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The Cisco SX80 Codec (SX80 Codec) provides a powerful and flexible platform for creating the ultimate video collaboration experience. The SX80 Codec was built with the integrator in mind, enabling flexibility and creativity for customized video collaboration rooms that delight the customer. The SX80 acts as the audio and video engine to incorporate high-definition video collaboration applications into large meeting rooms, boardrooms and purpose-built or vertical application rooms.

The SX80 delivers up to a 1080p60 end-to-end High Definition (HD) video and offers industry-first support for H.265, which lays the foundation for future bandwidth efficiencies made possible by the new standard. The codec offers a rich input and output set, flexible media engine and support for three screens enable a variety of use cases, adaptable to your specific needs. The SX80 can register on the premises or to Cisco Webex in the cloud.1

The SX80 Codec also supports several sophisticated camera features to enable intelligent viewing capabilities within a video conference:

   Cisco SpeakerTrack 60 dual camera system – features a unique direct, fast-switching approach for active speaker tracking with two pan-tilt-zoom cameras

   Cisco Webex Quad Camera – sophisticated system with four embedded digital cameras that enable best overview and speaker tracking capabilities for deep and large meeting rooms; with Quad Camera, the SX80 can also deliver metrics like people count

   Cisco PresenterTrack2 – an industry-first feature, supports automatic detection and tracking of the presenter at the front of a video conferencing room, dynamically following the presenter from seated to stand-up position within a defined trigger area so they can move about more freely (requires additional Cisco Precision 60 Camera)

Figure 1.      Cisco SX80 Codec


Cisco offers three SX80 Integrator Packages to reduce the need for external equipment and the overall cost of enabling video in larger meeting rooms:

   SX80 Codec and Precision 60 Camera for larger room scenarios with the best image quality in the market

   SX80 Codec and the SpeakerTrack 60 dual camera system

   SX80 Codec and Quad Camera

With its powerful media engine, the SX80 Codec lets you build the video collaboration room of your dreams.

Figure 2.      Cisco SX80 Integrator Package with Touch 10 and Quad Camera


Product Features

Table 1 summarizes the key features for the SX80 Codec.

Table 1.       Feature Summary

Feature Summary

Design features

  One of the most powerful and feature-rich codecs available with the ultimate in video and audio quality
  The next generation HD video collaboration codec
  1 Rack Unit (1RU) high, rack-mountable, with rack-mounting solution included
  Professional-grade connectors
  Unmatched quality and flexibility
  Standards-compliant 1080p solution - compatible with standards-based video without losing features

Application features

  Supports Cisco Intelligent Proximity for content sharing to mobile devices and wireless sharing from Macs and PCs 3
  Supports Switched Conferencing (SVC) for enhanced layouts and enabling video on both screens of dual screen endpoints 3
  Easily control room peripherals such as lights, room dividers, curtains, directly from the Cisco Touch 10 control unit through customizable API 2 (requires external third-party control system processor)
  Participate in white boarding sessions from Cisco Webex Teams app; receive on-screen notification of shared white board content (supported on cloud-registered devices)
  1080p30 HD embedded Cisco TelePresence MultiSite with individual transcoding
  Collaborate with four simultaneous video inputs
  HD collaboration with 1080p60 video and 1080p30 content
  Simplified meeting-join experience with One Button to Push (OBTP) for scheduled devices in Cisco Webex meetings, whether registered on-prem or to the cloud
  Limitless integration possibilities
  Ideal for team-based collaboration, boardrooms, meeting rooms, and industry applications

Performance features

  Optimal definition up to 1080p60
  H.323/SIP up to 10 Mbps point-to-point
  Up to 10 Mbps total MultiSite bandwidth
  Ability to connect up to four HD sources and 8 microphones directly to the codec
  Full duplex audio with high-quality stereo sound
  Full Application Programming Interface (APIs)
  Ability to take advantage of Cisco TelePresence Total Solution Management, transcoded HD MultiSite, recording and streaming, and firewall traversal
  Cisco TelePresence ClearPath packet loss protection technology for optimal experience
  Cisco Unified Communications Manager native support (requires Cisco Unified Communications Manager version 8.6 or higher)

Product Capabilities

Table 2 lists the product capability specifications for the SX80 codec.

