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Sony PCS-XG80 Operating Instructions Manual

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4-179-433-19 (1)
HD Visual
Communication
System
Operating Instructions (Version 2.3)
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for
future reference.
PCS-XG80/XG80S/XG55/
XG55S/XA80/XA55
© 2010 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 4-179-433-19 (1) HD Visual Communication System Operating Instructions (Version 2.3) Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference. PCS-XG80/XG80S/XG55/ XG55S/XA80/XA55 © 2010 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 The nameplate is located on the bottom. excessive voltage. Notice Installing batteries The PCS-XG80S, the PCS-XG80 and the Two R06 (size AA) batteries are supplied for PCS-XA80 are systems, each of which Remote Commander. To avoid risk of explosion, use R06 (size contains Model No.
  • Page 3 This equipment complies with FCC For the customers in Europe radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment The manufacturer of this product is Sony should be installed and operated with Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, minimum distance 20 cm between the Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan.
  • Page 4 Visual Communication System je ve shodě se základními požadavky a Czech dalšími příslušnými ustanoveními směrnice 1999/5/ES. Podrobnosti lze získat na následující URL: http://www.compliance.sony.de/ Undertegnede Sony Corporation erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr PCS- XG80S/XG55S/HD Visual Communication System overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF. Danish For yderligere information gå...
  • Page 5 Finnish vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen. Halutessasi lisätietoja, käy osoitteessa: http://www.compliance.sony.de/ Par la présente Sony Corporation déclare que l’appareil PCS-XG80S/XG55S/ HD Visual Communication System est conforme aux exigences essentielles et French aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE. Pour toute information complémentaire, veuillez consulter l’URL suivante: http://...
  • Page 6 1999/5/ES. Za podrobnosti vas napro šamo, če pogledate na URL: http://www.compliance.sony.de/ Por medio de la presente Sony Corporation declara que el PCS-XG80S/XG55S/ HD Visual Communication System cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/ Spanish CE.
  • Page 7 Finnish koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen. Halutessasi lisätietoja, käy osoitteessa: http://www.compliance.sony.de/ Par la présente Sony Corporation déclare que l’appareil PCS-RF1/RF Remote Commander est conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions French pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE. Pour toute information complémentaire, veuillez consulter l’URL suivante: http://www.compliance.sony.de/...
  • Page 8 Slovenian 1999/5/ES. Za podrobnosti vas napro šamo, če pogledate na URL: http:// www.compliance.sony.de/ Por medio de la presente Sony Corporation declara que el PCS-RF1/RF Remote Commander cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras Spanish disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE. Para mayor información, por favor consulte el siguiente URL: http://...
  • Page 9 Precautions Operating or storage location Avoid operating or storing the system in the following locations: • Extremely hot or cold places • Humid or dusty places • Places exposed to strong vibration • Close to sources of strong magnetism • Close to sources of powerful electromagnetic radiation, such as radios or TV transmitters •...
  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    System Configuration Using the PCSA-A7 Microphones (PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 only) ............35 System Connections....................36 System Connection via a LAN – for PCS-XG80/XG80S/XG55/XG55S Systems ........37 System Connection via an ISDN – for PCS-XG80/XG80S/XG55/XG55S Systems ........38 System Connection via a SIP –...
  • Page 11 Communication Mode Status ................105 LAN Line Status....................105 Network Routing Check.................. 106 Restrictions on the Use of LAN2 (PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 only)....107 Restrictions on the Use of IPv6................108 Setting Up the Network Configurations..............109 LAN Connection via DHCP (LAN1/LAN2)........... 109...
  • Page 12 LAN Connection through a Router (LAN1/LAN2)........110 LAN Connection through a Gatekeeper (LAN1 Only)........111 LAN Connection through NAT (LAN1 Only)..........112 LAN Connection with H.460 Firewall Traversal (LAN1 Only)..... 113 LAN Connection Using PPPoE (LAN1/LAN2) ..........115 ISDN Connections ..................116 About the Network Routing Check ..............
  • Page 13 Connecting a Pen Tablet.................. 171 Using the Annotation Function while in Communication ......172 Using Multiple Microphones ................176 Using the PCSA-A7 Microphones (PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 only)....179 Using the Built-In Microphone of the HD Camera Unit (PCS-XA80/XA55 only)..................182 Using a Second Camera ..................183 Recording during a Communication ..............
  • Page 14 Chapter 6: Multipoint Connection Connection Examples of a Multipoint Connection..........198 Using the LAN Connection (Up to Six Points)..........198 Using the Cascade Connection via LAN (Up to 10 Points)......199 Using the ISDN Connection................200 Using Both LAN and ISDN ................201 Using the LAN Cascade and ISDN Connection ..........
  • Page 15 PCSA-CXG80 HD Camera Unit (Supplied with PCS-XG80/XG55)..... 254 PCSA-CXA55 HD Camera Unit (Supplied with PCS-XA80/XA55)..... 254 PCS-A1 Microphone (Two supplied with PCS-XG80 / one supplied with PCS-XG55) ..255 PCSA-A3 Microphone (Optional)..............255 PCSA-A7P4 Microphone (Optional) .............. 255 PCSA-B384S ISDN Unit (Optional)............... 256 PCSA-B768S ISDN Unit (Optional)...............
  • Page 16: Chapter 1: Installation And Preparation

    audio data, and encrypted data from a Chapter 1: computer. Chapter 6: Multipoint Connection Installation and This chapter shows you how to connect your system to multiple sites. Multipoint Preparation connection requires installation of the optional PCSA-MCG80 HD MCU software in your Visual Communication System.
  • Page 17: Features

    Note on camera units Features The PCS-XG80/XG55 uses the supplied PCSA-CXG80 HD Camera Unit. The PCS-XA80/XA55 uses the supplied The PCS-XG80/XG80S/XG55/XG55S/ PCSA-CXA55 HD Camera Unit. XA80/XA55 HD Visual Communication Either of the two camera units mentioned System is a communication system that...
  • Page 18 Communication System using the radio Note frequency of 2.4 GHz. The Remote Commander can be programmed for pairing When the PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 is with the System or the Camera Unit to connected to other models, the maximum prevent interference from other Systems and communication bit rate is 4 Mbps.
  • Page 19 one port without losing sound quality, using Communication System allows connection a cascade connection. among multiple points via a LAN or/and ISDN line. Note Note This function is not available on the PCS- XG55/XG55S/XA55. This software cannot be installed on the PCS- XG55/XG55S/XA55.
  • Page 20: System Components

    HD Visual Communication System package that includes only the main unit. • PCS-XA80/XA55 HD Visual Communication System package that includes the main unit and one PCSA-CXA55 HD Camera Unit. Components packaged in the PCS-XG80 Unit Description PCS-XG80S HD Visual Contains the video codec, audio codec, echo Communication System canceller, network interfaces and system controller.
  • Page 21 Unit Description PCSA-CXG80 Camera to shoot high-definition images. HD Camera Unit PCS-A1 Microphone Omni-directional microphone that picks up sound relatively from all directions, allowing participants to speak from any location. It is recommended to use in a quiet situation (two pieces supplied). Components packaged in the PCS-XG80S Unit Description...
  • Page 22 Components packaged in the PCS-XG55 Unit Description PCS-XG55S HD Visual Contains the video codec, audio codec, echo Communication System canceller, network interfaces and system controller. PCS-RF1 Used to control the HD Visual Communication Remote Commander System. Before using, pairing with the Communication System or HD Camera Unit is required.
  • Page 23 Unit Description PCS-RF1 Used to control the HD Visual Communication Remote Commander System. Before using, pairing with the Communication System or HD Camera Unit is required. VGP-AC19V45/VGP- Supplies power to the Communication System. AC19V15 AC adaptor Components packaged in the PCS-XA80 Unit Description PCS-XG80S HD Visual...
  • Page 24: Optional Equipment

    Components packaged in the PCS-XA55 Unit Description PCS-XG55S HD Visual Contains the video codec, audio codec, echo Communication System canceller, network interfaces and system controller. PCS-RF1 Used to control the HD Visual Communication Remote Commander System. Before using, pairing with the Communication System is required.
  • Page 25 Optional equipment especially designed for use with the Communication System The following optional devices are used to enhance your videoconference. Unit Description PCSA-B384S ISDN Unit Used to connect to an ISDN line. Up to three ISDN lines; 6B channels usable. PCSA-B768S ISDN Unit Used to connect to an ISDN line.
  • Page 26 Cable Use the following cable to connect a device in this system. Cable Part No. Number HDMI cable (3 m (9.8 ft)) 1-835-440-1x 1-838-020-1x HDMI cable System Components...
  • Page 27: Hd Camera Unit Features

    HD Camera Unit Features The two camera unit models that can be used with the HD Visual Communication System each include the following features. PCSA-CXG80 HD Camera Unit PCSA-CXA55 HD Camera Unit POWER/STANDBY • Pan/tilt camera angle adjustment can be •...
  • Page 28: System Configuration

    • Although two PCS-A1 Microphones are depicted in the system configurations, only one microphone is supplied with the PCS-XG55. Microphones are not supplied with the PCS-XG80S/XG55S/XA80/XA55. • The system configuration examples depict PCS-XG80/XG80S/XG55/ XG55S systems. System Configuration via a LAN This allows you to: •...
  • Page 29: System Configuration Via An Isdn

    System Configuration via an ISDN Connection to ISDN is required to use the PCSA-B384S or PCSA-B768S ISDN Unit especially designed for use with this system. This allows you to: • Have a point-to-point HD visual communication over ISDN. • Pick up sound in stereo by using two microphones connected to the system. •...
  • Page 30: System Configuration Via A Sip

    System Configuration via a SIP This allows you to: • Have an HD visual communication with an IP telephone, etc. using SIP. • Pick up sound in stereo by using two microphones connected to the system. System configuration 1 PCS-XG80S/XG55S HD Visual Communication System 2 PCSA-CXG80 HD Camera Unit 3 PCS-RF1 Remote Commander...
  • Page 31: System Configuration Using Two Lan Connections

    SIP server connection, gatekeeper connection, Telnet access, and Web access, are not available. If your system is connected to one LAN, use the 1 connector. For details, see “Restrictions on the Use of LAN2 (PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 only)” on page 107. System configuration POWER/STANDBY...
  • Page 32: System Configuration Via A Lan For Multipoint

    System Configuration via a LAN for Multipoint (PCS-XG80/XG80S/ XA80 only) You need to install the PCSA-MCG80 HD MCU software. Note This software cannot be installed on the PCS-XG55S/XA55. This allows you to: Have a multipoint HD visual communication among up to 10 sites over LAN.
  • Page 33: System Configuration Via An Isdn For Multipoint

    System Configuration via an ISDN for Multipoint (PCS-XG80/ XG80S/XA80 only) You need to connect the optional PCSA-B384S or PCSA-B768S ISDN Unit especially designed for use with this system and to install the optional PCSA- MCG80 HD MCU software. Note This software cannot be installed on the PCS-XG55S/XA55.
  • Page 34: System Configuration Via A Lan And Isdn For Multipoint

