more light to the room and repeat the auto adjust procedure.


Step 10 Click Done to complete the procedure.


Calibrating the Left Camera

To adjust the zoom and perform initial focus adjustment for the left camera, complete the steps in the following procedure.


Note If you logged out of the GUI at any time during the camera setup procedure, you must re-select the correct table type; to do so, complete Step 5 in the "Positioning the Table and Starting the Calibration Procedure" section on page 4-18.



Step 1 Slide the large camera target to the left 10 feet so that the right edge of the target is lined up with the tape marker that you placed on the table in the "Calibrating the Center Camera" section on page 4-23.

Figure 4-25 Positioning the Left Target

Step 2 In the Cisco TelePresence administrative GUI, click the Left radio button.

Step 3 Click Show Camera Target.

Step 4 Focus the left camera by completing the following steps:

a. Loosen the focus ring thumbscrew on lens of the center camera.

b. Rotate the focus ring until the black plus sign on the target is clearly in focus.


Note The camera lens has two adjustment rings, one for focus and one for zoom. The focus ring is on the inside.


Figure 4-26 Location of Focus and Zoom Ring

Step 5 Adjust the camera mounting plate to center the red plus sign on the display inside the black plus sign on the target.

Figure 4-27 shows the screws that you use to adjust the camera.

The top two screws provide adjustment to the right and left. Use a 2.5 mm Allen wrench for these screws.

The lower screw provides up and down adjustment. Use a 2.5 mm Allen wrench for this screw.

The screws in the middle adjust the camera rotation. Use a 3 mm Allen wrench for these screws.

Figure 4-27 Camera Adjustment Screws

Step 6 Adjust the camera zoom by completing the following steps:

a. Loosen the thumbscrew for the zoom ring on the camera lens.


Note The zoom ring is labeled "W-T".


b. Adjust the camera zoom so that the black curved line on the right of the target touches the right edge of the display screen.

c. After you adjust the zoom, make any required adjustments to the focus with the focus ring.

Figure 4-28 Adjusting the Camera Zoom

Step 7 Tighten the thumbscrews for the zoom and focus rings.

Step 8 Click Hide Camera Targets.

Step 9 Click the Setup button, then click the Auto Adjust button.

The auto adjust procedure completes; this procedure takes several seconds.


Note If there is insufficient light, the auto adjust procedure terminates; in this case, add more light to the room and repeat the auto adjust procedure.


Step 10 Click Done to complete the procedure.


Focusing the Center Camera

To focus the center camera, complete the following steps.


Note If you logged out of the GUI at any time during the camera setup procedure, you must re-select the correct table type; to do so, complete Step 5 in the "Positioning the Table and Starting the Calibration Procedure" section on page 4-18.



Step 1 In the Cisco TelePresence administrative GUI, click the Center radio button.

Step 2 Click the Setup button that is located below the center screen icon.

Step 3 Click Show Focus Targets.

Red and green outline boxes display on the screen, and red and green horizontal bars display on the bottom of the screen. The horizontal bars indicate the sharpness of focus in the boxes that use the corresponding color. Longer bars indicate a sharper focus.

Step 4 Position the small camera target by completing the following steps:

a. Place the target on the table approximately one foot (30 cm) from the edge where the participants sit.

b. Move the target on the table so that all of the patterns on the target are enclosed in the green box.

Step 5 Position the large target by completing the following steps:

a. Remove the large focus target from the easel.

b. Rotate the target 90 degrees.

c. Have another person hold the target upright.


Note If another person is not available, clamp the top of the target into the clamp at the top of the easel.


d. Place the top of the easel five feet (1.5 meters) behind the top of the small target.

e. Position the target so that the top two patterns are enclosed in the red box.

Figure 4-29 Positioning the Small and Large Targets

Step 6 Adjust the focus on the left camera by performing the following steps:

a. Loosen the thumbscrew for the lens focus ring.

b. Twist the focus ring clockwise until the red and green horizontal bars on the bottom of the screen are reduced to very short lengths on the right.


Note Figure 4-29 shows a mirror image of the horizontal bars.


c. Twist the focus ring counter-clockwise until the red and green bars extend as far as they can go across the bottom of the screen.

d. Continue to twist the focus ring until the red and green bars are approximately the same length. See Figure 4-29 to view the approximate horizontal bar alignment.


