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3-867-208-15(1)
Compact
Conference Package
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual
thoroughly and retain it for future reference.
PCS-1500/1500P
© 1999 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 3-867-208-15(1) Compact Conference Package Operating Instructions Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference. PCS-1500/1500P © 1999 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 Refer to these numbers when the equipment is operated in a whenever you call upon your Sony commercial environment. This dealer regarding this product. equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if Model No.
  • Page 3 If you use ISDN operations or procedures that could lines, consult your Sony dealer for affect the operation of the more information. equipment. If this happens the • The ISDN service may not be telephone company will provide available in some areas.
  • Page 4 For the customers in Canada Users should ensure for their own protection that the electrical ground connections of the power utility, This Class A digital apparatus telephone lines and internal metallic complies with Canadian ICES-003. water pipe system, if present, are NOTICE: The Industry Canada label connected together.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Precautions ..............9 Chapter 1 Preparation Features ................11 System Configuration ........... 13 Basic System Equipment ..........13 Options ................14 Basic System Connection ..........16 Preparing the System ............ 17 Inserting Batteries into the Remote Commander ..17 Preparing the TV Monitor ..........
  • Page 6 Table of Contents On the Echo canceler ............ 41 Adjusting the Camera ........... 42 Adjusting the Camera Angle and Zoom ....... 43 Adjusting Focus and Brightness ........43 Presetting Angle, Zoom, Focus, and Brightness Settings ..............47 Tracking a Subject Automatically —...
  • Page 7 Chapter 5 Meetings With Optional Equipment Installing the Optional Board ........88 Using Three ISDN Lines ..........89 Using the V.35 Interface ..........89 Using a LAN ..............90 Upgrading the Software ..........91 Using Optional Microphones ........93 Using the External Equipment ........94 Connecting External Video Equipment for Input ..
  • Page 8 Table of Contents Appendix Location and Function of Parts and Controls ..112 Compact Processor ............. 112 The Indications on the Screen ........117 Remote Commander ........... 118 On Screen Messages ..........122 Troubleshooting ............125 Specifications .............. 127 Compact Processor ............. 127 Remote Commander (PCS-R150) ......
  • Page 9: Precautions

    In case of trouble such as smoke, odd smell, or noise, turn off all units of the system. Disconnect all the power cords and connecting cords. Then contact the place of purchase or an authorized Sony representative. ISDN Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.
  • Page 10 Precautions On Handling Installation/storage Do not expose the system to: • Extremely low or high temperatures. • Damp or dusty room. • Strong vibration. • Near devices which generate strong magnetic fields. • Near devices (such as radios) which transmit strong radio wave.
  • Page 11: Features

    Chapter Preparation Features The PCS-1500/1500P Compact Conference Package can connect a remote party via an ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) line . It sends and receives images and sound, allowing you to have virtual face-to-face meetings with people in other cities or countries.
  • Page 12 Set up the menu under its guidance. The Remote Commander can operate a Sony TV monitor You can operate a Sony TV monitor with the Remote Commander supplied with the Compact Conference Package. Automatic tracking function...
  • Page 13: System Configuration

    System Configuration The PCS-1500/1500P Compact Conference Package is a basic system that can be enhanced with variety of optional equipment. Basic System Equipment The PCS-1500/1500P Compact Conference Package forms the basis of the PCS-1500 series system. The PCS-1500/1500P Compact Conference Package consists...
  • Page 14: Options

    A TV is used as a meeting monitor and TV monitor speaker. It displays the remote party, graphics, and menus. If you use a Sony TV, you can operate it with the Remote Commander supplied with the Compact Conference Package. Other options The following optional devices are also available to improve your meetings.
  • Page 15 Unit Description PCS-I150 Provides two ISDN jacks. The connection with 6B channels is available. BRI Board Provides the V.35 connector. The PCS-I151 V.35 Board connection via the V.35 interface is available. Allows you to hold a meeting on the LAN PCS-I152 LAN Board that corresponds to H.323.
  • Page 16: Basic System Connection

    Basic System Connection Connect the TV monitor and the AC adaptor to the Compact Processor, and connect to the ISDN line with the supplied ISDN modular cable. The following cables; the ISDN modular cable and the audio cord, each cable is equipped with the color label. When connecting these cables, match the label color with the color of the connector name printed on the rear panel.
  • Page 17: Preparing The System

    Preparing the System Inserting Batteries into the Remote Commander The supplied Remote Commander controls most of the functions. This section describes how to insert batteries into the Remote Commander. Remove the battery compartment cover. Insert two size AA (LR6) alkaline batteries (supplied) with correct 3 and # polarity into the battery compartment.
  • Page 18: Preparing The Tv Monitor

    Compact Processor and a Sony TV monitor together by pressing the I/1 button on the Remote Commander. If the IR repeater does not function properly, set MONITOR in the Other Setup menu to MODE2 (PCS-1500); to MODE4 (PCS-1500P). For details on the MONITOR setting, see “Other Setup menu”...
  • Page 19: Installing The Compact Processor

    The TV monitor can be operated from the Remote Commander. For details on operating the Remote Commander, see “To operate a Sony TV monitor” on page 120. To adjust the TV monitor screen Use the controls on the TV monitor to adjust the screen (picture, hue, contrast, brightness, and sharpness).
  • Page 20: Turning The System On/off