    System Configuration via a LAN and ISDN for Multipoint (PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 only) Installing the PCSA-MCG80 HD MCU software in two HD Visual Communication Systems enables you to connect to multiple sites up to 10 via mixed LAN and ISDN lines. Note This software cannot be installed on the PCS-XG55S/XA55.
  • Page 35: System Configuration Using The Pcsa-a7 Microphones

    • When using speakers, do not place them in front of the microphones. • The PCSA-A7 microphone is monaural and cannot pick up sound in stereo. For information about PCSA-A7 microphones, see “Using the PCSA-A7 Microphones (PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 only)” on page 179. System Configuration...
  • Page 36: 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, interface cable, or pen tablet with the power on. Doing so may damage the Camera Unit, Communication System or ISDN Unit. •...
  • Page 37: System Connection Via A Lan - For Pcs-xg80/xg80s/xg55/ Xg55s Systems

    2 (LAN2) connector, some of the functions of your system may be restricted. For details, see “Restrictions on the Use of LAN2 (PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 only)” on page 107. • The REC OUT jack is used to make an audio recording of a communication. This is not used during regular communication.
  • Page 38: System Connection Via An Isdn - For Pcs-xg80/xg80s/xg55/ Xg55s Systems

    System Connection via an ISDN – for PCS-XG80/XG80S/XG55/ XG55S Systems PCSA-CXG80 HD Camera Unit PCS-A1 Microphone ISDN Unit Interface cable to TERMINAL (supplied with ISDN VISCA OUT TERMINAL PCSA-B384S ISDN Unit Unit) to TERMINAL Camera cable (supplied with to ISDN 1-3...
  • Page 39: System Connection Via A Sip - For Pcs-xg80/xg80s/xg55/xg55s Systems

    2 (LAN2) connector, some of the functions of your system may be restricted. For details, see “Restrictions on the Use of LAN2 (PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 only)” on page 107. • The REC OUT jack is used to make an audio recording of a communication. This is not used during regular communication.
  • Page 40: System Connection Via A Lan - For Pcs-xa80/xa55 Systems

    2 (LAN2) connector, some of the functions of your system may be restricted. For details, see “Restrictions on the Use of LAN2 (PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 only)” on page 107. • The REC OUT jack is used to make an audio recording of a communication. This is not used during regular communication.
  • Page 41: Attaching The Pcsa-cxg80 Hd Camera Unit To A Tripod

    Attaching the PCSA-CXG80 HD Camera Unit to a Tripod To attach the Camera Unit to a tripod Attach a tripod to the screw hole used for attaching a tripod on the bottom of the Camera Unit. The tripod must be set up on a flat surface and tightened firmly by hand. Use a tripod with screws of the following specifications.
  • Page 42: Preparing The System

    Preparing the System Inserting Batteries into the Remote Commander Most of the operations with the HD Visual 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.
  • Page 43: Programming The Remote Commander To Operate The Camera Unit

    • If battery leakage occurs, clean the battery compartment and replace all the batteries with new ones. Programming the Remote Commander to Operate the Camera Unit The supplied Remote Commander controls the HD Visual Communication System using the radio frequency of 2.4 GHz. The Remote Commander and the Communication System are paired to prevent interference from other Remote Commanders and Systems.
  • Page 44 Setup General Device Setup General1 Terminal Name Standby Mode Standby Time 15minutes Last Number Registration Control by Far End English Language Dark System LED Brightness Dark Camera LED Brightness Camera RF Remote Control Reception Save Cancel For details, see “RF Remote Control Reception” on the Device Setup page of the General setup menu on page 92.
  • Page 45 To pair the Communication System with the Remote Commander again Follow the procedure below to release the paring with the Camera Unit, and to perform pairing with the System again. Turn on the Communication System. Set “RF Remote Control Reception” to “System” on the Device Setup page of the General setup menu (page 92).
  • Page 46: Turning The System On/off

    Turning the System On/Off This section describes how to turn on or off the Communication System. Opening the Lens Cover (when using the PCSA-CXA55 HD Camera Unit) The PCSA-CXA55 is equipped with a lens cover to hide the camera lens. Before starting a videoconference, open the lens cover by sliding the lens cover lever on the top of the camera unit to the right.
  • Page 47 Home menu IP:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX Ready 5/11/2008 13:00 Home Camera Connect Notes • When using the PCSA-CXA55 HD Camera Unit and the lens cover is closed, the Home menu appears as follows. IP:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX Ready to connect. Ready 5/11/2008 13:00 Home Closed Camera Connect If a conference is conducted with the lens cover closed, only a black screen will be visible to the remote party.
  • Page 48: Standby Mode Function

    If connection of the Camera Unit, ISDN Unit, etc. to the Communication System is not re-established even after the system power is recovered, consult a Sony dealer. • You can check the versions of the Communication System, optional dedicated equipment connected and the application software installed using the Machine Status menu.
  • Page 49: Setting The Hd Visual Communication System To Standby Mode

    Setting the HD Visual Communication System to Standby Mode Display the Home menu on the monitor screen, then press the button on the Remote Commander. The message “Power off?” appears on the monitor screen. Press the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select OK, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 50: Adjusting The Volume On The Tv Monitor

    • Be sure to unplug the power cord after the power of the system is turned off completely. • If the system is unplugged for about 10 days or longer, the clock setting of the system may be reset. In this case, re-set the date and time in the Clock Set page of the General setup menu.
  • Page 51: Setting Up The System Immediately After The Installation - Initial Setup Wizard

    Setting Up the System Immediately after the Installation – Initial Setup Wizard When you turn on the Communication System 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 52 Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select the language to be used for the on-screen menus and messages. Select from among English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Russian, Arabic, Thai, Turkish, Norwegian, Welsh, Czech and Hungarian.
  • Page 53 Select the line interface to be used. Wizard Select Line I/F Which is your Line I/F? (Multiple selection available) Select Line I/F I SD N S I P Which is your primary Line I/F? ISD N S I P Save Cancel Which is your Line I/F?: Select from among IP, ISDN and SIP.
  • Page 54: Using The Menus

    Using the Menus The HD Visual Communication System uses the on-screen menus to make various adjustments and settings. This section explains how to adjust or set the items in the menus and gives a brief introduction to the menus. Identifying the Home Menu The Home menu is displayed on the monitor screen when the system is turned on and has not been connected to a remote party.
  • Page 55 Home menu (with all items shown) 5 6 7 IP:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX IPv6:XXXX:XXXX:XXXX:XXXX 5/11/2008 13:00 Ready Home NEAR Camera Tools Room 101 Room 201 Office A Office E History Phone Book Detailed Dial Dial qj qk 1 IPELA logo B Background screen Image shot by the camera is displayed.
  • Page 56 H Camera button The Camera menu opens when you select the button and press the ENTER button on the Remote Commander. The Camera menu is used to adjust the camera angle or brightness, or to preset the camera adjustments and to move the camera to the preset position.
  • Page 57: Phone Book

    The menu is used to check the incoming call and outgoing call histories or to call a remote party from the history list. History menu IP:192.168.0.11 5/11/2008 13:00 History Dial Dial History1 Home 111.111.111.112 2008/05/01 00:00 (12:34:56) Answer Dial History2 555-555-555 2008/05/26 00:00 (03:25:45) Missed Call...
  • Page 58: Connect Menu

    Connect menu IP:192.168.0.11 5/11/2008 13:00 Previous Enter Number/Address Select from Phone Book Connect Select from History For details, see “Calling a Remote Party by Using the Connect Menu” on page 119. M Detailed Dial button The Detailed Dial menu opens when you select the Detailed Dial button and press the ENTER button on the Remote Commander.
  • Page 59 Q Dial button To call a remote party whose number or address has been entered in the number input box, select this button, then press the ENTER button on the Remote Commander. R One-touch dial buttons The submenu is displayed when you select a thumbnail for a remote party you want to call and press the ENTER button on the Remote Commander.
  • Page 60 7 Volume The volume-level bar is temporarily shown when you adjust the volume of the Communication System. 8 Warning messages If system malfunction occurs, a warning, instruction, etc. are displayed. Using the Menus...
  • Page 61: Operation Using The Menu

    Operation Using the Menu The basic operation through the menu is explained taking manual brightness adjustment in the Camera menu as an example. Buttons used for menu operations PRESENTATION LAYOUT VIDEO INPUT CAMERA V/v/B/b buttons VOLUME ZOOM ENTER ENTER button RETURN TOOLS RETURN button...
  • Page 62 Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select “Camera”, then press the ENTER button. The Camera menu appears. 5/11/2008 13:00 Previous Adjustments Brightness Camera Preset Details Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select “Brightness”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 63 Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select the brightness adjustment bar, then press the ENTER button. 5/11/2008 13:00 Adjustments > Brightness Manual Adjustment Previous Use the V, v, B or b button to adjust the brightness of the image, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 64: Entering Characters Using The Remote Commander

    Entering Characters Using the Remote Commander This section explains how to enter the letters, numbers or symbols in the text box in the menu using the Remote Commander. PRESENTATION F1 button F2 button LAYOUT VIDEO INPUT CAMERA F3 button VOLUME ZOOM b button ENTER...
  • Page 65: Entering Characters Using The On-screen Keyboard

    Note When “Internet Protocol” is set to “IPv6” or “IPv4/IPv6” in the Administrator setup menu, you can enter colons (:). When “IPv4/IPv6” is specified, only colons can be entered with the b button. When “IPv4/ IPv6” is specified and you are calling using IPv4, press the DOT button twice to enter a dot. To delete a character Press the BACK SPACE button.
  • Page 66 Back Space Previous Alpha PQRS WXYZ Symbol a b c Space Cancel Repeat step 2 to enter all the letters or numbers. After the input is complete, select “End”, then press the ENTER button on the Remote Commander. To enter a symbol Select “Symbol”...
  • Page 67: 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 connecting, set up the local system using the Setup menus. This section describes how to display the Setup menus and gives a introduction to the menus.
  • Page 68 Use the V, v, B or b button to select “Setup”, then press the ENTER button on the Remote Commander. The Setup menu appears on the monitor screen. Menus available from a setup menu The Setup menus are grouped into the following depending on the setting items.
  • Page 69 Note The Multipoint setup menu is displayed only when the PCSA-MCG80 HD MCU software is installed in the Communication System. Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select the menu button you want to set, then press the ENTER or b button. The selected setup menu appears.
  • Page 70 To cancel the setup Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select “Cancel”, then press the ENTER button. Or press the RETURN button on the Remote Commander. To return to the left column Press the B button or RETURN button on the Remote Commander. Registering Local Information...
  • Page 71: Line Interface Setup Menu