Note The red and green bars do not have to be exactly the same length; get them as close as you can.


When the bars are roughly the same length, the camera is focused.

e. Without moving the focus ring, tighten its thumbscrew.

Step 7 Click Done to complete the procedure.


Focusing the Right Camera

To focus the right camera, complete the steps in the following procedure.


Note If you logged out of the GUI at any time during the camera setup procedure, you must re-select the correct table type; to do so, complete Step 5 in the "Positioning the Table and Starting the Calibration Procedure" section on page 4-18.



Step 1 In the Cisco TelePresence administrative GUI, click the Right radio button.

Step 2 Click the Setup button that is located below the center screen icon.

Step 3 Click Show Focus Targets.

Step 4 Position the small camera target by completing the following steps:

a. Place the target on the table approximately one foot (30 cm) from the edge where the participants sit.

b. Move the target on the table so that the top four patterns on the target are enclosed in the green box.

Step 5 Position the large target by completing the following steps:

a. Remove the large focus target from the easel.

b. Rotate the target 90 degrees.

c. Have another person hold the target upright.


Note If another person is not available, clamp the top of the target into the clamp at the top of the easel.


d. Place the top of the easel five feet (1.5 meters) behind the top of the small target.

e. Position the target so that the top two patterns are enclosed in the red box.

Figure 4-30 Positioning the Small and Large Targets

Step 6 Adjust the camera focus by performing the following steps:

a. Loosen the thumbscrew for the lens focus ring.

b. Twist the focus ring clockwise until the red and green horizontal bars on the bottom of the screen are reduced to very short lengths on the left.


Note Figure 4-30 shows as mirror image of the horizontal bars.


c. Twist the focus ring counter-clockwise until the red and green bars extend as far as they can go across the bottom of the screen.

d. Continue to twist the focus ring until the red and green bars are approximately the same length. See Figure 4-30 to view the approximate horizontal bar alignment.


Note The red and green bars do not have to be exactly the same length; get them as close as you can.


When the bars are roughly the same length, the camera is focused.

e. Without moving the focus ring, tighten its thumbscrew.

Step 7 Click Done to complete the procedure.


Focusing the Left Camera

To focus the left camera, complete the steps in the following procedure.


Note If you logged out of the GUI at any time during the camera setup procedure, you must re-select the correct table type; to do so, complete Step 5 in the "Positioning the Table and Starting the Calibration Procedure" section on page 4-18.



Step 1 In the Cisco TelePresence administrative GUI, click the Right radio button.

Step 2 Click the Setup button that is located below the center screen icon.

Step 3 Click Show Focus Targets.

Step 4 Position the small camera target by completing the following steps:

a. Place the target on the table approximately one foot (30 cm) from the edge where the participants sit.

b. Move the target on the table so that the top four patterns on the target are enclosed in the green box.

Step 5 Position the large target by completing the following steps:

a. Remove the large focus target from the easel.

b. Rotate the target 90 degrees.

c. Have another person hold the target upright.


Note If another person is not available, clamp the top of the target into the clamp at the top of the easel.


d. Place the top of the easel five feet (1.5 meters) behind the top of the small target.

e. Position the target so that the top two patterns are enclosed in the red box.

Figure 4-31 Positioning the Small and Large Targets

Step 6 Adjust the focus on the left camera by performing the following steps:

a. Loosen the thumbscrew for the lens focus ring.

b. Twist the focus ring clockwise until the red and green horizontal bars on the bottom of the screen are reduced to very short lengths on the left.


Note Figure 4-31 shows a mirror image of the horizontal bars.


c. Twist the focus ring counter-clockwise until the red and green bars extend as far as they can go across the bottom of the screen.

d. Continue to twist the focus ring until the red and green bars are approximately the same length. See Figure 4-31 to view the approximate horizontal bar alignment.


Note The red and green bars do not have to be exactly the same length; get them as close as you can.


When the bars are roughly the same length, the camera is focused.

e. Without moving the focus ring, tighten its thumbscrew.

Step 7 Click Done to complete the left camera focusing procedure.

Step 8 Place the foam lens covers onto the camera lenses.