    Turning the System On/Off This section describes how to turn on and off the Compact Processor. Note Set the CONF/DOC/TV selector on the Remote Commander to “CONF” when operating the Compact Processor. Turning On The following describes how to turn on the Compact Processor. Make sure the TV monitor is on standby.
  • Page 21 For details on the SLEEP FUNCTION setting, see “Other Setup menu” on page 84. Notes • The POWER lamp on the camera does not flash even if the system is in sleep mode. • A Sony TV monitor is turned into standby mode. Chapter 1 Preparation...
  • Page 22: Setting The System (compact Conference Package) To Be On Standby

    Turning the System On/Off Setting the System (Compact Conference Package) to be on Standby When the system is on standby, you can turn the system on with the I/1 button on the Remote Commander. Notes • Do not turn off the POWER switch on the rear panel while the menu is displayed on the monitor screen.
  • Page 23: On The Guide Menu

    Machine Information HOST VERSION: Ver4.00 BRI VERSION: Ver3.28 VCP VERSION: Ver3.02 Ver1.00 DSP VERSION: Ver1.05 Ver1.00 SOFTWARE OPTION: None OPTION BOARD: LAN 08-00-46-XX-XX-XX HOST NAME: PCS-1500 IP ADDRESS: 1. 2. 3. 4 Exit: CANCEL Machine Information menu Chapter 1 Preparation...
  • Page 24: Turning Off

    Turning the System On/Off Turning Off The following describes how to turn off the Compact Processor. Set the POWER switch on the rear of the Compact Processor to off. Turn off the power of any other equipment to be used during the meeting.
  • Page 25: Basic Operation During A Meeting

    Chapter Basic Operation During a Meeting Calling a Remote Party You can start a meeting with a remote party by dialing. Once you have made a connection with the remote party, you can begin talking just like normal phone call. The following describes how to call a remote party.
  • Page 26 Calling a Remote Party Notes This function does not work in the following situations: • Once you turned off the power or turned the Compact Processor to standby/sleep. • You have not dialed though you entered a number. • When you display the Manual Dial menu using the one of the number buttons on the Remote Commander.
  • Page 27 • To delete the last number, press the BACK SPACE button on the Remote Commander, or move the joy stick to the left. The last number is deleted. Note Do not enter your prefix number in these boxes. Select the number of lines to be used. Move the joy stick downward to select the NUMBER OF LINES box, then move the joystick rightward or leftward to set the number of lines.
  • Page 28 Calling a Remote Party PREFIX: Selects the prefix number setting. DATA: Selects whether to have a T.120 data meeting. For details on each setting of the items, see “On Items in the Dial Setup Menu” on page 30. • To select an item to be changed, select an item with the joy stick on the Remote Commander, then press it.
  • Page 29 Press the DIAL ( ) button or one of the number buttons (0 – 9) on the Remote Commander. The Manual Dial LAN menu appears on the monitor screen. Manual Dial ADDRESS 768K BANDWIDTH SELECT: Dial? Yes: No: CANCEL Enter the IP address (or the host name and domain name) of the remote party to have a meeting with in the ADDRESS box.
  • Page 30: On Items In The Dial Setup Menu

    Calling a Remote Party On Items in the Dial Setup Menu The settings for the Dial Setup menu are as follows: Dial Setup LINE I/F :ISDN BRI ISDN RATE :AUTO AUDIO MODE :G. 728 & G. 722 VIDEO MODE :H. 261 CIF 15fps PREFIX :OFF DATA...
  • Page 31 VIDEO MODE H.261 CIF 15fps: Sends pictures based on Recommendation H.261 at a maximum rate of 15 frames per second. H.261 CIF 30fps: Sends pictures based on Recommendation H.261 at a maximum rate of 30 frames per second. H.263 CIF 15fps: Sends pictures based on Recommendation H.263 at a maximum rate of 15 frames per second.
  • Page 32: Calling A Registered Remote Party

    Calling a Remote Party Calling a Registered Remote Party Press the LIST button, the START ( ) button, or the joy stick on the Remote Commander. The Dial List menu appears on the monitor screen. Dial List ABC -- Atlanta branch Boston branch Buffalo branch Chicago branch...
  • Page 33 To cancel dialing before the call is connected Press the CANCEL button on the Remote Commander. To sort the list on the Dial List menu You can sort the list on the Dial List menu alphabetically. Press one of the number buttons on the Remote Commander. The titles are rearranged alphabetically, and they are displayed beginning with the title whose first character is the same as the one on the pressed button.
  • Page 34: Receiving A Call

    Receiving a Call When a call comes in, the connection process with differs depending on the setting of the answer mode. Auto answer mode The system automatically receives the call and starts the meeting. However, even if you are not ready to start the meeting, the local picture will be displayed on the remote party’s monitor screen.
  • Page 35: Answering Calls In Auto Answer Mode

    Answer Setup ANSWER MODE : AUTO AUTO MANUAL ISDN MSN : OFF ISDN RATE : AUTO DATA : OFF SELECT: Save? Yes: EXEC No: CANCEL When selecting the auto answer mode, select AUTO with the joy stick, then press it. When selecting the manual answer mode, select MANUAL with the joy stick, then press it.
  • Page 36: Answering Calls In Manual Answer Mode

    Receiving a Call Answering Calls in Manual Answer Mode When your system is in manual answer mode, you need to connect incoming calls manually. When a call comes in, the Compact Processor starts ringing, and the indication “Incoming Call Answer?” appears on the monitor screen.
  • Page 37: Checking The Connection Status