    Prefix-B: Select when you use the prefix set restricted. in “Prefix-B”. For details, see “Restrictions on the Use of Prefix-C: Select when you use the prefix set LAN2 (PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 only)” on in “Prefix-C”. page 107. Prefix-A When “Prefix” is set to “Prefix-A”, the line...
  • Page 72: Answer Setup Menu

    When the local system is used as the main connected. terminal and connected with remote terminals Off: Allows you to answer calls manually. other than the PCS-XG80/XG80S/XG55/ When a call comes in, the phone rings. If XG55S/XA80/XA55/XL55, the maximum you select “OK” in the “Answer?”...
  • Page 73: Communication Setup Menu

    When there is only one terminal connected, the display switches to full screen regardless of the Communication IP: Mode selection of the setting. Total Bandwidth (PCS-XG80/XG80S/ XA80 only) Communication Setup Menu Allows you to select the total bandwidth to be used with this system.
  • Page 74 On: Enables the control of each other’s Note cameras. Normally, set to “On”. In multipoint connection, the actual Off: Disables the control of each other’s Communication Bit Rate for each point is cameras. automatically adjusted so as not to exceed “Total Bandwidth”.
  • Page 75 “G.711”. Individual Settings for Point-to-Point/ Far End Camera Control Multipoint (PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 Allows you to select whether to enable the only) control of each other’s cameras from each other’s site.
  • Page 76 presentation data shares bandwidth with Communication SIP: Mode camera images that are also being sent. This setting allows you to select how much of the Communication Bit Rate total bandwidth to use for H.239 Allows you to select the communication bit presentation data transmissions.
  • Page 77: Audio Setup Menu

    (not supplied) connected to the MIC signal is input. (A1/A3) jacks on the Communication For the PCS-XG80/XG80S System. AUDIO: Select to input the audio of The options that can be selected vary with external equipment connected to the the Audio Input setting.
  • Page 78 When you select “MIC” from “Audio MIC (A1/A3): Select use of the PCS-A1 Input”, you can select one of the following microphone (supplied with the PCS- five options. When you select “AUX”, you XG80/XG55) or PCSA-A3 microphone can select “AUDIO 1” or “AUDIO 2”. (not supplied) connected to the MIC When you select “MIC+AUX”, you can (A1/A3) jacks on the Communication...
  • Page 79 Reversed MIC Inputs Notes Allows you to select whether to transmit the • When “Recording Mute” is set to “On”, only audio input from the microphone with right signals from external equipment are affected. and left reversed. If you select “On”, you can Signals from the microphones or remote sites match the right and left of the camera image are not affected.
  • Page 80: Video Setup Menu

    REC OUT Mode Video Setup Menu Stereo: The mixed sounds of the remote and local sites are output from the REC OUT The Video setup menu is used to set up video R and L jacks in stereo. input/output. Monaural 2ch: The sounds of the remote and local sites are output from the REC OUT R and L jacks separately.
  • Page 81 Monitor Output Blanking Period Allows you to select the video signal output Allows you to select the blackout period that from the Communication System. occurs temporarily when the input picture is HDMI: Outputs the video signal to the switched when the monitor is connected to external equipment connected to the the HDMI OUT connector.
  • Page 82 Allows you to select whether to link an when “Link to Audio Input” is set to “On”. audio input to the selected video input. For the PCS-XG80/XG80S Link to Audio Input The options that can be selected vary with Allows you to switch the audio input in the Audio Input setting.
  • Page 83: Lan Setup Menu

    For the PCS-XG55/XG55S AUDIO 1: Select to input the audio of external equipment connected to the The options that can be selected vary with AUDIO 1 IN jacks on the the Audio Input setting. Communication System. When you select “MIC” from “Audio AUDIO 2: Select to input the audio of Input”, you can select one of the following external equipment connected to the...
  • Page 84 100Mbps Half Duplex: Connects via The LAN page number after the LAN2 page also varies according to the number of setting 100BASE-TX in half duplex mode. items. 10Mbps Full Duplex: Connects via 10BASE-T in full duplex mode. • The menu displays and references to “LAN1”...
  • Page 85 100Mbps Full Duplex: Connects via On: Uses a fixed IP address for a PPPoE 100BASE-TX in full duplex mode. connection. 100Mbps Half Duplex: Connects via Fixed IP Address for PPPoE 100BASE-TX in half duplex mode. Enter an IP address when “Fixed IP for 10Mbps Full Duplex: Connects via PPPoE”...
  • Page 86 Gatekeeper Mode Gatekeeper Address Allows you to select whether to use the Enter the address of the gatekeeper used gatekeeper to control access to a LAN. when “Gatekeeper Mode” is set to “On”. Using the gatekeeper allows you to dial User Alias using the user name or user number as well Enter the user name (H.323 alias) registered...
  • Page 87: Qos Setup Menu

    Audio Duplex Transmission For details on the port numbers used on the Allows you to select whether to system, see “List of Port Numbers Used on automatically transmit audio in double when the PCS-XG80/XG80S/XG55/XG55S/XA80/ XA55” on page 262. Registering Local Information...
  • Page 88: Tos Setup Menu

    audio communication is interrupted depending on a network status. Allows you to select how to define the TOS On: Enables the Audio Duplex (Type of Service) field of the data selected in Transmission feature. “TOS Data Type”. Off: Disables the Audio Duplex Off: Does not define the TOS field.
  • Page 89: Sip Setup Menu

    SIP Setup Menu ISDN1 Basic Setup The SIP setup menu is used to connect with Country/Region an IP phone, etc. using the SIP (Session Allows you to select the country or region Initiation Protocol). where you are using the Communication System.
  • Page 90: Spid Settings For Customers In The Usa And Canada

    NTI DMS-100 (Custom ISDN): Enter ISDN4 Sub Address “1*11”. The A1 to C2 (or A1 to F2) fields appear. Open the Telephone Number page to Sub Address enter the LDN (Local Directory Number) in the Local Number text Enter sub-addresses when registering them. Sub-addresses can only be composed of boxes.
  • Page 91: Annotation Setup Menu

    Enter the different SPID numbers in Camera Setup Menu the A1 and A2 text boxes. For the AT&T 5ESS (Point-to-Point Camera Camera Custom ISDN) switch type You do not need to set up the SPID, Fade In then no entry in the A1 and A2 (B1 Allows you to select whether to use the fade- and B2, C1 and C2, depending on the in function when the camera moves to the...
  • Page 92 Secondary NTP Server Norwegian, Turkish, Welsh, Czech and Enter the address of the secondary NTP Hungarian. server from which the clock information is System LED Brightness (PCS-XG80/ obtained. XG80S/XA80 only) Time Zone Allows you to select the LED brightness Allows you to select the country or region level of the Communication System.
  • Page 93 Clock Display Pattern Communication Mode Display Allows you to select the display pattern of On: Displays the communication mode the clock. when the system is connected to the You can select from among “Year/Month/ remote site. Day”, “Month/Day/Year”, “Day/Month/ Off: Does not display the communication Year”, “Year-Month-Day”...
  • Page 94: Home Menu Setup Menu

    Local Terminal Name Note On: Displays the local terminal name in the Even if “F1” is set to any option other than Home menu. “Far/Near”, “F1” is fixed to “Far/Near” Off: Does not display the local terminal while the Video Input or Layout menu is name.
  • Page 95: Administrator Setup Menu

    Off: Does not display the buttons for Off: Does not display the current audio input connection. level. Phone Book Button Volume On: Displays “Phone Book”. On: Displays the volume meter for a certain Off: Does not display “Phone Book”. duration when the volume is adjusted. Off: Does not display the volume meter.
  • Page 96 • Make sure to write down the Administrator Allows you to select whether to require Password. If you should forget the “Save Settings Password” when saving each Administrator Password, consult your Sony setting. dealer. In this case, the memory of the Line Interface...
  • Page 97 Multipoint (PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 only) Enabled: Requires “Save Settings Enabled: Requires “Save Settings Password” when saving the QoS setup Password” when saving the Multipoint settings. settings. Disabled: Does not require the password Disabled: Does not require the password when saving the QoS setup settings.
  • Page 98 Annotation 64Kbps: Streams and records video at 64 Kbps. Enabled: Requires “Save Settings 128Kbps: Streams and records video at Password” when saving the Annotation 128 Kbps. setup settings. 384Kbps: Streams and records video at Disabled: Does not require the password 384 Kbps.
  • Page 99 • The PCS-XA80/XA55 does not support the Enter a number from 0 to 255 as the HOP use of a second camera. Display Terminal Name. 1080 Mode (PCS-XG80/XG80S only) Administrator7 Other Allows you to select whether to transmit or receive the picture in 1080i/p video format.
  • Page 100 already stored on the “Memory Stick” is Notes overwritten. • The 1080 Mode is not available for S video Load Phone Book or RGB input signal. • When “1080 Mode” is set to “On”, Allows you to load the data in the Phone presentation and PinP, PandP and Side by Book from a “Memory Stick.”...
  • Page 101: Encryption Setup Menu

    On: Enables use of the server managing the Encryption Setup Menu Shared Phone Book. Off: Disables use of the server managing the The Encryption setup menu is used to Shared Phone Book. connect to a remote party using the encryption function. SPB Server Address The encryption function allows you to hold Enter the IP address for the server managing...
  • Page 102: Displaying The Machine Status

    Displaying the Machine Status The Machine Status menu allows display of the versions, communication mode, line connection quality, etc. of the Communication System and the connected equipment. Displaying the Machine Status Menu Press the TOOLS button on the Remote Commander or use the V, v, B or b button to select “Tools”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 103 Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select the information to be displayed, then press the ENTER button. The selected display appears. Displaying the Machine Status...
  • Page 104: Machine Information

    MAC Address (LAN2) (PCS-XG80/ Machine Information XG80S/XA80 only) Displays the MAC address for LAN2. The Machine Information menu shows the Serial Number versions of the HD Visual Communication System and the connected equipment for Displays the serial number. exclusive use, installed software versions, etc.
  • Page 105: Communication Mode Status

    Second Camera Note Displays the name of the second camera. The audio encoding and video encoding formats used for communication with a remote party may differ from the settings in this menu, Note depending on the status of the system on the The PCS-XA80/XA55 does not support the remote site.
  • Page 106: Network Routing Check

    Number of recovered packets traceroute Displays by category (audio, video and Displays the results of check for HOP H.239 (presentation)) the number of lost (number of routers passed through to reach packets that were recovered with the the remote site) and total RTT. system’s QoS function.
  • Page 107: Restrictions On The Use Of Lan2 (pcs-xg80/xg80s/xa80 Only)

    • Web Access, Telnet Access, SSH Access Item that can be set with either LAN1 or LAN2 • PPPoE Items to be set with LAN1 or LAN2 individually • DHCP Mode • IP Address Restrictions on the Use of LAN2 (PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 only)
  • Page 108: Restrictions On The Use Of Ipv6

