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-1/1P Serial No. ______________ WARNING To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
Gooi de batterij niet weg maar lever deze in als klein chemisch afval (KCA). Lever het apparaat aan het einde van de levensduur in voor recycling, de batterij zal dan op correcte wijze verwerkt worden. If you dispose the unit, consult your nearest Sony Service Center.
Table of Contents Chapter 1: Installation and Preparation Using This Manual ... 8 Features ... 9 System Components ... 10 Basic System Components ... 10 Optional Equipment ... 11 System Configuration ... 13 System Configuration via a LAN ... 13 System Configuration via an ISDN ...
Registering a New Remote Party 52 Changing the Contents of the Phone Book ...54 Deleting the Registered Remote Party ...55 Copying the Setting of the Phone Book Menu ...55 Chapter 3: Daily Videoconference Starting a Conference by Calling a Remote Party ...56 Turning on the Power ...56 Using the Launcher Menu ...57 Selecting the Video/Audio Quality...
Saving Still Images Using the Still Image Menu ... 97 Saving Still Images Using the Memory Stick Menu ... 98 Saving Still Images Using the Communication Submenu ... 99 Using a Convenient Menu Available during Communication — Communication Submenu ... 100 Using Two Monitors –...
What is “Broadcast Mode”? ... 143 Broadcast Modes and Displayed Windows ... 145 Switching the Broadcast Mode . 146 Receiving the Broadcast Requested From Any Other Terminal ... 147 Ending the Multipoint Videoconference ...148 Notes on Secondary Terminals ... 149 Connecting the External MCU ...150 Activating the Chair Control ...
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.
Features The PCS-1/1P 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...
The PCS-1/1P 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-1/1P Video Communication System is the basic system of the PCS- 1/1P Videoconferencing System. It contains the following components: Unit PCS-P1/P1P Communication...
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-1/1P The following optional devices are used to enhance your videoconference. Unit PCS-B768 ISDN Unit...
PCS-320M1 H.320 MCU Software Connecting cables Use the following connecting cables to connect devices in this system. PCS-1/1P Video Communication System Cable Camera cable (0.25 m (0.8 feet)) S-video connecting cable (1.5 m (4.9 feet)) Audio connecting cable (1 m (3.3 feet))
System Configuration The PCS-1/1P Video Communication System has various system configuration capabilities using the basic components and optional equipment. This section describes six typical examples. System Configuration via a LAN This allows you: • To hold a point-to-point videoconference over LAN.
LAN ALERT About the number of ISDN lines and B (bearer) channel Up to six ISDN lines can be connected to one PCS-1/1P via the optional PCS- B768 ISDN Unit. Each ISDN line is composed of two B channels that carry...
System Configuration via a LAN for Multipoint Conference You need to install the optional PCS-323M1 H.323 MCU software. This allows you: • To hold a multipoint videoconference among up to ten sites over LAN. • To show still images stored in a “Memory Stick”. •...
System Configuration via an ISDN for Multipoint Conference You need to connect the optional PCS-B768 ISDN Unit especially designed for use with this System and to install the optional PCS-320M1 H.320 MCU software. This allows you: • To hold a multipoint videoconference among up to six sites over ISDN. •...
System Configuration via a LAN for Multipoint Data Conference You need to connect the optional PCS-DSB1 Data Solution Box especially designed to use with this System and to install the optional PCS-323M1 H.323 MCU software. This allows you: • To hold a multipoint videoconference among up to ten sites over LAN. •...
System Configuration via an ISDN for Multipoint Data Conference You need to connect the optional PCS-B768 ISDN Unit and the PCS-DSB1 Data Solution Box especially designed for use with this System and to install the optional PCS-320M1 H.320 MCU software. This allows you: •...
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. •...
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 the PCS-B768 ISDN Unit for the first time, the Communication Terminal may automatically upgrade the software of the ISDN Unit.
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 AA (R6) batteries (supplied) with correct polarities into the battery compartment.
• If battery leakage occurs, clean the battery compartment and replace all the batteries with new ones. 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.
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.
Notes • After the power is turned on, the camera moves automatically for trial operation. Be careful not to catch your finger. • If you use force to prevent the camera moving, it may not resume moving and not output a signal to the Communication Terminal. In this case, turn off the Terminal, and turn it on again.