    Checking the Connection Status During a meeting, you can check the status of the communication. Elapsed time also appears on the monitor screen during a meeting. Press the MENU button on the Remote Commander. The Menu (System Configuration) menu appears on the monitor screen.
  • Page 38 Checking the Connection Status The items below are separately displayed in the columns Encode and Decode. The columns Encode indicate the status being sent, the columns Decode indicate the status being received. AUDIO MODE: Displays the audio encoding system. VIDEO MODE: Displays the video encoding system. FRAME RATE: Displays the maximum frame rate of the motion picture.
  • Page 39: Adjusting The Sound

    Adjusting the Sound Adjusting the Volume You can adjust the volume sent from remote parties. Press the VOLUME/BRIGHT + button to increase the volume; the VOLUME/BRIGHT – button to decrease it. The VOL (volume) bar appears on the monitor screen. After awhile, the bar automatically disappears if you do not operate.
  • Page 40 Adjusting the Sound Press the MENU button on the Remote Commander. The Menu (System Configuration) menu appears on the monitor screen. Select AUDIO with the joy stick, then press it. The Audio Configuration menu appears on the monitor screen. Select LIP SYNC with the joy stick, then press it. The LIP SYNC items appear.
  • Page 41: On The Echo Canceler

    On the Echo canceler The Compact Processor is equipped with the echo canceler. When you use the built-in echo canceler, set ECHO CANCELER to ON in the Audio Configuration menu; when not in use, set to OFF. If you use an echo canceler of external audio equipment connected to the system, set ECHO CANCELER to EXTERNAL.
  • Page 42: Adjusting The Camera

    Adjusting the Camera You can adjust the local camera to obtain the best viewing results. During communication, you can also adjust the remote camera, and adjust images being sent from the remote camera. Notes • A malfunction may occur if the local and remote parties try to adjust the same camera at the same time.
  • Page 43: Adjusting The Camera Angle And Zoom

    Adjusting the Camera Angle and Zoom You can adjust the camera angle and zoom. To adjust the camera angle Press the CAMERA (V/v/B/b) buttons on the Remote Commander to view any areas not currently covered by the camera. Outside the Within the camera’s scope camera’s scope To adjust zoom...
  • Page 44 Adjusting the Camera To adjust focus manually Press the MENU button on the Remote Commander. The Menu (System Configuration) menu appears on the monitor screen. Select CAMERA with the joy stick, then press it. The Camera Setting menu appears on the monitor screen. Select FOCUS ADJUST with the joy stick, then press it.
  • Page 45 To adjust focus automatically Select AUTO in step 4. To adjust brightness Press the MENU button on the Remote Commander. The Menu (System Configuration) menu appears on the monitor screen. Select CAMERA with the joy stick, then press it. The Camera Setting menu appears on the monitor screen. Select BRIGHT ADJUST with the joy stick, then press it.
  • Page 46 Adjusting the Camera Press the CANCEL button on the Remote Commander. The menu disappears from the monitor screen. To adjust brightness automatically Select AUTO in step 4. To shoot with the backlight function When you shoot a subject with the light source behind the subject, use the backlight function.
  • Page 47: Presetting Angle, Zoom, Focus, And Brightness Settings

    Press the CANCEL button on the Remote Commander repeatedly. The menu disappears from the monitor screen. To cancel the backlight Select OFF in step 4. Presetting Angle, Zoom, Focus, and Brightness Settings You can store the camera settings in memory up to six, and each preset has the angle, zoom, focus, and brightness settings.
  • Page 48: Tracking A Subject Automatically - Automatic Target Tracking Function

    Adjusting the Camera To recall a preset Press one of the letter buttons (A to F) on the Remote Commander. The camera is automatically adjusted by the preset under the selected letter. On backup The memories of the preset are erased when the POWER switch on the Compact Processor is set to off.
  • Page 49 Press the AUTO TRACK button on the Remote Commander. The Auto Tracking menu and the frame appear on the monitor screen. Auto Tracking START: EXEC END: CANCEL Press the CAMERA (M/m/</,) and the ZOOM/CH buttons on the Remote Commander to place a subject into the frame.
  • Page 50 Adjusting the Camera If the frame is repeatedly extended to the full screen The camera does not recognize the subject. Press the AUTO TRACK button on the Remote Commander again and go back to step 2. If the lamp at the side of the lens lights up The camera is not capturing the memorized subject correctly.
  • Page 51: Selecting The Picture And Sound

    Selecting the Picture and Sound You can select the picture and sound from both the local and remote sites equipment. Press the DISPLAY FAR/NEAR button on the Remote Commander. Each time you press the button, the picture on the monitor screen switches between the local and the remote.
  • Page 52 Selecting the Picture and Sound The following indications appear on the screen according to the audio input. MIC: The microphone is selected. AUX: The external equipment is selected. MIC + AUX: Both the microphone and the external equipment are selected. Note The audio input of the remote cannot be switched from the local system.
  • Page 53: Monitoring Yourself In The Inset Window

    Monitoring Yourself in the Inset Window The inset window allows you to monitor your own party while viewing the remote party. (Picture-in-picture function) Press the PinP button on the Remote Commander. If an inset window is not displayed, the inset window appears on the monitor screen.
  • Page 54: Sending Still Pictures

    Sending Still Pictures When you send pictures that contain lots of text, we recommend you to send that picture as a still picture. Since still pictures are more clear than moving pictures for reading text. You can send a video as a still picture of external equipment connected to the the Compact Processor, or of the camera.
  • Page 55: Ending A Meeting

    Ending a Meeting Press the DISCONNECT ( ) button on the Remote Commander. The following indication appears on the monitor screen. DISCONNECT Are You Sure ? YES: NO: CANCEL To disconnect the call Press the DISCONNECT ( ) button on the Remote Commander again.
  • Page 56: Advanced Operation