    Restrictions on the Use of IPv6 The functions of the system are restricted as follows when using the IPv6 Internet Protocol or both the IPv4 and IPv6 Internet Protocols. Unusable functions with IPv6 • SNMP Mode* • NTP • Shared Phone Book* •...
  • Page 109: Setting Up The Network Configurations

    Setting Up the Network Configurations This section describes how to set up the network configurations for use with various networks. For details on the LAN setup menu, see “LAN Setup Menu” (page 83). For details on configurations, consult with the system administrator. LAN Connection via DHCP (LAN1/LAN2) Configuration example LAN (A)
  • Page 110: Lan Connection Through A Router (lan1/lan2)

    Enter a name in “Host Name” under the Basic Setup page in the LAN setup menu, and enter the appropriate values for “IP Address”, “Network Mask”, and “Gateway Address”. Setup Basic Setup Sony LAN1 Host Name DHCP Mode IP Address 192.100.
  • Page 111: Lan Connection Through A Gatekeeper (lan1 Only)

    Enter a name in “Host Name” under the Basic Setup page in the LAN setup menu, and enter the appropriate values for “IP Address”, “Network Mask”, and “Gateway Address”. Setup Basic Setup Sony LAN1 Host Name DHCP Mode IP Address 192.100.
  • Page 112: Lan Connection Through Nat (lan1 Only)

    Enter a name in “Host Name” under the Basic Setup page in the LAN setup menu, and enter the appropriate values for “IP Address”, “Network Mask”, and “Gateway Address”. Setup Basic Setup Sony LAN1 Host Name DHCP Mode IP Address 192.100.
  • Page 113: Lan Connection With H.460 Firewall Traversal (lan1 Only)

    IP:192.168.0.11 5/11/2008 13:00 Setup NAT Setup LAN3 NAT Mode WAN IP Address 210. 10. 10. 1 Save Cancel The setting has been configured properly if the correct WAN IP address appears in the Home menu. To display the NAT address in the Home menu, you must set “Number Display”...
  • Page 114 Enter a name in “Host Name” under the Basic Setup page in the LAN setup menu, and enter the appropriate values for “IP Address”, “Network Mask”, and “Gateway Address”. Setup Basic Setup Sony LAN1 Host Name DHCP Mode 192.100. 10. 10...
  • Page 115: Lan Connection Using Pppoe (lan1/lan2)

    • The “LAN1” setting is called the “On” setting on the PCS-XG55/XG55S/XA55. • The “LAN2” setting is not available on the PCS-XG55/XG55S/XA55. Setup PPPoE LAN1 LAN2 PPPoE User Alias Sony@aaa.ne.jp Password abcdefg Fixed IP for PPPoE Fixed IP Address for PPPoE 210. 10. 10. 10 Obtain automatically Primary DNS...
  • Page 116: Isdn Connections

    To connect to a remote party Select “IP” under “Line I/F”, enter the remote party’s IP address, and dial. ISDN Connections Enter the appropriate numbers for “Area Code” and “Local Number” in the Telephone Number page of the ISDN setup menu. Note Do not enter the first 0 of the area code.
  • Page 117: About The Network Routing Check

    Before connecting a remote system, you can check the network routing to assure smooth connection with the system. For the network routing check, knowledge of network is required. Consult your network administrator or Sony dealer. If you have any questions about the checked result, consult your network administrator or Sony dealer.
  • Page 118: Chapter 3: Basic Connection

    Chapter 3: Basic Connection This chapter describes how to connect to a remote party after the administrator has completed various registrations and settings for the system. The chapter explains a point-to-point communication via a LAN connection, ISDN connection using the optional PCSA-B384S or PCSA-B768S ISDN Unit or SIP.
  • Page 119: Calling A Remote Party By Using The Connect Menu

    POWER/STANDBY (power) switch (power) indicator The indicator on the System starts flashing, then lights in green when the power is on. The Home menu appears on the monitor screen and the picture shot by the local camera also appears. Notes •...
  • Page 120: Calling A Remote Party By Entering Their Address Or Number Directly

    IP:192.168.0.11 5/11/2008 13:00 Previous Enter Number/Address Select from Phone Book Connect Select from History Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select how to call a remote party, then press the ENTER button. The menu screen will change according to the item you select. Enter Number/Address: The Detailed Dial menu appears on the screen.
  • Page 121 Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select “Line I/ in the Home menu, then press the ENTER button. F” Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select the line interface to be used, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 122: Calling A Remote Party Using The One-touch Dial Buttons

    To cancel dialing before connecting with the remote party While “Dialing” is displayed on the monitor screen, press the DISCONNECT ) button or the ENTER button on the Remote Commander. Calling a Remote Party Using the One-Touch Dial Buttons When “One-Touch Dial” is set to “On” in the Home Menu setup menu, the one-touch dial buttons are displayed in the Home menu, allowing you to use the one-touch dial function.
  • Page 123: Calling A Remote Party By Selecting Them In The History List

    Calling a Remote Party by Selecting Them in the History List Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select “History” in the Home menu, then press the ENTER button. Or select “Connect” in the Home menu with the V, v, B or b button and the ENTER button to display the Connect menu, then select “Select from History”.
  • Page 124: Calling A Remote Party Registered In The Phone Book

    Connected.” appears on the screen and the picture on the remote site is displayed. Now you can start communication with the remote party. To cancel dialing before connecting with the remote party While “Dialing” is displayed on the monitor screen, press the DISCONNECT ) button or the ENTER button on the Remote Commander.
  • Page 125 Phone Book Default Group Home Room 101 ISDN 01-2345-6789 Cancel New Entry Connect Group Edit Edit Copy Delete History Detailed Dial The system begins dialing the selected party. “Dialing” appears on the monitor screen. When the system connects to the system on the remote site, the message “Session Connected.”...
  • Page 126: Calling A Remote Party Not Registered In The Phone Book

    Note If the auto dialing feature of the Private Phone Book is activated, the system begins dialing when the “Memory Stick” is inserted. Calling a Remote Party Not Registered in the Phone Book Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select “Detailed Dial”...
  • Page 127 Enter the host name and domain name (ex. host.domain) when using the DNS server, or enter the party’s user name and user number registered in the LAN setup menu on the remote party’s system when using the gatekeeper, then press the ENTER button. Notes •...
  • Page 128 Note To connect to the remote party by entering all the telephone numbers for the ISDN lines used If the 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 129: Receiving A Call From A Remote Party

    Receiving a Call from a Remote Party Operations for answering a call differ depending on the setting of the answer mode. Note The unit is set to manual answer mode under factory default settings. Answering Calls (Manual/Auto Answer Mode) Manual answer mode When there is an incoming call, the Communication System rings.
  • Page 130 When you do not want to answer the call Press V, v, B or b to select “Cancel”, then press the ENTER button. Ringing stops, and the connection is canceled. To answer a call in auto answer mode When you receive a call, the Communication System rings and the message “Answering...”...
  • Page 131: Ending The Connection

    Ending the Connection Press the DISCONNECT ( ) button on the Remote Commander. The message “Disconnect?” appears on the monitor screen. Press the DISCONNECT ( ) button on the Remote Commander again, or press the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select “OK”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 132: 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 1000 remote parties can be registered in the Phone Book. You can also store a still image such as a participant’s portrait in the index list.
  • Page 133 Phone Book Index Group Select None Specified One-Touch Dial None Specified Dial to: Specified Line I/F Communication 1024Kbps Bit Rate 2B (128K) Number of Lines More Options Save Cancel Set the items in the List Edit menu. Use the V, v, B or b button and the ENTER button on the Remote Commander to select the setup item.
  • Page 134 Icon/Image Select the icon or a still image stored on a “Memory Stick” to be displayed on the Phone Book. Note You cannot select a still image unless a “Memory Stick” in which still images are stored is inserted. One-Touch Dial Specified Select whether to display the one-touch dial buttons in the Home menu.
  • Page 135: Editing The Contents Of The Phone Book

    numbers used to connect to the remote party. To connect to the remote party by entering all the ISDN line numbers used, you can set the connection without using the bonding function of this system. When you set “More Options Enable” to “On” in the Dial setup menu (page 71), the A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 text boxes appear in the List Edit menu.
  • Page 136: Copying A Registered Party In The Phone Book

    Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select “Save”, then press the ENTER button. The modification is completed. Copying a Registered Party in the Phone Book Open the Phone Book. Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select the remote party to be copied, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 137 The Phone Book > Group Edit menu appears. Phone Book > Group Edit New Entry Previous Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select “New Entry”, then press the ENTER button. The group name input menu appears. Phone Book >...
  • Page 138: Creating A Private Phone Book

    To modify the group name Open the Phone Book > Group Edit menu, select the group button you want to modify using the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander, and press the ENTER button. The submenu appears. Phone Book >...
  • Page 139 To register a new remote party in a Private Phone Book Insert a “Memory Stick” in which you want to register a remote party into the Memory Stick slot on the Communication System. Insert the “Memory Stick” in the direction of the arrow with the mark facing upward.
  • Page 140: Using The Shared Phone Book

    The setting is registered and “AUTO” appears in the Private Phone Book. Using the Shared Phone Book Using the Shared Phone Book function enables multiple Sony Visual Communication Systems to access to a Phone Book located on a server. For detailed configuration, consult your network administrator.
  • Page 141 System configuration example In this system configuration, sharing of a Phone Book using H.350 is enabled. LAN ALERT 1 LAN ALERT 2 OPEN H.350/LDAP LAN ALERT 1 LAN ALERT 2 OPEN LAN ALERT 1 LAN ALERT 2 OPEN Directory server Shared Phone LAN ALERT 1 LAN ALERT 2...
  • Page 142 To display the Shared Phone Book Select “Shared Phone Book” in the Phone Book, and press the ENTER button. The display switches to the Shared Phone Book. Phone Book Default Group Home Room 101 Room 102 ISDN 01-2345-6789 IP 255.255.255.255 New Entry Group Edit Phone Book...
  • Page 143: Adjusting The Sound

    Adjusting the Sound Adjusting the Volume of the Received Sound 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 144: Turning Off The Sound On Answering - Mic On Answer 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 145 Connection example for using an external echo canceller VISCA OUT TERMINAL CAMERA S VIDEO IN RGB IN RGB OUT HDMI OUT ISDN UNIT AUX CONTROL EC-MIC(A7) MIC(A1/A3) 1(R) 2(L) DC 19.5V (PLUG IN POWER) AUDIO 1 IN AUDIO OUT REC OUT 1-EXT-2 to AUDIO OUT to AUDIO 1 IN*...
  • Page 146: 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 147: Adjusting The Brightness

    Adjustments > Camera Angle Local Camera : First Camera Pan/tilt indicator Zoom indicator Adjust the camera angle so that the desired angle of view is obtained with the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander. The selected camera pans and tilts, then the adjusted picture will be displayed in the small window or in full screen.
  • Page 148 To adjust the brightness manually Press the CAMERA button on the Remote Commander, or press the V, v, B or b button to select “Camera” in the Home menu and press the ENTER button. The Camera menu appears. 5/11/2008 13:00 Camera Previous Adjustments...
  • Page 149: Using The Preset Function

