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Cisco Codec C90

Cisco TelePresence Codec C90

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The Cisco TelePresence Codec C90 is one of the most powerful, flexible telepresence & collaboration engine available delivering up to 1080p60 1 end-to-end high definition (HD) video, HD collaboration, and HD embedded conference capability with Cisco TelePresence MultiSite (MultiSite) technology. With more inputs and outputs than ever before, the integration possibilities are endless

  • The most powerful codec available with the ultimate in video and audio quality
  • 2U high, rack mountable, with patented rack mounting solution included
  • Standards-compliant HD Collaboration at 1080p30
  • Unmatched quality and flexibility

The Cisco Codec C90 Telepresence Engine is available to integrators as a standalone product, and features professional-grade connectors including 13 HD video inputs, 5 video outputs, and a built–in audio mixer with 14 audio inputs and eight audio outputs. With the flexibility to connect multiple sources, integrators fitting out a boardroom or other room environment no longer have to outsource mixers, video switchers or translators. The Cisco Codec C90 interfaces easily with standard auditorium systems without compromising audio quality.


As the UK’s most experienced integrator of Video Conferencing and Video Collaboration Solutions, and specialists in video network infrastructure, interoperability and multi-vendor video/communication environments, VideoCentric can provide the most indepth unbiased advice, solution design, expert installation and training for all your video conferencing needs. VideoCentric’s years of experience with businesses & organisations across the globe enable us to offer the highest levels of award-winning support, managed & cloud video services, and tailored video collaboration solutions to ensure your business can recognise the true benefits of implementing professional Video Conferencing.

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Unit Delivered Complete With
Videoconferencing codec, wireless remote control, rack mounting rails, LAN cable, power cable

H.323/SIP up to 6 Mbps point-to-point
Up to 10 Mbps total MultiSite bandwidth

Firewall Traversal
TANDBERG Expressway™ Technology
H.460.18, H.460.19 Firewall Traversal

Video Standards
H.263, H.263+, H.264

Video Features
Native 16:9 Widescreen
Advanced Screen Layouts
Intelligent Video Management
Local Auto Layout

Video Inputs (13 Inputs)

4 x HDMI inputs supporting resolutions:
1920 x 1080@30fps (HD1080p30)
1920 x 1080@60fps (HD1080p60)
1920 x 1080@50fps (HD1080p50)
1280 x 720@60fps (HD720p60)
1920 x 1080@25fps (HD1080p25)
1920 x 1080@24fps (HD1080p24)
1280 x 720@50fps (HD720p50)

4 x HD-SDI inputs supporting resolutions:
1920 x 1080@30fps (HD1080p30)
1280 x 720@60fps (HD720p60)
1920 x 1080@25fps (HD1080p25)
1280 x 720@50fps (HD720p50)

2 x DVI-I inputs, supporting resolutions:
640 x 480@60fps (VGA)
800 x 600@60fps (SVGA)
1024 x 768@60fps (XGA)
1280 x 768@60fps (WXGA)
1280 x 1024@60fps (SXGA)
1440 x 900@60fps (WSXGA)
1400 x 1050@60fps (SXGA+)

2 x YPbPr inputs, supporting resolutions:
1920 x 1080@30fps (HD1080p30)
1280 x 720@60fps (HD720p60)
1920 x 1080@25fps (HD1080p25)
1280 x 720@50fps (HD720p50)

1 x S-Video/Composite input (BNC connectors)
Extended Display Identification Data (EDID)

Video Outputs (5 Outputs)
2 x HDMI outputs, 2 x DVI-I outputs, 1 x COMPOSITE OUTPUT
(BNC CONNECTOR) PAL/NTSC supporting resolutions:
1920 x 1080@60fps (HD1080p60)
1280 x 720@60fps (HD720p60)
1366 x 768@60fps (WXGA)
1280 x 768@60fps (WXGA)
1440 x 900@60fps (WSXGA)
1280 x 1024@60fps (SXGA)
1024 x 768@60fps (XGA)
VESA Monitor Power Management

Live Video Resolutions (Encode/Decode)
176 x 144@30fps (QCIF)
352 x 288@30fps (CIF)
576 x 448@30fps (448p)
768 x 448@30fps (w448p)
512 x 288@30fps (w288p)
704 x 576@30fps (4CIF)
1024 x 576@30fps (w576p)
640 x 480@30fps (VGA)
800 x 600@30fps (SVGA)
1024 x 768@30fps (XGA)
1280 x 1024@30fps (SXGA)
1280 x 768@30fps (WXGA)
1440 x 900@30fps (WSXGA)
1280 x 720@30fps (HD720p30)
1920 x 1080@30fps (HD1080p30)**