    Chapter Advanced Operation Connecting With an MCU You can perform a multiple communication with making a connection to an MCU (Multipoint Control Unit). Once you connect with the MCU that has the chair control function, the chair control is activated among 99 terminals. Note When you have installed the optional PCS-I152 LAN Board, and using a LAN, the chair control is deactivated.
  • Page 57 1 Enters a terminal number from 1 to 99 in this box. 2 Displays the number of connected terminals from 1 to 3 Displays a selected terminal number from 1 to 99; “This terminal,” “No one,” or “Unidentified terminal.” 4 Displays a broadcasted terminal number from 1 to 99; “This terminal,”...
  • Page 58 Connecting With an MCU To broadcast a picture of the selected terminal to all the terminals Enter the terminal number in the box 1 in the Chair Control menu with the number buttons on the Remote Commander. Press the EXEC button on the Remote Commander. A picture of the selected terminal appears on your monitor and it is broadcast to all terminals.
  • Page 59: Voice Meeting

    Voice Meeting The system can connect to a normal phone to hold a meeting using the sound only. (Voice Meeting) The basic procedure is same as one with images and sound. Note When you have installed the optional PCS-I152 LAN Board, and using a LAN, you cannot do the voice meeting.
  • Page 60: Registration And Setup

    Chapter Registration and Setup Registering Local Information Before holding a meeting, you will need to register your local information on the ISDN Configuration menus, such as the local directory number. When you hold a meeting on a LAN, also set up the LAN Setup menu. Setting Up the ISDN Configuration Menus Note Register information in the boxes B1 to C2 if you have...
  • Page 61 Select ISDN with the joy stick, then press it. The ISDN Configuration (COUNTRY) menu appears on the monitor screen. ISDN Configuration COUNTRY Australia Canada Chinese Taipei Europe except France France Japan Singapore U.S.A. Other SELECT: NEXT: EXEC BACK: CANCEL Select your country with the joy stick, then press the EXEC button.
  • Page 62 Registering Local Information Select the network switch type with the joy stick, then press the EXEC button. The ISDN Configuration (LDN) menu appears. ISDN Configuration LDN AREA CODE LOCAL NUMBER COUNTRY CODE SELECT: NEXT: EXEC BACK: CANCEL Enter your area code in the AREA CODE boxes A1 and Do not enter the first zero number of your area code.
  • Page 63 Press the EXEC button on the Remote Commander. The ISDN Configuration (SPID) menu appears on the screen. (This is only for the USA and Canada.) ISDN Configuration SPID (USA only) SELECT: NEXT: EXEC BACK: CANCEL Set up the ISDN Configuration (SPID) menu. (This is only for the USA.) For details on the SPID registration, see “SPID Registration for Customers in the USA”...
  • Page 64: Setting Up The Lan Items

    Registering Local Information Enter your prefix number in the PREFIX box if you are using a PBX (Private Branch exchange). You can register three prefix numbers. (e.g., enter “9” if you have to dial nine to reach an outside line.) •...
  • Page 65 LAN Setup GateKeeper SNMP HOST NAME IP ADDRESS NETWORK MASK GATEWAY ADDRESS DNS ADDRESS DHCP : OFF AUDIO MODE : G. 723 OFF SELECT: Save? Yes: EXEC No: CANCEL Set up the following items: HOST NAME: Enter your host name. IP ADDRESS: Enter your IP address.
  • Page 66 Registering Local Information Select GateKeeper with the joy stick, then press it. The GateKeeper menu appears on the monitor screen. LAN Setup GateKeeper SNMP USE GATEKEEPER GATEKEEPER ADDRESS USER ALIAS USER NUMBER SELECT: Save? Yes: EXEC No: CANCEL Set up the following items: USE GATEKEEPER: Sets up whether you use the gatekeeper or not.
  • Page 67 Select SNMP with the joy stick, then press it. The SNMP menu appears on the monitor screen. LAN Setup GateKeeper SNMP SNMP AGENT TRAP DESTINATION COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION LOCATION CONTACT SELECT: Save? Yes: EXEC No: CANCEL Set up the following items: SNMP AGENT: Sets up whether the SNMP agent service is effective or not.
  • Page 68: Spid Registration For Customers In The Usa

    SPID Registration for Customers in the USA If the system is connected to a network switch of the following types, you can use ISDN lines. • Network switch type: AT&T 5ESS Network switch software version: 5E8 or later (for National ISDN-1 and National ISDN-2) •...
  • Page 69 Enter your country code in the COUNTRY CODE box. If the network switch type is AT&T 5ESS (National ISDN) or NTI DMS-100 (National ISDN) COUNTRY CODE is “1” If the network switch type is AT&T 5ESS (Multipoint Custom ISDN) COUNTRY CODE is “1 10” If the network switch type is AT&T 5ESS (Point-to-Point Custom ISDN) COUNTRY CODE is “1 12”...
  • Page 70 SPID Registration for Customers in the USA In case of each LDN is different as a separate LDN is given for each channel. ISDN Configuration LDN AREA CODE LOCAL NUMBER 9876543 9876544 9871234 9871235 9852468 9852469 COUNTRY CODE SELECT: NEXT: EXEC BACK: CANCEL If the network switch type is AT&T 5ESS (Multipoint or Point-to-Point Custom ISDN)
  • Page 71 If the network switch type is NTI DMS-100 (National ISDN or Custom ISDN) Each LDN is different as a separate LDN is given for each channel. The following shows the use of three ISDN lines for NTI DMS-100 (National ISDN). ISDN Configuration LDN AREA CODE LOCAL NUMBER...
  • Page 72 SPID Registration for Customers in the USA If the network switch type is AT&T 5ESS (National ISDN) The following shows the use of three ISDN lines. In case of each LDN is given for two channels. ISDN Configuration ISDN Configuration LDN AREA CODE LOCAL NUMBER SPID (USA only)
  • Page 73 If the network switch type is AT&T 5ESS (Point-to-Point Custom ISDN) You do not have to enter SPID. The following shows the use of three ISDN lines. ISDN Configuration ISDN Configuration LDN AREA CODE LOCAL NUMBER SPID (USA only) 9876532 9876532 9871356 9871356...
  • Page 74 SPID Registration for Customers in the USA You should let the remote party user know the contents of your LDN. The remote party DIAL LIST and the LDN should be kept in pairs. The following shows a setup using three ISDN lines. ISDN Configuration ISDN Configuration LDN AREA CODE...
  • Page 75: Registering A Remote Party

