Cisco Telepresence: Comparing the Cisco Codec SX20 and Codec 40

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Basically, I was trying to compare the two. All the info is available in Cisco.Com but i decided to make a table for easier comparison 🙂

I think i will settle for a C40 though it is twice the amount 🙂


SX20

Codec C40

Unit delivered complete With SX20 Codec, Cisco TelePresence PrecisionHD Camera – 1080p4xS2 or Cisco TelePresence PrecisionHD Camera – 1080p12x, Cisco TelePresence Table Microphone 20, remote control, cables, and power supply Videoconferencing codec, wireless remote control, rack-mounting ears, LAN cable, and power cable
Bandwidth H.323 and SIP up to six Mbps H.323/SIP up to 6 Mbps point-to-point
Firewall Traversal • Cisco TelePresence Expressway Technology• H.460.18, H.460.19 firewall traversal • Cisco Expressway technology• H.460.18 and H.460.19 Firewall Traversal
Video Standards • H.263, H.263+, H.264 • H.261, H.263, H.263+, and H.264
Video Features • Native 16:9 widescreen• Advanced screen layouts• Intelligent video management

• Local auto-layout

• Native 16:9 widescreen• Advanced screen layouts• Intelligent video management

• Local auto layout

Video Inputs 2 inputsOne HDMI and One DVI-I (Analog and Digital): Supported Formats:• 640×480

• 720×480

• 720×576

• 800×600

• 848×480

• 1024×768

• 1152×864

• 1280×720

• 1280×1024

• 1280×768

• 1280×800

• 1280×960

• 1360×768

• 1366×768

• 1400×1050

• 1440×900

• 1680×1050

• 1920×1080

Extended Display Identification Data (EDID)

4 inputsTwo HDMI Inputs; Supported Formats:• 1920 x 1080@60 and 59.94 Hz (1080p60)

• 1920 x 1080@50 Hz (1080p50)

• 1920 x 1080@30 and 29.97 Hz (1080p30)

• 1920 x 1080@25 Hz (1080p25)

• 1920 x 1080@24 and 23.97 Hz (1080p24)

• 1280 x 720@60 and 59.94 Hz (720p60)

• 1280 x 720@50 Hz (720p50)

• 720 x 480@60 and 59.94 Hz (480p60)

• 640 x 480@60 Hz (480p60)

• 1600 x 1200@50 and 60 Hz (UXGA)

• 1280 x 1024@60 and 75 Hz (SXGA)

• 1024 x 768@60, 70, 75, and 85 Hz (XGA)

• 800 x 600@56, 60, 72, 75, and 85 Hz (SVGA)

• 1920 x 1200@50 and 60 Hz (WUXGA)

• 1680 x 1050@60 Hz (WSXGA+)

• 1440 X 900@60 Hz (WXGA+)

• 1280 x 768@60 Hz (WXGA)

One DVI-I Input; Supported Formats:

Analog (VGA):

• 1920 x 1080@60 Hz (1080p)

• 1280 x 720@60 Hz (720p)

• 1600 x 1200@60 Hz (UXGA)

• 1280 x 1024@60 and 75 Hz (SXGA)

• 1280 x 960@60 Hz

• 1024 x 768@60, 70, 75, and 85 Hz (XGA)

• 1920 x 1200@50 Hz (WUXGA)

• 1680 x 1050@60 Hz (WSXGA+)

• 1440 x 900@60 Hz (WXGA+)

• 1280 x 800@60 Hz (WXGA)

• 1280 x 768@60 Hz (WXGA)

Analog (YPbPr):

• 1920 x 1080@60 Hz (1080p60)

• 1920 x 1080@50 Hz (1080p50)

• 1920 x 1080@30 Hz (1080p30)

• 1920 x 1080@25 Hz (1080p25)

• 1280 x 720@60 Hz (720p60)

• 1280 x 720@50 Hz (720p50)

• 1280 x 720@30 Hz (720p30)

• 720 x 576@50 Hz (576p50)

• 720 x 480@60 Hz (w480p60)

Digital (DVI-D):

• Same as HDMI; reference earlier in the table

One S-Video/Composite Input (BNC Connectors):

• PAL/NTSC

• Extended Display Identification Data (EDID)

Video Outputs Two HDMI Outputs Supported Formats:• 1920 x 1080@60 fps (1080p60)• 1920 x 1080@50 fps (1080p50)

