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3-863-237-11 (1)
Video
Communication
System
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for
future reference.
PCS-G70/G70P
© 2004 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 3-863-237-11 (1) Video Communication System Operating Instructions Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference. PCS-G70/G70P © 2004 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 The model and the serial numbers are located at the bottom. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. PCS-G70/G70P Serial No. ______________ WARNING...
  • Page 3 This manual focuses on using ISDN lines to conduct a videoconference, but it also covers non-ISDN lines. If you use ISDN lines, consult your Sony dealer for more information. • The ISDN service may not be available in some areas.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1: Installation and Preparation Using This Manual ... 8 Features ... 9 System Components ... 11 Basic System Components ... 11 Optional Equipment ... 12 System Configuration ... 15 System Configuration via a LAN ... 15 System Configuration via an ISDN ...
  • Page 5 Changing the Contents of the Phone Book ...70 Deleting the Registered Remote Party ...71 Copying the Setting of the Phone Book Menu ...71 Creating a Private Phone Book ...71 Chapter 3: Daily Videoconference Starting a Conference by Calling a Remote Party ...74 Turning on the Power ...74 Using the Launcher Menu ...75 Calling a Remote Party ...78...
  • Page 6 Saving Still Images to a “Memory Stick” ... 118 Saving Still Images Using the Still Image Menu ... 118 Saving Still Images Using the Memory Stick Menu ... 119 Saving Still Images Using the Communication Submenu ... 120 Using a Convenient Menu Available during Communication —...
  • Page 7 Using the LAN and ISDN cascade connection ... 168 Installing the MCU Software ... 169 To check if the installation of the software is complete ... 170 Setting for a Multipoint Videoconference ... 171 Communication Setup menu ... 171 Registering the Remote Parties in the Multipoint Connection List ...
  • Page 8: Chapter 1: Installation And Preparation

    Chapter 1: Installation and Preparation Using This Manual The chapters cover the following contents; please read the chapters that may be required for your type of videoconference. Chapter 1: Installation and Preparation This chapter guides you through the system configuration and information required to use your Video Communication System for the first time.
  • Page 9: Features

    Features The PCS-G70/G70P Video Communication System is a videoconferencing system that provides natural, face-to-face communications with a remote party by transmitting and receiving images and sound via LAN (Local Area Network) or ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) connections. Supports ITU-T international...
  • Page 10 Triple monitor system You can connect three monitors to the Communication Terminal, which allows you, for example, to display video from the remote party, video from your terminal, and video from a computer or whiteboard simultaneously. Supports an encrypted videoconference (only for LAN connection) When you connect to other terminals via LAN, you can start a videoconference only...
  • Page 11: System Components

    The PCS-G70/G70P Video Communication System is composed of basic system components for a basic videoconference, and optional equipment for an enhanced videoconference. Basic System Components The PCS-G70/G70P Video Communication System is the basic system of the PCS-G70/G70P Videoconferencing System. It contains the following components: Unit PCS-PG70/PG70P...
  • Page 12: Optional Equipment

    A TV or projector, etc. is required to monitor the images for videoconferencing system. Unit TV, Projector, etc. Optional equipment especially designed for use with the PCS-G70/G70P The following optional devices are used to enhance your videoconference. Unit PCSA-STMG70 Stand PCSA-STCG70 Camera Stand Stand for the Camera Unit.
  • Page 13 Software PCSA-M0G70 H.320 MCU Software Cables Use the following cables to connect devices in this system. PCS-G70/G70P Video Communication System Cable Camera cable (0.25 m (0.8 ft)) S-video cable (1.5 m (4.9 ft)) Audio cable (1 m (3.3 ft)) Description...
  • Page 14 Camera cable S-video cable Audio cable System Components...
  • Page 15: System Configuration

    System Configuration The PCS-G70/G70P Video Communication System has various system configuration capabilities using the basic components and optional equipment. This section describes eight typical examples. System Configuration via a LAN This allows you: • To hold a point-to-point videoconference over LAN.
  • Page 16 System Configuration via an ISDN Connection to ISDN is required to use the PCSA-B384S, PCSA-B768S, or PCSA-PRI ISDN Unit especially designed for use with this system. This allows you: • To hold a point-to-point videoconference over ISDN. • To show still images stored on a “Memory Stick”. •...
  • Page 17: System Configuration Via A Lan For Multipoint Conference

    System Configuration via a LAN for Multipoint Conference You need to install the optional PCSA-M3G70 H.323 MCU software. This allows you: • To hold a multipoint videoconference among up to ten sites over LAN. • To show still images stored on a “Memory Stick”. •...
  • Page 18: System Configuration Via An Isdn

    System Configuration via an ISDN for Multipoint Conference You need to connect the optional PCSA-B384S, PCSA-B768S, or PCSA-PRI ISDN Unit especially designed for use with this system and to install the optional PCSA-M0G70 H.320 MCU software. This allows you: • To hold a multipoint videoconference among up to six sites over ISDN. •...
  • Page 19: Conference

    System Configuration via a LAN and ISDN for Multipoint Conference Installing the optional PCSA-M3G70 H.323 MCU software (for LAN) and PCSA-M0G70 H.320 MCU software (for ISDN) enables conduct of a multipoint conference via a LAN and ISDN mixed. Two Communication Terminals in which MCU software is installed must be connected via a LAN.
  • Page 20: For Multipoint Data Conference

    System Configuration via a LAN for Multipoint Data Conference You need to connect the optional PCSA-DSB1S Data Solution Box especially designed to use with this system and to install the optional PCSA-M3G70 H.323 MCU software. This allows you: • To hold a multipoint videoconference among up to ten sites over LAN. •...
  • Page 21: For Multipoint Data Conference

    System Configuration via an ISDN for Multipoint Data Conference You need to connect the optional PCSA-B384S, PCSA-B768S, or PCSA-PRI ISDN Unit and the PCSA-DSB1S Data Solution Box especially designed for use with this System and to install the optional PCSA-M0G70 H.320 MCU software.
  • Page 22: System Configuration Via A Lan

    System Configuration via a LAN and ISDN for Multipoint Data Conference Installing the optional PCSA-M3G70 H.323 MCU software, the PCS-M0G70 H.320 MCU software, and using the optional Data Solution Box PCS-DSB1S and ISDN Units PCSA-B384S, PCSA-B768S, or PCSA-PRI enables you to conduct multipoint mixed LAN and ISDN line multipoint data conferences.
  • Page 23: System Connections

    System Connections This section describes the typical system connections. Notes • Be sure to turn off all the equipment before making any connections. • Do not connect/disconnect the camera cable with the power on. Doing so may damage the Camera Unit or Communication Terminal. •...
  • Page 24 System Connection via an ISDN Notes • Do not connect/disconnect the camera cable or the interface cable with the power on. Doing so may damage the Camera Unit, Communication Terminal or ISDN Unit. • Used with an ISDN Unit for the first time, the Communication Terminal may automatically upgrade the software of the ISDN Unit.
  • Page 25: Preparing The System

    Preparing the System Inserting Batteries into the Remote Commander Most of the operations with the Video Communication System can be controlled with the supplied Remote Commander. Remove the battery compartment cover. Insert two size AAA (R03) batteries (supplied) with correct polarities into the battery compartment.
  • Page 26: Turning On/Off The Tv Monitor

    Turning On/Off the TV Monitor Together With the Communication Terminal If you use a Sony TV, insert the IR repeater under the remote sensor of the TV. Once you set the IR repeater, the TV will turn on or go to standby together with the Communication Terminal when you press the Remote Commander.
  • Page 27: Turning The System On/Off

    Turning the System On/Off This section describes how to turn on or off the Communication Terminal. Turning On Turn on the TV monitor. If the IR repeater is installed in the TV monitor, set the TV monitor to standby mode. The TV monitor will turn on simultaneously when the Communication Terminal is turned on.
  • Page 28 If connection of the Data Solution Box or ISDN Unit to the Communication Terminal is not re-established even after the system power is recovered, consult a Sony dealer. Turning the System On/Off Tokyo New York 012.345.678.678...
  • Page 29: Standby Mode Function

    • The POWER indicator on the camera goes off when the system enters standby mode. • If you use a Sony TV monitor with the IR repeater installed under the remote sensor, the TV monitor will enter standby mode together with the Communication Terminal.
  • Page 30: System To Standby Mode

    The Video Communication System enters standby mode and the POWER indicator on the Communication Terminal lights in orange. The POWER indicator on the camera goes out. If the IR repeater is installed in a Sony TV monitor, it will go into standby together with the Video Communication System. Note When the Communication Terminal and the Camera are separately installed, point the Remote Commander to the Camera for operations.
  • Page 31: Turning Off

    Turning Off Open the front panel of the Communication Terminal, and then slide the power switch on the right to the off position ( ). Turn off the power of other equipment used for the videoconference. Note Set the power switch on the Communication Terminal off when the system will not be used for an extended period.
  • Page 32: Displaying Help