Figure 4-32 Attaching the Foam Lens Covers to the Camera Lenses

Step 9 Replace the camera cover onto the camera cluster, then tighten the cover release screws to secure the cover to the camera.

Figure 4-33 Replacing the Camera Cover


Configuring the CTS 1300 for Use With a Short Racetrack Table

This section includes the procedures you perform to configure the CTS 1300 software and cameras for use with a room that has a short racetrack table and includes the following topics:

Positioning the Table and Starting the Calibration Procedure, page 4-40

Calibrating the Center Camera, page 4-42

Calibrating the Right Camera, page 4-45

Calibrating the Left Camera, page 4-48

Focusing the Center Camera, page 4-51

Focusing the Right Camera, page 4-53

Focusing the Left Camera, page 4-54

Positioning the Table and Starting the Calibration Procedure

To correctly position the table and configure the Cisco TelePresence software for use with the CTS 1300 cameras, complete the following procedure.


Step 1 Position the table so that there is a minimum of 44 inches between the display and the front of the table, and make sure that the sides of the table are evenly positioned on each side of the CTS 1300.

In addition, make sure that the farthest edge of the table is no farther than 11 feet (3.4 meters) away from the lower bezel of the display.


Note The table must be 28 to 32 inches high; 30 inches is the optimal height.


Figure 4-34 Short Racetrack Table Positioning

Step 2 Make sure that the camera assembly is level by completing the steps in the "Removing the Camera Cover and Leveling the Cameras" section on page 4-13.

Step 3 Build the easel, and attach the large camera target to the easel, by completing the steps in the "Attaching the Large Camera Target to the Easel" section on page 4-16, making sure that the bottom of the target is 32 inches above the ground.

Step 4 Using a supported Internet browser, log in to the Cisco TelePresence System administration GUI.

Step 5 Select the correct table type by completing the following steps:

a. Navigate to Troubleshooting > Hardware Setup > Configuration.

b. Click the Start button to start testing.

c. Select the Short Racetrack Table drop-down choice.

Figure 4-35 shows the table configuration menu. Be sure to choose the correct table type.

Figure 4-35 Table Configuration Menu

d. Click Apply.

e. Click Stop to stop the test.

Step 6 Navigate to Troubleshooting > Hardware Setup > Cameras.


Note If you logged out of the GUI, you must re-select the correct table type after you log in; otherwise, you could configure your system for the incorrect table type. To select the correct table type, complete Step 5 in the "Positioning the Table and Starting the Calibration Procedure" section on page 4-40.


Step 7 Click Start to start the camera test.

Step 8 Automatically adjust the cameras by completing the following steps.

a. In the Auto Brightness field, perform one of the following actions:

If the room uses outside lighting, or has any other conditions that could cause variable room lighting, click the Enable radio button.

If your room lighting is not variable, leave the default value.

b. In the Auto Color Balance field, perform one of the following actions:

If the room uses outside lighting, or has any other conditions that could cause variable room lighting, click the Enable radio button.

If your room lighting is not variable, leave the default value.

c. In the 50 Hz Flicker Reduction field, click the Disable radio button.


Note If you are in country that uses a 50 Hertz (Hz) power frequency (a country other than the USA, Canada or Mexico) and there is a noticeable flicker on the screen, click the Enable radio button in this field. If you enable the flicker reduction feature, the flicker is reduced or eliminated, but the image quality is reduced. To eliminate the flicker at its source, you can use an electronic ballast instead of a magnet ballast for the fluorescent lights at your installation. After you change the ballast for the fluorescent lights, you can click the Disable radio button in the 50 Hz Flicker Reduction field.


d. Click Apply to apply your changes.


Calibrating the Center Camera

To adjust the zoom and perform initial focus adjustment for the center camera, complete the steps in the following procedure.


Step 1 Place the large camera target with the easel in the position where the center two participants will sit, with the front legs of the easel touching the edge of the table.

Step 2 Measure the distance between the corners of the easel and the corners of the display to make sure that the target is parallel to the display.

Figure 4-36 Measuring the Distance between the Easel and Display

Step 3 Return to the Cisco TelePresence System administration GUI and navigate to Troubleshooting > Hardware Setup > Cameras.


Note If you logged out of the GUI at any time during the camera setup procedure, you must re-select the correct table type; to do so, complete Step 5 in the "Positioning the Table and Starting the Calibration Procedure" section on page 4-40.