    5/11/2008 13:00 Adjustments > Brightness Manual Adjustment Previous Brightness adjustment bar Use the V, v, B or b button button on the Remote Commander to adjust the brightness of the screen. Pressing the b button increases the brightness, and pressing the B button decreases it.
  • Page 150 During communication pressing the F1 button on the Remote Commander switches between the camera on the local site and that on the remote site. When two cameras are connected, pressing the F2 button on the Remote Commander switches between the first and second cameras. The selected camera is shown at the top of the Camera menu.
  • Page 151 After the adjustment is finished, press the RETURN button or the ENTER button on the Remote Commander. The Preset Save menu is restored. When you want to register a thumbnail, use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select “Thumbnails”...
  • Page 152: Adjusting The Camera In The Detailed Setup Menu

    “Delete”: Deletes the selected preset position. Adjusting the Camera in the Detailed Setup Menu When you select “Details” in the Camera menu, the more detailed setup menu opens. You can adjust various items for camera adjustment. Digital Zoom Backlight White Balance Auto Focus Auto...
  • Page 153 Adjust the focus using the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander. To focus on a distant subject, press the b button. To focus on a near subject, press the B button. To use the BrightFace function The BrightFace function is provided if the scene is shot by the PCSA-CXG80 HD Camera Unit.
  • Page 154: Selecting The Input Picture And Sound

    Selecting the Input Picture and Sound You can switch the picture displayed on the monitor screen, and switch between the input picture and audio. Switching the Displayed Picture between the Local and Remote Pictures When the displayed picture on the monitor can be switched during communication, pressing the LAYOUT button on the Remote Commander displays the indication “F1: Switches the monitored picture between the remote and local sites.”...
  • Page 155: On The Remote Commander

    To store the selected input in the memory of the system, use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select “Save”, then press the ENTER button. The Video Input menu disappears. The stored video input is not deleted even after the system is turned off, and is selected when the power is turned on again.
  • Page 156: Switching The Picture From The Remote System

    Switching the Picture from the Remote System You can switch the picture output from the remote system during communication. Press the VIDEO INPUT button, then F1 button on the Remote Commander. The Video Input > Far menu appears. Video Input > Far CAMERA S VIDEO YPbPr...
  • Page 157: Switching The Picture Displayed On The Monitor Screen

    Switching the Picture Displayed on the Monitor Screen You can display the pictures on the local and remote sites on the monitor screen at the same time. This enables you to check how your own party is monitored on the remote site. Press the LAYOUT button on the Remote Commander.
  • Page 158 Switches the monitored picture between the remote and local sites.” at the bottom of the monitor. Each press of the F1 button on the Remote Commander swaps the location of both pictures. To switch the display to the remote picture while receiving RGB pictures When receiving an RGB computer picture from a remote party, pressing the LAYOUT button on the Remote Commander displays the indication “F2: Restores the previous monitor screen.”...
  • Page 159: Capturing The Screen

    Capturing the Screen You can capture the image displayed on the screen by using “Screen Capture” in the Tools menu and display the captured image on the Phone Book. The captured image is stored in the “Memory Stick”. To capture the local image Insert a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 160 Press the TOOLS button on the Remote Commander to display the Tools menu. Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select “Execute” for “Screen Capture”, then press the ENTER button. The remote picture is captured and is stored in the “Memory Stick”. Capturing the Screen...
  • Page 161: Chapter 4: Connection With Optional Equipment

    Connection with Optional Equipment This chapter describes the various connections using the optional equipment in addition to the components contained in the PCS-XG80/XG80S/XG55/ XG55S/XA80/XA55 HD Visual Communication System. To make a multipoint connection, see Chapter 6. Using a Tools Menu Pressing the TOOLS button on the Remote Commander opens the Tools menu on the monitor screen.
  • Page 162 “Off” hides the indicators. Reject Answer ( only) PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 Pressing the ENTER button and selecting “On” with the V, v, B or b button enables you to reject incoming calls from other terminals during communication. Selecting “Off” results in accepting the incoming calls.
  • Page 163 Note The “Reject Answer” function is only available when the PCSA-MCG80 HD MCU Software (not supplied) is installed. Screen Capture Pressing the ENTER button on the Remote Commander allows you to save the picture displayed on the screen in a “Memory Stick” as a still image. For details on screen capture, see “Capturing the Screen”...
  • Page 164: Using The Computer Picture For Presentation

    Using the Computer Picture for Presentation If you install the optional PCSA-DSG80 HD Data Solution software in your system, you can transmit an RGB picture input from a computer, etc. with the local picture simultaneously to a remote party. Note You can receive a computer picture transmitted from the remote party even if the PCSA- DSG80 HD Data Solution software is not installed.
  • Page 165: Connecting A Computer

    Connecting a Computer VISCA OUT TERMINAL CAMERA S VIDEO IN RGB IN RGB OUT HDMI OUT ISDN UNIT AUX CONTROL EC-MIC(A7) MIC(A1/A3) 1(R) 2(L) DC 19.5V (PLUG IN POWER) AUDIO 1 IN AUDIO OUT REC OUT 1-EXT-2 to RGB IN Connecting cable with the D-sub 15-pin connectors (not supplied)
  • Page 166 The RGB picture from the computer is transmitted to the remote party. While presentation is being executed, the message “Executing” appears on the screen. Tools Stop Presentation [Executing] Home Streaming [Suspended] Execute Recording [Suspended] Execute Annotation [Suspended] Execute Icon display Reject Answer Screen Capture Execute...
  • Page 167: Streaming A Communication

    Streaming a Communication By broadcasting a stream of a visual communication, people who cannot attend the communication can watch the proceedings over the Web using a computer. Before broadcasting a live stream, be sure to configure the live stream permission setting. For details on viewing a streamed communication, see Chapter 7.
  • Page 168 To stop a streaming broadcast Selecting “Stop” for “Streaming” in the Tools menu and pressing the ENTER button stop the streaming broadcast. Notes • Even if the Communication System is turned off while the streaming broadcast is being executed, the streaming broadcast continues. •...
  • Page 169: Recording A Visual Communication

    Recording a Visual Communication The video and audio of a visual communication can be saved in a “Memory Stick” in MPEG4 format. The saved data can then be viewed on a computer. For details on the recording settings, see “Recording” on the “Streaming/ Recording”...
  • Page 170 To stop recording Select “Stop” for “Recording” in the Tools menu, then press the ENTER button on the Remote Commander. The message “Stop recording?” appears. Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select “OK”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 171: Using The Annotation Function

    * Wacom and the Wacom logo are registered trademarks of Wacom Co., Ltd. Bamboo is a trademark. For details on the Bamboo small CTH-470/K0, consult with a Sony dealer. Note The communication using a pen tablet is only available for communication between the PCS-XG80/XG80S/XG55/XG55S/XA80/XA55/XL55/G60/G60D/G60DP Communication Systems.
  • Page 172: Using The Annotation Function While In Communication

    Using the Annotation Function while in Communication To start annotation Start communication. Press the TOOLS button on the Remote Commander to open the Tools menu. Press the b button on the Remote Commander and press the V, v, B or b button to select “Execute”...
  • Page 173 • “Transmitting Computer Picture” can be selected only when the computer picture is being transmitted from the local site. Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select “Annotation Mode” and press the ENTER button. Drawing: Allows you to write letters or graphics on the screen.
  • Page 174 Operations during drawing Operate using the function keys on the tablet and the buttons on the pen. Eraser Start Stop Drawing Rights Select Line Density Select Color Erase All To start drawing Press the topmost key on the tablet. To stop drawing Press the second key from the top on the tablet.
  • Page 175 If you want to obtain the drawing rights, press the second key from the bottom on the tablet. The indicator (Drawing executed by the local party) appears on the monitor screen, and you are allowed to write letters and graphics on the screen. To save the drawings written using annotation Insert a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 176: Using Multiple Microphones

    Using Multiple Microphones You can input the stereo sound from two PCS-A1 (two are supplied with the PCS-XG80 and one is supplied with the PCS-XG55) or PCSA-A3 (not supplied) microphones to the system. If you are using an echo canceling microphone, see “Using the PCSA-A7 Microphones (PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 only)”...
  • Page 177 • Install the speakers so that the participants do not come between it and the microphones. • Install microphones away from equipment that may cause noise. • Avoid covering the microphones, with paper for example, or carrying the microphones and moving them. If you do either, extreme noise and echo may be heard temporarily by the remote party.
  • Page 178 Microphone layout examples PCS-A1 microphones PCS-A1 PCS-XG80/XG80S/ XG55/XG55S PCSA-A3 microphones PCSA-A3 PCS-XG80/XG80S/XG55/ XG55S/XA80/XA55 Using Multiple Microphones...
  • Page 179: Using The Pcsa-a7 Microphones (pcs-xg80/xg80s/xa80 Only)

    AUX CONTROL EC-MIC(A7) MIC(A1/A3) 1(R) 2(L) DC 19.5V (PLUG IN POWER) AUDIO 1 IN AUDIO OUT REC OUT 1-EXT-2 to EC-MIC (A7) 1 to EC-MIC (A7) 2 PCSA-A7 microphones (PCSA-A7P4: 4-piece set, not supplied) Using the PCSA-A7 Microphones (PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 only)
  • Page 180 The 8-meter microphone cable counts as four microphones, and power is supplied to only the first four microphones. The same is true if the 8-meter microphone cable is used in the middle of the connections. Using the PCSA-A7 Microphones (PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 only)
  • Page 181 The 8-meter microphone cable is used in the middle of the connections, and counts as four microphones. Up to four microphones are powered by the AC adaptor, counting from the microphone connected to the AC adaptor. Microphones layout example PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 PCSA-A7 Using the PCSA-A7 Microphones (PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 only)
  • Page 182: Using The Built-in Microphone Of The Hd Camera Unit (pcs-xa80/xa55 Only)

    Using the Built-In Microphone of the HD Camera Unit (PCS-XA80/XA55 only) In a PCS-XA80/XA55 system, you can use the microphone that is built into the supplied PCSA-CXA55 HD Camera Unit. To use the built-in microphone of the PCSA-CXA55 Set “Audio Input” to “MIC”, and “Input Select (MIC)” to “MIC (Camera)” on the Basic Setup1 page of the Audio setup menu.
  • Page 183: Using A Second Camera

    Using a Second Camera You can connect the second camera through the PCSA-CXG80 Camera Unit. Connection example for a second camera First camera (PCSA-CXG80) Second camera VISCA cable (not supplied) to VISCA OUT to VISCA IN VISCA OUT TERMINAL to Video output (YPbPr) OPEN...
  • Page 184: Recording During A Communication