    Displaying Help Pressing the HELP button on the Remote Commander displays a balloon help or a help screen to guide most operations on the monitor screen. Note You can hide the balloon help used for entering characters. Press the MENU button on the Remote Commander to show the menu, and set “Character Input Help”...
  • Page 33: Setting Up The System For The First Time - Initial Setup Wizard

    Setting Up the System for the First Time — Initial Setup Wizard When you turn on the Communication Terminal for the first time after installation and the self-diagnosis is completed, the setup wizard appears on the monitor screen. Register your local system data with the setup wizard using the Remote Commander.
  • Page 34 Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select “Next”, then press the PUSH ENTER button. The ISDN Setup Wizard appears when the PCSA-B384S, PCSA-B768S or PCSA-PRI ISDN Unit is connected. When the ISDN Unit is not connected, the LAN Setup Wizard is displayed.
  • Page 35 Enter the sub-addresses. Only numbers are available for a sub- address. When you use one ISDN line, enter the same number both in the A1 and A2 text boxes (except for the USA and Canada). ISDN Setup Wizard Sub Address Previous Next Note...
  • Page 36: Using The Menus

    Use the V, v, B or b button to select “Save”, then press the PUSH ENTER button. Save Previous Cancel The settings are saved. To cancel the setting V, v, B or b Press the button to select “Cancel”, then press the PUSH ENTER button.
  • Page 37 Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select the menu you want to set, then press the PUSH ENTER button. The selected setup menu appears. General Device Setup Whiteboard Menu Screens Save Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select the menu you want to set, then press the PUSH ENTER button.
  • Page 38: Menu Configuration

    Menu Configuration The system menus are configured as outlined below. For details about menu configuration, see “Menu Configuration” on page 228. Launcher menu Phone Book Detail Dial Tokyo History New York Menu 012.345.678.678 Information ISDN: 012345678956789 Paris AUTO Dial Enter the remote party number. Selecting the icons shown on the left side of the launcher menu displays each menu.
  • Page 39 Launcher menu Tokyo New York 012.345.678.678 ISDN: 012345678956789 Paris AUTO Enter the remote party number. The launcher menu is displayed when the Video Communication System is turned on or while not connected to a remote party. For details on the launcher menu, see page Phone Book Phone Book AUTO...
  • Page 40 Information Information Tokyo PORT IP: 012.345.678.912 ISDN: 012345678912 Video: Object Audio: MIC(INT)+AUX New York 012.345.678.678 ISDN: 012345678956789 Paris AUTO This menu is used to display the current setting status of the Communication Terminal. The menu appears when you select “Information” on the launcher menu. For details on the Information, see pages 76 to 77.
  • Page 41: Entering Characters

    Memory Stick menu Memory Stick JPEG JPEG JPEG JPEG JPEG JPEG JPEG The Memory Stick menu is used to use “Memory Sticks”. The menu is not available if there is no “Memory Stick” inserted in the Communication Terminal. The menu appears when you select “Menu”...
  • Page 42 To enter a symbol Press the VIDEO INPUT SELECT (SYMBOL) button repeatedly to select the desired symbol. Pressing the 0 button repeatedly also enables you to enter a symbol. To enter a dot (.) for an IP address Press the button.
  • Page 43: Chapter 2: Registration And Setup For System Administrators

    Chapter 2: Registration and Setup for System Administrators This chapter describes the registration and settings to be carried out by the system administrator.The chapter is intended to be read by the system administrator. Registering Local Information Before starting a conference, register the required information on the local terminals of the system using the Setup menu for administrator.
  • Page 44: Dial Setup Menu

    The selected setup menu appears. Dial Setup Page: Line I/F Bonding Auto Telephone Mode Auto More Options Enable User Name Input Save Set the respective items. For details on individual items, see the relevant menu pages. After the setting is completed, use the V, v, B or b button to select “Save”, then press the PUSH ENTER button.
  • Page 45 G.711µ-law: Selects the format based on the G.711µ-law standard. G.711A-law: Selects the format based on the G.711A-law standard. More Options Enable Allows you to select whether you can modify individual dial lists in the Dial Setup menu. On: Enables the setting of each dial list. When you select “More Options Enable”...
  • Page 46: Answer Setup Menu

    Answer Setup Menu The Answer Setup menu is used to set up call reception. Page 1/1 Answer Page: Auto Answer ISDN MSN Mic on Answer Reject Answer Save Auto Answer Allows you to select whether the system answers calls automatically. Auto Answer: Answers calls automatically.
  • Page 47 Page 2/3 Communication Page: Video Mode Auto Interlace Mode 4CIF Mode Video Frame Auto Audio Mode Auto Restrict Auto Save Video Mode Allows you to select the compression format of pictures sent to a remote party. If you set “Individual Settings” to “On” on page 1 of the Communication Setup menu, you can perform this setting individually for transmission, reception, and multipoint conferencing.
  • Page 48 Note When the remote videoconferencing system does not support the audio mode selected by the local site, the mode automatically becomes “G.711”. Restrict Allows you to select the ISDN transmission rate at dialing. If you set. “Individual Settings” to “On” on page 1 of the Communication Setup menu, you can perform this setting individually for transmission, reception, and multipoint...
  • Page 49: Status Menu

    On: Always conducts a multipoint videoconference. Broadcast Mode Allows you to select the broadcast mode. Split: Displays the video from the connected terminals in split windows. Voice Activate: Detects the terminal where the speaker has the loudest voice, and sends the video from this terminal to all other terminals.
  • Page 50: Audio Setup Menu

    LSD Rate Displays the LSD (Low Speed Data) rate. MLP Rate Displays the MLP (Multi Layer Protocol) rate. HMLP Rate Displays the HMLP (High Speed Multi Layer Protocol) rate. Page 2/2 Status Page: Camera Control Data Control Line I/F Rate 2 x 64K Whiteboard Camera Control...
  • Page 51 Echo Canceller Allows you to select whether to use the echo canceller. On: Enables the echo canceller. Off: Disables the echo canceller. Lip Sync Allows you to select whether to use the Lip Sync function. On: Enables the Lip Sync function. Off: Disables the Lip Sync function.
  • Page 52: Video Setup Menu

    Video Setup Menu The following menus appear when you select “Video” on the Setup menu for the administrator. Select the desired menu. Video Setup Input Video Custom Input Label Monitor Out Video Input Page 1/1 Video Setup Dual Video MAIN CAMERA AUX1 CAMERA...
  • Page 53: General Setup Menu

    Monitor Out Monitor Out Monitors VIDEO1 VIDEO2 RGB OUT Connection Main Monitor Save Monitors Allows you to specify the number of monitors connected to the system. 1: One monitor connected. 2: Two monitors connected. 3: Three monitors connected. Connection Select the connector(s) used to connect the monitor(s).
  • Page 54 For details on the standby mode, see “Standby Mode Function” on page 29. Last Number Registration Allows you to select whether to register the remote party in the Phone Book after the conference is finished. On: If the remote party is not registered in the Phone Book, the “Register this participant in the list?”...
  • Page 55 Character Input Help Allows you to select whether to display help text when entering characters and numbers. On: Display help. Off: Not to display help. Menu Screens 2/3 Allows you to select whether to display menus and buttons of the launcher screen. General Menu Screens Page:...
  • Page 56: Administrator Setup Menu

    Whiteboard Size Allows you to select the size (height × width) of the whiteboard you are using. The sizes shown in the menu change according to “Whiteboard Attachment” setting. “Vertical” setting: Select from 2'0" × 3'0" (0.6 × 0.9 m), 3'0" × 4'0" (0.9 × 1.2 m), 4'0"...
  • Page 57 Remote Access Password Set the password to access the system through a Web browser. Access from a Web browser can also be enabled by entering the administrator password. Password Page 2/3 Specifies whether to require a password when saving each setting. Administrator Password Page:...
  • Page 58 Clear Phone Book Allows you to delete a Phone book on a “Memory Stick” inserted into the system. Private Phone Book Page 2/2 Administrator Private Phone Book Page: Auto Dialing Create Private Phone Book Delete Private Phone Book Copy Private Phone Book Save Auto Dialing Allows you to automatically contact the...
  • Page 59: Lan Setup Menu

    LAN Setup Menu The following menus appear when you select “LAN” on the Setup menu for the administrator. Select the desired menu. LAN Setup General Gatekeeper SNMP PPPoE NAT/Port Encryption via LAN For details about the settings, consult your network administrator. General Page 1/2 General Page:...
  • Page 60 Page 1/1 Gatekeeper Gatekeeper Page: Gatekeeper Mode Gatekeeper Address User Alias User Number Save Gatekeeper Mode Allows you to select whether to use the gatekeeper to control access to a LAN. Using the gatekeeper allows you to dial using the user name or user number. Auto: Automatically detects the gatekeeper and uses it.
  • Page 61 * “FLET’S” is a trademark of NTT East and NTT West Corporations in Japan. PPPoE User Name Enter a user name when you use PPPoE for LAN connection. PPPoE Password Enter a password when you use PPPoE for LAN connection. PPPoE Page 2/2 PPPoE Page:...
  • Page 62 QoS Page 1/1 Page: Hybrid Forward Error Correction Packet Resend Request Adaptive Rate Control Save Hybrid Allows you to select whether to use forward error correction, send requests to resend packets, and use adaptive rate control depending on the network status. On: Forward Error Correction, Packet Resend Request, or Adaptive Rate Control is used automatically depending...
  • Page 63 Minimum Cost Allows you to select whether to specify the Minimum Cost bit rate of the TOS field. On: Specifies the Minimum Cost bit rate of the TOS field. Off: Does not specify the Minimum Cost bit rate of the TOS field. Diffserve Enter the Diffserve value, between 0 and 64.
  • Page 64: Isdn Setup Menu