Setting the Video Communication System to Standby Mode You can turn on the Video Communication System with the Remote Commander if it is in standby mode. Display the launcher menu on the monitor screen, then press the on the Remote Commander. The message “Power off?”...
Turning Off To turn off the Communication Terminal follow the procedure below. Set the power switch on the right side of the Communication Terminal 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.
Displaying the 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. Displaying the Versions and Options You can check the version of the Communication Terminal, versions of the connected optional equipment for exclusive use of this system, and the options installed in the Terminal by displaying the Machine Information menu on the monitor screen.
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.
When you select Auto SPID (only for customers in the USA and Canada) You can automatically set up the Area Code and Local Number on this page, and SPID items in the SPID menu. Note When 2-6 ISDN lines are used, enter the telephone numbers in the B1 to F2 text boxes in addition to the A1 and A2 boxes.
Note When you set “DHCP Mode” to “Auto”, the assigned IP address is shown in the launcher menu (page 57) or Machine Information menu (page 50). When you do not know how to set up the LAN configuration, contact your network administrator.
Press the V or v button to select the item you want to set or adjust, then press the PUSH ENTER button. The setting items are displayed. Setup Video/Audio Sound Priority Multipoint Mode Keep pressing the [MENU] button to show more detailed setup menus.
Menu Configurations The menus of this system configure as described below. For more detailed menu configurations, refer to “Menu Configuration” on page 183. Launcher menu Connect Phone Book Dial Menu Angle Adj. Angle Adj. Show Help IP:0.0.0.0 ISDN:012345678912 Video:Main Audio:MIC(INT)+AUX Selecting the icons on the menu tabs shown on the left side of the launcher menu displays each menu.
Launcher menu Connect Phone Book Dial Menu Show Help IP:0.0.0.0 ISDN:012345678912 Video:Main Audio:MIC(INT)+AUX The launcher menu appears when the Video Communication System is turned on or is displayed while it is not connected to a remote party. For details on the launcher menu, see page Phone Book menu Phone Book RECENT...
Memory Stick menu Memory Stick The Memory Stick menu is used when you are using a “Memory Stick”. The menu is not displayed unless a “Memory Stick” is installed in the Communication Terminal. The menu appears when you select the menu tabs displayed by selecting “Menu”...
Entering Characters This section explains how to enter the letters, numerals or symbols on the text box in the menu using the Remote Commander. ON/OFF DISPLAY (CLEAR) VOLUME ZOOM button VIDEO INPUT SELECT (SYMBOL) VIDEOINPUT DISPLAY SELECT button CLEAR SYMBOL PinP FAR/NEAR BACK...
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.
After the setting is completed, use the V, v, B or b button to select “Save”, then press the PUSH ENTER button. The setting is saved, and the Setup menu is restored. To cancel the setup V, v, B or b Use the button on the Remote Commander to select “Cancel”, then press...
56K: Selects when connecting a remote party in a region or country where the ISDN transmission rate is 56 Kbps. Note The system is set to connect an ISDN line at the transmission rate of 64 Kbps at the factory. However, some countries such as the USA or some regions may use the ISDN transmission rate of 64 Kbps and 56 Kbps.
Page 3/4 Dial Setup Page: 3/4 Prefix-A Prefix-B Prefix-C Save Prefix-A When “Prefix” on Page 1 of the Dial Setup menu is set to “Prefix-A”, the line number prefixed by the prefix (dial number) registered in this box is dialed. Prefix-B When “Prefix”...
Number of Lines Selects the number of ISDN channels used to receive a call. You can select from among 1B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 8B and 12B channels. Restrict Selects the transmission rate of the ISDN lines when a call comes in. Auto: Selects when connecting a remote party via a normal ISDN line.
Note When the remote videoconferencing system does not support the Audio Mode selected by the local site, the mode automatically switches to “G.711”. Far End Camera Control When the conference starts with a call from a remote party, selects whether to enable control of each other’s cameras from each other’s sites.
LAN Bandwidth Selects the bandwidth to be used when connected to a LAN. You can select from among 384 Kbps, 768 Kbps, 1024 Kbps, 1920 Kbps and “Other”. When “Other” is selected, a bandwidth value between 1 and 1920 Kbps can be entered. Restrict Selects the ISDN transmission rate when dialing or answering.