Step 4 Click the Center radio button.

Step 5 Click Show Camera Target.

Step 6 Red targets appear on the display.

Step 7 Focus the center camera by completing the following steps:

a. Loosen the focus ring thumbscrew on lens of the center camera.

b. Rotate the focus ring until the black plus sign on the target is clearly in focus.


Note The camera lens has two adjustment rings, one for focus and one for zoom. The focus ring is on the inside.


Figure 4-37 Location of Focus and Zoom Ring

Step 8 Adjust the camera mounting plate to center the red plus sign on the display inside the black plus sign on the target.

The screws that you use to adjust the camera are shown in Figure 4-38.

The top two screws provide adjustment to the right and left. Use a 2.5 mm Allen wrench for these screws.

The lower screw provides up and down adjustment. Use a 2.5 mm Allen wrench for this screw.

The screws in the middle adjust the camera rotation. Use a 3 mm Allen wrench for these screws.

Figure 4-38 Camera Adjustment Screws

Step 9 Adjust the camera zoom by completing the following steps:

a. Loosen the thumbscrew for the zoom ring on the camera lens.


Note The zoom ring is labeled "W-T".


b. Adjust the camera zoom so that the black curved lines on each side of the target touch the edge of the display screen.

c. After you adjust the zoom, make any required adjustments to the focus with the focus ring.

Figure 4-39 Adjusting the Camera Zoom

Step 10 Tighten the thumbscrews for the zoom and focus rings.

Step 11 Click Hide Camera Targets.

Step 12 Click the Setup button, then click the Auto Adjust button.

The auto adjust procedure completes. This procedure takes several seconds.


Note If there is sufficient light for the system to operate, the gain will be greater than 1 and less than 7 and the process completes normally. If there is insufficient light, the auto adjust procedure terminates; in this case, add more light to the room to bring the gain value below 7. Then, repeat the auto adjust procedure.


Step 13 Click Done.

Step 14 Mark the edges of the large camera target on the table with non-marking tape.

You use these marks to determine the edge of the target when you calibrate and configure the left and right cameras.


Calibrating the Right Camera

To adjust the zoom and perform initial focus adjustment for the right camera, complete the steps in the following procedure.


Note If you logged out of the GUI at any time during the camera setup procedure, you must re-select the correct table type; to do so, complete Step 5 in the "Positioning the Table and Starting the Calibration Procedure" section on page 4-40.



Note The directions left and right refer to the assembly as you face the display.



Step 1 Move the large camera target to the far corner of the racetrack table.

Figure 4-40 Placement of Easel and Target for Short Racetrack Table

Step 2 In the Cisco TelePresence administrative GUI, click the Right radio button.

Step 3 Click Show Camera Target.

Step 4 Focus the right camera by completing the following steps:

a. Loosen the focus ring thumbscrew on the lens of the center camera.

b. Rotate the focus ring until the black plus sign on the target is clearly in focus.


Note The camera lens has two adjustment rings, one for focus and one for zoom. The focus ring is on the inside.


Figure 4-41 Location of Focus and Zoom Ring

Step 5 Adjust the camera mounting plate to center the red plus sign on the display inside the black plus sign on the target.

The screws that you use to adjust the camera are shown in Figure 4-42.

The top two screws provide adjustment to the right and left. Use a 2.5 mm Allen wrench for these screws.

The lower screw provides up and down adjustment. Use a 2.5 mm Allen wrench for this screw.

The screws in the middle adjust the camera rotation. Use a 3 mm Allen wrench for these screws.

Figure 4-42 Camera Adjustment Screws

Step 6 Adjust the camera zoom by completing the following steps:

a. Loosen the thumbscrew for the zoom ring on the camera lens.


Note The zoom ring is labeled "W-T".


b. Align and center the camera by competing the following steps:

Align the black curved line on the left of the target until it touches the red line on the left side of the display screen.

Center the black cross on the target with the red cross on the display screen.

c. After you adjust the zoom, make any required adjustments to the focus with the focus ring.


Note Because of the position of the target, the target appears smaller and not parallel to the camera. This view is normal. Particpants will appear lifelike after you complete the first-time setup procedure.