• 1280 x 720@60 fps (720p60)

• 1280 x 720@50 fps (720p50)

• 1366 x 768@60 fps (WXGA)

• 1360 x 768@60 fps(WXGA)

• 1280 x 768@60 fps (WXGA)

VESA Monitor Power Management

EDID

Live Video Resolutions (Encode and Decode):

• 176 x 144@30, 60 fps (QCIF) (Decode only)

• 352 x 288@30, 60 fps (CIF)

• 512 x 288@30, 60 fps (w288p)

• 576 x 448@30, 60 fps (448p)

• 768 x 448@30, 60 fps (w448p)

• 704 x 576@30, 60 fps (4CIF)

• 1024 x 576@30, 60 fps (w576p)

• 640 x 480@30, 60 fps (VGA)

• 800 x 600@30, 60 fps (SVGA)

• 1024 x 768@30, 60 fps (XGA)

• 1280 x 768@30, 60 fps (WXGA)

• 1280 x 720@30, 60 fps (HD720p)

• 1920 x 1080@30, 60 fps (HD1080p)

One HDMI Output and One DVI-I Output; Supported Formats:• 1920 x 1080@60 Hz (1080p60)• 1920 x 1080@50 Hz (1080p50)

• 1280 x 720@60 Hz (720p60)

• 1280 x 720@50 Hz (720p50)

• 1600 x 1200@60 Hz (UXGA)

• 1280 x 1024@60 Hz (SXGA)

• 1024 x 768@60 Hz (XGA)

• 800 x 600@60 Hz (SVGA)

• 640 x 480@60 Hz (VGA)

• 1920 x 1200@60Hz (WUXGA)

• 1360 x 768@60 Hz

• 1366 x 768@60 Hz

• 1280 x 768@60 Hz (WXGA)

• VESA Monitor Power Management

• EDID

Live Video Resolutions (Encode and Decode):

• 176 x 144@30 frames per second (fps) (QCIF)

• 352 x 288@30 fps (CIF)

• 512 x 288@30 fps (w288p)

• 576 x 448@30 fps (448p)

• 768 x 448@30 fps (w448p)

• 704 x 576@30 fps (4CIF)

• 1024 x 576@30 fps (w576p)

• 1280 x 720@30 fps (720p30)

• 1920 x 1080@30 fps (1080p30)**

• 512 x 288@60 fps (w288p60)

• 768 x 448@60 fps (w448p60)

• 1024 x 576@60 fps (w576p60)

• 1280 x 720@60 fps (720p60)**

• 640 x 480@30 fps (VGA)

• 800 x 600@30 fps (SVGA)

• 1024 x 768@30 fps (XGA)

• 1280 x 768@30 fps (WXGA)

• 720p30 from 768 kbps

• 720p60 from 1152 kbps

• 1080p30 from 1472 kpbs

Audio Standards • G.711, G.722, G.722.1, 64 kbps MPEG4 AAC-LD • G.711, G.722, G.722.1, 64-bit kbps, and 128-bit kbps MPEG4• AAC-LD and AAC-LD Stereo 
Audio Features • CD-quality 20KHz mono• Two acoustic echocancellers• Automatic Gain Control (AGC)

• Automatic noise reduction

• Active lip synchronization

 

• CD-quality 20-kHz mono and stereo• Two separate acoustic echocancellers• 2-port audio mixer

• Automatic Gain Control (AGC)

• Automatic noise reduction

• Active lip synchronization

 

Audio Inputs (Four Inputs)Two microphones, 4-pinminijack• One minijack for line in (stereo)

• One audio in from camera (HDMI)

 

(Five Inputs)• Two microphones,48V phantom powered,XLR connector, each with separate echocancellers and noise reduction; all microphones can be set for balanced line level• Two RCA/Phono inputs, line level: Stereo PC input, configurable to two RCA/Phono inputs, line level: Mono auxiliary/DVD input

• One HDMI, digital: Stereo PC/DVD inputs

 

Audio Outputs • Oneminijackfor line out (stereo)• One HDMI, (digital main audio)  • Two RCA/Phono inputs, line level, stereo main audio, configurable to S/PDIF or two RCA/Phono inputs, line level, mono to recording device• One HDMI, digital, stereo main audio 
Dual Stream • H.239 (H.323) dual stream•BFCP (SIP) dual stream• Support resolutions up to 1080p (1920 x 1080)

