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Cisco TelePresence MCU 5300 Series
State-Of-The-Art Multipoint Control Units

Cisco TelePresence MCU 5300 Series
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Overview:

The Cisco TelePresence MCU 5300 Series is a range of state-of-the-art multipoint control units (MCUs) that can grow with your business' video usage over the long term. As the industry's first stackable MCU, it provides an entry-level appliance and flexible port that enables your video deployment to grow as your telepresence usage accelerates. Compatible with all major vendors' standard- and high-definition (SD and HD, respectively) endpoints, it delivers the best experience for each participant, every time.

Cisco TelePresence MCU is WebEx enabled, allowing customers to enjoy fully integrated, scalable conference involving callers from WebEx clients and telepresence endpoints.

Cisco TelePresence MCU 5300 Series Is Standards-Based and Compatible with All Major Vendors' Endpoints

Cisco TelePresence MCU 5300 Series Is Standards-Based and Compatible with All Major Vendors' Endpoints

The MCU 5300 Series is the industry's first hardware-stackable MCU appliance, now enabling customers to expand entry-level configurations through a unique combination of software port licenses and the ability to connect a second unit through a stacking cable.

With this exceptional level of field upgradability, you can minimize disruption to your conferencing services while thoroughly protecting your initial investment.

The Cisco TelePresence MCU 5300 Series:

  • Is standards-based and compatible with all major vendors’ endpoints
  • Is highly configurable and field upgradable
  • Offers a broad range of HD MCU entry points for customers
  • Is software-selectable between HD or SD video ports
  • Provides an upgradable unit with growth capacity using software port licenses

With the MCU 5300 Series, you get:

  • The ability to stack two MCUs together for increased capacity
  • Continuous presence for users on every port
  • Easy-to-use, versatile management interface
  • More than 50 custom layouts
  • Video resolutions up to 1080p, at 30 frames per second (fps)
  • A low-risk, cost-effective solution for HD multipoint video conferencing

Features and Benefits:

Table summarizes the key features of the Cisco TelePresence MCU 5300 Series, and Table 2 gives information about the models in the Cisco TelePresence MCU 5300 Series.

Feature Summary
Design features
  • Standards-based and compatible with all major vendors' endpoints
  • Software selectable between HD or SD video ports
  • Upgradable unit capacity using software port licenses
  • Ability to stack two units together for increased capacity
  • Easy-to-use, versatile management interface
  • More than 50 custom layouts
  • Comprehensive wideband audio support
  • Support for both Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and H.323 endpoints
  • Cisco TelePresence PacketSafe technology, which minimizes effects of network packet loss
  • Compact size: One rack unit (1RU) tall and 19-in. rack-mountable
Application features
  • Upscale SD resolution using Cisco TelePresence ClearVision technology
  • Integrated with Cisco TelePresence Management Suite
  • Integrated with Cisco Unified Communications Manager (v8.6 or later) for ad-hoc conferencing
  • Integrated with Cisco TelePresence Conductor
  • Full interoperability with ISDN networks using standalone Cisco TelePresence ISDN gateways
  • Support for Cisco TelePresence Multiway technology
Performance features
  • Continuous presence on every port
  • Cisco TelePresence Universal Port technology, which helps ensure each participant receives the best possible experience
  • Predictable port capacity
  • Bandwidth per site up to 4 Mbps
  • Video resolutions up to 1080p, 30 frames per second (fps)

Technical Specifications:

Cisco TelePresence MCU 5300 Series Models
Model Continuous Presence Video Participants (Symmetric) Additional Voice Participants
MCU 5310
(with maximum numbers of port licenses)
10 x 720p30 HD ports
5 x 1080p30 or 720p60 Full HD ports
20 x w448p30 SD ports
24 x w360p30 nHD ports
10
5
None
None
MCU 5320
(with maximum numbers of port licenses)
20 x 720p30 HD ports
10 x 1080p30 or 720p60 Full HD ports
40 x w448p30 SD ports
48 x w360p30 nHD ports
20
10
None
None
Stack of two MCU 5320s
(both with maximum numbers of port licenses)
40 x 720p30 HD ports
20 x 1080p30 or 720p60 Full HD ports
80 x w448p30 SD ports
96 x w360p30 nHD ports
40
20
None
None
Cisco TelePresence MCU 5300 Video Firewall Option (VFO-5300) Video firewall option, which enables second Ethernet connection to additional networks (for example, to a management network)

