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TANDBERG Content Server

Tandberg Content Server

Note: The Tandberg Content Server has now been made End-of-Life.


With the TANDBERG Content Server, your organization can access on-demand video presentations, distance education classes & corporate training sessions anywhere, anytime.

Create business-quality multimedia content easily from any H.323 videoconferencing endpoint. Manage and distribute live or archived content to any PC in Microsoft Windows Media®, Apple QuickTime® and RealPlayer® formats.


  • Appliance based architecture for easy deployment and high reliability
  • 1U rack-mountable
  • Easy content creation using any H.323 videoconferencing endpoint
  • LCD panel for easy installation
  • Built-in web based management interface
  • Built-in web based content library
  • Live and on-demand streaming
  • Archiving of video calls
  • Scheduled and ad hoc call support with dial in and dial out capabilities
  • Stream and archive video and live H.239 dual stream presentations
  • Content creation from anywhere using TANDBERG Expressway
  • Compatible with major streaming formats
  • Support for up to five concurrent video conferences
  • Video conference bandwidth up to 2 Mbps
  • Synchronized streaming of video and presentation in live and on-demand modes
  • Unicast and multicast streaming support
  • High-capacity internal storage
  • Support for external network storage

Model: TANDBERG Content Server

System Management and Scheduling
Easy configuration using LCD panel
Total management via embedded web ser ver
One-click addition of streaming and archiving support to scheduled conferences with TANDBERG Management Suite and TANDBERG Scheduler
Simple addition of streaming and archiving support to scheduled conferences with Microsoft® Outlook® or IBM Lotus Notes®

Pre-defined template-based recording options
Full flexibility through built-in web based Template Editor
Record presentations or video from live dual stream (H.239)
Record still images in 4CIF (H.261 Annex D and H.263 still image)
Supports H.323 endpoints, MCUs and Gateways

Up To 4 Original Content Inputs
Record at the original format and bit-rate of the video conference
Playback with Microsoft Windows Media® (ASF) format or Apple QuickTime® (MOV) format

1 Transcoded Content Input
Record in up to three formats and two bit rates for each format (each with dual stream support) for a total of up to 6 transcoded video outputs
Native Microsoft Windows Media® (WMV) format
Native Apple QuickTime®1 (MOV) format
Native Real Networks Real Media® (RM) format

Live (unicast and multicast)
On-demand (unicast)
Native support for streaming Microsoft Windows Media via an embedded Windows Media server
Support for external streaming servers (Real Networks Real Media, Apple QuickTime, Windows Media)
Stream H.261, H.263, H.263+, G.711
Support for streaming bandwidths from modem speed to LAN

Content Library
Searchable content library web interface
Send email notifications with content URLs to users
View live and recorded content through Content Viewer web interface
Create content by dialing out from the inter face
Editable general index (automatically created for extracted still images)
Supports major web browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape)

Content Viewer
Intuitive Content Viewer with support for Windows Media Player, RealPlayer and QuickTime
Picture out of Picture video layout
Picture in Picture video layout
Dual stream or still image content presented alongside main video
Video, audio and content fully synchronized
Slide List (thumbnail snapshots extracted from still images or dual stream)
Pause, rewind, fast for ward and seek for recorded content
Navigate and seek via thumbnail slide list display
Personal user bookmarks
Network Interfaces
4 x Ethernet (10/100/1000 MBit - 3 for future use)

H.323 from 64 kbps to 2 Mbps

Video Standards
H.261, H.263, H.263+

Live Video Resolutions
QCIF (176x144 pixels)
CIF (352x288 pixels)
VGA (640x480)
SVGA (800x600)
XGA (1024x768)

Audio Standards
G.711, G.722, G.722.1

Frame Rates
15 frames per second up to and including 256 kbps
30 frames per second greater than 256 kbps

Large capacity internal storage (1200 hours of content at 384 kbps)
Support for external network storage

Quality Of Service
Dynamic jitter buffering
Packet loss concealment

Security Features
Secure management via HTTPS
Integration with Active Directory for administrative user and content owner access
Password protected streaming content playback
Automatic password protection of ad-hoc calls

Directive 73/23/EEC (Low Voltage Directive)
- Standard EN 60950-1
Directive 89/336/EEC (EMC Directive)
- Standard EN 55022, Class A
- Standard EN 55024
- Standard EN 61000-3-2/-3-3
Approved according to UL 60950-1 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-03
Complies with FCC15B Class A

Environmental Data
Operating temperature: 0ºC to 40ºC (32ºF to 104ºF)
Relative humidity: 10% to 90%
Storage and transport temperature: -20ºC to 80ºC (-4ºF to 140ºF) non-condensing

100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 250W max

Physical Dimensions
Height: 1.7" (44mm)
Width: 16.8" (426mm)
Depth: 16.4" (419mm)
19" rack-mountable, 1U height

Support for Apple QuickTime enabled if installed by site administrator
All specifications subject to change without notice,
system specifics may vary.
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