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Codian MSE 8000

The Codian MSE 8000 has been surpassed and most up to date details can now be found on our Cisco TelePresence MSE 8000 page. For more information on the Cisco, Tandberg and Codian partnership and acquisitions, visit our Cisco Manufacturer page.

The Codian MSE 8000 is a high capacity, carrierclass, voice and video conferencing chassis. This powerful, fault tolerant solution is ideal for the large scale communication needs of services providers and commercial enterprises requiring a high availability, high performance and scalable solution.

The Codian MSE 8000 represents another way in which Codian’s video conferencing infrastructure solutions help you conduct business better, every day.

The Media Service Engine 8000 is a carrier-class video / audio conferencing chassis that delivers over 10 times the through-put of existing solutions.

  • From 40 to 360 ports of video conferencing in a single, fault tolerant chassis.
  • Over 1 Gbit/s of total conferencing bandwidth.
  • Data rates from 56kbit/s to 4Mbit/s with no loss of port count.
  • Unsurpassed support for all leading IP and ISDN video endpoints.
  • Combined H.323, SIP and H.320 to facilitate customer migration.
  • Option of multipoint conferencing, streaming, recording and gateway blades.
  • CIF and 4CIF resolutions today with future upgrades to HD resolution.


Component Description
MSE 8000 Chassis 10-slot media services engine chassis with high speed backplane
MSE 8010 Fan tray Hot-swap fan tray (for use in both top and bottom slots) with environmental monitoring
MSE 8025 Single shelf PSU 100-240 VAC single shelf power supply
MSU 8026 Dual shelf PSU 100-240 VAC dual shelf power supply


Option Blades Description
MSE 8050 Supervisor Supervisor blade, required for system management and configuration
MSE 8420 Media 40 ports of video plus 40 ports of voice multipoint conferencing
MSE 8220 VCR 10 ports of video recording with streaming server
MSE 8310 ISDN 4 4 E1 or T1 ISDN primary rate interfaces



  • Mission Critical Conferencing
    Designed to meet the tough requirements of ETSI/NEBS 3, this fault tolerant chassis has a system supervisor, hot-swap feature blades and redundant, monitored powersupplies and cooling.
  • Flexible Performance
    Provides between 40 and 360 ports of multipoint voice and video, up to 20 T1/EI ISDN PRIs, or up to 90 ports of conference recording in a single chassis. With bandwidths of up to 4 Mbps per port this adds up to more than 1 Gbps of video conferencing.
  • Constant High Capacity
    Universal Port™ technology supports any codec, any speed, any resolution and any layout (including over 50 continuous presence multipoint layouts) on any port without loss of capacity or capability – greatly simplifying the planning, provisioning and scheduling of your conferences.
  • Standards-Based and Compatible
    Offers full interoperability with IP and ISDN networks, and proven compatibility with all major vendors, giving the flexibility to choose the best conferencing equipment for your environment and ensuring you connect every time.
  • Unrivaled Quality
    Delivers a unique video stream for each participant resulting in the best possible audio and video quality for the bandwidth and endpoint capabilities – resolutions up to 720p HD and the latest audio technology deliver exceptional voice and video clarity.
  • Scalable to Meet Future Needs
    Latest chassis architecture allows upgrades and enhancements by installing new feature blades to give higher capacity, capabilities and support for future applications. 


TANDBERG/Codian MSE 8000

10-hot swappable option slots
Redundant and hot-swappable fan trays and power supplies
Dual 48 volt power option
Active environmental monitoring
High speed backplane and management bus

More than 1 Gbps of conferencing bandwidth
Up to 360 ports of multipoint video conferencing
Up to 20 T1/E1 ISDN PRI interfaces
Up to 90 ports of video conference recording
No loss in port count due to bandwidth, resolution, codec or multipoint conference layout

H.261, H.263, H.263+, H.263++, H.264
From QCIF up to 720p including interlaced iCIF and iSIF
Up to 30 frames or 60 fields per second
Bandwidths from 56 kbps to 4 Mbps
Universal transcoding and transrating

G.711, G.722, G.723.1, G.728, G.729, MPEG-4 AAC-LC, MPEG-4 AAC-LD, Polycom® Siren14™ / G.722.1 Annex C
Audio transcoding

H.323 v4, SIP, H.235 (AES), H.239 (dual video), VNC™, FTP,RTP, RTSP, HTTP, DHCP, SNMP, NTP

Fault-tolerant, high availability chassis
Hot-swap option blades
System supervisor

Security Features
Administrator, user and guest accounts
Password protected conferences, recordings and streaming
Secure non-PC hardware and operating system
AES encryption, 128 bit key, H.235
Video firewall

Multipoint Conferencing
H.323/SIP dial in, or dial out from built-in web server
Standalone or using gatekeeper
Configurable audio and video auto attendant
Advanced continuous presence as standard on all ports
Automatic selection of best layout
Individual layout selection using remote control or web pages
Over 50 custom layouts
Widescreen (16:9) support
Active speaker selection using remote control or voice activated
Floor assignment through web page or management application
Far end camera control tunneling using remote control or web
Text identification of sites
On-screen text messaging to individual or all sites
Built-in conference scheduling and reservation
On-demand and ad hoc conferences
Dual video using H.239
Presentation mode: add slides from PC using VNC™
Preview of conference and individual camera on web pages
Web Conferencing Option - those without endpoints can still interact
Uploadable bitmaps for audio participants
Video association for IP and traditional PBXs
From an H.323 endpoint, MCU or Gateway
From two H.323 endpoints on a point-to-point call
H.323 dial in, or dial out from web server
Data from H.239 (dual video) capable endpoints
Up to 200 recordings
Folders for structured storage

Streaming Video
Built-in streaming server
View using Windows Media Player™, RealPlayer™ or QuickTime™
Streaming of slides (H.239 and VNC™)
Text chat
Unicast and multicast
Independent choice of bandwidth and codec

System Management
XML management API
Management via built-in web server
RS-232 for local control and diagnostics
Syslog for diagnostics
Configurable event logs and full H.323 and SIP decoding
Configuration backup to network
Secure upgrades through Ethernet or CompactFlash
Call detail records

Calls up to 2 Mbps
Total bandwidth and number of sites supported is limited only by ISDN capacity
H.221 aggregation
Automatic downspeeding on loss of ISDN B channels
IVR / auto attendant
Direct Inward Dialing (DID)
Default (Operator) extension
Call routing to MCU
Digit manipulation
Flexible dial plan
Dial by E.164 address
Dial from MCU with and without a gatekeeper
Data from H.239 (dual video) capable endpoints

Environmental Data
Operating temperature 0°C to 35°C ambient
Relative humidity below 90%
Physical Dimensions
Height 33.25”, 842 mm (19U)
Width 17.2”, 437 mm
Depth 20.5”, 520 mm
19” rack mountable (kit supplied)
Power -48 VDC, 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz

Approvals and Compliance
European safety: EN 60950-1:2001
USA safety: UL 60950-1 First Edition
Canada safety: CSA 60950-1-03
CB Scheme certificate
CE Marked
EMC: EN55022 class A, ETS EN300 386, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN55024: EN61000-4-2,-3,-4,-5,-6,-11, FCC Part 15 class A, VCCI class A, AS/NZS 3548 (C-Tick) CCC - GB4943-2001, GB9254-1998, YD/T993-1998
Telecoms: USA TIA-968-A: October 2002, 47 CFR Part 68:
October 2004
Canada: IC CS-03, Issue 9, Part VI,
Europe: ETS 300 046-3,
Japan: Ordinance of MPT No 31, 1984
NAL Certificate (China)
RoHS compliant
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