    ISDN Setup Menu The ISDN Setup menu is used to set up ISDN lines. Note The ISDN Setup menu only appears when the optional PCSA-B384S, PCSA-B768S or PCSA-PRI ISDN Unit is installed in your system. ISDN Page 1/4 ISDN Page: Country/Region Protocol National ISDN...
  • Page 65: Spid Settings For Customers In The Usa And Canada

    • CH1 to Ch23 (T1), Ch1 to Ch30 (E1) text boxes appear when using the PCSA-PRI ISDN Unit. ISDN Page: Sub Address Ch1: Ch2: Ch3: Ch4: Ch5: Ch6: Save • When using the PCSA-B768S ISDN Unit, the D1 to F2 text boxes appear on the next page.
  • Page 66 ISDN Page: Area Code Local Number 9876532 9876532 Auto SPID Save When you use the NTI DMS-100 (National ISDN) or NTI DMS-100 (Custom ISDN) switch type Enter the different LDNs in the A1 and A2 (B1 and B2, C1 and C2, depending on the number of lines you use) text boxes.
  • Page 67: Information Menu

    ISDN UNIT Version USB Version Ver X.XX DSP Version Ver X.XX Multipoint(H.320+H.323) Software Option DSB, ISDN UNIT Option I/F PCS-G70 Host Name IP Address 0. 0. 0. 0 MAC Address 00-00-00-00-00-00-00 Serial Number 12345 Host Version Displays the software version of the Communication Terminal.
  • Page 68: Registering A Remote Party - Phone Book

    Registering a Remote Party – Phone Book You can register the telephone number or IP address of a remote party in the Phone Book, allowing you to dial the party very easily. Up to 500 remote parties can be registered in the Phone Book.
  • Page 69 1 Enter the IP address of the remote party. Enter the host name and domain name when using the DNS server (ex. host.domain). When using the gatekeeper, enter the user name and user number registered in the LAN Setup menu (page 59). 2 Select the LAN bandwidth to be used.
  • Page 70: Changing The Contents Of The Phone Book

    Note When you set “Number of Lines” to “2B”, you can connect to the remote party by selecting “ISDN (2B)” from “Line I/F” in the Detail Dial menu. To set up more detailed options When “More Options Enable” is set to “On” in the Dial Setup menu, the More Options button is shown at the lower part of the List Edit menu.
  • Page 71: Deleting The Registered Remote Party

    Copying the Setting of the Phone Book Menu Open the Phone Book menu. Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select the remote party to be copied in the Phone Book menu, then press the PUSH ENTER button.
  • Page 72 Memory Stick slot on the Communication Terminal. Insert the “Memory Stick” in the direction of the arrow with the mark facing upward. Open “Private Phone Book” of the Administrator Setup menu. Administrator Private Phone Book Page: Auto Dialing Create Private Phone Book Delete Private Phone Book Copy Private Phone Book Save...
  • Page 73 Press the V or v button on the Remote Commander to select “Edit”, then press the PUSH ENTER button. The List Edit menu appears. List Edit 192.168.159.247 Auto Dial Index Jane Line I/F LAN Bandwidth 1024 Kbps Save Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select “Auto Dial”, then press the PUSH ENTER button.
  • Page 74: Chapter 3: Daily Videoconference

    Turning on the Power Turn on the TV monitor. When the IR repeater is inserted under the remote sensor of the Sony TV, set the TV to standby mode. When the power of the Communication Terminal is turned on, the TV monitor will turn on simultaneously.
  • Page 75: Using The Launcher Menu

    Open the front panel of the Communication Terminal, and then slide the power switch on the right to the on position ( The Communication Terminal turns on after a while. POWER indicators (Lights green) Three indicators on the front of the Communication Terminal and the POWER indicator on the camera light, then only the POWER indicators on both units remain on in green.
  • Page 76 1 Screen The image shot by the local camera is displayed. 2 Direct Phone Book button The Direct Phone Book function is selected when you select this button by pressing the V, v, B or b, and then the PUSH ENTER button of the Remote Commander.
  • Page 77 Indicator Identification Description (icon) ISDN status When the optional ISDN Unit is connected, usable ISDN port is shown. IP address Shows the IP address of the local system. ISDN: ISDN Shows the ISDN telephone number of the local telephone system. number Video: Video input...
  • Page 78: Calling A Remote Party

    9 Dial button Select this button by pressing the V, v, B or b button, and then the PUSH ENTER button on the Remote Commander. This starts calling the remote party whose dial number is entered in the number input box. 0 Number input box To call a remote party not registered in the Phone Book, select this box by V, v, B or b...
  • Page 79 Press the V, v, B or b button to select “Dial”, and then press the PUSH ENTER button of the Remote Commander. Or press the CONNECT/ DISCONNECT ( The system begins dialing the IP address ISDN telephone number entered in step 4.
  • Page 80 IP: Connects to the videoconferencing system of a remote party via a LAN. ISDN: Connects to the videoconferencing system of a remote party via an ISDN. ISDN (2B): Connects to the H.221-format videoconferencing system via 2B channels of the ISDN connection. ISDN (Telephone): Connects to the phone of a remote party to conduct a voice meeting via the ISDN connection.
  • Page 81 2 Select the LAN bandwidth. V, v, B or b Use the button to select “LAN Bandwidth”, then press the PUSH ENTER button. Press the the displayed submenu, then press the PUSH ENTER button. When using the ISDN Detail Dial Line I/F ISDN Number of Lines...
  • Page 82 Note To connect to the remote party by entering all the telephone numbers for the ISDN lines used If the videoconferencing system of the remote party is not equipped with the bonding function, entering one remote party’s telephone number does not allow automatic connection of multiple ISDN lines used to connect to the remote party.
  • Page 83 Redial function Once you have input the IP address or ISDN line number using the Detail Dial menu, it will be entered in the text box of the Detail Dial menu the next time you open the menu. Note The redial function is not available: •...
  • Page 84 To call a remote party by selecting them in the history list Press the V, v, B or b button to select “History”, and then the PUSH ENTER button of the Remote Commander. The History menu appears. Tokyo LAN 012.345.678.912 New York LAN 012.345.678.912 Paris...
  • Page 85 The submenu appears. AUTO Jane Mary If the desired remote party does not appear, see “To search for a remote party in the Phone Book” on page 86. Use the V or v button on the Remote Commander to select “Dial”, then press the PUSH ENTER button, or press the CONNECT/DISCONNECT ) button on the Remote Commander.
  • Page 86 The Phone Book menu changes to the Private Phone Book menu. Private Phone Book AUTO Jane Mary Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select a remote party you want to call from the Private Phone Book, then press the PUSH ENTER button.
  • Page 87: Receiving A Call From A Remote Party

    • Make sure that the TV monitor is turned on. If you insert the IR repeater under the remote sensor on the Sony TV, set the TV to standby mode. For setting of the answer mode, see “Auto Answer” in the Answer Setup menu on page 46.
  • Page 88 Note See pages 90 to 104 to adjust the sound and picture during the conference. To receive a call in manual answer mode When you receive a call, the Communication Terminal rings and the message “Incoming call. Answer?” appears on the monitor screen. Press B or b to select “OK”, then press the PUSH ENTER button.
  • Page 89: Ending The Conference

    Ending the Conference Press the CONNECT/DISCONNECT ( Commander. The message “Disconnect?” appears on the monitor screen. Press the B or b button on the Remote Commander to select “OK”, then press the PUSH ENTER button, or press the CONNECT/DISCONNECT ) button on the Remote Commander again. The system is disconnected.
  • Page 90: Adjusting The Sound

    Adjusting the Sound Adjusting the Volume You can adjust the volume of the sound to be received from a remote party. Press the VOLUME + button on the Remote Commander to increase the volume, VOLUME – button to decrease it. The volume level indicator appears on the monitor screen.
  • Page 91: Function

    Turning Off the Sound On Answering – Mic on Answer Function You can turn off the sound to be sent to a remote party when you have answered a call from the remote party. If you set “Mic on Answer” to “Off” in the Answer Setup menu, only the picture on the local party will be sent to the remote party when answering a call.
  • Page 92: Adjusting The Camera

    Adjusting the Camera You can adjust the image shot by the local camera that is sent to the remote party to obtain the desired angle and size. During communication you can also control the camera on the remote site to adjust the image shot by the remote camera.
  • Page 93: Adjusting The Camera Angle And Zoom