    Registering a Remote Party You can register a remote party before making the connection. You can register up to 200 remote parties. The List Input menu for connecting on a LAN is different from the one for the ISDN line. When LINE I/F in the Dial Setup menu is set to LAN, the List Input LAN menu is displayed.
  • Page 76 Registering a Remote Party Press the ENTER button on the Remote Commander. The List Input menu appears on the monitor screen. List Input Index NUMBER OF LINES SELECT: Dial? Yes: No: CANCEL Register the name of the remote party into the Index box. For details on how to input, see “Entering Characters”...
  • Page 77 Press the ENTER button on the Remote Commander. The name and telephone numbers (and the sub-address) are registered. Press the EXEC button on the Remote Commander. The Dial Setup menu appears on the monitor screen. Dial Setup LINE I/F :ISDN BRI ISDN RATE :AUTO AUDIO MODE...
  • Page 78: Making An Entry For Connecting On A Lan

    Registering a Remote Party Notes • When using the Compact Precessor as the MCU, items below cannot be set up: ISDN RATE, AUDIO MODE, VIDEO MODE, DATA. • When using a LAN, items below cannot be set up: ISDN RATE, DATA. Press the EXEC button on the Remote Commander.
  • Page 79 Press the LIST button, the START ( ) button, or the joy stick on the Remote Commander. The Dial List menu appears on the monitor screen. Dial List 012 -- SELECT: Dial? Yes: No: CANCEL Press the ENTER button on the Remote Commander. The List Input LAN menu appears on the monitor screen.
  • Page 80: Deleting Registered Remote Parties

    Registering a Remote Party Select the bandwidth. Move the joy stick down to select the BANDWIDTH box, then move the joy stick on the Remote Commander to the right or left to set the bandwidth. Press the ENTER button on the Remote Commander. The name and telephone numbers (and the sub-address) are registered.
  • Page 81: Duplicating The Setting Of The Dial List Menu

    Duplicating the Setting of the Dial List Menu Select the Index box you want to duplicate its setting in the Dial List menu, and press the LINE COPY button on the Remote Commander. The menu changes to the List Input menu, and “XXXX-2”...
  • Page 82: Entering Characters

    Registering a Remote Party Entering Characters BACK SPACE ALPHA/ EDIT button SYMBOL CLEAR BACK SPACE ALPHA/NUM button SYMBOL button CLEAR button START DIAL DISCONNECT Number buttons PQRS WXYZ 10/0 12/ch LIST ENTER LINE COPY LINE COPY button To switch the input mode Press the ALPHA/NUM button on the Remote Commander repeatedly to switch the input mode.
  • Page 83: Setting Up The System

    Setting Up the System Displaying the Menu Press the MENU button on the Remote Commander, the Menu (System Configuration) menu appears on the monitor screen. The menu switches as follows: Press the MENU button. Menu (System Configuration) menu Machine Communication Camera T.120 Control Information menu...
  • Page 84: Menu Settings

    Setting Up the System COMMUNICATION: Switches to Menu Settings the Communication Status menu. (Only during communication) For details on the following menus, MACHINE: Switches to the see the following pages. Machine Information menu. ISDN: Switches to the ISDN Communication Status menu: page Configuration (COUNTRY) menu.
  • Page 85 SLEEP FUNCTION: Selects the control mode of the IR repeater. time that the unit turns into sleep Normally, set it to MODE1 mode. (PCS-1500) or to MODE3 (PCS- OFF: Does not turns into sleep 1500P). mode. MODE1: Sets it to mode 1.
  • Page 86 Setting Up the System BACKLIGHT: Turns on/off the DATA: Selects whether or not to backlight function. have a T.120 data meeting. OFF: Turns off the backlight T.120: Holds a T.120 data function. meeting. ON: Turns on the backlight OFF: Does not hold a T.120 data function.
  • Page 87 Ver3.02 Ver1.00 DSP VERSION: Ver1.05 Ver1.00 SOFTWARE OPTION: None OPTION BOARD: LAN 08-00-46-XX-XX-XX HOST NAME: PCS-1500 IP ADDRESS: 1. 2. 3. 4 Exit: CANCEL HOST VERSION: Displays the host version. BRI VERSION: Displays the BRI version. VCP VERSION: Displays the VCP version.
  • Page 88: Meetings With Optional Equipment

    Installing the Optional Board You need to install the optional board to connect via three ISDN lines, via the V.35 interface, or on a LAN. For details on the installation of optional Boards, consult your Sony dealer. Board Function PCS-I150 BRI Board Connects via three ISDN lines.
  • Page 89: Using Three Isdn Lines