 

• H.239 (H.323) dual stream•BFCP (SIP) dual stream• Support for resolutions up to WXGAp30, independent of the main stream resolution

 

MultiPoint Support • Four-way embedded SIP/H.323 MultiPoint reference MultiSite• Cisco TelePresenceMultiway support (requires Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server [CiscoVCS] and Cisco TelePresenceMCU)• Ability to natively join multipoint conferences hosted on Cisco Telepresence Multipoint Switch (CTMS)

 

• Four-way embedded SIP/H.323 MultiPoint, reference MultiSite• Cisco TelePresenceMultiway support (requires Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server [CiscoVCS] and Cisco TelePresenceMCU)• Ability to natively join multipoint conferences hosted on Cisco Telepresence Multipoint Switch (CTMS)

 

MultiSite Features (Embedded Multipoint Switch) • Four-way SIP/H.323 MultiSite; resolution up to 576p30• Full individual audio and videotranscoding• Individual layouts in multisite continuous presence

• H.323/SIP/VoIP in the same conference

• Support for Presentation (H.239/BFCP) from any participant at resolutions up to 1080p15/WUXGA

• Best Impression (automatic continuous presence layouts)

• H.264, encryption and dual stream from any site

• IP Downspeeding

• Dial in and dial out

• Conference rates up to 6 Mbps

 

• Four-way SIP/H.323 MultiSite; resolution up to w576p30• Full individual audio and videotranscoding• Individual layouts in multisite continuous presence (takes out self view)

• H.323, SIP, and voice over IP (VoIP) in the same conference

• Support for Presentation (H.239/BFCP) from any participant at resolutions up to WXGAp30

• Best Impression (automatic continuous presence layouts)

• H.264, encryption, and dual stream from any site

• Dial in and dial out

• Additional telephone call (no license required)

• Conference rates up to 10 Mbps

 

Protocols • H.323• SIP  • H.323• SIP 
Embedded Encryption • H.323 and SIP point-to-point• Standards-based: H.235 v3 and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)• Automatic key generation and exchange

• Supported in dual stream

 

• H.323/SIP point-to-point• Standards-based: H.235v3 and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)• Automatic key generation and exchange

• Supported in Dual Stream

 

IP Network Features • DNS lookup for service configuration• Differentiated services (quality of service [QoS])• IP-adaptive bandwidth management (including flow control)

• Auto gatekeeper discovery

• Dynamic playout and lip-sync buffering

• H.245 Dual Tone Multifrequency (DTMF) tones in H.323

• Date and time support using Network Time Protocol (NTP)

• Packet loss-based downspeeding

• Uniform resource identifier (URI) dialing

• TCP/IP

• DHCP

• 802.1x network authentication

• 802.1Q Virtual LAN

• 802.1p (QoS and class of service [QoS])

• ClearPath

 

• DNS lookup for service configuration• Differentiated Services (quality of service [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 through Network Time Protocol (NTP)

• Packet loss-based downspeeding

• URI dialing

• TCP/IP

• Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

• 802.1x Network Authentication

• 802.1Q Virtual LAN

• 802.1p (QoS and class of service [CoS])

• ClearPath

 

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Requires Cisco Unified Communications Manager Version 8.6 or Later) • Native registration with Cisco Unified Communications Manager• Basic Cisco Unified Communications Manager provisioning• Firmware upgrade from Cisco Unified Communications Manager

• Cisco Discovery Protocol and DHCP option 150 support

• Basic telephony features such as hold/resume/transfer and Corporate Directory lookup

 

• Native registration with Cisco Unified Communications Manager• Basic Cisco Unified Communications Manager provisioning• Firmware upgrade from Cisco Unified Communications Manager

• Cisco Discovery Protocol and DHCP option 150 support

• Basic telephony features such as hold, resume, transfer, and Corporate Directory lookup

 

IPv6 Network Support • Single call stack support for bothH323 and SIP• Dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 for DHCP, SSH, HTTP, HTTPS, DNS,DiffServ• Support for both Static and Autoconfiguration (stateless address auto configuration)

 

• Single call stack support for bothH323 and SIP• Dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 for DHCP, Secure Shell (SSH), HTTP, Secure HTTP (HTTPS), DNS, and Differentiated Services (DiffServ)• Support for both static and autoconfiguration (stateless address auto configuration)

 

Security Features • Management using HTTPS and SSH• IP administration password• Menu administration password