    Recording during a Communication You can record the voices of participants on both the remote and local sites during a communication if you connect an audio recorder to the REC OUT jack on the Communication System. This is convenient for taking minutes of the communication. To connect an audio recorder VISCA OUT TERMINAL...
  • Page 185: Sending Audio/video From The External Equipment To A Remote Party

    Sending Audio/Video from the External Equipment to a Remote Party The Communication System allows you to send the picture and sound output from the connected equipment such as a VCR to a remote party. To connect the video equipment for input The Communication System is equipped with two video inputs.
  • Page 186 Video Input > Near CAMERA S VIDEO YPbPr Save Cancel Use the V, v, B or b button on the Remote Commander to select the external equipment connected to each video input on the Communication System, then press the ENTER buttton. The picture from the selected equipment is displayed.
  • Page 187: Viewing The Picture From The System On A Monitor Or Projector

    Viewing the Picture from the System on a Monitor or Projector When the monitor or projector is connected to the Communication System, you can view the picture from the system. To connect a monitor or projector Monitor to HDMI IN VISCA OUT TERMINAL to HDMI OUT...
  • Page 188 Pictures displayed on the two monitors During communication, the following images are displayed on the two monitors. Picture displayed on the first monitor The local or remote picture shot by the camera (moving picture) is monitored on the first monitor connected to the HDMI OUT connector. To switch between the local and remote pictures, press the LAYOUT button, then F1 button on the Remote Commander.
  • Page 189: Communicating Without The Picture - Voice Meeting

    Communicating without the Picture – Voice Meeting The Visual Communication System enables a voice only communication using telephones via an ISDN line. (Voice Meeting) Basic connecting procedures are the same as those for normal communication with audio/video. Note On the PCS-XA80/XA55 system, if “Lens Cover Mic On/Off Function” is set to “On”, the microphone will turn off when the lens cover is closed.
  • Page 190: Controlling The Remote System With The Tone Signal - Dtmf Transmission

    Controlling the Remote System with the Tone Signal – DTMF Transmission The Visual 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 TONE ( ) button on the Remote Commander during communication.
  • Page 191: Accessing The Communication System

    Accessing the Communication System The following controls are available to access the Communication System. For details on each control, consult your Sony dealer. Using a Web Browser You can control or set up the Communication System by accessing it from a Web browser.
  • Page 192: Chapter 5: Encrypted Connection

    Chapter 5: Encrypted Connection When a strictly confidential communication is required, the communication system enables a connection with encrypted video and audio. A connection conducted using this feature is known as an encrypted connection. This chapter describes how to conduct an encrypted connection. The Communication System is equipped with standard encryption, which complies with the H.233, H.234 and H.235 standerdized by the ITU-T.
  • Page 193: Preparing For An Encrypted Connection Via Lan

    Preparing for an Encrypted Connection via LAN To start an encrypted connection, “Encryption Mode” must be set in the Encryption setup menu. Set “Encryption Mode” to “Connect Priority” or “Encrypt Priority” in the Encryption setup menu. IP:192.168.0.11 5/11/2008 13:00 Setup Encryption Connect Priority Encryption...
  • Page 194 Encrypt Priority Connects only to remote parties with standard encrypted connection enabled. Connect with encryption Local system: Remote system: Standard encrypted connection available Standard encrypted connection available Do not connect Local system: Remote system: Standard encrypted connection available Standard encrypted connection unavailable Preparing for an Encrypted Connection via LAN...
  • Page 195: Starting An Encrypted Connection

    Starting an Encrypted Connection You can start an encrypted connection by calling a remote party in the same manner as a daily connection. During an encrypted connection, the encryption icon, , is displayed. Note If there is no icon displayed, transmitted and received data are not encrypted. Confirm if an icon is displayed before starting a connection.
  • Page 196 Error Messages Causes The standard encryption You are connected to the remote system via SIP videoconference with SIP connection. connection is not available. Starting an Encrypted Connection...
  • Page 197: Chapter 6: Multipoint Connection

    • The G.711, G.722, G.728 and MPEG4 AAC audio modes are supported. • A multipoint connection including a SIP connection is not available. • Only the PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 is enabled for use as a main terminal for the cascade connection. • When the local system is used as the main terminal and connected with remote terminals other than the PCS-XG80/XG80S/XG55/XG55S/XA80/ XA55/XL55, the maximum bandwidth to be used is restricted to 4 Mbps.
  • Page 198: Connection Examples Of A Multipoint Connection

    Connection Examples of a Multipoint Connection Using the LAN Connection (Up to Six Points) Installing the optional PCSA-MCG80 HD MCU software in an HD Visual Communication System allows you to connect multiple points up to six. If you have already made a point-to-point connection when a third point calls, the system automatically starts multipoint connection.
  • Page 199: Using The Cascade Connection Via Lan (up To 10 Points)

    • For cascade connection, “Broadcast Mode” can be set to “Voice Activate” mode only during communication. The “Split” and “Split (fixed)” modes are not available. • Only the PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 is enabled for use as a main terminal on the remote site.
  • Page 200: Using The Isdn Connection

    Using the ISDN Connection Installing the optional PCSA-MCG80 HD MCU software in an HD Visual Communication System allows you to connect to multiple systems up to six by using the optional PCSA-B768S, or up to four by using the optional PCSA- B384S ISDN Unit.
  • Page 201: Using Both Lan And Isdn

    Note When you are called from a remote party and the remote party has set up a lower number of ISDN channels than that in your 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 202: Using The Lan Cascade And Isdn Connection

    • For cascade connection, “Broadcast Mode” can be set to “Voice Activate” mode only during communication. The “Split” and “Split (fixed)” modes are not available. • Only the PCS-XG80/XG80S/XA80 is enabled for use as a main terminal on the remote site.
  • Page 203: Installing The Mcu Software

    Installing the MCU Software Turn off the power of the Communication System. Insert the Key Module of the PCSA-MCG80 HD MCU software into the TABLET connector. to TABLET PCSA-MCG80 HD MCU software Press the (power) switch on the System to turn it on. The PCSA-MCG80 HD MCU software is installed in the System.
  • Page 204: Configuring Multipoint

    Configuring Multipoint Setting Up Multipoint Open the Multipoint setup menu, set “Multipoint Mode” to “AUTO”, and make the necessarysettings. Setup Multipoint AUTO Multipoint Multipoint Mode Broadcast Mode Split Automatic Split Save Cancel For details on “Broadcast Mode” and “Split”, see “Using the Display Control”...
  • Page 205 To register a multipoint connection list in the Phone Book The basic procedure for registration is the same as when registering a remote party for a point-to-point connection. For details on the procedure, see “Registering a New Remote Party” on page 132. Select “New Entry”...
  • Page 206 Enter all the parties to which you want to make a multipoint connection. Phone Book Index MULTI LIST Multipoint Group Select None Specified 123.123.123.1 None Specified Dial to: One-Touch Dial Specified 123.123.123.2 Dial to: Number of Connected Sites 123.123.123.3 Dial to: Line I/F 1024Kbps Communication Bit Rate...
  • Page 207 Number of specified points Phone Book Default Group Room 101 Room 102 Office A ISDN 01-2345-6789 IP 255.255.255.255 ISDN 98-7654-3210 Multipoint mark Note To delete the mark from the name list, press the button on the Remote Commander again, or press the ENTER button on the Remote Commander to display the submenu, press the V, v, B or b button to select “...
  • Page 208: Starting A Multipoint Connection

    Starting a Multipoint Connection Calling Remote Parties To call remote parties registered in the multipoint connection lists Select the multipoint connection list registered in the Phone Book. Press the CONNECT ( ) button on the Remote Commander, or press the ENTER button on the Remote Commander to display the submenu, press the V, v, B or b button to select “Connect”, then press the ENTER button.
  • Page 209 Phone Book Default Group Room 101 ISDN 01-2345-6789 Cancel Connect Edit Copy Delete (multipoint) mark is added to the lower right of the selected name in the Phone Book list and the remote party is specified to the party for the multipoint connection.
  • Page 210 To call remote parties not registered in the Phone Book Basic operations are the same as those for a point-to-point connection. For details, see “Calling a Remote Party Not Registered in the Phone Book” on page 126. Select “Detailed Dial” in the Home menu or press the CONNECT ( button on the Remote Commander to open the Detailed Dial menu.
  • Page 211 Select “Connect”, and press the ENTER button on the Remote Commander, or press the CONNECT ( ) button on the Remote Commander. The system begins dialing the remote parties selected in step 3. “Dialing” appears on the monitor screen. When the system connects to all the remote points, the message “Session Connected.”...
  • Page 212: Receiving A Call From A Remote Party

    Some positions were not connected. Start Meeting Disconnect All Redial Start Meeting: Starts communication with remote parties connected. Disconnect All: Cancels all the connections and restores the Home menu. Redial: Redials the numbers of the points that you failed to connect. Note on multipoint videoconferences using ISDN If the number of remote points connected increases as a result of dialing from the main terminal while making a multipoint connection using ISDN, some of...
  • Page 213: Using The Display Control

    Using the Display Control During a multipoint connection you can control the following operations. Broadcast Mode There are four broadcast modes, “Split” and “Voice Activate”, and “Split (fixed)” and the broadcast select mode. You can set up “Split” and “Voice Activate” modes in “Broadcast Mode” of the Multipoint setup menu.
  • Page 214 • If you switch the broadcast mode from “Split” to “Voice Activate” in which the picture of a specified terminal is displayed in full screen during communication, the location of Pictures A to E will be changed when “Split” mode is restored. •...
  • Page 215: Broadcast Modes And Displayed Windows

    indicating the terminal of the displayed picture also appears. The indicator is displayed on the monitor screen while the local picture is broadcast. 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.
  • Page 216 Connection status Non-cascade connection Cascade connection Split 2 or 3 – – (fixed) terminals connected 4 or 5 Six-split window – terminals connected Voice Activate Full screen Full screen Broadcast Select Full screen – Note Only the “Voice Activate” mode is supported during cascade connections. Using the Display Control...
  • Page 217: Switching The Broadcast Mode

    Switching the Broadcast Mode At the beginning of the connection, the broadcast mode set in “Broadcast Mode” and “Split” of the Multipoint setup menu is applied. You can change the mode during communication using the Layout menu. Note If “Broadcast Mode” of the Multipoint setup menu is set to “Voice Activate (720P)”, you cannot switch “Broadcast Mode”...
  • Page 218: Receiving The Broadcast Requested From Another Terminal

    Split (E fixed): Fixes the picture of the terminal connected fifth in the specified window of the fixed split mode. Split (Near End Fixed): Fixes the local picture in the specified window of the fixed split mode. Voice Activate: Selects “Voice Activate” mode. Self Broadcast: Broadcasts the local picture in broadcast select mode.
  • Page 219: Ending The Multipoint Connection