    Adjusting the Camera Angle and Zoom Determine the angle of view and the size of the picture to be displayed on the monitor screen by adjusting the angle and zoom. You can make adjustments in the monitor screen during communication and in the launcher menu when not in communication.
  • Page 94 The color of the screen frame changes, then you can adjust the camera angle and zoom. Tokyo New York ISDN: Paris AUTO Enter the remote party number. Press the V, v, B or b button to adjust the camera angle so that the desired angle of view is obtained.
  • Page 95: Brightness

    Press the V, v, B or b button to adjust the camera angle so that the desired angle of view is obtained. Use the ZOOM button to zoom in or out. Press the ZOOM T button to zoom in (to enlarge image), and the ZOOM W button to zoom out (to obtain wider range of image).
  • Page 96: Settings

    To display the picture to fill the monitor screen To display the picture in full screen while the Camera menu is displayed, select “Adjustments”, then press the PinP button on the Remote Commander. To cancel the full screen mode, press the RETURN button or PinP button on the Remote Commander.
  • Page 97 Adjust the camera angle and zoom. Use the V, v, B or b button to adjust the camera angle, and ZOOM button to adjust the zoom. Hold down one of the number buttons 1 to 6. The angle and zoom setting is stored in the selected number button, and the message “Registered to Preset number 1 (to 6).”...
  • Page 98: Recalling The Preset Angle And Zoom Setting

    Adjust the angle and zoom. Use the V, v, B or b button to adjust the camera angle, and ZOOM button to adjust the zoom. Press the PUSH ENTER button. The setting is registered in the selected preset number. Recalling the Preset Angle and Zoom Setting You can move the camera to the preset position by recalling the preset camera angle and zoom with the monitor screen displayed while in communication.
  • Page 99 Press the V or v button to select the preset number (1-6) you want to recall, then press the PUSH ENTER button. Camera Preset Save Preset Load Adjustments The setting of the preset number is recalled and the camera moves to the position of that setting.
  • Page 100: Selecting The Input Picture And Sound

    Selecting the Input Picture and Sound This section describes how to switch the picture displayed on the monitor screen, and how to switch the input picture and sound. Switching the Displayed Picture Between the Local and Remote Pictures Press the FAR/NEAR button on the Remote Commander. The Display Control menu appears.
  • Page 101 Video Input Select Local1 Main Main: Selects the video from the main camera. Sub camera: Selects the video from the secondary camera. IR1: Selects the video from the optional PCS-DS150/DS150P Document Stand. IR2: Selects the video from the optional PCS-DS150/DS150P Document Stand.
  • Page 102: Switching The Picture Displayed On The Tv Monitor

    Switching the Picture Displayed on the TV Monitor Each press of the DISPLAY button on the Remote Commander switches the picture displayed on the monitor screen as follows: Notes • A still image is displayed only when it has been transmitted or received. •...
  • Page 103: Switching The Sound To Be Sent To The Remote Party

    Switching the Sound to Be Sent to the Remote Party You can switch the sound sent to the remote party between the sound from the microphone and that from the connected equipment. Use “Input Select” in the Audio Setup menu. For details on the “Input Select”...
  • Page 104: Monitoring The Local Picture As A Window Picture - Pinp Feature

    Monitoring the Local Picture as a Window Picture – PinP Feature You can display the picture shot by the local camera on your monitor screen as a window picture (Picture-in-Picture). This function enables you to check how your own party is monitored on the remote site. To display the window picture Press the PinP button on the Remote Commander.
  • Page 105: Conducting A Videoconference Using The Dual Video Function

    Conducting a Videoconference Using the Dual Video Function The dual video function allows the simultaneous sending and receiving of two images using two cameras. System Configuration Using 2 Cameras and 3 Monitors This section describes how to configure a system using 2 cameras and 3 monitors. Notes •...
  • Page 106 First monitor PCSA-CG70/ CG70P Camera Unit (supplied) to MAIN CAMERA to VIDEO OUT MONITOR 2 Additional monitor A (projector, etc.) to S-video input S-video cable (not supplied) • When you want to conduct a videoconference using the dual video function, the H.239 setting of the Communication Setup menu of both local and remote terminals must be “On”.
  • Page 107: Function

    Activating the Dual Video Function You can either activate the dual video function at when starting a videoconference or during a videoconference. Note If you transfer to a multipoint videoconference while the dual video function is in use, it automatically stops. If you send images through the PCSA-DSB1S Data Solution Box while the dual video function is in use, it stops until the image transfer is complete, and then resumes.
  • Page 108: Chapter 4: Videoconference With Optional Equipment

    With Optional Equipment This chapter describes the various videoconferences using the optional equipment in addition to the components contained in the PCS-G70/G70P Video Communication System. To conduct a data conference using the optional PCSA-DSB1S Data Solution Box, see chapter 5.
  • Page 109 Open the Memory Stick menu. Press the MENU button on the Remote Commander to display the Setup menu, and select JPEG JPEG JPEG JPEG Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select the still image you want to display, then press the PUSH ENTER button.
  • Page 110 The submenu appears. Use the V or v button on the Remote Commander to select “Slide Show”, then press the PUSH ENTER button. The slide show starts. During communication with a remote party, the still images are transmitted to the remote party. indicator is displayed on the monitor screen during the slide show.
  • Page 111: Sending A Still Image Stored On A "Memory Stick

    To delete a still image Display the Memory Stick menu, select the still image you want to delete, and press the PUSH ENTER button. Select “Delete” from the displayed submenu with the V or v button, then press the PUSH ENTER button. The selected still image is deleted from the “Memory Stick”.
  • Page 112: Formatting A "Memory Stick

    Formatting a “Memory Stick” Notes • “Memory Sticks” formatted on a computer are not guaranteed to work with this system. Always use “Memory Sticks” formatted with the system. • Formatting a “Memory Stick” deletes all images, addresses and other data saved on the “Memory Stick”.
  • Page 113: Sending Motion Pictures As Still Images

    Sending Motion Pictures as Still Images You can send motion pictures shot by the Camera or those output from the connected external equipment as still images. When you are sending pictures that contain lots of text, it is recommended that you send them as still images.
  • Page 114: Communication Submenu

    To stop “Continuous Send” Press the PUSH ENTER button on the Remote Commander. Select “Stop” from the displayed submenu with the V or v button, then press the PUSH ENTER button. To cancel still image display Press the PUSH ENTER button on the Remote Commander to display the submenu.
  • Page 115: Still Images

    Sending Motion Pictures Output from a Document Stand as Still Images During communication motion pictures output from the optional PCS-DS150/ DS150P Document Stand connected to the Communication Terminal can be frozen, and you can send a still image to the remote party. To send a still image Shoot the image you want to send with the Document Stand.
  • Page 116: Equipment As Still Images

    Sending Motion Pictures Input from an External Camera or Other Equipment as Still Images During communication a motion picture output from an external camera or VCR connected to the Communication Terminal can be frozen, and then sent to the remote party. EVI-D100 camera (not supplied) or BRC-300 camera (not supplied) to video...
  • Page 117: Receiving Still Images From A Remote Party

    Receiving Still Images from a Remote Party During communication, you can receive still images taken by the remote camera if the “Far End Camera Control” on page 3 of the Communication Setup menu. Open the Still Image menu. Press the MENU button on the Remote Commander to display the Setup menu, then select the Press the FAR/NEAR button on the Remote Commander.
  • Page 118: Saving Still Images To A "Memory Stick

    Saving Still Images to a “Memory Stick” You can save the picture shot by the local camera or input picture from the connected equipment or the remote picture during conference on a “Memory Stick”. Saving Still Images Using the Still Image Menu Open the Communication Terminal front panel, and then insert the “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 119: Saving Still Images Using The Memory Stick Menu

    When the write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set to “LOCK” when you selected “Save” in step 4 The message “Memory Stick write-protected” appears and you cannot save the still image file. When the memory of the “Memory Stick” is full The message “Memory full.”...
  • Page 120 Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select the Save button, then press the PUSH ENTER button. JPEG JPEG The selected picture is saved to the “Memory Stick” and a thumbnail is created. Saving Still Images Using the Communication Submenu You can promptly save the picture displayed on the monitor screen during communication to the “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 121: Communication Submenu

    Using a Convenient Menu Available during Communication — The Communication Submenu During communication with a remote party, pressing the PUSH ENTER button on the Remote Commander opens the communication submenu. The communication submenu allows you to perform operations often used during communication only by selecting the item in the menu.
  • Page 122: Using Multiple Monitors

    MONITOR 2 or RGB OUT connector of the Communication Terminal, or the RGB OUT connector of the Data Solution Box. If your second monitor is a Sony monitor, connect the supplied IR repeater immediately under the monitor's remote sensor, and connect the other end of the IR repeater cable to the IR OUT 2 connector of the Communication Terminal.
  • Page 123 To change the settings Set “Monitors” in “Monitor Out” of the Video Setup menu to “2”. Next, select the connector where the second monitor is connected. To do so, set “Monitor” in “Monitor Out” of the Video Setup menu to “SUB”. Once the settings are changed, the first monitor displays video, while the second displays still images.
  • Page 124 To change the images displayed in a dual monitor setup You can display the following on the monitors during communication in a dual monitor setup. First monitor FAR/NEAR button First monitor You can display either local or remote camera video. When alternating between local and remote video, press the FAR/NEAR button of the Remote Commander, and then make the appropriate selection on the display control menu that appears.
  • Page 125 Each time that you press the DISPLAY button of the Remote Commander, the display changes. Note If there is no RGB or still image feed, it is not possible to alternate the display as outlined above. Using Multiple Monitors...
  • Page 126: Using Three Monitors-Triple Monitor Setup

