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Poly VSX 8000 Series

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A sleek rack mount design, professional grade connectivity and versatile interoperability make this product the perfect choice for integrated and custom environments.

If you are looking for a video conferencing system that combines ease of installation with the highest quality audio and video, the Poly VSX 8000 offers the perfect marriage of form and function.

The VSX 8000 is specially designed with professional integrators in mind. Starting with the slim, highly integrated, 1U design including: professional grade connectivity, direct XGA input supporting People+Content™ collaboration and versatile slide-in trays to support circuit switched connectivity options (QBRI, PRI, Serial (V.35/RS4449/RS530).

Audio integration flexibility is unparalleled with Phoenix-style connectors, true balanced signals along with the ability to support mixers, direct microphone inputs with phantom power as well the Poly Digital Tabletop VSX microphone arrays. Poly’s patent pending Poly StereoSurround™ audio is an integral part of every system and is easily configured for any room. Video participants can hear far-end participant’s voices project in stereo through left and right speakers for a truly life-like meeting experience. With dual speakers and dual microphones you’ll hear each speaker clearly, easily decipher multiple simultaneous conversations and experience pure, rich sound.

The VSX 8000 delivers video performance that will impress even the most demanding customers using the industry’s most advanced video technologies, Pro-Motion™ H.264, starting at data rates as low as 384Kbps. Pro-Motion provides H.264 clarity combined with 60 fields for TV-like motion handling and superior video quality without weighing down the network. Outfit the VSX 8000 with Poly’s PowerCam™ Plus voice-tracking PTZ camera for a smooth, seamless conferencing experience that includes everyone in the room.

The VSX 8000 offers a rich feature set including an easy to use, customizable user interface, AES encryption, bulitin quality of service and quality of experience with Poly’s implementation of voice and video error concealment, SNMP support and Gatekeeper and Firewall utilities. Control of the VSX 8000 is accomplished over multiple serial ports via a complete API command set, a full range of IR options as well as control passing with the popular Poly Vortex Installed Voice Products. All in all, a complete package for integrators to design into a wide range of video conferencing applications.

The ultimate choice for professional integrators to access the power of Poly unified collaborative communications solutions. With the greatest breadth and depth of integrated video, voice, and Web solutions, only Poly delivers the ultimate communications experience. Our market-leading conferencing and collaboration technologies, supported by world-class service, enable people and organizations to maximize their effectiveness and productivity. Add to that the most experience and proven best-practices in the industry, and it’s clear why Poly has become the smart choice for organizations seeking a strategic advantage in a real-time world.

vc-commander Integrate your conference room with VideoCentric’s VC Commander. Fully compatible with the Poly VSX series of videoconferencing systems, and a wide range of displays, DVDs and amplifiers.

The Video Conference Commander designed, developed and distributed by VideoCentric is a Touch Screen controller for all modern VideoConferencing systems and their associated peripherals.


  • Expansion of the VSX architecture in a rack-mount form factor
  • 1U height, 9.68″ depth is ideal for rack-mount hardware
  • Professional Grade Phoenix balanced line-level connectors easily accommodate third party peripherals
  • Integrated People+Content for streamlined presentations
  • People+Content IP software (included) requires only an IP network connection to show Content in a video call
  • Direct microphone input with phantom power
  • Extensive input and output connectors to accommodate custom environments
  • SIP Support (Session Initiation Protocol)
  • H.264 video and television-like Pro-Motion video for unsurpassed quality
  • Support for single monitor graphics display (800 x 600)
  • Patent pending Poly StereoSurround for superior, crystal clear audio
  • Easy-to-use, customizable user interface
  • Extensive API command support for AMX or Crestron touch panels
  • IP ready yet versatile enough to add QBRI, PRI or Serial network interface modules
  • Robust remote management tools for IT or video administrators
  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) support on ISDN and IP

Video Standards & Protocols
People+Content / H.239
H.263 and H.264 Video Error Concealment

People Video Resolution
NTSC 30fps at 56Kbps-2Mbps
PAL 25fps at 56Kbps-2Mbps
ITU based full screen Pro-Motion TM H.264 interlaced video (60/50 fields full-screen video for NTSC/PAL)
Receive 30fps 4SIF (704 x 480), 4CIF (704 x 576) at 512kbps data rate when in a call with HD system
SIF (352 x 240), CIF (352 x 288)
QSIF (176 x 120), QCIF (176 x 144)
Choice of 4:3 or 16:9 display aspect ratios

Content Video Resolution
XGA (1024 x 768), SVGA (800 x 600), VGA (640 x 480)

Audio Standards & Protocols
Poly StereoSurrou
14kHz bandwidth with Poly Siren 14, G.722.1 Annex C
7 kHz bandwidth with G.722, G.722.1
3.4 kHz bandwidth with G.711, G.728, G.729A
Automatic Gain Control
Automatic Noise Suppression
Instant Adaptation Echo Cancellation
Audio Error Concealment

Other ITU-Supported Standards
H.221 communications
H.224/H.281 far-end camera control
H.323 Annex Q far-end camera control
H.225, H.245, H.241
H.231 in multipoint calls
H.243 chair control
H.460.18/.19 NAT/firewall traversal

Serial (RS449, V.35, RS 530) up to 2M
H.323 up to 2Mbps
SIP up to 2Mbps
SCCP up to 2Mbps
iPriority for QoS
User Interface
PathNavigator Conference on Demand
Directory Services
System Management
Web based
ReadiManager SE200
API support
Auto SPID detection and line number configuration
International languages (16)

COMSEC tested and validated
KG-194/KIV-7 encryptor support
FIPS 140-2 Certified Secure web [HTTPS]
Secure TLS in Web, Telnet, FTP
Security mode
Secure password authentication
Embedded AES FIPS 197, H.235V3 and H.233/234
Video Overlay

Auto sensing power supply
Operating voltage/power 85-264 VAC, 47-63 Hz/72 Watts
Max 52 VA@115v60Hz, 69 VA@220v50Hz
Max Heat Dissipation; 246 BTU/hour

Environmental Specification
Operating Temperature: 0-40°C
Operating Humidity: 15-80%
Non-Operating Humidity: -40-70°C
Non-Operating Humidity (Non-condensing): 10-90%
Maximum altitude is 10,000 feet

Physical Characteristics
Video Base Unit (W/H/D): 17.25” / 1.73” / 9.68”; 438.15 mm / 43.83 mm / 245.85 mm
Video Base Unit Weight: 8.4 lbs; 3.8 kg

One-year return to factory parts and labour
90-day software warranty

QBRI, PRI or Serial module
ImageShare II: connects the codec to a PC for content sharing
Poly PowerCam
Poly PowerCam Plus
MPPlus software for up to 6 sites
ISDN, IP transcoding
StereoSurround and Siren 14 audio
Dual monitor emulation
People+Content supported
Voice activated switching
Continuous presence
SoundStation VTX 1000
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