Figure 4-43 Adjusting the Camera Zoom

Step 7 Tighten the thumbscrews for the zoom and focus rings.

Step 8 Click Hide Camera Targets.

Step 9 Click the Setup button, then click the Auto Adjust button.

The auto adjust procedure completes. This procedure takes several seconds.


Note If there is insufficient light, the auto adjust procedure terminates; in this case, add more light to the room and repeat the auto adjust procedure.


Step 10 Click Done to complete the procedure.


Calibrating the Left Camera

To adjust the zoom and perform initial focus adjustment for the left camera, complete the steps in the following procedure.


Note If you logged out of the GUI at any time during the camera setup procedure, you must re-select the correct table type; to do so, complete Step 5 in the "Positioning the Table and Starting the Calibration Procedure" section on page 4-40.



Step 1 Move the large camera target to the far left corner of the table.

Figure 4-44 Positioning Easel and Target for Short Racetrack Table

Step 2 In the Cisco TelePresence administrative GUI, click the Left radio button.

Step 3 Click Show Camera Target.

Step 4 Focus the left camera by completing the following steps:

a. Loosen the focus ring thumbscrew on lens of the center camera.

b. Rotate the focus ring until the black plus sign on the target is clearly in focus.


Note The camera lens has two adjustment rings, one for focus and one for zoom. The focus ring is on the inside.


Figure 4-45 Location of Focus and Zoom Ring

Step 5 Adjust the camera mounting plate to center the red plus sign on the display inside the black plus sign on the target.

The screws that you use to adjust the camera are shown in Figure 4-46.

The top two screws provide adjustment to the right and left. Use a 2.5 mm Allen wrench for these screws.

The lower screw provides up and down adjustment. Use a 2.5 mm Allen wrench for this screw.

The screws in the middle adjust the camera rotation. Use a 3 mm Allen wrench for these screws.

Figure 4-46 Camera Adjustment Screws

Step 6 Adjust the camera zoom by completing the following steps:

a. Loosen the thumbscrew for the zoom ring on the camera lens.


Note The zoom ring is labeled "W-T".


b. Align and center the camera by competing the following steps:

Align the black curved line on the right of the target until it touches the red line on the right side of the display screen.

Center the black cross on the target with the red cross on the display screen.

c. After you adjust the zoom, make any required adjustments to the focus with the focus ring.

Figure 4-47 Adjusting the Camera Zoom

Step 7 Tighten the thumbscrews for the zoom and focus rings.

Step 8 Click Hide Camera Targets.

Step 9 Click the Setup button, then click the Auto Adjust button.

The auto adjust procedure completes; this procedure takes several seconds.


Note If there is insufficient light, the auto adjust procedure terminates; in this case, add more light to the room and repeat the auto adjust procedure.


Step 10 Click Done to complete the procedure.


Focusing the Center Camera

To focus the center camera, complete the following steps.


Note If you logged out of the GUI at any time during the camera setup procedure, you must re-select the correct table type; to do so, complete Step 5 in the "Positioning the Table and Starting the Calibration Procedure" section on page 4-40.



Step 1 In the Cisco TelePresence administrative GUI, click the Center radio button.

Step 2 Click the Setup button that is located below the center screen icon.

Step 3 Click Show Focus Targets.

Red and green outline boxes display on the screen, and red and green horizontal bars display on the bottom of the screen. The horizontal bars indicate the sharpness of focus in the boxes that use the corresponding color. Longer bars indicate a sharper focus.

Step 4 Position the small camera target by completing the following steps:

a. Place the target on the table approximately one foot (30 cm) from the edge where the participants sit.

b. Move the target on the table so that all of the patterns on the target are enclosed in the green box.

Step 5 Position the large target by completing the following steps:

a. Remove the large focus target from the easel.

b. Rotate the target 90 degrees.

c. Have another person hold the target upright.


Note If another person is not available, clamp the top of the target into the clamp at the top of the easel.


d. Place the top of the easel five feet (1.5 meters) behind the top of the small target.

e. Position the target so that the top two patterns are enclosed in the red box.

Step 6 Adjust the focus on the left camera by performing the following steps:

a. Loosen the thumbscrew for the lens focus ring.

b. Twist the focus ring clockwise until the red and green horizontal bars on the bottom of the screen are reduced to very short lengths on the left.