    Using Three Monitors–Triple Monitor Setup By connecting three monitors, you can use two as video-only displays. To connect a third monitor To connect a second and a third monitor, simply connect them to the VIDEO OUT MONITOR 2 or RGB OUT connector of the Communication Terminal, or the RGB OUT connector of the Data Solution Box.
  • Page 127 To change the settings Set “Monitors” in “Monitor Out” of the Video Setup menu to “3”. Next, you must select the connector where the second monitor is connected. To do so, set “Monitor” in “Monitor Out” of the Video Setup menu to “SUB”. Once the settings are changed, the first monitor displays video, while the second and third display video or still images.
  • Page 128 Third monitor You can display local camera video, RGB images transmitted through the Data Solution Box PCSA-DSB1S, or whiteboard images. Note If there is no RGB or still image feed, it is not possible to alternate the display as outlined above. Using Multiple Monitors...
  • Page 129: Using Multiple Microphones

    Using Multiple Microphones You can connect several optional PCS-A1 or PCS-A300 microphones to the system, allowing more people to participate in the conference. To connect the optional microphones Connect the optional microphones to the MIC 1 and MIC 2 connectors on the Communication Terminal.
  • Page 130 Microphone layout examples PCS-A300 microphones PCS-A300 PCS-PG70/PG70P PCS-A1 microphones PCS-A1 PCS-PG70/PG70P Using Multiple Microphones...
  • Page 131: Using The Communication Transducer (Cte)

    Using the Communication Transducer (CTE) The CTE Communication Transducer is an integrated system equipped with uni-directional microphones and omni-directional acoustic speaker. The unit is enabled to pick up clear voice with minimum background noise from all directions and to emit clear sound equally in all directions. To connect the CTE-600 Communication Transducer CTE-600 to an input/output...
  • Page 132 CTE layout example PCS-PG70/PG70P CTE-600 Using the Communication Transducer (CTE)
  • Page 133: Recording Audio During A Conference

    Recording Audio During a Conference You can record the voices of the participants on both the remote and local sites during a conference if you connect a cassette recorder to the AUDIO OUT (MIXED) jack on the Communication Terminal. This is convenient for taking minutes of the conference. To connect a cassette recorder Cassette recorder, etc.
  • Page 134: Sending Audio/Video From The External Equipment To A Remote Party

    Sending Audio/Video from the External Equipment to a Remote Party The Communication Terminal allows you to send the picture and sound output from the connected equipment such as a VCR to the remote party. To connect the video equipment for input The Communication Terminal is equipped with two video inputs.
  • Page 135 To input audio Set “Input Select” to “AUX” or “MIC + AUX” on page 1 of the Audio Setup menu. (See page 50.) When set to “AUX”, the sound from the external equipment is input and the sound from a microphone is deactivated. When set to “MIC + AUX”, both sounds are input.
  • Page 136: Conducting A Conference Without The Picture - Voice Meeting

    Conducting a Conference Without the Picture – Voice Meeting Using the PCS-G70/G70P Video Communication System, you can conduct a voice only conference via a normal phone without connecting the videoconferencing system. (Voice Meeting) Basic connection procedures are the same as those for videoconferencing.
  • Page 137: Controlling The Remote System With The Tone Signal - Dtmf Transmission

    Controlling the Remote System With the Tone Signal – DTMF Transmission The Video Communication System enables you to control the remote system connected by transmitting the tone signal (DTMF: Dual Tone Multi Frequency) assigned to the numbers for dialing (0-9, Press the button on the Remote Commander during communication.
  • Page 138: Conducting A Data Conference Using Netmeeting - T.120 Data Conference

    • When the Communication Terminal is used for a multipoint videoconference, the T.120 data conference is not available. • When the PCS-G70/G70P Video Communication System is connected with a videoconferencing system at the remote party via LAN, conduct the T.120 data conference using a computer instead of the PCS-PG70/PG70P.
  • Page 139 To connect to a computer via a hub Connect the Communication Terminal to a computer using the UTP straight cable. Computer to LAN connector To configure the Communication Terminal Open the “Device Setup” on page 1 of the General Setup menu, and then enter the IP address of the computer where the NetMeeting application is installed in the “T.120 PC Address”...
  • Page 140 Click “Call”. After a while the connection is completed. For details on how to operate, refer to the Help menu of the NetMeeting application. About the transmission rate The Communication Terminal supports the following transmission rates: MLP: 6.4 Kbps, 24 Kbps, 32 Kbps HMLP: 62.4 Kbps, 64 Kbps, 128 Kbps.
  • Page 141: Accessing The Communication Terminal

    Accessing the Communication Terminal The following controls are available to access the Communication Terminal. For details on each control, consult your Sony dealer. Using a Web Browser Accessing the IP address of the Communication Terminal from a Web browser allows you to control or set up the terminal.
  • Page 142: Chapter 5: Data Conference

    Restrictions on the IP address of the system when using the Data Solution Box The IP address available for the PCS-G70/G70P Video Communication System is restricted when you use the Data Solution Box. Moreover, a network for communication between the Data Solution Box and the Communication Terminal should be set up to be a separate segment.
  • Page 143: Connection Example Using The Data Solution Box

    Connection Example Using the Data Solution Box Notes • Be sure not to turn on the power of each unit until all the connections are completed. • Do not connect/disconnect the camera cable or the interface cable with the power on. Doing so may damage the Camera Unit, Communication Terminal or Data Solution Box.
  • Page 144 Notes on the connection example • Power to the Data Solution Box is supplied from the PCS-PG70/PCS-PG70P Communication Terminal with a connection described above. • Connect a projector, etc. to the RGB OUT connector on the Data Solution Box. This connection enables you: –...
  • Page 145: Connecting The Cte-600

    Connecting the CTE-600 Communication Transducer Cable (supplied with the CTE-600) CTE-600 to an input/output connector to AUX OUT To use the Communication Transducer connected to the Data Solution Box • Set “CTE” on page 1 of the Audio Setup menu to “DSB AUX IN” (page 50). •...
  • Page 146: Using Audio/Video Signal From The Connected Equipment For A Conference

    Using Audio/Video Signal from the Connected Equipment for a Conference Setting Before Conferencing To use a microphone connected to the Data Solution Box Set “Mic Select” to “DSB MIC” on page 1 of the Audio Setup menu (page 50). To use a projector, etc. connected to the RGB OUT connector on the Data Solution Box Set “Connection”...
  • Page 147 RGB B: Select the picture from the computer connected to the RGB IN B connector. Video Input Select Local1 Local2 Main Press the PUSH ENTER button on the Remote Commander. The indicator of the RGB A or RGB B button on the upper panel of the Data Solution Box lights according to the selected input.
  • Page 148 Note While you are transmitting the computer picture, you cannot receive a still image or a computer picture from any other terminal. Ending your transmission enables you to receive it. When you are receiving a still image or computer picture from any other terminal, you cannot transmit a computer picture from equipment connected to the Data Solution Box.
  • Page 149 When the PCS-PG70/PG70P is used as a receiving terminal Monitor used to Output display the picture of connector for a the Data solution Box computer picture on receiving terminal VIDEO OUT 1 or VIDEO OUT 1 VIDEO OUT 2 or VIDEO OUT 2 on the PCS- PG70/PG70P RGB OUT...
  • Page 150 The number of frames displayed per second depends on the interface transmission rate. For example, one frame per second is obtained at 1 Mbps. When a videoconferencing system other than the PCS-G70/G70P or PCS-11/11P such as the PCS-1600 is used Resolution...
  • Page 151: Displaying The Picture On A Projector Or Monitor

    Displaying the Picture on a Projector or Monitor When you connect the Data Solution Box to the Communication Terminal, connections with external monitors, etc. using the following four outputs are available. The connections allow output of the picture to one, two or three monitors selected from among four.
  • Page 152: Outputting The Signal To The Second Or Third Monitor

    RGB OUT (DSB): Outputs the signal to a monitor (monitor D in the illustration above) connected to the RGB OUT connector of the Data Solution Box. When connecting a monitor to the RGB OUT connector on the Data Solution Box The menus may not be displayed.
  • Page 153: Chapter 6: Videoconference Using A Whiteboard

    Memory Stick as still images. Your whiteboard is usable for a videoconference only when the optional mimio Xi* is used together with the system. For product information on the mimio Xi, contact your nearest Sony dealer. ® * mimio is a registered trademark of Virtual Ink Corporation of the United States.
  • Page 154: Connection Example With A Whiteboard