Mic Select Selects the microphone to be used. Internal: Uses the built-in microphone. External: Uses the microphone connected to the Communication Terminal. DSB MIC: Uses the microphone connected to the Data Solution Box. DSB AUX IN: Used to expand future system capability.
IR Repeater Mode Selects the remote control mode of the IR Cancel repeater. MODE 1: (For customers who are using the PCS-1 Video Communication System only) Normally, select this mode. MODE 2: (For customers who are using the PCS-1 Video Communication System...
Control by Far End When “Far End Camera Control” is set to “On” in the Dial Setup menu on the local party and in the Answer Setup menu on the remote party, you can temporarily reject the camera control command transmitted by the remote party.
Page 1/7 ISDN Setup Page: 1/7 Country/Region ISDN Country/Region Code Protocol National ISDN Save Country/Region Selects the country or region where you use the Communication Terminal. You can select from among Europe (excluding France), France, Japan, USA and Other. Country/Region Code Enter the country code or region code.
SPID This item is used only for customers in the USA and Canada. For details, see “SPID Setting for Customers in the USA and Canada”. Auto SPID This item is used only for customers in the USA and Canada. For details, see “SPID Setting for Customers in the USA and Canada”.
ISDN Setup Page: 2/7 Area Code Local Number 9876543 9876544 Save When you use the AT&T 5ESS (National ISDN) switch type You may enter the same or different numbers in two channels. Open Page 6 (SPID setup menu) to enter the SPID. The SPID generally comprises 12 digits, including a 7 digit LDN (Local Directory Number).
DHCP Mode Selects whether DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server is enabled or not. Auto: The IP address and network mask are automatically assigned. In this case, confirm the assigned IP address, network mask, gateway address, and DNS address in the launcher menu or the Machine Information menu after the LAN connection is completed.
DSB Version DSP Version Software Option Option I/F Host Name IP Address MAC Address Serial Number Host Version Displays the software version of the Communication Terminal. Default Save Cancel VerX.XX VerX.XX VerX.XX VerX.XX Multipoint(H.323) DSB, ISDN UNIT PCS-1 0.0.0.0 00-00-00-00-00-00 12345...
ISDN UNIT Version Displays the version of the connected PCS- B768 ISDN Unit. DSB Version Displays the version of the connected PCS- DSB1 Data Solution Box. DSP Version Displays the version of the built-in DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for audio/video codec.
setting status on the local system and those under “Decode” show the status on receiving. Audio Mode Shows the current audio compression format. Video Mode Shows the current video compression format. Note The audio compression and video compression formats used for communication with a remote party may differ from the settings in this menu, depending on the status of videoconferencing system on the remote site.
Enter the name of a remote party in the Index text box. For character input, see “Entering Characters” on page 35. Select the line interface you are using to connect to a remote party with “Line I/F”. LAN: Connects to a videoconferencing system on the remote site via a LAN.
Use the V, v, B or b button to select “Save”, then press the PUSH ENTER button. The settings are registered in the Phone Book. To connect to the remote party without using BONDING If the videoconferencing system of the remote party is not equipped with the BONDING function, entering one telephone number does not allow you to connect all the...
Deleting the Registered Remote Party Follow the procedure below to delete the remote party from the Phone Book. Open the Phone Book menu. Use the V, v, B or b button to select the remote party to be deleted in the Phone Book menu, then press the PUSH ENTER button.
Chapter 3: Daily Videoconference This chapter describes how to conduct a videoconference from start to finish after the administrator has completed various registrations and settings for the system. The videoconference explained here is a point-to-point conference via a LAN connection or ISDN connection using the optional PCS-B768 ISDN Unit. For use of a “Memory Stick”...
Set the power switch on the right side of the Communication Terminal to on ( The Communication Terminal turns on after a while. POWER indicators (Lights in 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.
2 System indicators The indicators show the current status of the local camera by the icons or letters listed below. Indicator Identification (icon) LAN status Multipoint mode Memory Stick ISDN status IP address ISDN: ISDN telephone number Video: Video input Starting a Conference by Calling a Remote Party Description The indicator is shown in dark when the LAN is...