Table 2.       Product Specifications



Software compatibility

  Software Version TC 7.1 or later
  Cisco Collaboration Endpoint Software 8.0 or later

Language support

  English, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese-Brazilian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, and Turkish; depends on software version


  H.323/SIP up to 6 Mbps point-to-point
  Up to 10 Mbps total MultiSite bandwidth

Minimum bandwidth for resolution/frame rate (H.264)

  720p30 from 768 kbps
  720p60 from 1152 kbps
  1080p30 from 1472 kbps
  1080p60 from 2560 kbps

Firewall traversal

  Cisco TelePresence Expressway technology
  H.460.18 and H.460.19 firewall traversal

Video standards

  H.261, H.263, H.263+, H.264 and H.265
(SIP only for H.265)

Video features

  Advanced screen layouts
  Custom video layouts
  Local auto layout

Video inputs (five inputs)

Three HDMI Inputs; supported formats:

  1920 x 1080@60 and 59.94 Hz (1080p60)
  1920 x 1080@50 Hz (1080p50)
  1920 x 1080@30 and 29.97 Hz (1080p30)
  1920 x 1080@25 Hz (1080p25)
  1920 x 1080@24, and 23.97 Hz (1080p24)
  1280 x 720@60, and 59.94 Hz (720p60)
  1280 x 720@50 Hz (720p50)
  720 x 480@60, and 59.94 Hz (480p60)
  640 x 480@60 Hz (480p60)
  1280 x 1024@60, and 75 Hz (SXGA)
  1024 x 768@60, 70, 75, and 85 Hz (XGA)
  800 x 600@56, 60, 72, 75, and 85 Hz (SVGA)
  1680 x 1050@60 Hz (WSXGA+)
  1440 X 900@60 Hz (WXGA+)
  1280 x 768@60 Hz (WXGA)
  1920 x 1200@60 Hz (WUXGA) 3
  1920 x 1200@50 Hz (WUXGA) 3

One DVI-I Input; supported formats:

Analog (VGA or YPbPr):

  1920 x 1080@60 Hz (1080p)
  1280 x 720@60 Hz (720p)
  1280 x 1024@60 and 75 Hz (SXGA)
  1280 x 960@60 Hz
  1024 x 768@60, 70, 75, and 85 Hz (XGA)
  1680 x 1050@60 Hz (WSXGA+)
  1440 x 900@60 Hz (WXGA+)
  1280 x 800@60 Hz (WXGA)
  1280 x 768@60 Hz (WXGA)

Digital (DVI-D):

  1920 x 1080@60, 59.94 Hz (1080p60)
  1920 x 1080@50 Hz (1080p50)
  1920 x 1080@30, 29.97 Hz (1080p30)
  1920 x 1080@25 Hz (1080p25)
  1920 x 1080@24, 23.97 Hz (1080p24)
  1280 x 720@60, 59.94 Hz (720p60)
  1280 x 720@50 Hz (720p50)
  720 x 480@60, 59.94 Hz (480p60)
  640 x 480@60 Hz (480p60)
  1280 x 1024@60, 75 Hz (SXGA)
  1024 x 768@60, 70, 75, 85 Hz (XGA)
  800 x 600@56, 60, 72, 75, 85 Hz (SVGA)
  1680 x 1050@60 Hz (WSXGA+)
  1440 X 900@60 Hz (WXGA+)
  1280 x 768@60 Hz (WXGA)
  1920 x 1200@60 Hz (WUXGA)3
  1920 x 1200@50 Hz (WUXGA) 3

One Composite/S-Video Input (BNC Connectors)


Extended Display Identification Data (EDID)

Video outputs (three outputs

Two HDMI Outputs and one DVI-I Output; supported formats:

  1920 x 1080@60 Hz (1080p60)
  1920 x 1080@50 Hz (1080p50)
  1280 x 720@60 Hz (720p60)
  1280 x 720@50 Hz (720p50)
  1920 x 1200@60 Hz (WUXGA) 3
  1920 x 1200@50 Hz (WUXGA) 3

VESA Monitor Power Management

Extended Display Identification Data (EDID)

Live video resolutions (encode and decode)