    Connection Example With a Whiteboard Notes • Be sure to turn off all the equipment before making any connections. • Do not connect/disconnect the cable with the power on. Doing so may damage the Camera Unit, Communication Terminal or mimio Xi. TERMINAL VISCA OUT MCU VIDEO OUT...
  • Page 155: Attaching The Mimio Xi On The Whiteboard

    Attaching the mimio Xi on the Whiteboard Attach the mimio Xi at the upper left corner of a whiteboard vertically or horizontally, then set the attachment orientation of the mimio Xi and the size of the whiteboard using the menu. Vertically To set the attachment orientation of the mimio-Xi According to the orientation of the mimio Xi, set “Whiteboard Attachment”...
  • Page 156: Conducting A Videoconference Using A Whiteboard

    Conducting a Videoconference Using a Whiteboard POWER POWER POWER Start the videoconference. When you intend to send the whiteboard picture, press the PUSH ENTER button on the Remote Commander to display the communication submenu on the monitor screen. Communication submenu Dual Video Presentation Whiteboard...
  • Page 157 Local monitor screen Write anything using the stylus, marker or eraser that come with the mimio Xi on the whiteboard. The notes you are writing are displayed in real-time on the remote and local monitor screens. Whiteboard Notes • Only one whiteboard can be used at a time. If more than two terminals use the whiteboard with the mimio Xi connected, the whiteboard picture written by the party who has turned on the whiteboard first will be displayed on the monitors of all the terminals.
  • Page 158 To store the notes written on the whiteboard Display the communication submenu and then select “Save”. The whiteboard picture displayed on the monitor will be stored in the “Memory Stick” as a still image. To exit from the whiteboard mode The whiteboard user should open the communication submenu, select “Whiteboard The pictures displayed on the monitors of all the terminals switch to the normal...
  • Page 159: Chapter 7: Encrypted Videoconference Via Lan

    Communication Systems connected via LAN. You cannot conduct an encrypted videoconference if the system is connected via an ISDN, via ISDN & LAN, or with Sony video communication systems other than the PCS-G70/ G70P, PCS-11/11P, PCS-1/1P or PCS-TL50/50P, or with other manufacturers' videoconferencing systems.
  • Page 160: Preparing For An Encrypted Videoconference Via Lan

    Preparing for an Encrypted Videoconference via LAN To start an encrypted videoconference, each terminal has to set the same password and set “Encryption via LAN” to “On” in the LAN Setup menu. Encryption via LAN Page: Encryption via LAN Encryption Password Enter a password using 13 to 20 alphabetical characters, numbers, or symbols.
  • Page 161: Starting An Encrypted Videoconference Via Lan

    Starting an Encrypted Videoconference via LAN You can start an encrypted videoconference via LAN by calling a remote party in the same manner as a daily videoconference. During an encrypted videoconference via LAN, the displayed on the screen. Notes • When the icon is not displayed on the screen, transmission and reception data will not be encrypted.
  • Page 162: Chapter 8: Multipoint Videoconference

    Chapter 8: Multipoint Videoconference This chapter describes how to conduct a multipoint videoconference. For conducting a multipoint videoconference, installation of the optional PCSA-M3G70 MCU software (for LAN connection) based on the H.323 standard or the optional PCSA-M0G70 MCU software (for ISDN connection) based on the H.320 standard is required.
  • Page 163: Connection Examples For A Multipoint Videoconference

    Connection Examples for a Multipoint Videoconference Using the LAN Connection (Up to 6 Points) Installing the optional PCSA-M3G70 H.323MCU software in a Communication Terminal allows you to conduct multipoint videoconferences with up to six points. Connecting five monitors allows you to display several points on the monitors. The point names are displayed on-screen.
  • Page 164: Using The Cascade Connection Via

    Using the Cascade Connection via LAN (Up to 10 Points) Installing the optional PCSA-M3G70 H.323MCU software in two Communication Terminals enables cascade connection, allowing you to conduct a multipoint videoconference with up to ten points. PCSA- M3G70 H.323 MCU software TERMINAL VISCA OUT MCU VIDEO OUT...
  • Page 165: Using The Isdn Connection

    Using the ISDN Connection Installing the optional PCSA-M0G70 H.320MCU software in one Communication Terminal allows you to conduct a multipoint videoconference with up to six points by using the optional PCSA-B384S, PCSA-B768S, or PCSA-PRI ISDN Unit. PCSA-M0G70 H.320 MCU software Notes on the number of ISDN lines used and number of remote parties for a multipoint conference You can select the number of ISDN channels to be used for connecting the first...
  • Page 166 Note When you are called from a remote party and the remote party has set a lower number of ISDN channels than that in this terminal, the setting on the remote party’s terminal has priority. To connect with a normal phone When you are using an ISDN connection, a normal phone can be connected at up to five points.
  • Page 167: Using Both Lan And Isdn

    Using Both LAN and ISDN Installing both the PCSA-M3G70 H.323 and PCSA-M0G70 H.320 MCU software in one Communication Terminal enables conduct of a multipoint videoconference with the terminals connected via a LAN and ISDN. PCSA-M3G70 H.323 and PCSA-M0G70 H.320 MCU software to 100BASE-TX/ 10BASE-T...
  • Page 168: Using The Lan And Isdn Cascade Connection

    Using the LAN and ISDN cascade connection Installing both the PCSA-M3G70 H.323 and PCSA-M0G70 H.320 MCU software in two Communication Terminals enables cascade connection including two main terminals. Connecting four terminals to one main terminal allows you to conduct a multipoint videoconference via a LAN and ISDN with up to ten points.
  • Page 169: Installing The Mcu Software

    Installing the MCU Software Notes on installing the MCU software • You cannot install the software if the write-protect tab on the Memory Stick where the MCU software is stored is set to “LOCK”. • Once the MCU software is installed in the Communication Terminal, the software is not used again.
  • Page 170: To Check If The Installation Of The Software Is Complete

    To check if the installation of the software is complete Press the launcher's Information button to display the information. When a multipoint mode icon appears, the MCU software is installed correctly. If the “Multipoint Mode” is “On”, the icon is highlighted. Tokyo IP: 012.345.678.912 Video: Object...
  • Page 171: Setting For A Multipoint Videoconference

    Setting for a Multipoint Videoconference Communication Setup menu You can configure various multipoint videoconferencing settings in the Communication Setup menu. Set the “Multipoint Mode” on page 4 of the Communication Setup menu to “On”. Transmission Mode Page: Multipoint Mode Broadcast Mode Split Sender Screen Select the number of ISDN channels to be used for connecting with the first...
  • Page 172 Select the LAN bandwidth to be used for multipoint videoconferencing in “LAN Bandwidth” on page 1 of the Communication Setup menu. Page: Indivisual Settings Number of Lines LAN Bandwidth Setting for a Multipoint Videoconference Communication 64Kbps Save Cancel...
  • Page 173: The Multipoint Connection List

    Registering the Remote Parties in the Multipoint Connection List You can register the multipoint connection list that includes all remote parties for a multipoint videoconference in the Phone Book. It allows you to dial all the parties simultaneously. You can enter new remote parties to register the multipoint connection list, or add the parties registered in the Phone Book to the multipoint connection list.
  • Page 174 When PCSA-M0G70 H.320 MCU software (for ISDN) is installed Select “ISDN” or “ISDN (Telephone)”, and enter the line numbers or phone numbers of all the parties for the multipoint videoconference in text boxes A to E. When both PCSA-M3G70 H.323 MCU software (for LAN) and PCSA- M0G70 H.320 MCU software (for ISDN) are installed Select Multipoint and a drop-down list is displayed to the right of text boxes A to E.
  • Page 175 (multipoint) mark is added to the upper right of the selected name in the list and the remote party is registered in the multipoint connection list. You can add the marks for up to five parties using the same procedure as above.
  • Page 176: Starting A Multipoint Videoconference

    Starting a Multipoint Videoconference Calling Remote Parties To call remote parties registered in the multipoint connection lists Select the multipoint connection list registered in the Phone Book. The multipoint connection lists are marked with “ Press the CONNECT/DISCONNECT ( Commander, or press the PUSH ENTER button to display the submenu, press the V or v button to select “...
  • Page 177 Phone Book Dial AUTO Smith Mary Paris Edit Copy Delete Cancel Conf. B Osaka (multipoint) mark is added to the upper left of the selected name in the Phone Book list and the remote party is specified to the party for multipoint connection.
  • Page 178 The system begins dialing the number of the remote party with the “ Dialing ”appears on the monitor screen, and the ON LINE indicator (blue) on the Communication Terminal blinks. When the system connects to all the parties, the message “Meeting starts!” appears on the screen, and the ON LINE indicator stops blinking and lights.
  • Page 179 For details on the setups, see step 3 in “To call a remote party not registered in the Phone Book” on page 79. Select “Dial”, and press the PUSH ENTER button on the Remote Commander. You can also press the CONNECT/DISCONNECT ( button on the Remote Commander.
  • Page 180: Receiving A Call From A Remote Party

    If some points are not connected The following dialog appears. Select the desired item. Start Meeting: Starts a conference with remote parties connected. Disconnect All: Cancels all the connections and restores the launcher menu. Redial: Redials the numbers of the points that you failed to connect. Receiving a Call from a Remote Party Operations are the same as those for a point-to-point conference.
  • Page 181: Using The Display Control