Indicator Identification (icon) Audio: Audio input Phone Book button The Phone Book menu is displayed when you select this button by pressing the V, v, B or b button and then the PUSH ENTER button on the Remote Commander. Dial button The Dial menu is displayed when you select this button by pressing the V, v, B or b button and then the PUSH ENTER button on the Remote Commander.
Selecting the Video/Audio Quality Mode You can select whether priority for video/audio quality is given to still picture, motion picture or sound. Press the V, v, B or b on the launcher menu, then press the PUSH ENTER button. You can also display the menu by pressing the MENU button on the Remote Commander.
Press the v button on the Remote Commander to select “Save”, then press the PUSH ENTER button. Setup Video/Audio Multipoint Mode Keep pressing the [MENU] button to show more detailed setup menus. The settings are saved. Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select press the PUSH ENTER button.
Dial More Options Note Pressing the number buttons on the Remote Commander opens the Dial menu, allowing direct entry of the IP address or the ISDN telephone number with the number buttons. Use the V, v, B or b button to select “Line I/F”, then press the PUSH ENTER button.
1 Enter the IP address of a remote party to connect in the IP text box. Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select the IP text box, then press the PUSH ENTER button. Then enter the IP address with the number buttons on the Remote Commander.
• To delete the entered ISDN telephone number, press the DISPLAY (CLEAR) button on the Remote Commander. 2 Select the number of channels connected when setting up a call. V, v, B or b Use the of Lines”, then press the PUSH ENTER button. Press the select the number of channels to be used when calling a remote party from the displayed submenu, then press the PUSH ENTER button.
To save the entered IP address or ISDN line number in the Phone Book Select “Save” with the V, v, B or b button, then press the PUSH ENTER button on the Remote Commander. The address or number you entered is saved in the Phone Book and the List Edit menu is displayed.
Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select a remote party from the Phone Book, then press the PUSH ENTER button. The submenu appears. Phone Book RECENT TOKYO OSAKA PARIS 0.0.0.0 If the desired remote party does not appear, see “To search for a remote party in the Phone Book”...
Selecting the “0-9”, “A-I”, “J-S” or “T-Z” tab opens the submenu. When you select the desired number or letter from the corresponding submenu, the Phone Book lists the six party names which start with the selected number or letter. Phone Book RECENT TOKYO OSAKA...
Receiving a Call from a Remote Party Operations for answering a call differ depending on the setting of the answer mode. Auto answer mode The system automatically receives a call from a remote party and you can start conferencing. Although no operation is necessary to start, the picture on the local site will be displayed on the remote site screen even if you are not ready to begin.
Note See pages 71 to 84 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. Respond?” appears on the monitor screen. Press B or b to select “OK”, then press the PUSH ENTER button.
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. The system is disconnected.
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.
Synchronizing Audio and Video – Lip Sync Function During the conference a time lag may occur between the sound and picture to be sent to the remote party. When you set “Lip Sync” to “On” in the Audio Setup menu, the system adjusts to synchronize audio and video.
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.
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.
The color of the screen frame changes, then you can adjust the camera angle and zoom. Connect Phone Book Dial Menu Show Help Press the V, v, B or b button to adjust the camera angle so that the desired angle of view is obtained.
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).
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.
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. Keep one of the number buttons 1–6 pressed or press the of the 1–6 buttons continuously. The angle and zoom setting is stored in the selected number button, and the message “Registered to Preset number 1 (–6).”...
The FAR indicator is displayed on the monitor screen when the remote camera is selected. 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.
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.
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.
Note While in communication you can switch the video input of the remote system by selecting “Far” in the Video Input Select menu. Video Input Select Near Main Main: Select the picture shot by the Camera. Object: Select the picture from the optional PCS-DS150/DS150P Document Stand.
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. •...
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.
With Optional Equipment This chapter describes the various videoconferences using the optional equipment in addition to the components contained in the PCS-1/1P Video Communication System. To conduct a data conference using the optional PCS-DSB1 Data Solution Box, see Chapter 5.
Open the Memory Stick menu. Press the MENU button on the Remote Commander to display the Setup menu, and select Memory Stick 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. The submenu appears.
Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select a still image from which you want to start a slide show, then press the PUSH ENTER button. The submenu appears. Memory Stick Send Load Delete Slide Show Use the V or v button on the Remote Commander to select “Slide Show”, then press the PUSH ENTER button.
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”.
For details on a slide show, see page 86. Note The image file to be sent will be saved to the directory “\DCIM\100MSDCF”. Save it in the directory with a file name as “NNNnnnnn.JPG” N: alphabet, n: numeral Using Still Images Stored in a “Memory Stick” for a Videoconference...
About a “Memory Stick” What is “Memory Stick”? “Memory Stick” is a new compact, portable and versatile IC (Integrated Circuit) recording medium with a data capacity that exceeds a floppy disk. “Memory Stick” is specially designed for exchanging and sharing digital data among “Memory Stick” compatible products.
Before using a “Memory Stick” Terminal Write-protect tab Labeling position • When you set the “Memory Stick” write- protect tab to “LOCK,” data cannot be recorded, edited, or erased. • Use a sharp object, such as a ballpoint pen, to move the “Memory Stick Duo” erasure prevention switch.
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.
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.
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.
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. External camera, VCR, etc.
Receiving Still Images from a Remote Party During communication you can receive still images of the pictures shot by the remote camera if “Far End Camera Control” items are set to “On” both in the Answer Setup menu on the answering site and the Dial Setup menu on the dialing site.
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 in a “Memory Stick”. Saving Still Images Using the Still Image Menu Insert the “Memory Stick”...
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.”...
Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to move the cursor to the last thumbnail, the “Memory Stick” “Save” thumbnail, then press the PUSH ENTER button. Memory Stick The selected picture is saved to the “Memory Stick” and a thumbnail is created.
Using a Convenient Menu Available during Communication — 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. Communication submenu Selecting each item with the V or v button and pressing the PUSH ENTER button enables the following operations:...
Using Two Monitors – Dual Monitor The Communication Terminal enables you to connect two monitors. One monitor can be used exclusively for monitoring motion pictures. (Dual Monitor system) To connect the second monitor Connect the second monitor to the VIDEO OUT MONITOR SUB or RGB OUT connector on the Communication Terminal.
Notes • When “Dual Monitor” is set to “Off”, still images will be displayed on the first monitor screen. • When “Dual Monitor” is set to “On”, the local picture is displayed on the second monitor screen while not in communication. To display the picture on the second monitor screen Set “Sub Monitor Out”...
Switching the Picture Displayed on Dual Monitors You can display the following pictures on the first or second monitor while in communication. First monitor FAR/NEAR button First monitor • Enables display of motion pictures on the local or remote site. •...
Using Multiple Microphones The microphone built in the PCS-C1/C1P Camera Unit is assumed to be used to conduct a conference among about three participants. You can connect the optional PCS-A1 or PCS-A300 microphone to the System, allowing more persons 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.
Microphone layout examples Microphone built in the PCS-1/1P PCS-1/1P PCS-A300 microphones PCS-A300 PCS-1/1P PCS-A1 microphones PCS-A1 PCS-1/1P Using Multiple Microphones...
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 video cassette recorder to the AUDIO OUT (MIXED) jack on the Communication Terminal. This is convenient for taking minutes of the conference.
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.
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. Sending Audio/Video from the External Equipment to a Remote Party...
Outputting Video Signals to External Equipment The Communication Terminal allows you to output the video signal to the connected external equipment such as a projector and VCR. To connect the external video equipment for output VCR, etc. to Video input Video connecting cable (not supplied) Projector, etc.
Conducting a Conference Without the Picture – Voice Meeting Using the PCS-1/1P Video Communication System, you can conduct a conference only through voices via a normal phone without connecting the videoconferencing system. (Voice Meeting) Basic connecting procedures are the same as those for videoconferencing.
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.
• When the Communication Terminal is used for a multipoint videoconference, the T.120 data conference is not available. • When the PCS-1/1P Video Communication System is connected with a videoconferencing system at the remote party via LAN, conduct the T.120 data conference without using the PCS-1/1P.
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 Page 2 of the General Setup menu, and enter the IP address of the computer in which the NetMeeting application is installed in the “T.120 PC Address”...