    Ending the Multipoint Connection Press the CONNECT ( ) button on the Remote Commander. The following menu appears: Disconnect A Disconnect B Disconnect C Disconnect D Disconnect All Disconnect E Cancel The alphabetic letters A to E (or A to C) indicate the connected sequence of terminals.
  • Page 220: 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 a secondary terminal. Communication capabilities between secondary terminal and this system are shown below. • Transmitting/receiving audio •...
  • Page 221: Multipoint Attributes

    Multipoint Attributes Number Attribute Value (H.320 MCU) Value (H.323 MCU) Maximum number of terminals 5 (6 when including the 5 (6 when including the that can be connected to a single local terminal) local terminal) Maximum number of concurrent (independent) connections that can be supported in a single MCU Maximum number of ports that...
  • Page 222 Number Attribute Value (H.320 MCU) Value (H.323 MCU) Method of choosing Selected Custom: Custom: Communication Mode - SCM Number of lines (1B/ LAN bandwidth 2B/4B/6B) (Restricted on maximum Audio algorithm value of total bit rate of (G.711, G.728, G.722, all points) MPEG4 AAC) Audio algorithm Auto:...
  • Page 223: Chapter 7: Web Control Function

    Function This chapter describes the Web Control Functions used when operating the PCS-XG80/XG80S/XG55/XG55S/XA80/XA55. The Web Control Function helps you control the PCS-XG80/XG80S/XG55/XG55S/XA80/XA55, or change its setup configuration, using a Web browser installed on your PC, such as Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer is a product of the Microsoft Corporation. Please use Version...
  • Page 224: Opening The Web Page

    When a proxy server in an external network segment has been set, the Gateway address in the PCS-XG80/XG80S/XG55/XG55S/XA80/XA55 LAN setup must also be set. Or set your Web browser proxy setting to “No Proxy” for the PCS-XG80/XG80S/XG55/ XG55S/XA80/XA55. Opening the Web Page...
  • Page 225: Identifying A User

    Identifying a User Once you reach the Web page, the following window will be displayed asking you to identify yourself as the user. Enter one of the following user names (see below) into the “User Name” box and the corresponding password into the “Password” box, then click the [OK] button.
  • Page 226 [streaming] Enter the Streaming Broadcast Password of the terminal transmitting via streaming broadcast. You can receive and view the contents of the transmitted communication. [setting] Enter the Save Settings Password set in the Administrator setup menu. You can check and modify the settings in the “Phonebook” page or register new entries.
  • Page 227: Selecting A Menu

    Selecting a Menu By clicking a menu name on the left part of the page, you can display the corresponding menu page. Menu items [Home] Displays the “Home” menu to select the line I/F to connect to a remote party, enter the address of the remote party and dial.
  • Page 228: How To Use [home] Menu

    How to Use [Home] Menu When you click [Home] on the left part of the page, the Home menu appears. You can also display the Home menu by entering the correct password on the name entry screen. To dial by entering a number 1 Select the line interface (IP, ISDN or SIP).
  • Page 229: How To Use [download] Menu

    How to Use [Download] Menu When you click [Download] on the left part of the page, the Download menu appears. Various log files can be shown. Select the log file you want to display, and click the [Download] button. You can check the log files in a separate window.
  • Page 230: How To Use [remote Commander] Menu

    How to Use [Remote Commander] Menu When you click [Remote Commander] on the left part of the screen, the Remote Commander image appears. By clicking the various buttons on the Remote Commander image, you can control the system in the same way you can when using a real Remote Commander (PCS-RF1), operating the camera, and dialing phone numbers.
  • Page 231: Selecting A Tool

    Selecting a Tool By clicking the tools button on the top part of the page, you can jump to the corresponding tools page. [Connect/Disconnect] Calls a remote party using direct dialing and ends a communication. [Phonebook] Displays the dial list of the Phonebook. Connects from the Phonebook.
  • Page 232: How To Configure Kiosk Mode

    Notes • The KIOSK Mode setting can only be configured using the Web Control Function. • For detailed information on the KIOSK Mode setting, consult your Sony dealer. 1 Click [Setup] at the top of the screen. 2 Click [Admin:Etc] that appears on the left side of the screen.
  • Page 233: How To Use [version Up] Page

    How to Use [Version Up] Page When you click [Setup] on the top part of the page, [Version Up] appears on the lower left of the page. Clicking [Version Up] displays the [Version Up] page. Version Up Click [Reference] and select the software you want to upgrade, then click the [Upload] button.
  • Page 234: How To Use [streaming] Page

    How to Use [Streaming] Page 1 On the user name entry screen, enter “streaming” in the [User Name] box and the Streaming Password of the terminal transmitting via streaming broadcast in the [Password] box. 2 Click the [Streaming] button to start QuickTime and start watching a communication.
  • Page 235: How To Use [monitor] Page

    How to Use [Monitor] Page When you click [Monitor] of the tools buttons, the [Monitor] page opens. You can monitor the picture on the Communication System. Note When “Web Monitor” is set to “Off” on the Access Permit page of the Administrator setup menu, or while the encrypted connection is made, you cannot use the [Monitor] page.
  • Page 236: Appendix

    d LAN 2 ALERT indicator Appendix (PCS-XG80S only) When the system is connected to LAN via the 2 connector on the rear, this indicator lights in yellow when packet error (loss) or link error occurs during Location and communication. ON LINE indicator (PCS-XG55S Function of Parts only) Blinks in blue while dialing or receiving...
  • Page 237 DC 19.5V (PLUG IN POWER) AUDIO 1 IN AUDIO OUT REC OUT 1-EXT-2 (supplied with PCS-XG80/XG55) or PCSA-A3 microphones (optional). qg qh Power is supplied to the microphones from the System. a CAMERA connector k AUDIO 1 IN L/R jacks (phono jack)
  • Page 238: Pcsa-cxg80 Hd Camera Unit (supplied With Pcs-xg80/xg55)

    2 (LAN2) connector PCSA-CXG80 HD Camera (100BASE-TX/10BASE-T, 8-pin Unit (Supplied with modular) (PCS-XG80S only) PCS-XG80/XG55) Used to connect via a LAN. Connect to a hub, etc. using the category 5 cable. Note q DC 19.5V jack This Camera Unit is not supplied with Connect the supplied AC Power PCS-XG80S/XG55S.
  • Page 239: Pcsa-cxa55 Hd Camera Unit (supplied With Pcs-xa80/xa55)

    a Lens PCSA-CXA55 HD Camera Unit 10× optical zoom lens. (Supplied with PCS-XA80/ XA55) b POWER/STANDBY indicator Lights in green when the System is turned on. When the System is set to Front standby mode or is turned off, it lights in orange.
  • Page 240: Pcs-rf1 Rf Remote Commander (supplied)

    a Lens PCS-RF1 RF Remote 3× digital zoom lens. Commander (Supplied) b Microphone Built-in monaural microphone. c Tally lamp Lights when camera images are being PRESENTATION sent to the remote party during conferences. LAYOUT VIDEO INPUT CAMERA d Tilt base VOLUME ZOOM Rests on the top of the TV monitor, and...
  • Page 241 c LAYOUT button W: to reduce the picture Displays the Layout menu to select the o TOOLS button screen display pattern. Displays the Tools menu. d VOLUME +/– buttons p DISCONNECT ( ) button Adjust the volume of the sound received from a remote party.
  • Page 242: Pcsa-b384s Isdn Unit (optional)

    PCSA-B384S ISDN Unit PCSA-B768S ISDN Unit (Optional) (Optional) Front/Upper panel Front/Upper panel Rear Rear a POWER indicator a POWER indicator Lights in orange when power is supplied Lights in orange when power is supplied to the ISDN Unit. When initializing is to the ISDN Unit.
  • Page 243: Indicators

    Indicators The following icons appear on the monitor depending on the functions being used. Indicators marked with an asterisk (*) do not appear on the PCS-XG55/XG55S/ XA55. Indicator Name Description Near camera Local camera being controlled control NEAR Far camera Remote camera being controlled control Mic off...
  • Page 244 Indicator Name Description Audio input Selected audio input (example of the input from the MIC(A1/A3) connector) Video input Selected video input (example of the video from the RGB IN connector) 1080 1080 video mode in use ISDN Audio only communication in (telephone) progress mode...
  • Page 245 Indicator Name Description Pointer (far) Remote party’s pointer Encryption Connected with encryption Packet loss Packet loss occurring Voice “Voice Activate” is selected in Activate “Broadcast Mode” in a multipoint mode connection. Broadcast Local picture is broadcast in a (Near) multipoint connection. Broadcast Terminal A (-E) connected first (A-E)
  • Page 246: On-screen Messages

    On-Screen Messages Check the following if a message appears on the TV monitor when operating the Communication System. Message Cannot complete connection. (The following code and message appear.) Unknown network error: Try again later. Number does not exist: Check the number and try again. Network congestion: Try again later.
  • Page 247 Message LAN connection rejected: Try again later. DNS error. Dialing your own number is invalid. GateKeeper error. PPPoE server admission has failed. Check the PPPoE User Name and Password are entered correctly. Now obtaining an IP address via DHCP. Configure the DNS address or use the IP address to dial. Check the user name or user number for dialing is correct.
  • Page 248: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If the Communication System does not function correctly, check the following. Symptom Cause Solution The power is not The power switch is not set to on. Press the power switch to turn on the turned on. power of the system (page 46). The batteries in the Remote Replace the batteries with new ones Commander are low or dead.
  • Page 249 Symptom Cause Solution No picture. The selected picture source is not Turn on the selected video equipment. tuned on. Video input is not selected properly. Select the video input properly (page 154). The selected picture source is not Check the connections (page 185). correctly connected to the system.
  • Page 250 Symptom Cause Solution No connection. If you disconnect the Turn off the power of the system and communication with an abnormal wait for a few minutes before turning procedure, e.g., unplugging an it on again. ISDN cable or turning off the system during communication, you may not connect to the ISDN line for a while (when using ISDN).
  • Page 251 Symptom Cause Solution Still pictures or the The write-protect tab on the Release the lock (page 264). Phone Book cannot “Memory Stick” is set to LOCK. be saved to the The “Memory Stick” has already Use another “Memory Stick.” “Memory Stick.” been recorded to full capacity.
  • Page 252: Specifications

    W4CIF: 1024 pixels × 576 lines General 720p: 1280 pixels × 720 lines Power requirements 1080i/p: 1920 pixels × 1080 lines DC 19.5 V (PCS-XG80/XG80S only) Current consumption Sound Operating temperature 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F) Bandwidth 22 kHz (MPEG4 AAC)
  • Page 253: Pcs-rf1 Remote Commander

    Supplied accessories PCS-RF1 Remote PCS-RF1 RF Remote Commander Commander (Supplied with Size AA (R6) batteries for RF PCS-XG80/XG80S/XG55/ Remote Commander (2) XG55S/XA80/XA55) HDMI cable (3 m) (9.8 feet) (1) AC adaptor (1) Signal format Power cord (1) Compliant with IEEE802.15.4...
  • Page 254: Pcsa-cxg80 Hd Camera Unit (supplied With Pcs-xg80/xg55)