    Using the Display Control During a multipoint videoconference with the MCU software installed in the communication Terminal you can control the following operations. What is “Broadcast Mode”? You can use the “Split”, “Split (Fixed)”, “Voice Activate” and “Broadcast” modes. Split mode This mode allows display of the pictures from the connected remote terminals and the picture of the local terminal by splitting the monitor screen.
  • Page 182 Split (Fixed) mode The pictures from the connected remote terminals and the picture of the local terminal are displayed by splitting the monitor screen as the same manner as those in the split mode. You can specify a picture among the split windows to fix it in the lower right window for the six-split mode.
  • Page 183: Broadcast Modes And Displayed Windows

    Broadcast Modes and Displayed Windows The chart described below shows the window displayed on the monitor screen when you select one of the Broadcast Modes. According to the connection status of your system, some modes cannot be selected. In the connection status with no window shown in the chart, the corresponding mode is not available.
  • Page 184: Mode

    Switching the Broadcast Mode At the beginning of the conference, the mode set for “Broadcast Mode” on page 4 of the Communication Setup menu is applied. You can change the mode during communication. Press the FAR/NEAR button on the Remote Commander. The Display Control menu appears.
  • Page 185: From Any Other Terminal

    To display the local picture in the Voice Activate mode You can display the local picture only on your monitor screen while the broadcast mode remains in Voice Activate mode. Press the FAR/NEAR button on the Remote Commander. The Display Control menu appears. Use the V, v, B or b button to select “Near”...
  • Page 186: Ending The Multipoint Videoconference

    Ending the Multipoint Videoconference Press the CONNECT/DISCONNECT ( Commander. The following submenu appears. Disconnect Cancel Use the V, v, B or b button to select “Disconnect”, then press the PUSH ENTER button. The screen changes to the split window screen and the following menu appears. The location of the pictures in the split windows A to E (or A to C) is restored to that when the terminals were connected.
  • Page 187: Notes On Secondary Terminals

    Notes on Secondary Terminals If there is a terminal that is not adequate for the settings set by this system, that terminal is called the secondary terminal. Communication capabilities between the secondary terminal and this system are shown below. • Sending/receiving audio •...
  • Page 188: Connecting The External Mcu

    Connecting the External MCU Connecting the external MCU (Multipoint Control Unit) enables conduct of a multipoint videoconference unless the MCU software is installed into the Communication Terminal. Activating the Chair Control If the MCU for the ISDN connection is equipped with the chair control function, the chair control can be activated for up to 99 terminals connected.
  • Page 189 Press the PUSH ENTER button on the Remote Commander. The chair control is activated and you can control up to 99 terminals. The chair control feature is canceled if you set “Broadcast Mode” to “Chair Release”. Note When you operate incorrectly, the message “MCU operation rejected.” will appear on the monitor screen.
  • Page 190 Exiting the chair control Open the Display Control menu. Use the V, v, B or b button to select “Chair Release” under “Broadcast Mode”. The chair control is not available for the local party. Connecting the External MCU...
  • Page 191: Multipoint Attributes

    Multipoint Attributes Number Attribute Maximum number of terminals that can be connected to a single 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 BRI, PRI (T1/E1) Restricted network capability Transmission rates available at...
  • Page 192 Number Attribute Method of choosing Selected Communication Mode - SCM Capability of secondary terminals Call setup provision(s) Control capabilities 13.1 Numbering of terminals Simple chair control using BAS 13.2 MLP facilities [refer to ITU-T T series] 13.3 H.224 (simplex data) Cascading 14.1 Fixed rates (“simple”)
  • Page 193: Appendix

    Appendix Location and Function of Parts and Controls PCS-PG70/PG70P Communication Terminal Front/Right side 1 2 3 a ON LINE indicator Blinks during dialing or answering and lights in blue when connection is completed. It turns off when the system is disconnected. b POWER/STANDBY indicator Lights in green when the power switch is set to on (@).
  • Page 194 g MAIN CAMERA connector Connect to the TERMINAL connector on the rear of the Camera. h MAIN AUX IN connector (mini DIN 4-pin) Connect to the video output of external video equipment. i SUB CAMERA connector Connect to the TERMINAL connector on the rear of the secondary camera.
  • Page 195: Pcsa-Cg70/Cg70P Camera Unit (Optional)

    PCSA-CG70/CG70P Camera Unit (Optional) Front Rear TERMINAL VISCA OUT Bottom a Lens b Remote sensor Point the Remote Commander to the sensor when operating this system. c POWER indicator (green) Lights when the power switch on the Communication Terminal is set to on and goes out when it is set to off or the terminal is set to standby mode.
  • Page 196: Pcs-Rg70 Remote

    PCS-RG70 Remote Commander MENU MENU -RG70 You can set for a beep not to sound by pressing the button on the Remote Commander with the Audio Setup menu. For the setting, see “Audio Setup Menu” on page 50. a MIC ON/OFF button Turns off the local sound to be sent to a remote party.
  • Page 197: Pcsa-B384S Isdn Unit

    (power on/off) button Sets the Communication Terminal to standby mode when it is turned on. Turns on the Communication Terminal when it is in standby. k DISPLAY (CLEAR) button Switches the picture displayed on the monitor screen. Deletes a line when used for character input.
  • Page 198: Pcsa-Pri Isdn Unit

    PCSA-B768S ISDN Unit (Optional) Front/Upper panel Rear a POWER indicator Lights in orange when power is supplied to the ISDN Unit. When initializing is complete, blinks in green. b STATUS 1-6 indicators Lights in orange when link synchronization of each ISDN connector is established.
  • Page 199: Pcsa-Dsb1S Data Solution Box (Optional)

    PCSA-DSB1S Data Solution Box (Optional) Front/Upper panel Rear a RGB A input select button and indicator Selects the video input from the video equipment connected to the RGB IN A connector. b SEND button and indicator Sends the selected input picture to the Communication Terminal.
  • Page 200: On-Screen Messages

    On-screen Messages Check the following if a message appears on the TV monitor when operating the Communication Terminal. Message Incorrect dialing setup. CANNOT COMPLETE CONNECTION (The following code and message appear.) Unknown network error: Number does not exist: 2,3,6 Network congestion: Normal disconnection: Line is busy: 18,19 System not responding:...
  • Page 201 Message Dialing your own number is invalid. GateKeeper error. Busy line - Connection not possible. Far end inactive System not responding. Close this menu to connect line Cannot establish all connections Connection time out. Communication error Configuration error MCU operation rejected. Corrupted data stream-Terminating connection.
  • Page 202 Message No Memory Stick. Memory Stick write-protected. Memory full. Memory Stick file error. Memory Stick file decode error. Memory Stick size error. There are no images recorded in the Memory Stick. File error. File size error. File decode error. Format error. Settings cannot be changed during communication.
  • Page 203 You cannot use the Data Solution Box. The whiteboard can be used for a videoconference only between PCS-G70/G70P systems. The battery in the stylus for the whiteboard is low. Replace the battery in the stylus with a new one.
  • Page 204 Message Some trouble occurs during connection. Connection has failed. Check the information registered to the gatekeeper. Connection has been rejected as the data exceeds the bandwidth of a gatekeeper. Gatekeeper does not respond. The ISDN Unit is not connected. The ISDN line is invalid. Check the ISDN connection.
  • Page 205 The following messages indicate the state of the system. No action is required. Message Meeting starts! Starting connection. Meeting ends. Please wait. Installation completed. The still image has been sent. Still image transmission cancelled. Preset 1 (–6) selected. Still image saved to Memory Stick.
  • Page 206 Message Use of the Private Phone Book is not available. The system is connecting to a LAN via PPPoE. On-screen Messages Meaning The “Memory Stick” in which the Private Phone Book is registered has been removed from the Communication Terminal. You cannot use the Private Phone Book. The Video Communication System is connecting to a LAN using PPPoE.
  • Page 207: Troubleshooting

    27). Replace the batteries with new ones (page 25). Turn off the system immediately and consult with Sony dealer. Adjust the sound volume by pressing the VOLUME +/– buttons on the Remote Commander (page 31). Adjust the volume of the TV monitor.
  • Page 208 Symptom Cause No picture. The selected picture source is not tuned on. Video input is not selected properly. Select the video input with the The selected picture source is not correctly connected to the system. A voice meeting is held. Movement of the camera is prevented.
  • Page 209 Symptom Cause No connection. Some of the system settings are not correct. The IP address and network mask are not set correctly (when using LAN). The LAN or ISDN cable is disconnected. The LAN or ISDN cable is connected to the incorrect connector.
  • Page 210 Symptom Cause No connection. Answering the call is not permitted by the remote terminal as it is operating for setups, etc. The remote terminal is not set to auto answer mode. The ISDN telephone numbers are not set up in the remote terminal (when using bonding).
  • Page 211: Specifications