• Disable IP services

• Network settings protection

 

• Management through HTTPS and SSH• IP administration password• Menu administration password

• Disable IP services

• Network settings protection

 

Network Interfaces • One LAN and Ethernet (RJ-45) 10/100/1000 Mbit • Two LAN/Ethernet (RJ-45) 10/100/1000 Mb
Other Interfaces • Two USB ports for future usage • USB device for future usage
Cisco TelePresence PrecisionHD Camera – 1080p12x • 1/3-inch CMOS• 12 x zoom• +15°/-25° tilt, +/- 90° pan

• 43.5° vertical field of view

• 72° horizontal field of view

• Focus distance 0.3 m – infinity

• 1920 x 1080 pixels progressive @60 fps

• Other formats supported (configurable through Dip-switch): 1920 x 1080@60 fps (HDMI only), 1920 x 1080@50 fps (HDMI only), 1920 x 1080@30 fps, 1920 x 1080@25 fps, 1280 x 720@60 fps, 1280 x 720@50 fps, 1280 x 720@30 fps, 1280 x 720@25 fps

• Automatic or manual focus, brightness, and white balance

• Far-end camera control

• Dual HDMI and HD-SDI output

• Upside-down mounting with automatic flipping of picture

 

• 1/3-inch CMOS• 12x zoom and 4x 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 @ 60 fps (12x version)

• 1920 x 1080 pixels progressive @ 30 fps (4x version)

Other formats supported (configurable through dip-switch):

• 1920 x 1080@60 fps (HDMI only)*

• 1920 x 1080@50 fps (HDMI only)*

• 1920 x 1080@30 fps

• 1920 x 1080@25 fps

• 1280 x 720@60 fps*

• 1280 x 720@50 fps*

• 1280 x 720@30 fps

• 1280 x 720@25 fps

• Automatic or manual focus, brightness, and white balance

• Far-end camera control

• Daisy-chain support (Visca protocol camera)*

• Dual HDMI and HD-SDI outputs

• Upside-down mounting with automatic flipping of picture

 

Cisco TelePresence PrecisionHD Camera – 1080p4xS2 • 1/3-inch CMOS• 4 x zoom• +15°/-25° tilt, +/- 90° pan

• 43.5° vertical field of view

• 70° horizontal field of view

• Focus distance 0.3 m – infinity

• 1920 x 1080 pixels progressive @60 fps

• Automatic or manual focus, brightness, and white balance

• Far-end camera control

• Upside-down mounting with manual flipping of picture

 

 
System management • Support for the Cisco TelePresence Management Suite• Total management using embeddedSNMP, Telnet, SSH, XML, SOAP• Remote software upload: using web server, secure copy (SCP), HTTP, HTTPS

• Cisco TelePresence Touch (optional)

• Remote control and on-screen menu system

 

• Support for the Cisco TelePresence Management Suite (Cisco TMS)• Total management through embedded Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Telnet, SSH, XML, and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)• Remote software upload: Through web server, Secure Copy (SCP), HTTP, and HTTPS

• One RS-232 for 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 (requires Cisco TelePresence Management Suite)

• Unlimited number for corporate directory (through Cisco TelePresence Management Suite)

• Received calls with date and time

• Placed calls with date and time

• Missed calls with date and time

 

• Support for local directories (My Contacts)• Corporate Directory• Unlimited entries using server directory supporting LDAP and H.350 (requires Cisco TelePresence Management Suite)

• Unlimited number for Corporate Directory (through Cisco TelePresence Management Suite)

• 200 number local directory

• Received calls

• Placed calls

• Missed calls with date and time

 

Power • Auto-sensing power supply• 100 – 240VAC, 50/60 Hz• Maximum 40 watts for codec and main camera

 

• Auto-sensing power supply• 100-240VAC, 50-60 Hz• 175 watts maximum 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)  • 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C) 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) • -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C) at RH 10-90% (noncondensing)
Dimensions • Width: 11.8 inches (30.0 cm)• Height: 1.4 inches (3.4 cm)• Depth: 7.1 inches (18.0 cm)

• Weight: 3.1 pounds (1.4 kg)

 

• Length: 17.4 in. (44.2 cm)• Height: 1.7 in. (4.4 cm)• Depth: 10.9 in. (27.8 cm)

• Weight: 8.8 lb (4 kg)

 

     
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