  176 x 144@30 frames per second (fps) (QCIF)
  352 x 288@30 fps (CIF)
  512 x 288@30 fps (w288p)
  576 x 448@30 fps (448p)
  768 x 448@30 fps (w448p)
  704 x 576@30 fps (4CIF)
  1024 x 576@30 fps (w576p)
  1280 x 720@30 fps (720p30)
  1920 x 1080@30 fps (1080p30)
  1920 x 1200@15fps (WUXGA) 3
  640 x 480@30 fps (VGA)
  800 x 600@30 fps (SVGA)
  1024 x 768@30 fps (XGA)
  1280 x 1024@30 fps (SXGA)
  1280 x 768@30 fps (WXGA)
  1440 x 900@30 fps (WXGA+)
  1680 x 1050@30 fps (WSXGA+)
  1920 x 1200@15fps (WUXGA)
  512 x 288@60 fps (w288p60)
  768 x 448@60 fps (w448p60)
  1024 x 576@60 fps (w576p60)
  1280 x 720@60 fps (720p60)
  1920 x 1080@60 fps (1080p60)

Audio standards

  G.711, G.722, G.722.1, G.728, G.729AB, 64 kbps and 128 kbps MPEG4 AAC-LD mono and stereo, OPUS

Audio features

  CD-quality 20 kHz mono and stereo
  Eight separate acoustic echo cancellers
  Eight-port audio mixer
  Eight assignable equalizers
  Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
  Automatic noise reduction
  Active lip synchronization

Audio inputs (fifteen inputs)

  Eight microphones, 48V phantom powered, Euroblock connector, each with separate echo cancellers and noise reduction; all microphones can be set for balanced line level
  Four balanced line level inputs, Euroblock connector
  Three HDMI, digital: stereo PC/DVD input

Audio outputs (eight outputs)

  Six balanced line level outputs, Euroblock connector
  Two HDMI outputs

Dual stream

  H.239 (H.323) dual stream
  BFCP (SIP) dual stream
  Support for resolutions up to 1080p30, and independent of main stream resolution

Multipoint support

  Five way embedded SIP/H.323 multipoint (reference MultiSite)
  Cisco ad-hoc conferencing (requires CUCM, Cisco TelePresence Server and Conductor)
  Cisco Conferencing Active Control
  Switched Conferencing (SVC) 3

MultiSite features
(embedded multipoint)

  Five way 720p30, three way and four way 1080p30 MultiSite
  Full individual audio and video transcoding
  Individual layouts in MultiSite continuous presence
  H.323/SIP/VoIP in the same conference
  Support for Presentation (H.239/BFCP) from any participant at resolutions up to 1080p15
  Best Impression (Automatic continuous presence layouts)
  H.264, encryption, and dual stream from any site
  Additional telephone call (no license required)
  IP downspeeding
  Dial in and dial out
  Conference rates up to 10 Mbps


  Dual call stack support (SIP and H.323)
  ISDN (requires Cisco ISDN Link)

Embedded encryption

  H.323/SIP point-to-point
  Standards-based: H.235 v3 and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
  Automatic key generation and exchange
  Supported in dual stream

IP network features

  DNS lookup for service configuration
  Differentiated Services (QoS)
  IP adaptive bandwidth management (including flow control)
  Auto gatekeeper discovery
  Dynamic playout and lip-sync buffering
  H.245 DTMF tones in H.323
  Date and Time support via NTP
  Packet Loss based downspeeding
  URI Dialing
  802.1x Network authentication
  802.1Q Virtual LAN
  802.1p (QoS and Class of Service [CoS])
  RFC 4733 DTMF tones in SIP

Call control

  Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM)
   Native registration with CUCM
   Requires CUCM Version 8.6(2) or later with device pack for SX80
   Basic CUCM provisioning
   Firmware upgrade from CUCM
   Cisco Discovery Protocol and DHCP option 150 support
   Basic telephony features such as hold, resume, transfer, and corporate directory lookup
  Cisco Video Communication Server (VCS)
   Native registration with VCS
  Cisco Webex
  Third-party H.323 Gatekeepers and standards-based SIP proxies

IPv6 network support

  Single call stack support for both H323 and SIP
  Dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 for DHCP, Secure Shell (SSH), HTTP, Secure HTTP (HTTPS), DNS, and Differentiated Services (DiffServ)
  Support for both static and autoconfiguration (stateless address auto configuration)