    PCSA-CXG80 HD Camera PCSA-CXA55 HD Camera Unit Unit (Supplied with (Supplied with PCS-XA80/ PCS-XG80/XG55) XA55) Video signal 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50 Video signal 720p/30 Synchronization Synchronization Internal synchronization Internal synchronization Image device 1/3 type (6 mm), CMOS Image device 1/3.2 type (5.7 mm), CMOS Effective picture elements: Approx.
  • Page 255: Pcs-a1 Microphone

    PCS-A1 Microphone (Two PCSA-A7P4 Microphone supplied with PCS-XG80 / one (Optional) supplied with PCS-XG55) Dimensions 64 × 26 × 102 mm (W × H × D) × 1 × 4 inches) Bandwidth 13 kHz (including the feet) Directional characteristic Mass Approx.
  • Page 256: Pcsa-b384s Isdn Unit (optional)

    Notes • Always make a test recording, and verify PCSA-B768S ISDN Unit that it was recorded successfully. (Optional) SONY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND Power requirements INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DC 19.5 V COMPENSATION OR...
  • Page 257 Sales and distribution of MPEG-4 (ii) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER Visual encoders/decoders ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE MPEG-4 VISUAL PATENT NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE WAS OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC USE OF A CONSUMER FOR...
  • Page 258: Acceptable Rgb Input/output Signals

    Acceptable RGB Input/Output Signals PCS-XG80S/XG55S HD Visual Communication System (RGB OUT) Picture element Signal format fH (kHz) fV (Hz) Sync 1024 × 768 XGA VESA 60 Hz 48.363 60.004 H-neg V-neg 1280 × 1024 SXGA VESA 60 Hz 63.981 60.02 H-pos V-neg 1280 ×...
  • Page 259: Pin Assignments

    Pin Signal Description Pin Assignments Ground 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T jack S VIDEO IN connector (PCS-XG80S only) Modular jack Signal Description Mini-DIN 7-pin connector TPOPTX+ Transmit+ TPONTX– Transmit– Signal Description TPIPRX+ Receive+ Y.GND Brightness signal ground — C.GND Chrominance signal ground — Brightness signal TPINRX–...
  • Page 260 Signal Description Signal Description No connection – No connection EC-MIC (A7) 1 and 2 connectors 19.5V 19.5 V (PCS-XG80S only) LVDS-RX Multiplexed receive signal (+) LVDS-RX Multiplexed receive D– signal (–) Signal Description SIRCS No connection LVDS-TX Multiplexed transmit Ground signal (+) TXD+ Transmit data+...
  • Page 261: Pin Assignments On Optional Board Connectors

    ISDN 1-3 jacks (PCSA-B384S) Pin Assignments on Optional ISDN 1-6 jacks (PCSA-B768S) Board Connectors TERMINAL connector (PCSA-CXG80/CXA55) Modular jack Signal Description – D-sub 15-pin connector – (PCSA-CXG80: female/PCSA-CXA55: male) Transmit+ Pin Signal Description Receive+ Y-OUT Brightness signal Receive– Y.GND Brightness signal Transmit–...
  • Page 262: Xa55

    List of Port Numbers Used on the PCS-XG80/XG80S/XG55/XG55S/ XA80/XA55 For point-to-point connection Signal Port number Type 1719 Gatekeeper Discovery 224.0.1.41:1718 UDP Multicast Q.931 (dial) 2253-2263 Q.931 (answer) 1720 H.245 2253-2263 Audio RTP 49152-49159 Audio RTCP 49152-49159 Video RTP 49152-49159 Video RTCP...
  • Page 263: Meeting Room Layout

    Lighting Considerations Meeting Room Do not point the camera toward a window Layout where sunlight comes in as back lighting may decrease the contrast. If it is necessary, cover the window with a thick curtain. Be sure to position camera and microphone appropriately in your meeting room.
  • Page 264: Memory Stick" Media

    • Do not allow the “Memory Stick” to get “Memory Stick” wet. • Do not use or store the “Memory Stick” in Media locations subject to: –Extreme heat, such as in a closed car parked in the sun. Use a “Memory Stick PRO” or “Memory –Direct sunlight.
  • Page 265: Phenomena Specific To Cmos Image Sensors

    Phenomena Specific Memory Stick PRO , Memory Stick to CMOS Image PRO Duo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. Sensors The following phenomena that may appear in images are specific to CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) image sensors. They do not indicate malfunctions.
  • Page 266: Glossary

    Codec Glossary An abbreviation for Coder-Decoder. An integrated device of a coder that converts an analog audio/video signal to a digital data stream and compresses it, and a decoder for An abbreviation for Adaptive Rate Control. expanding to restore the original analog Technology which automatically lowers a signal.
  • Page 267 Gatekeeper H.323 Controls the access of H.323 This enables communications on the communication devices on a network. non-Qos (Quality of Service) LAN. Administers the zone, access limitation, audio/video bandwidth, and alias etc. An abbreviation for High Definition. High H.221 Definition television provides a Frame structure for a digital channel in high-resolution and high-quality picture.
  • Page 268 An abbreviation for Simple Network Management Protocol. This protocol is for management information between the management station and the managed terminals. This enables the monitoring of Sony Communication Systems. SPID An abbreviation for Service Profile ID. Streaming A technology that allows audio and video...
  • Page 269: Menu Configuration

    Menu Configuration The menus of the HD Visual Communication System are configured as described below. For detailed information, see pages in parentheses. The initial settings of each item are bolded. Settings and options marked with an asterisk (*) do not appear on the PCS-XG55/XG55S/XA55.
  • Page 270 ISDN Annotation Camera General Home Menu Administrator Encryption Shared Phone Book History Dial, Answer, Missed Call (page 123) Phone Book “Phone Book” Detailed Dial “Detailed Dial” Phone Book/ Phone Book List Private Phone New Entry Index, Group Select, Dial to:, Auto Dial, Image, Book One-Touch Dial Specified, Line I/F, Communication (page 132)
  • Page 271 Dial Telephone Mode Auto, G.711 -law, G711A-law (page 71) More Options Enable Off, On User Name Input Off, On Prefix Prefix-None, Prefix-A, Prefix-B, Prefix-C Prefix-A Prefix-B Prefix-C Select LAN Prefix Disable, Enable LAN Prefix Answer Auto Answer On, Off (page 72) ISDN MSN Off, On Mic on Answer...
  • Page 272 Communication Individual Settings for Off, On (page 73) (Communication) Transmission/Reception Individual Settings for Off, On Point-to-Point/Multipoint IP:Mode Total Bandwidth 128Kbps, 384Kbps, (Communication) 512Kbps, 768Kbps, 1Mbps, 2Mbps, 3Mbps, 4Mbps, 5Mbps, 6Mbps, 7Mbps, 8Mbps, 9Mbps, 10Mbps, Other Communication Bit Rate 128Kbps, 384Kbps, 512Kbps, 768Kbps, 1Mbps, 2Mbps, 3Mbps, 4Mbps, 5Mbps...
  • Page 273 SIP:Mode Communication Bit Rate 128Kbps, 384Kbps, (Communication) 512Kbps, 768Kbps, 1Mbps, 2Mbps, 3Mbps, 4Mbps, 5Mbps , 6Mbps 7Mbps , 8Mbps 9Mbps , 10Mbps , Other Audio Mode G.728, G.722, G.711 Far End Camera Control On, Off Screen Size 720, W4CIF, W432P, WCIF, 4CIF, CIF, QCIF, AUTO Video Mode...
  • Page 274 Audio Basic Setup1 Audio Input MIC, AUX, MIC+AUX (page 77) (Audio1) Input Select (MIC)/ MIC(A1/A3), EC-MIC(A7) Input Select (AUX) MIC(Camera) , AUDIO 1, AUDIO 2 Echo Canceller On, Off Lip Sync Auto, Off Recording Mute Off, On Input Mode Stereo, Monaural Output Mode Stereo, Monaural Basic Setup2...
  • Page 275 Basic Setup Host Name (page 83) (LAN) DHCP Mode Auto, Off Prefix Length IP Address Network Mask Gateway Address Primary DNS Secondary DNS LAN Mode Auto, 100Mbps Full Duplex, 100Mbps Half Duplex, 10Mbps Full Duplex, 10Mbps Half Duplex PPPoE PPPoE Off, LAN1, LAN2 (LAN) User Alias...
  • Page 276 Basic Setup Adaptive Rate Control (ARC) On, Off (page 87) (QoS1) Auto Bandwidth Detection On, Off TCP Port Number UDP Port Number Packet Resend Request(ARQ) On, Off ARQ Buffering Time 300ms, 150ms, 80ms, Auto, Custom ARQ Buffering Time Forward Error Correction(FEC) On, Off FEC Redundancy 8, 4, 2, Auto...
  • Page 277 ISDN Basic Setup Country/Region Country/region selectable (page 89) (ISDN1) Protocol Japan(NTT), National ISDN, Euro ISDN, Euro ISDN(France), 5ESS(P-MP), 5ESS(P-P), DMS-100 Telephone Number Area Code (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) (ISDN2) Local Number (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) Telephone Number Area Code (D1, D2, E1, E2, F1, F2) (ISDN3) Local Number (D1, D2, E1, E2, F1, F2)
  • Page 278 General Device Setup Terminal Name (page 91) (General1) Standby Mode On, Off Standby Time 1-99 minutes Last Number Registration Off, On Control by Far End On, Off Language Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Russian, Arabic, Thai, Norwegian, Turkish, Welsh, Czech, Hungarian...
  • Page 279 Function Keys Far/Near, Camera, S-VIDEO , RGB, YPbPr, in Communication No Operation (General4) Camera, S-VIDEO , RGB, YPbPr, No Operation Camera, S-VIDEO , RGB, YPbPr, Zoom (RGB), No Operation Camera, S-VIDEO , RGB, YPbPr, No Operation Home Menu Home Menu1 Clock Display On, Off (page 94)
  • Page 280 Administrator Password Administrator Password (page 95) (Administrator1) Phone Book Modification Password Save Settings Password Remote Access Password Streaming Broadcast Password Setup Password1 Line I/F Enabled, Disabled (Administrator2) Dial Enabled, Disabled Answer Enabled, Disabled Multipoint Enabled, Disabled IP Mode Enabled, Disabled SIP Mode Enabled, Disabled ISDN Mode...
  • Page 281 Other Use History On, Off (Administrator7) Save Setup Execute Load Setup Execute AMX Device Discovery Off, On 1080 Mode Off, On Auto Restore On, Off Internet Protocol IPv4, IPv6, IPv4/IPv6 Phone Book Save Phone Book Execute (Administrator8) Load Phone Book Execute Clear Phone Book Execute...
  • Page 282 Sony Corporation...

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