Cisco SX80 Video Codec

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.

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 PCs3
● Supports Switched Conferencing (SVC) for enhanced layouts and enabling video on both screens of dual screen endpoints3
● Easily control room peripherals such as lights, room dividers, curtains, directly from the Cisco Touch 10 control unit through customizable API2 (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

Specification

Description

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
Bandwidth

● 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)

● PAL/NTSC
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
Protocols

● H.323
● SIP
● 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
● TCP/IP
● DHCP
● 802.1x Network authentication
● 802.1Q Virtual LAN
● 802.1p (QoS and Class of Service [CoS])
● ClearPath
● RFC 4733 DTMF tones in SIP