Audio Standards
G.711, G.722, G.722.1, G.728, 64 bit & 128 bit MPEG4 AAC-LD

Audio Features
CD-Quality 20KHz Mono and Stereo
Eight separate acoustic echo cancellers
8-port Audio mixer
Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
Automatic Noise Reduction
Active lip synchronization
GSM/Blackberry interference audio feature

Audio Inputs (16 Inputs)
8 x microphone, 24V phantom powered, XLR connector
each with separate echo cancellers and noise reduction,
all microphones can be set for balanced line level
2 x RCA/Phono, Line Level: Stereo PC input
2 x RCA/Phono, Line Level: Stereo auxiliary/DVD input
4 x HDMI, digital: Stereo PC/DVD inputs

Audio Outputs (8 Outputs)
2 x XLR, balanced line level, stereo main audio
2 x RCA/Phono, line level, stereo main audio, configurable
2 x RCA/Phono, line level, stereo to recording device
1 x HDMI, digital, stereo main audio
1 x HDMI, digital, stereo to recording device
Multisite Features
4-way High Definition SIP/H.323 MultiSite
Full individual audio and video transcoding
H.323/SIP/VoIP in the same conference
Best Impression (Automatic CP Layouts)
H.264, Encryption, Dual Stream from any site
IP Downspeeding
Dial in/Dial out
Conference rates up to 10 Mbps

Dual Stream
H.239 (H.323) dual stream
BFCP (SIP) dual stream
Available in MultiSite from any site

Embedded Encryption
H.323/SIP point-to-point and multipoint calls
Standards-based: H.235 v2 & v3 and AES
Automatic key generation and exchange
Supported in Dual Stream & MultiSite

IP Network Features
DNS lookup for service configuration
Differentiated Services (QoS)
IP adaptive bandwidth management (including flow control)
Auto gatekeeper discovery
Dynamic playout and lip-sync buffering
H.245 DTMF tones in H.323
Date and Time support via NTP
Packet Loss based Downspeeding
URI Dialing

Precision HD 1080p Camera
1/3" CMOS
12 x zoom
+15°/-25° tilt, +/- 90° pan
43.5° vertical field of view
72° horizontal field of view
Focus distance 0.3m–infinity
1920 x 1080 pixels progressive @ 60fps
Automatic or manual focus/brightness/whitebalance
Far-end camera control
15 near and far-end camera presets
Daisy-chain support (Visca protocol camera)
Dual HDMI and HD-SDI output
Upside-down mounting with automatic flipping of picture

Security Features
Management via HTTPS and SSH
IP Administration Password
Menu Administration Password
Disable IP services
Network Settings protection

Network Interfaces
2 x separate LAN/Ethernet (RJ-45) 100/1000 Mbit***
USB host for future usage
USB device for future usage

Ethernet / Internet / Intranet Connectivity

System Management
Support for the TANDBERG Management Suite
Total management via embedded SNMP, Telnet, SSH, XML, SOAP
Remote software upload: via web server, SCP, HTTP, HTTPS
1 x RS-232 local control and diagnostics
Remote control and on-screen menu system

Directory Services
Support for Local directories (My Contacts)
Corporate Directory
Unlimited entries using Server directory supporting
LDAP and H.350
Unlimited number for Corporate directory (through TMS)
200 number local directory
Received Calls
Placed Calls
Missed Calls with Date and Time

Auto-sensing power supply
100–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
175 watts max. for codec and main camera

Operating Temperature and Humidity
0° C to 35° C (32° F to 95° F) ambient temperature
10% to 90% Relative Humidity (RH)

Storage and Transport Temperature
-20° C to 60° C (-4° F to 140° F) at RH 10–90% (non-condensing)

Directive 73/23/EEC (Low Voltage Directive)
— Standard EN 60950
Directive 89/336/EEC (EMC Directive)
— Standard EN 55022, Class B
— Standard EN 55024
— Standard EN 61000-3-2/-3-3
Approved according to UL 60950 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No.60950
Complies with FCC15B Class B

Length: 17.36"/44.1cm
Height: 3.67"/9.3cm
Depth: 11.8"/30cm
Weight: 11.22 lbs/5.1 kg

*requires option
**requires option
***only one LAN/Ethernet interface supported in version 1
All specifications subject to change without notice, system specifics may vary.
Cisco TelePresence Codec C90
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