Click “Calling” in the NetMeeting window on the computer of either a local or remote party. Enter the IP address set for the Communication Terminal in the “Address” text box of the “Call to” dialog box. Click “Call”. After a while the connection is completed. For details on how to operate, refer to the Help menu of the NetMeeting application.
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. For details on the password to access or Web monitoring feature, see “Administrator Setup Menu”...
Data Solution Box for communication and the network mask. (Unusable IP address for the PCS-1/1P) = (IP address of the PCS- DSB1)&(Network mask) The IP address of the PCS-DSB1 is fixed at “220.127.116.11”. If the Network mask is assumed to be “255.255.0.0”, an unusable IP address is as follows:...
Connection Example Using the Data Solution Box Note • 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.
Notes on the connection example • Power to the Data Solution Box is supplied from the PCS-P1/P1P 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: –...
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” in the Audio Setup menu (page 43). To use a projector, etc. connected to the RGB OUT connector on the Data Solution Box Set “Monitor Out (or Sub Monitor Out)”...
For details on picture quality, see “Picture quality of the data solution box” on page 120. 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 the PCS-1/1P is used as a receiving terminal via LAN Setting of “Monitor Output Out (or Sub Monitor connector for a Out)” on the receiving computer terminal picture on receiving When When terminal “Dual “Dual Monitor” Monitor” is set to is set to “Off”...
Monitor” and “Monitor Out (or Sub Monitor Out)” in the General Setup Menu on page 43. When the PCS-1/1P is used as a receiving terminal via ISDN or with “Video Mode” set to “H.261”, or when videoconferencing system other than the...
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 or two monitors selected from among four.
RGB OUT (DSB): Outputs the signal to a monitor (Monitor D in the illustration above) connected to the RGB OUT connector on the Data Solution Box. Note When “Dual Monitor” is set to “Off” in the General Setup menu, output to a monitor connected to the VIDEO OUT MONITOR SUB connector is not available.
Xi is a trademark of Virtual Ink Corporation of the United States. Note Videoconferencing using the whiteboard is available only between systems equipped with the PCS-1/1P. You cannot use this function with other Sony videoconferencing systems such as PCS-1600, or other manufacturers’ systems.
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 AUDIO OUT...
Conducting a Videoconference Using a Whiteboard ON LINE POWER LAN ALERT ON LINE POWER LAN ALERT ON LINE POWER LAN ALERT Start the videoconference. For the person who intends to send the whiteboard picture Press the PUSH ENTER button on the Remote Commander to display the communication submenu on the monitor screen.
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 set “Whiteboard ON”...
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 OFF”, then press the PUSH ENTER button.
Chapter 7: Multipoint Videoconference This chapter describes how to conduct a multipoint videoconference. For conducting a multipoint videoconference, installation of the optional PCS-323M1 MCU software (for LAN connection) based on the H.323 standard or the optional PCS-320M1 MCU software (for ISDN connection) based on the H.320 standard is required.
Connection Examples for a Multipoint Videoconference Using the LAN Connection (Up to 6 Points) Installing the optional PCS-323M1 H.323MCU software in one Communication Terminal allows you to conduct a multipoint videoconference among up to six points. PCS-323M1 H.323 MCU software TERMINAL VISCA OUT AUDIO OUT...
Using the Cascade Connection via LAN (Up to 10 Points) Installing the optional PCS-323M1 H.323MCU software in two Communication Terminals enables cascade connection, allowing you to conduct a multipoint videoconference among up to ten points. PCS-323M1 H.323 MCU software TERMINAL VISCA OUT AUDIO OUT AUX1–...
Using the ISDN Connection Installing the optional PCS-320M1 H.320MCU software in one Communication Terminal allows you to conduct a multipoint videoconference among up to six points. PCS-320M1 H.320 MCU software TERMINAL VISCA OUT AUDIO OUT VIDEO IN AUDIO IN CAMERA UNIT AUX1–...
Preparing for a multipoint videoconference Installing the MCU software Notes on installing the MCU software • You cannot install the software if the write-protect tab on the Memory Stick in which the MCU software is stored is set to “LOCK”. •...
Setting the Multipoint Setup Menu Before conducting a multipoint videoconference you need to set various items in the Multipoint Setup menu. Be sure to set “Multipoint Mode” to “On”. Multipoint Setup Page: 1/2 Multipoint Mode Broadcast Mode Number of Lines LAN Bandwidth Restrict Multipoint Setup...