Security features

  Management through HTTPS and SSH
  IP administration password
  Menu administration password
  Disable IP services
  Network settings protection

Certificate management

  Certificate Authority Proxy Function (CAPF) support for additional security
  Manufacturer-Installed Certificates (MIC)
  Locally Significant Certificates (LSC)
  X.509 Digital Certificates (DER encoded binary); both DER and Base-64 formats are acceptable for the client and server certificates; certificates with a key size of 1024, 2048, and 4096 are supported

Network interfaces

  One LAN/Ethernet (RJ-45) 10/100/1000 Mbit
  Two LAN/Ethernet (RJ-45) interfaces to be used for Cisco peripherals

Other interfaces

  Two USB hosts for future usage

System management

  Support for Cisco TelePresence Management Suite (TMS)
  Management via embedded Telnet, SSH, XML, and SOAP
  Full Application Programming Interface (APIs)
  Remote software upload via web server, SCP, HTTP, and HTTPS
  One RS-232 for local control and diagnostics
  Support for Cisco Touch 10

Directory services

  Support for local directories (My Contacts)
  Corporate directory (through CUCM and Cisco TMS)
  Server directory supporting LDAP and H.350 (requires Cisco TelePresence Management Suite)
  Call History with received, placed and missed calls with date and time


  Auto-sensing power supply
  100-120/200-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  170 watt maximum for codec and main camera

Operating temperature and humidity

  0 to 40° (32 to 104° F) ambient temperature
  10 to 90% Relative Humidity (RH)

Storage and transport temperature

  -20° C to 60° C (-4° F to 140° F) at RH 10-90% (non-condensing)


  Length: 17.4 in. (44.2 cm)
  Height: 1.7 in (4.4 cm)
  Depth: 12.2 in. (30.98 cm)
  Weight: 8.05 lbs. (3.65 kg)

Regulatory Compliance

  Directive 2006/95/EC (Low Voltage Directive) - Standard EN 60950-1
  Directive 2004/108/EC (EMC Directive) - Standard EN 55022, Class A - Standard EN 55024 - Standard EN 61000-3-2/-3-3
  Approved according to UL 60950-1 and CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
  Complies with FCC CFR 47 15B, Class A
1 Requires Collaboration Endpoint Software 8.2 or later
2 Requires Collaboration Endpoint Software 8.1 later
3 Requires Collaboration Endpoint Software 8.0 or later

Ordering Information

To place an order, please contact your local Cisco representative and refer to Table 3.

Table 3.       Ordering Information

Product Name

Part Number

Compliance Model Number

Cisco SX80 Codec

(comes with SX80 codec, rack ears, power cable)



Ordering Options for the Cisco SX80

SX80 MultiSite Software Option



Integrator packages*

Cisco SX80 Codec, Precision 60 Camera, and Touch 10


TTC6-12 (Codec)

TTC8-07 (Camera)

Cisco SX80 Codec, SpeakerTrack60 Microphone Array, and Touch 10


TTC6-12 (Codec)

TTC8-09 (Camera)

Cisco SX80 Codec, Quad Camera, and Touch 10


TTC6-12 (Codec)

TTC8-10 (Camera)

Table 4.       Cisco SX80 Codec Deliverables

Product Name

Delivered with

Cisco SX80 Codec
(comes with SX80 codec, rack ears, power cable)

SX80 Codec, rack ears, and power cable

Integrator packages*

Cisco SX80 Codec, Precision 60 Camera, and Touch 10

SX80 Codec, rack ears, power cables, presentation cable

Precision 60 Camera 20x, power supply

Touch 10, gray Ethernet cable, and power injector

Cisco SX80 Codec, SpeakerTrack60 Microphone Array, and Touch 10

SX80 Codec, rack ears, power cables, presentation cable

Touch 10, gray Ethernet cable, and power injector

SpeakerTrack 60 unit; refer to separate data sheet for details

Cisco SX80 Codec, Quad Camera, and Touch 10

SX80 Codec, rack ears, power cables, presentation cable

Quad Camera, power supply

Touch 10, gray Ethernet cable, and power injector

* Microphones ordered separately

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