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Poly CX5100 HD UC Station for Microsoft Lync

Polycom CX5100 optimised for Microsoft Lync

The Poly CX5000 HD Unified Conference Station helps you cost-effectively deliver HD voice and video collaboration experiences within a Microsoft Lync environment.

Optimized for use with Microsoft Lync & Skype for Business, the Poly CX5100 unified conference station brings the powerful collaboration capabilities of Microsoft Lync voice, video and content together through a unique 360-degree panoramic view of the entire room.

A second HD video view of the active speaker is also sent at 1080p video resolution using advanced technology that automatically focuses on the current speaker and tracks the flow of conversation to enable richer, more interactive communication. No more reaching for a video control device. It’s a “hands-free” experience that allows you to forget about the technology and simply focus on your meeting.


The Poly® CX5100 Unified Conference Station adds a unique group voice and video collaboration experience to Microsoft Lync 2010 and Microsoft Lync 2013, and soon to be Skype for Business, giving remote participants a panoramic view of the conference room and video that automatically tracks the flow of conversation for more productive and efficient meetings.

  • Delivers a unique, engaging 360-degree group video experience
  • Brings video, voice, and content together into one seamless interactive session
  • Immediately enhance team collaboration
  • Enables faster and more effective decision making, improved interaction and lower costs
  • Leverage your full Microsoft Lync investment without adding gateways or infrastructure
  • 1080p USB camera with active speaker detection
  • Active speaker and panoramic video stream output
  • 20 ft (6 m) microphone pickup range
  • 160 Hz–22 kHz audio processing
  • Optimized for use with Microsoft Lync 2013, Skype for Business and Microsoft Lync Room Systems

More Productive Meetings and Fast ROI

  • Bring group video, voice, and content together through Microsoft Lync, either with hosted service Office 365 or through Microsoft Lync
  • Group video, voice, and instant messaging are brought together into one seamless experience

Unique and Engaging Meeting Experience

  • Advanced technology automatically changes the camera view so that the active speaker can always be identified, allowing participants to easily track the flow of conversation
  • Fully engage all participants by providing a 360° panoramic view of the conference room when used with Microsoft Lync
  • Both video views and the shared content are all seamlessly integrated on one screen

Easy to Deploy and Use

  • Simple USB plug-and-play operation that require little or no training to use
  • Easy to deploy—even remote offices or small business with limited IT support can easily set up and configure the device
  • Record meetings for playback with synchronized voice, video and content

Audio Quality Matters

The Poly CX5100 unified conference station features Poly’s legendary audio, bringing the industry’s best voice quality to your Lync meeting with a dynamic range of 160 Hz to 22,000 Hz. Poly® HD Voice™ and a microphone range of 20 feet (6 meters) means everyone in the room can be clearly heard, even at the end of the table. Optional extension microphones extend the range even further, if needed. While the CX5100 is a USB-only model, for customers needing standalone SIP VoIP for audio conferences, the Poly® CX5500 unified conference station adds SIP telephony, eliminating the need to install a separate audio conference station in the room.

Why VideoCentric?

VideoCentric’s partnership with Poly is built on a strong and well established relationship built over many years of sales, integration, solution development & infrastructure support. VideoCentric are fully accredited with Poly and hold certifications including Video Conferencing Solutions, RealPresence Infrastructure and Video Border Proxy (security). VideoCentric have specialists fully trained in Poly Sales and Technical tracks, Poly RealPresence and Poly Video Networking. VideoCentric have scooped top Poly awards for their extensive support and services offered to customers.

VideoCentric also have the Poly RealPresence Infrastructure integrated with Microsoft Lync 2010, 2013 and Office 365 in our lab & interoperability testing suite, so we can fully understand the integration between each platform, the solution features & downfalls & how to fully support each solution deployed, whether on-premise, in the cloud or as a hybrid.

Size (L x W x H): 350 x 350 x 360 mm
Weight: 3.15 kg
Power: 15 volts DC nominal, supplied by
Power Data Box

Camera resolution: 3700 x 600 pixels
Panoramic video resolution: 1056 x 144
Active speaker video resolution
CIF: 352 x 288 pixels
VGA: 640 x 480 pixels
Frame rate for panoramic and active
speaker video:
15 frames per second with 60 Hz AC
12.5 frames per second with 50 Hz AC

High-resolution backlit graphical LCD
Device status icons

Caller ID
Bellcore Type 1 (requires connection to
POTS network and telephone company
subscription for activation)

Touch Screen
12-key telephone keypad
Information navigation keys
Delete key

Hard Keys
On-hook/off-hook, flash, mute, volume up,
volume down, information keys

Audio Performance
Console Loudspeaker
Frequency response: 300 Hz - 3.4 kHz in
PBX/PSTN mode, 150 Hz - 7.5 kHz when
used with Office Communications Server
2007 or Office Live Meeting 2007
Volume: adjustable to 89 dBA SPL (peak)
volume at 0.5 metres
Console Microphones
6 directional microphones, 150 Hz - 3.4kHz
Full Duplex (Class 2)

Console Interface
System cable: proprietary interface to
Power Data Box
USB 2.0 device cable (480 Mbps link to
2 USB host ports
2 satellite microphone connections

Power Data Box
Size: 200 x 120 x 65 mm
Weight: 0.55 kg
Power: 100 - 240 volts AC, 50 - 60 Hz,
includes country-specific AC cable

System cable: proprietary interface to base
Telecom interface: RJ-11 POTS connection
to PBX or PSTN
Data: RJ-45 10/100 Ethernet for system
Software download mode: download server
or command line via USB
Network requirements: compatible with
standard PBX and PSTN networks
Satellite Microphones (included)
2 directional satellite microphones, 150
Hz - 3.4 kHz

External Dial Pad (included)
USB Human Interface Device (HID)
12-key keypad
On-hook/off-hook, flash, mute, volume up,
volume down and delete keys
16-character backlit alphanumeric display

Regulatory Compliance
UL 60950-1
CSA C22.2 60950-1
IEC 60950-1
AS/NZS 60950-1
VCCI Class A
EN 55022 Class A
EN 55024
FCC Part 68
IC CS-03
AS/ACIF S002 & S004
ES 203 021
Ordinance No.31
ITU-T P.300

Environmental Requirements
Operating temperature: 0º - 40ºC
Relative humidity: 15% - 85% (noncondensing)
Storage temperature: -40º - 60ºC
Recommended Room Conditions
Room reverberation time: RT60 <0.600
Ambient noise level: <50 dBA SPL
Optimal lighting conditions: 300 lux, with
a single lighting temperature (no mixed
Maximum recommended table length: 16ft.

12 months

Poly CX5000 ships with:
Base with integrated 360-degree camera
Power Data Box
Satellite Microphones (2)
External Dial Pad
User documentation
1 x power cable
1 x 6-ft. telephone cord
1 x 6-ft. Ethernet cable
Telephone line adapter and filter (certain

Poly CX5000 requires a computer
with the following:
Microsoft Windows® XP, 32-bit with
service pack 2 (SP2) or later, or Windows
Vista, 32- or 64-bit
2.0 GHz or faster processor
2 GB of RAM or more
1.5 GB of available hard disk space
Video card with 128 MB of RAM or more
and support for full hardware acceleration
1024 x 768 or higher resolution video card
and monitor
Wired Ethernet connection
Polycom CX5100 optimised for Microsoft Lync
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