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.
Select the line interface icon or a still image to be displayed in the Phone Book. The icon is shown as “ Set up the line interface of the remote parties. When “ LAN” is selected Select “LAN bandwidth” to be used and enter the IP addresses of all the parties. When “...
Phone Book RECENT TOKYO OSAKA Note To delete the PUSH ENTER button to open the submenu, press the V or v button to select “ Off”, then press the PUSH ENTER button. Select one of the remote parties with the ENTER button.
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 “...
Press the button on the Remote Commander, or press the PUSH ENTER button to open the submenu, press the V or v button to select “ On”, then press the PUSH ENTER button. Phone Book RECENT TOKYO 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.
The system begins dialing the number of the remote party with the “ Dialing (LAN)” or “ 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.
The system begins dialing the numbers selected in step 3. “ or “ Dialing (ISDN)” appears on the monitor screen, and the ON LINE indicator (blue) on the Communication Terminal blinks. When the system connects to all the remote parties, the message “Meeting starts!”...
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.
Split (Fixed) mode You can specify a picture among the split windows to fix it in the lower right window for the six-split mode. Pictures other than the specified one will be displayed in the split windows in order of connecting. Six-split window The picture of the specified terminal is always displayed in this window.
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.
Switching the Broadcast Mode At the beginning of the conference the mode set with “Broadcast Mode” in the Multipoint Setup menu is activated. You can switch the mode during communication. Press the FAR/NEAR button on the Remote Commander. The Display Control menu appears. Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select “Broadcast Mode”, then press the PUSH ENTER button.
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”...
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.
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 •...
Connecting the External MCU LAN or ISDN Control Broadcast Mode Terminal Near Chair Camera Request ON LINE POWER LAN ALERT ON LINE POWER LAN ALERT ON LINE POWER LAN ALERT ON LINE POWER LAN ALERT PCS-1/1P ON LINE POWER LAN ALERT...
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. Displaying the picture of the selected terminal Open the Display Control menu.
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...
Multipoint Attribute 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 Restricted network capability Transmission rates available at...
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”)
Appendix Location and Function of Parts and Controls PCS-P1/P1P Communication Terminal Front/Right side 1 2 3 ON LINE POWER LAN ALERT 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.
g MIC1/MIC2 (PLUG IN POWER) jacks (minijack) Connect to the optional PCS-A1 or PCS- A300 microphone. Power is supplied to the microphone from the Communication Terminal. h ISDN UNIT connector Connect to the TERMINAL connector on the optional PCS-B768 ISDN Unit. i WHITE BOARD connector Connect to the optional mimio Xi.
a Lens b Microphone 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. d Remote sensor Point the Remote Commander to the sensor when operating this System.
c DISPLAY (CLEAR) button Switches the picture displayed on the monitor screen. Deletes a line when used for character input. d PinP (BACK SPACE) button Displays a window picture when pressed during communication. Each time you press this button, the location of the window picture changes.
PCS-B768 ISDN Unit (Optional) Front/Upper panel STATUS Rear a STATUS 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.
f LINE OUT jack (stereo minijack) Connect to the audio input jack on the active speaker, etc. Outputs monaural sound. g AUX IN/OUT jacks (phono jack) Used to audio input/output from/to external equipment. h MIC 1–MIC 5 jacks (minijack) Connect to the optional PCS-A1 or PCS- A300 microphone.
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:...
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 Command is rejected by MCU. Corruptive data stream.
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.
You cannot use the Data Solution Box. The whiteboard can be used for a videoconference only between PCS-1/1P systems. The battery in the stylus for the whiteboard is low. Replace the battery in the stylus with a new one.
Message The terminal has dropped out of the conference. Viewing the terminal. [Terminal name] Now upgrading. Wait for a while. Be sure not to turn off your system while upgrading. Cascade connection is complete. Cascade connection has been made. Split mode is not available. Meaning The displayed terminal ends the multipoint videoconference.
Troubleshooting If the Communication Terminal does not function correctly, check the following. Symptom Cause The power is not The power switch is not set to on. turned on. The batteries in the Remote Commander are low or dead. Three indicators on The fan inside the Terminal stops.