Note Figure 4-48 shows a mirror image of the horizontal bars.


c. Twist the focus ring counter-clockwise until the red and green bars extend as far as they can go across the bottom of the screen.

d. Continue to twist the focus ring until the red and green bars are approximately the same length. See Figure 4-48 to view the approximate horizontal bar alignment.


Note The red and green bars do not have to be exactly the same length; get them as close as you can.


Figure 4-48 Horizontal Bars and Focusing Targets

When the bars are roughly the same length, the camera is focused.

e. Without moving the focus ring, tighten its thumbscrew.

Step 7 Click Done to complete the procedure.


Focusing the Right Camera

To focus the right camera, complete the steps in the following procedure.


Note If you logged out of the GUI at any time during the camera setup procedure, you must re-select the correct table type; to do so, complete Step 5 in the "Positioning the Table and Starting the Calibration Procedure" section on page 4-40.



Step 1 In the Cisco TelePresence administrative GUI, click the Right radio button.

Step 2 Click the Setup button that is located below the center screen icon.

Step 3 Click Show Focus Targets.

Step 4 Position the small camera target by completing the following steps:

a. Place the target on the table approximately one foot (30 cm) from the edge where the participants sit.

b. Position the target so that the top two patterns on the target are enclosed in the green box.

Step 5 Position the large target by completing the following steps:

a. Remove the large focus target from the easel.

b. Rotate the target 90 degrees.

c. Have another person hold the target upright.


Note If another person is not available, clamp the top of the target into the clamp at the top of the easel.


d. Place the top of the easel five feet (1.5 meters) behind the top of the small target.

e. Position the target so that the top two patterns are enclosed in the red box.

Step 6 Adjust the camera focus by performing the following steps:

a. Loosen the thumbscrew for the lens focus ring.

b. Twist the focus ring clockwise until the red and green horizontal bars on the bottom of the screen are reduced to very short lengths on the left.


Note Figure 4-49 shows a mirror image of the horizontal bars.


c. Twist the focus ring counter-clockwise until the red and green bars extend as far as they can go across the bottom of the screen.

d. Continue to twist the focus ring until the red and green bars are approximately the same length. See Figure 4-49 to view the approximate horizontal bar alignment.


Note The red and green bars do not have to be exactly the same length; get them as close as you can.


Figure 4-49 Horizontal Bars and Focusing Targets

When the bars are roughly the same length, the camera is focused.

e. Without moving the focus ring, tighten its thumbscrew.

Step 7 Click Done to complete the procedure.


Focusing the Left Camera

To focus the left camera, complete the steps in the following procedure.


Note If you logged out of the GUI at any time during the camera setup procedure, you must re-select the correct table type; to do so, complete Step 5 in the "Positioning the Table and Starting the Calibration Procedure" section on page 4-40.



Step 1 In the Cisco TelePresence administrative GUI, click the Right radio button.

Step 2 Click the Setup button that is located below the center screen icon.

Step 3 Click Show Focus Targets.

Step 4 Position the small camera target by completing the following steps:

a. Place the target on the table approximately one foot (30 cm) from the edge where the participants sit.

b. Position the target so that the top two patterns on the target are enclosed in the green box.

Step 5 Position the large target by completing the following steps:

a. Remove the large focus target from the easel.

b. Rotate the target 90 degrees.

c. Have another person hold the target upright.


Note If another person is not available, clamp the top of the target into the clamp at the top of the easel.


d. Place the top of the easel five feet (1.5 meters) behind the top of the small target.

e. Position the target so that the top two patterns are enclosed in the red box.

Step 6 Adjust the focus on the left camera by performing the following steps:

a. Loosen the thumbscrew for the lens focus ring.

b. Twist the focus ring clockwise until the red and green horizontal bars on the bottom of the screen are reduced to very short lengths on the left.


Note Figure 4-50 shows a mirror image of the horizontal bars.


c. Twist the focus ring counter-clockwise until the red and green bars extend as far as they can go across the bottom of the screen.

d. Continue to twist the focus ring until the red and green bars are approximately the same length. See Figure 4-50 to view the approximate horizontal bar alignment.


Note The red and green bars do not have to be exactly the same length; get them as close as you can.