    Using Three ISDN Lines You need to install the optional PCS-I150 BRI Board. You can connect with 6B channels. ISDN modular cables (supplied with the PCS-I150) to ISDN B to ISDN C AUDIO VIDEO ISDN B ISDN C AUX1 ISDN A IR OUT MONITOR to an...
  • Page 90: Using A Lan

    Installing the Optional Board Using a LAN You need to install the optional PCS-I152 LAN Board. You can connect on a LAN. Use the UTP cable (category three or more). to 10 BASE-T UTP cable (not supplied) AUDIO VIDEO 10 BASE-T LINK ACTIVITY AUX1...
  • Page 91: Upgrading The Software

    Upgrading the Software Follow the procedure below to upgrade the software. To deactivate the write protection of the memory card Before upgrading, slide the WRITE PROTECT switch to the direction of the arrow as illustrated below, using a ball point pen.
  • Page 92 Upgrading the Software Turn on the Compact Processor. The upgrade starts and the STANDBY lamp flashes. After the upgrade is complete, the Compact Processor restarts. Note Do not turn off the power or eject the memory card before verifying that the upgrade is complete in Step 7. Press the MENU button on the Remote Commander.
  • Page 93: Using Optional Microphones

    Using Optional Microphones The Compact Conference Package is designed to accommodate three participants at one terminal. You can add the optional PCS-A300 Microphones to allow for more participants. Notes • Set MIC SELECT to EXTERNAL in the Audio Configuration menu. •...
  • Page 94: Using The External Equipment

    Using the External Equipment The Compact Processor can connect two external video equipment for input; two equipment for output (including the TV monitor). Connecting External Video Equipment for Input Connect video equipment, such as a VCR. The system is equipped with two video inputs and one audio input. to VIDEO to the audio to AUDIO IN...
  • Page 95: Connecting External Equipment For Output

    Connecting External Equipment for Output You can connect external video equipment for output, such as a VCR, besides the TV monitor. to VIDEO OUT to the video input Chapter 5 Meetings With Optional Equipment...
  • Page 96: Holding A T.120 Data Conference

    Holding a T.120 Data Conference You can have a data conference based on ITU-T Recommendation, T.120 standards when you connect a PC which NetMeeting (not supplied) has been installed with the Compact Processor. Use only NetMeeting version 2.1 or 2.11. NetMeeting is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
  • Page 97: Setting Up The Compact Processor

    To install NetMeeting Install NetMeeting in your PC following the procedure. Setting Up the Compact Processor When you call a remote party to hold a data conference Set DATA to T.120 in the Dial Setup menu. When you receive a call from a remote party to hold a data conference Set DATA to T.120 in the Answer Setup menu.
  • Page 98: Connecting With Netmeeting

    Holding a T.120 Data Conference Connecting with NetMeeting Set the Compact Processor to be on line. Check that the indication “T.120” appears on the screen. Click on [Calling] at both local and remote. Set [Address] in the [New call] dialog box to COM1 or COM2, and [Call Using] to Null Modem.
  • Page 99: Suspending The T.120 Data Conference Temporarily

    The menu disappears from the monitor screen. To hold the T.120 data conference again Select ON in step 4, and connect again from NetMeeting. Note This function may not work properly with terminals other than Sony. Chapter 5 Meetings With Optional Equipment...
  • Page 100: Meetings With The Upgrade Kit

    Chapter Meetings With the Upgrade Kit Features The optional PCS-UC150 Upgrade Kit is designed to add the MCU function to the PCS-1500/1500P Compact Conference Package. You can hold an MCU conference based on the ITU-T Recommendation, H.231 standard. Note The PCS-I150 BRI Board is also required for holding a point to multi-point meeting.
  • Page 101: Preparing A Point To Multi-point Meeting

    Preparing a Point to Multi-Point Meeting Set up the MCU SETUP menu before Press the EXEC button on the holding a point to multi-point meeting. Remote Commander. The settings are completed. Setting Up the MCU SETUP Menu Press the CANCEL button on the Remote Commander.
  • Page 102 Preparing a Point to Multi-Point Meeting NUMBER OF LINES 2B: Connects via 2B-channel. 1B: Connects via 1B-channel. ISDN RATE AUTO: Connects to a remote party with a normal ISDN line. 56K: Connects to a region or country with the 56 Kbps ISDN transfer rate.
  • Page 103: Starting A Point To Multi-point Meeting

    Starting a Point to Multi-Point Meeting You can hold a point to multi-point Press the DIAL ( ) button on the meeting among four terminals Remote Commander. (including this terminal). You can add one normal audio phone in the The system dials the selected network.
  • Page 104: Receiving Calls

    Starting a Point to Multi-Point Meeting Enter the telephone number of the Notes on Point to Multi- first remote party to have a Point Meetings meeting with in the A1 and A2 boxes (when NUMBER OF See also “The Attribute” on page 110. LINES is set to 1B, only in the A1 box).
  • Page 105: Operating Chair Controls

    Operating Chair Controls You can do the following operations The default broadcast mode when during a meeting. starting a meeting is according to the setting in the MCU SETUP menu. Each time you press the MULTI/ Switching the AUTO button on the Remote Broadcast Mode Commander, the mode is switched between the 4SPLIT mode and the...
  • Page 106: Verifying The Picture Shot By The Local Camera

    Operating Chair Controls Note Verifying the Picture If you have received the command Shot by the Local “MCV” from other terminal, or you Camera have manually selected the picture to be broadcast, the command “MCV” is You can display the local picture only rejected.
  • Page 107: Checking The Connection Status