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.
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.
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).
Specifications PCS-P1/P1P Communication Terminal This unit is compliant with ITU-T Recommendations H.320 and H.323. Motion picture Operating bandwidth 64 Kbps to 1920 Kbps (standard, LAN connection) 56 Kbps to 768 Kbps (when installing the PCS-B768, ISDN connection) Coding H.261/H.263/H.263+/H.263++ (ITU-T Recommendation) MPEG4 Simple Profile (when using LAN) Picture elements...
Storage humidity 20% to 80% (no condensation) Dimensions 258 × 54 × 171 mm (w/h/d) × 2 × 6 including the projected Mass Approx. 1.3 kg (2 lb 14 oz) Supplied accessories Remote Commander PCS-R1 (1) Size AA (R6) batteries for Remote Commander (2) IR repeater (2) Camera cable (0.25 m, 0.8 ft) (1)
PCS-A300 Microphone (Optional) Bandwidth 13 kHz Directional characteristic Unidirectional Dimension 68 × 16 × 96 mm (w/h/d) (2 × 3 inches) Mass Approx. 200 g (7 oz) Power Plug in power PCS-B768 ISDN Unit (Optional) Power requirements 19.5 V Power consumption 0.5 A Operating temperature 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 94°F)
Acceptable RGB Input/Output Signals PCS-P1/P1P Communication Terminal (RGB OUT) Picture element Signal format 1024 × 768 XGA VESA 60 Hz PCS-DSB1 Data Solution Box (RGB IN A/RGB IN B) Picture Signal format fH (kHz) element 640 × 480 VGA mode Macintosh 13”...
PCS-DSB1 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.
Pin Assignment 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–...
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...
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.
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.
Glossary BONDING* BONDING is one of the Inverse Multiplexing methods allowing connection of the videoconferencing system using multiple ISDN lines. Dialing the first ISDN line only enables you to connect all other lines. Dialing the second and later lines is automatically done by the communication between the videoconferencing systems on both sites.
G.728 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 16 Kbps. Gatekeeper Controls the access of H.323 videoconference devices on a network. Administers the zone, access limitation, audio/video bandwidth, and alias etc.
Secondary terminal Normally, a multipoint videoconference is not available unless the video and audio modes and transmission rate of the videoconferencing systems of all the sites are the same. For a multipoint videoconference the terminal that can be connected in the same modes is called a primary terminal, while a secondary terminal is the terminal in which some of the functions are restricted since the connection...
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 57) (page 52) Dial Dial (page 61) Menu Still Image (page 92)
A Dial Setup Page: 1/4 (page 37) Page: 2/4 Page: 3/4 Page: 4/4 B Answer Setup Page: 1/2 (page 39) Page: 2/2 Menu Configuration Line I/F LAN, ISDN, ISDN (Telephone) Bonding Auto, On Number of Lines 1B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 8B, 12B LAN Bandwidth 64Kbps, 128Kbps, 384Kbps, 768Kbps, 1024Kbps, 1920Kbps,...
C Multipoint Page: 1/2 Multipoint Mode Setup Broadcast Mode (page 41) Number of Lines LAN Bandwidth Restrict Page: 2/2 Video Mode Audio Mode Display Terminal Name Far End Camera Control D Audio Setup Input Select (page 42) Mic Select Lip Sync Echo Canceler Beed Sound Recording Mute...
F Administrator Setup Page: 1/2 (page 45) Page: 2/2 G ISDN Setup Page: 1/7 (page 45) Page: 2/7 Page: 3/7 Page: 4/7 Page: 5/7 Page: 6/7 Page: 7/7 * Displayed only when “USA” is selected in “Country/Region”. Menu Configuration Administrator Password Superuser Password Remote Access Password Web Monitor...
H LAN Setup Page: 1/5 (page 48) Page: 2/5 Page: 3/5 Page: 4/5 Page: 5/5 I Machine Information Host Version (page 50) ISDN UNIT Version DSB Version DSP Version Software Option Option I/F Host Name IP Address MAC Address Serial Number DHCP Mode Auto, Off Host Name...
J Communication Status Connection A (page 51) Connection E * 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. Menu Configuration (Encode) Audio Mode Video Mode...