Figure 4-50 Horizontal Bars and Focusing Targets

When the bars are roughly the same length, the camera is focused.

e. Without moving the focus ring, tighten its thumbscrew.

Step 7 Click Done to complete the left camera focusing procedure.

Step 8 Place the foam lens covers onto the camera lenses.

Figure 4-51 Attaching the Foam Lens Covers to the Camera Lenses

Step 9 Replace the camera cover onto the camera cluster, then tighten the cover release screws to secure the cover to the camera.

Figure 4-52 Replacing the Camera Cover


Arranging the Seat Alignment Guides

Conference participants should be seated in an area that is completely within the field of view of one of the three cameras. To ensure this requirement, Cisco provides you with Seat Alignment Guides. After you set up the cameras, you place these guides on the table; these guides show the field of view for each camera.

To place the seat alignment guides on the table, complete the following steps:


Step 1 Using a supported Internet browser, log in to the Cisco TelePresence System administration GUI.

Step 2 Select the correct table type by completing the following steps:

Step 3 Navigate to Troubleshooting > Hardware Setup > Cameras.

Step 4 Click Start to display the image of the cameras in the displays.

Step 5 Note the field of view for each camera.

Step 6 Using non-marking tape (for example, masking tape), tape a mark on the table that denotes the edge of the field of view for each camera.

Place this mark approximately 18 inches (46 cm) from the edge of the table, and point the line of tape at the camera.


Tip If you cannot determine the camera range, use this guide for marking the table: The focal range of the center segment is approximately 5 feet (152 cm) wide from where the participants sit. The focal range of each side segment is approximately 4 feet six inches (137 cm) wide.


Mark the table in four places:

Edge of camera view, left camera

Edge of view between left and center camera

Edge of view between center and right camera

Edge of camera view, right camera


Note If your table is narrow, omit the two markings on the outer edges.


Figure 4-53 Measuring and Installing the Seat Alignment Guides

Step 7 Place another piece of tape 18 inches (46 cm) from the edge of the table where the participants sit to form a tape cross on the table.

Step 8 Remove the seat alignment guides and (if required) anchors from their packaging in carton 14.

Step 9 Place the seat alignment guides on each of the crosses on the table. See Figure 4-53 for more information.

Step 10 Arrange the seat alignment guides so that the line on top of the guides point directly toward the camera.

Step 11 Fasten the guides to the table using one of the following methods:

Remove the adhesive backing from the underside of the guide and stick it to the table, making sure that the line on the guide points directly at the camera.

Attach the seat alignment guide anchor to the table, and place the guide on the anchor, by completing the following steps:

a. Using a 1/4-inch drill bit, drill a 1.125 inch deep hole into the center of each tape cross.

b. Remove the tape.

c. Screw the seat alignment guide anchor into the hole that you drilled, using the key that is included with the anchor.

d. Place the seat alignment guide on top of the anchor.

e. Rotate the anchor until the line on top of the seat alignment guide points directly at the camera.


Setting Up the Speakers

The speakers are set up correctly when you can hear sound clearly from each one. You can choose whether you want to cycle through the speakers automatically or manually.

Click Speakers on the Hardware Setup window to select the speaker test.

Click Start to begin the speaker setup.

Click Cycle Through Speakers to have sound cycled automatically for 5 seconds on each speaker.

Click Manually Step Through Speakers to test sound on each speaker. Click Next Speaker to progress to the next speaker.

Troubleshooting Speakers

Use Table 4-1 to troubleshoot problems with speakers.

Table 4-1 Troubleshooting Chart for Speaker Problems 

Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solution

No sound is heard.

Speaker cable is not connected or is only partially connected.

Check that the red and black pronged ends of the speaker cable are securely fastened under their corresponding connectors on the speaker.

Check that the speaker cable is plugged into the correct receptor on the primary codec.

Tug on the plug to see if it is fully plugged in. Press the plug in firmly until a click is heard.

Sound heard at wrong speaker.

Speaker cable is not connected in the correct connector.

Check that the speaker cable is plugged into the correct receptor on the primary codec. Plug all speakers into the primary codec.

Sound is not synchronized with video.

Contact Cisco technical support.