    Checking the Connection Status Press the MENU button on the VIDEO MODE: Displays the Remote Commander. video encoding system. FRAME RATE: Displays the maximum rate of the motion The Menu (System Configuration) picture. menu appears on the monitor screen. Press the CANCEL button on the Select COMMUNICATION with Remote Commander twice.
  • Page 108: Ending A Point To Multi-point Meeting

    Ending a Point to Multi-Point Meeting Press the DISCONNECT ( ) button on the Remote Commander. The screen changes to the four- split screen, and the DISCONNECT menu appears on the monitor screen. DISCONNECT Are You Sure ? ALL: CANCEL: CANCEL A: 1 B: 2 C: 3...
  • Page 109: Notes On Secondary Terminals

    Notes on Secondary Terminals If the terminal that is not adequate for When holding a meeting in the 64 K network, the 56 K terminal the setting on this system is connected, this terminal is called as the secondary is connected terminal.
  • Page 110: The Attribute

    The Attribute Number Attribute Value Maximum number of terminals that 3 (4 when including this terminal) can be connected to a single MCU Maximum number of concurrent (independent) conferences that can be supported in a single MCU Maximum number of ports that can be connected to other MCUs Network interfaces at each port Restricted network capability...
  • Page 111 Number Attribute Value Cascading 14.1 Fixed rates (“simple”) 14.2 Master/Slave Terminal identification MBE capability Register necessary information such as the telephone number and index number. Chapter 6 Meetings With the Upgrade Kit...
  • Page 112: Appendix

    Appendix Location and Function of Parts and Controls Compact Processor Main unit (front) Appendix...
  • Page 113 1 POWER lamp (green) 6 Microphone When you set the POWER switch to 7 CAMERA connector on, this lamp lights up. This lamp goes off when the system is on standby, or Connect to the camera. flashes when the system is in sleep mode.
  • Page 114 Location and Function of Parts and Controls Main unit (rear) AUDIO VIDEO (PLUG IN POWER) AUX1 DC12V T.120 POWER ISDN A IR OUT MONITOR 4 5 6 7 8 5 AUDIO IN jack (phono jack) 1 POWER switch Connect to the audio output jack of Switch the Compact Processor to on.
  • Page 115 9 IR OUT jack (minijack) Connect the supplied IR repeater to this jack. 0 ISDN A jack (8-pin modular) Connect the ISDN line to this jack using the ISDN modular cable. qa Interface board slot Install the optional board into this slot. qs VIDEO IN AUX 1 jack (mini DIN 4-pin) Connect to the video output jack of...
  • Page 116 Location and Function of Parts and Controls Camera Front Rear 1 Lens 6 BACKUP switch Set it to ON to store the presets. 2 POWER lamp (green) When you set the POWER switch to on, this lamp lights up. This lamp goes off when the system is on standby.
  • Page 117: The Indications On The Screen

    The Indications on the Screen 00:00 ALPHA SELECT: Dial? Yes: No: CANCEL MIC+AUX New: ENTER Delete: CLEAR SORT: 1 Edit: EXEC Previous Page: Next Page: OFF T120 MIC+AUX OFF T120 3 4 5 6 7 1 VOL (volume) bar 0 Input mode indication 2 Mute indication qa Elapsed time 3 T.120 indication...
  • Page 118: Remote Commander

    Location and Function of Parts and Controls Remote Commander CONF INPUT INPUT MAIN OBJECT VIDEO/TV AUDIO MAIN OBJECT VIDEO/TV AUDIO FAR/ PIX SHOT MENU NEAR SNAP AUTO FAR/ PIX SHOT MENU NEAR SNAP AUTO CAMERA PRESET CAMERA PRESET AUTO TRACK AUTO TRACK MULTI/...
  • Page 119 DARK, however, this does not DOC: Operates the optional PCS- function in this system. DS150/DS150P Document Stand. qa Battery compartment TV: Operates a Sony TV. Insert two size AA (LR6) alkaline 2 DIAL ( ) button batteries. Press this button to display the Manual Dial menu.
  • Page 120 To operate a Sony TV input character. monitor wa DISPLAY buttons Note MULTI/AUTO: Displays the Chair When you operate a Sony TV, set the Control menu. CONF/DOC/TV selector to “TV.” VIEW SEL: Selects the terminal to be displayed . 9 VOLUME/BRIGHT (+/–)
  • Page 121 qs ZOOM/CH (T+/W–) buttons These buttons select the channel of the TV monitor. T+: Tunes to the upper channel. W–: Tunes to the lower channel. qj INPUT SELECT button Selects the input of the TV monitor. VIDEO/TV: Switches the input of the TV monitor.
  • Page 122: On Screen Messages

    On Screen Messages The following messages appear on the TV monitor when using the Compact Processor and gives instructions on dealing with them. Message Remedy INCORRECT DIALING SETUP Make sure the selected entry is correctly registered. CANNOT COMPLETE CONNECTION (The following code and message appear.) Unknown network error: Please try again later.
  • Page 123 Message Remedy Power off and power on. Bonding Negotiation failed: LAN Connection Timeout: Please try again later. Call rejected: Please try again later. Please check DNS. DNS ERROR: Please check the address and try again. Cannot call to yourself: Gatekeeper error: Please check the address and try again.
  • Page 124 On Screen Messages The following messages indicate the state of the system. No action is required. Message Meaning MEETING STARTS! Connection with the remote party has been completed, the meeting can now begin. AUTO RECEIVE CALL IN The system, while in auto answer mode, has PROGRESS received an incoming all and is connecting to the remote party.
  • Page 125: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If the Compact Processor does not function or functions incorrectly, check the following. Symptom Cause Solution The power is not The POWER switch is not set Set the POWER switch to on. See turned on. to on. page 20. The batteries in the Remote Replace the batteries with new Commander are low or dead.
  • Page 126 Troubleshooting Symptom Cause Solution Turn on the terminal adapter. Does not connect with The terminal adapter is not a remote party. turned on (if you have installed an optional interface board). Register the remote party. See The remote party has not page 75.
  • Page 127: Specifications

