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Updated:November 6, 2009
Cisco® Unified Communications Solutions enable collaboration so that organizations can quickly adapt to market changes while increasing productivity, improving competitive advantage through speed and innovation, and delivering a rich-media experience across any workspace, securely and with optimal quality.
Figure 1. Cisco Unified Video Camera
The Cisco Unified Video Camera for the Cisco Unified IP Phones 9900 Series is a standard-definition video accessory that enables two-way along with voice-activated switching and continuous presence multi-party video calling between Cisco Unified IP Phones 9900 Series endpoints. Multiparty video communications are supported with the addition of a multipoint control unit (MCU).
Features and Benefits
Key features of the Cisco Unified Video Camera include:
• The Unified Video Camera appears on the back end of the phone display
• The camera supports H.264 video for two-way standard-definition calling. Multiparty video calls require use of a customer-supplied multipoint control unit (MCU).
• The camera does its own encoding and presents video in 24 frames per second in VGA resolution, or 30 frames per second in Common Intermediate Format (CIF) or Source Intermediate Format (SIF).
• The camera also provides a self-view display in full screen or picture-in-picture on the phone.
Table 1 lists the features and benefits of the Cisco Unified Video Camera.
Table 1. Features and Benefits of Cisco Unified Video Camera
The camera supports a direct plug-in connection through a USB connection to the Cisco Unified IP Phones 9900 Series endpoint. With an accessory clip and cable supplied with the camera, mounting on the display of a PC or another location close to the phone is an option, if preferred. The Cisco Unified Video Camera is powered directly from the IP phone in either case.
You can order the camera in arctic white or charcoal gray to match the color of the Cisco Unified IP Phones 9900 Series endpoint.
Display (on Cisco Unified IP Phone 9900)
The camera provides VGA presentation for calling, video calling, and applications; a graphical TFT color display; 24-bit color depth; 640 x 480 effective pixel resolution; and backlighting.
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Support
• Cisco Unified Communications Manager Version 7.1(3) or later
• Cisco Unified IP Phone Firmware Version 9.0(2) or later required
The Cisco Unified Video Camera has no Device License Unit (DLU) requirements. DLUs to support the Cisco Unified Video Camera are addressed by the DLUs for the Cisco Unified IP Phone 9971 and 9951 endpoints.
Table 2 gives specifications for the Cisco Unified Video Camera.
Table 2. Product Specifications
• Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) for signaling
• H.264 for video
Arctic white or charcoal gray color
Digital image sensor
One-fourth-inch complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS)
2.0-megapixel system on a chip (SOC)
Chief ray angle (CRA)
2.2 x 2.2 micrometers
+30 to -40°
Vertical field of view
Total horizontal field of view
Total diagonal field of view
Anti-flicker detection and compensation
3.94 in. (10 cm) ~ infinity
Automatic white balance
Using the camera as the sole accessory with the phone does not exceed IEEE 802.3af Class 3 power for the phone plus camera.
Temperature: 32°F (0°C) ~ 113°F (45°C)
Non-operating temperature (shock)
Temperature: -13°F (-25°C) ~ 158°F (70°C)
Temperature: Altitude (operating)
140°F (40°C) Ambient condition to 9843 ft (3000m)
Temperature: Altitude (nonoperating)
Ambient condition to 15,000 ft (4572m)
Relative humidity (nonoperating)
90% ± 5%
Nonoperating hot temperature (storage)
158°F (70°C) ± 2°C
Nonoperating cold temperature (storage)
-40°F (-40°C) ± 2°C
To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page and refer to Table 3. To download software, visit the Cisco Software Center.
Table 3. Ordering Information
Cisco Unified Video Camera for the 9900 Series IP Phone, Charcoal
Cisco Unified Video Camera for the 9900 Series IP Phone, White
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