Setting Up the Microphones

To verify correct microphone setup and calibrate the microphones, complete the following steps:


Step 1 In the Cisco TelePresence administrative GUI, navigate to Hardware Setup > Troubleshooting > Microphones.

Step 2 Click Start to begin setup.

The GUI displays three screens, each with an audio meter displayed.

Step 3 Lightly tap each microphone and watch the audio meter on the corresponding display screen to see that sound registers.

This step verifies that the microphones are connected and operating properly.

Step 4 Calibrate the microphones by clicking the Microphone Calibration button.


Note The room must be completely quiet to properly calibrate microphones and ensure that camera switching is properly enabled.



Tip Before clicking the Microphone Calibration button, you can leave the room and close the door to insure complete silence in the room.


Step 5 Click Stop when setup is complete.


Troubleshooting Microphones

Use Table 4-2 to troubleshoot problems with microphones.

Table 4-2 Troubleshooting Chart for Microphone Problems 

Problem
Possible Cause
Possible Solution

Sound is muffled.

Something near or on the microphone is distorting the sound.

Move objects away from the microphone.

Sound registers at the wrong microphone.

Microphone cable is not connected to its corresponding codec.

Check that the cable from the microphone is plugged into the correct receptor on the codec. Plug all microphones into the primary codec.

No sound registers.

Microphone cable is not connected or is only partially connected.

Check that the system is plugged in and power is on.

Check that the microphone plug is firmly seated in the correct connector on the primary codec.

Check that the mute light on each microphone is lit. An unlit light indicates that the microphone is not plugged in.

Lightly tap the microphone to see if sound registers.

Contact Cisco technical support if you are certain that the cabling is correct and power is applied to the system, but no sound registers on the microphone.

Microphone icon with red pipe displays.

Microphone is not connected.

Check that the microphone is properly plugged in.

Microphone icon with question mark displays.

One of the microphones is unplugged.

Check that the microphone is properly plugged in.

System is experiencing "phantom switching" (during a TelePresence conference, the system switches to a segment where no one is talking or is empty)

Microphone is not properly calibrated.

Rerun the Microphone Calibration procedure.


Configuring Additional Microphones for Audio-Only Conferences

Cisco TelePresence uses three microphones for a conference that uses video. You can configure up to three additional microphones to use during audio-only conferences. Cisco TelePresence uses these additional microphones for audio conferences only.

To configure additional microphones for audio-only conferences, complete the following tasks:


Step 1 Connect the microphones normally to the audio/video extension unit. See Figure 3-44 for the cable connection diagram for the microphones.

You can connect one to three additional microphones (four to six microphones total).

Step 2 Log in to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration GUI

Step 3 Navigate to Device > Phones.

Step 4 Find the CTS 1300 device that you want to configure and click the hyperlink next to the device to select it.

Step 5 In the Product Specific Configuration Layout area, enter either 4 table microphones, 5 table microphones, or 6 table microphones in the Total Microphone Count drop-down list.

Step 6 Click Save to save your changes.


Verifying Proper Function of the Lights

Each CTS 1300 has a built-in light fixture. This troubleshooting feature lets you see or change the status of the light.

To test the light fixture, perform the following procedure:


Step 1 Navigate to Troubleshooting > Hardware Setup > Other Devices.

Step 2 Click the Light tab.

Step 3 Click the Start radio button to begin testing the light. If the light feature is enabled, the Light State On button is highlighted. If the light feature is disabled, the Light State Off button is highlighted. Click the Light State On or Light State Off button to change the current state of the light.

Step 4 To end the test, click Stop.

When you end the testing, the state of the light reverts to its default setting as specified in Cisco Unified Communications Manager.


Troubleshooting The Lights

A common source of light trouble is not selecting the correct options in Cisco Unified Communications Manager. To troubleshoot the lights, perform the following steps:


Step 1 Log in to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager web GUI.

Step 2 Navigate to Device > Phone.

Step 3 Find the Cisco Unified IP Phone that controls your Cisco TelePresence system by clicking Find.

Click the hypertext link next to the phone that controls your Cisco TelePresence System to select it.

In the Optional Hardware area, click the Auxiliary Control Unit


Note The choices in the Optional Hardware area might differ from the choices that are shown in Figure 4-54.


Figure 4-54 Auxiliary Control Unit Check Box