    (or up to 3 lines when QCIF: 176 pixels × installing the PCS-I150) 144 lines V.35 (RS-366) (when Color system installing the PCS- NTSC (PCS-1500) I151): 56 Kbps, PAL (PCS-1500P) 64 Kbps, 56 Kbps to 384 Kbps LAN (when installing the Still Picture PCS-I152 and 704 pixels ×...
  • Page 128 Power cord (1) Illumination range 21-pin adaptor (1) (PCS- 7 lux to 100,000 lux 1500P only) Horizontal resolution Velcro (long) (2) 460 TV lines (PCS-1500) Velcro (short) (3) (These 450 TV lines (PCS- are not used with the 1500P) system.) Pan/tilt action Operating instructions (1) Horizontal ±100°...
  • Page 129: Remote Commander (pcs-r150)

    Optional microphone PCS- Remote Commander A300 (PCS-R150) Bandwidth 7.0 kHz Dimensions 68 × 15 × 90 mm (w/h/d) Signal format × × 3 Infrared SIRCS inches) Control DC 3V using two size Mass Approx. 200 g (7 lb 1 oz) AA (LR6) alkaline Power Plug in power...
  • Page 130: Pin Assignment

    Specifications ISDN A jack Pin Assignment T.120 connector (male) Modular jack Signal Description D-sub 9-pin connector Signal Description Transmit+ Carrier detect Receive+ Receive Data Receive– Transmit Data Transmit– Data Terminal Ready Ground Data Set Ready Request to Send Send Ready CAMERA connector (female) Call AUX1 IN/MONITOR OUT jacks...
  • Page 131: Pin Assignment On Optional Board Connectors

    AUX CONTROL connector SIRCS Remote control data (male) Data terminal ready Lock Lock Ground D-sub 9-pin connector PROCESSOR connector Signal Description (male) Carrier detect Receive Data Transmit Data Data Terminal Ready Ground D-sub 15-pin Data Set Ready Signal Description Request to Send Brightness signal Send Ready Y.GND...
  • Page 132 Specifications V.35 connector (female) CABLE2 Cable2 (PCS-I151) V35RI Call Indication V35DR Data set ready PCS-K32 V.35 adapter connector cable 366DLO Data line occupied V35CS Ready to send 366ACR Abandon call 366DPR Number display 366CRQ Call request 366PND Next no. request 366NB1 Numerical signal #1 bit 366NB2 Numerical signal #2 bit Half-pitch 36-pin connector...
  • Page 133 CCITT V.35 connector (cable side) D-sub 25-pin connector (cable side) Signal Description SGND Signal ground Signal Description 366DPR Number display CGND Chassis ground 366ACR Abandon call SGND Signal ground 366CRQ Call request V35RS Request to send 366PND Present next digit V35CS Clear to send SGND...
  • Page 134: Videomeeting Room Layout

    Videomeeting Room Layout Be sure to position camera and microphone appropriately in your videomeeting room. Camera Range represents the scope of the camera when the zoom has been extended fully. indicates the scope of the camera when the left/right angling function is fully utilized. Use the measurements below as a guide for the layout of your videomeeting room.
  • Page 135 Side view (vertical range at maximum zoom-out) 25° Camera 2.9 m 40° (7.87 ft) 25° 4 m (13.12 ft) Layout Considerations • Avoid allowing large, moving objects, especially people behind the participants; the quality of the local transmission will deteriorate. •...
  • Page 136 Videomeeting Room Layout Lighting Considerations Do not point the camera towards a window as back lighting may wash out the contrast. Cover any windows with a thick curtain. (Bad) Adjust room lighting so that it falls on the participants. Avoid direct light on the TV monitor.
  • Page 137: Glossary

    Glossary Bonding H.221 An abbreviation for Bandwidth on Demand Frame structure for a 64 to 1920 Kbps channel Interoperability. in audiovisual teleservices. H.261 Video codec for audiovisual services as p × An abbreviation for Basic Rate Interface. Single ISDN has two B-channels and one D-channel. 64 Kbps.
  • Page 138 Glossary P in P An abbreviation for “Picture in Picture.” This is a function which allows the user, to monitor their own party on a small window on the TV monitor. QCIF An abbreviation for Quater CIF. The number of pixels is a quarter than one of CIF format.
  • Page 139: Index

    Index ISDN Configuration (COUNTRY) menu Adjusting Echo canceler 41 ISDN Configuration Angle 43 Elapsed time 38 (LDN) menu 62 Brightness 43 Ending a Meeting 55 ISDN Configuration Focus 43 (PREFIX) menu 63 Volume 39 ISDN Configuration Zoom 43 (PROTOCOL) menu Answer mode 34 Guide Menu 23 Automatic Target...
  • Page 140 SPID 68 Remote Commander 118 Selecting the Picture and Sound 51 Sending Still Pictures 54 Sleep function 21 Specifications 127 Standby 22 T.120 Data Conference Terminal adaptor 89 Turning Off 24 Turning On 20 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan Appendix...

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