    Specifications PCS-PG70/PG70P Communication Terminal This unit is compliant with ITU-T Recommendations H.320 and H.323. Motion picture Operating bandwidth 64 Kbps to 4 Mbps (standard, LAN connection) 56 Kbps to 768 Kbps (when installing the PCSA-B768S, ISDN connection) 56 Kbps to 384 Kbps (when installing the PCSA-B384S, ISDN connection) 56 Kbps to 1472 Kbps (T1)
  • Page 212: Pcsa-Cg70/Cg70P Camera Unit

    H.281 (compliant with ITU-T Recommendation) Data transfer T.120 (compliant with ITU-T Recommendation) General Power requirements 19.5 V Power consumption Operating temperature 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 94°F) Operating humidity 20% to 80% Storage temperature –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F) Storage humidity 20% to 80% (no condensation) Dimensions...
  • Page 213: Pcs-A1 Microphone

    PCS-A1 Microphone (Optional) Bandwidth 13 kHz Directional characteristic Omnidirectional Dimensions 74 ×16 × 93 mm (W × H × D) (3 × × 3 in.) Mass Approx. 170 g (6 oz.) Power Plug in power PCS-A300 Microphone (Optional) Bandwidth 13 kHz Directional characteristic Unidirectional Dimension...
  • Page 214: Pcsa-M0G70 H.320 Mcu

    PCSA-DSB1S Data Solution Box (Optional) Power requirements ‘ 19.5 V Power consumption 1.0 A Operating temperature 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 94°F) Operating humidity 20% to 80% Storage temperature –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F) Storage humidity 20% to 80% (no condensation) Dimensions 240 ×...
  • Page 215: Acceptable Rgb Input/Output Signals

    Acceptable RGB Input/Output Signals PCS-PG70/PG70P Communication Terminal (RGB OUT) Picture element Signal format 1024 × 768 XGA VESA 60 Hz PCSA-DSB1S Data Solution Box (RGB IN A/RGB IN B) Picture Signal format fH (kHz) element 640 × 480 VGA mode Macintosh 13”...
  • Page 216 PCSA-DSB1S Data Solution Box (RGB OUT) Picture element Signal format 1024 × 768 XGA VESA 60 Hz • While the picture input from the RGB IN A or RGB IN B connector is transmitted, the picture of the input signal format (VGA, SVGA or XGA) is output from this connector.
  • Page 217: Pin Assignments

    Pin Assignments 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T jack Modular jack Signal Description TPOP Transmit+ TPON Transmit– TPIP Receive+ — — TPIN Receive– — — ISDN UNIT connector 14-pin connector Pin Signal Description Ground 19.5V 19.5V DCLK+ Clock+ DCLK– Clock– Receive data+ DR– Receive data– Frame sync+ FS–...
  • Page 218 TERMINAL connector D-sub 15-pin connector (female) Signal Description Brightness signal Y.GND Brightness signal ground Chrominance signal C.GND Chrominance signal ground Video Video signal Video.GN Video signal Ground Receive data Transmit data 19.5 V 19.5 V MIC+ Microphone+ MIC– Microphone– SIRCS Remote control data Data terminal ready STANDBY Standby...
  • Page 219: Pin Assignments On Optional Board Connectors

    Pin Assignments on Optional Board Connectors ISDN 1-3 jacks (PCSA-B384S) ISDN 1-6 jacks (PCSA-B768S) ISDN PRI jack (PCSA-PRI) Modular jack Signal Description – – Transmit+ Receive+ Receive– Transmit– – – TERMINAL connector (PCSA- B384S/PCSA-B768S/PCSA-PRI) USB connector Pin Signal Description Chassis ground 19.5V 19.5V DCLK+...
  • Page 220: List Of Port Numbers Used On The Pcs-Pg70/Pg70P

    When “Port Number Used” is set to “Default” in the LAN Setup menu, the PCS- G70/G70P uses the following port numbers. (MCU option not installed) Signal Port number RAS (PCS-G70/ Any number from 2253 G70P) to 2255 (using GateKeeper) 1718 or 1719 (using...
  • Page 221 Signal Port number (First point) Audio RTP 49152 Audio RTCP 49153 Video RTP 49154 Video RTCP 49155 FECC RTP 49156 FECC RTCP 49157 Data 49158 conference/dual video RTP Data 49159 conference/dual video RTCP Using as the main terminal of a multipoint videoconference (Custom: TCP Port Number 3000 and UDP Port Number 3000)
  • Page 222: Videoconferencing Room Layout

    Videoconferencing Room Layout Be sure to position camera and microphone appropriately in your videoconferencing room. Camera Range represents the shooting area of the camera when the zoom has been extended fully. indicates the shooting area of the camera when the left/right angling function is fully utilized.
  • Page 223 Adjust room lighting so that it falls on the participants. Avoid direct light on the TV monitor. Light intensity on faces should be about 300 lux or more. If an inverter type or brightness-adjustable type of fluorescent lamp is used, the sensitivity of the Remote Commander may deteriorate.
  • Page 224: Glossary

    Glossary Bonding Bonding is one of the Inverse Multiplexing methods allowing the connection of the videoconferencing system with multiple ISDN lines. Dialing the first ISDN line enables you to connect all other lines. Dialing the second and later lines is done automatically by the communication between the videoconferencing systems on both sites.
  • Page 225 G.711 Audio encoding/decoding format recommended by the ITU-T. A phone bandwidth audio signal is converted to a digital signal with a data rate of 64 Kbps. It can be transmitted with a data rate of 56 Kbps. G.722 Audio encoding/decoding format recommended by the ITU-T.
  • Page 226 I-MUX An abbreviation for Inverse Multiplexer. This protocol allows you to transmit the data at 384 Kbps via 6B-channel. Interlaced SIF With TV pictures, 60 fields of pictures per second are interlaced to provide high resolution and smooth motion pictures. The conventional videoconferencing system uses CIF format pictures (352 pixel ×...
  • Page 227 is also called a secondary terminal. For details on secondary terminals, see “Notes on Secondary Terminals” on page 187. *1 Difference between the NTSC and PAL color systems is permitted. *2 Receiving the video signals from this terminal may be available with the system. SNMP An abbreviation for Simple Network Management Protocol.
  • Page 228: Menu Configuration

    Menu Configuration The menus of the camera are configured as described below. For detailed information, see pages in parentheses. The initial settings of each item are bolded. Launcher Phone Book List Edit (page 75) (page 68) Detail Dial Dial (page 78) History Menu Still Image...
  • Page 229 A Dial Setup Page: 1/2 Line I/F (page 44) Bonding Telephone Mode More Options Enable User Name Input Page: 2/2 Prefix Prefix-A Prefix-B Prefix-C Select LAN Prefix LAN Prefix B Answer Setup Page: 1/1 Auto Answer (page 46) ISDN MSN Mic on Answer Reject Answer IP ISDN, ISDN (Telephone)
  • Page 230 C Communication Setup Page: 1/4 (page 46) Page: 2/4 Page: 3/4 Page: 4/4 Menu Configuration Individual Settings On, Off Number of Lines LAN bandwidth Video Mode Auto, H.264, MPEG4, H.263+, H.261 Interlace Mode On, Off 4CIF Mode On, Off Video Frame Auto, 15fps, 30fps Audio Mode Auto, MPEG4 Audio,...
  • Page 231 D Status Communication Status (page 49) ISDN Line Status LAN Line Status LAN Connection Status * During a multipoint videoconference Connection A to E with the terminal name appear according to the points connected. ** While not in communication only these items are displayed. Connection A (Encode/ Decode)
  • Page 232 E Audio Setup Page: 1/2 (page 50) Page: 2/2 F Video Setup Video Input (page 52) Custom Input Label Monitor Out Menu Configuration Input Select MIC, AUX, MIC + AUX Mic Select MIC, DSB MIC, LINE Off, LINE, DSB AUX IN Echo Canceler On, Off Lip Sync...
  • Page 233 G General Setup Device Setup (page 53) Page: 1/2 Device Setup Page: 2/2 Menu Screens Page: 1/3 Menu Screens Page: 2/3 Menu Screens Page: 3/3 Whiteboard Page: 1/1 H Administrator Setup Password (page 56) Page: 1/3 Password Page: 2/3 Password Page: 3/3 Phone Book Page: 1/1...
  • Page 234 I LAN Setup General Setup (page 59) Page: 1/2 General Setup Page: 2/2 Gatekeeper Mode Page: 1/1 SNMP Setup Page: 1/1 PPPoE Page: 1/2 PPPoE Page: 2/2 NAT/Port Setup Page: 1/1 QoS Setup Page: 1/1 Type of Service Setup Page: 1/1 Encryption via LAN Setup Page: 1/1...
  • Page 235 K Information Host Version Page: 1/1 ISDN UNIT Version (page 67) DSB Version DSP Version Software Option Option I/F Host Name IP Address MAC Address Serial Number None, Multipoint (H.323), Multipoint (H.320), Multipoint (H.320 + H.323) None, ISDN UNIT (B768), DSB, Whiteboard, ISDN UNIT (B384), ISDN UNIT (PRI) Menu Configuration...
  • Page 236 Sony Corporation...

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