Product Specifications
Product compatibility The product is standards-based and compatible with all major vendors' endpoints.
Universal transcoding and transrating
  • HD and SD can be combined within the same conference.
  • All calls are automatically transcoded and transrated for audio and video.
  • Any bandwidth, any resolution, any video, or any audio codec can be used on any video call within the same conference.
  • All participants have their own personal encodes.
Localization and customization
  • The MCU offers custom interactive voice response (IVR))/Auto-Attendant audio prompts and video titles.
  • The MCU provides unicode conference and site names for on-screen display.
  • The MCU provides custom web interface welcome messages.
Built-in web server You can configure, control, and monitor the system and conferences.
MCU features
  • You can dial in or dial out through web server.
  • You can use the MCU standalone or with an H.323 gatekeeper or SIP registrar or proxy.
  • The MCU offers a configurable audio and video Auto-Attendant.
  • Advanced continuous presence is standard on all ports.
  • Selection of the best layout is automatic.
  • You can select individual layouts using remote control or webpages.
  • More than 50 custom layouts are available.
  • You can select the active speaker using remote control or voice activation.
  • You can make floor assignments through the webpage or management application.
  • Far-end camera control tunneling is performed using remote control or the webpage.
  • Sites are identified through text overlays.
  • On-screen text messaging to individual or all sites is possible.
  • Conference scheduling and reservation is built into the MCU application.
  • You can have both on-demand and ad-hoc conferences.
  • The MCU offers an automatic lecture mode.
  • You can preview the conference and individual cameras on webpages.
  • Connections to audio conferences can be automatic.
  • Integration with Cisco Unified Communications Manager v8.6 or later ad-hoc conferencing features allows Cisco video IP phones to initiate impromptu multiparty calls with other Cisco TelePresence endpoints.
  • Linked voice and video calls
  • Automatic redialing
Content features
  • Dual video is available using H.239 or Binary Floor Control Protocol (BFCP).
  • Content handover can be automatic or co-operative.
  • Widescreen (16:9) is supported as well as 4:3 aspect ratio content.
  • Options for content pass-through maximize capacity.
  • Options for content transcoding maximize interoperability.
  • Participants with no content support can receive transcoded content in the main video.
  • The MCU offers H.239 and BFCP content sharing:
    • Up to 1080p in H.264
    • Up to 720p in H.263
High-definition performance
  • Up to 1080p, 30 fps and 720p, 60 fps H.264 4-Mbps continuous presence.
  • HD audio is comprehensive.
  • Dual video H.239 up to 1080p.
Language English is standard, with the option to load alternative language packs onto the system.
Network, Security, and Management Specifications
Protocols H.323, SIP, H.235 (Advanced Encryption Standard [AES]), Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (SRTP), Transport Layer Security (TLS), H.239 (dual video), BFCP, H.243 (chair control), Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP), HTTP, Secure HTTP (HTTPS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Network Time Protocol (NTP), IPv4, and IPv6
Quality of service (QoS) Configurable differentiated services code point (DSCP) or type of service (ToS)/IP Precedence
Security features
  • Seven levels of access rights and privileges for users
  • Strong password policy
  • Personal identification number (PIN)-protected conferences
  • Conference locking
  • Secure non-PC hardware and operating system
  • AES encryption, 128-bit key, and H.235
  • SIP encryption
  • TLS certificate verification
  • Video firewall option - second Ethernet port
  • Audit log
  • Static ARP
  • Certificate-based login with OCSP certificate checking
Interfaces
  • RJ-45 Ethernet, 10-/100-/1000-Mbps full and half duplex, manual or autosensing
  • RJ-45 serial port
  • Status LCD
System management
  • XML management application programming interface (API)
  • Management through embedded 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 (CDRs)
  • SNMP
Network resilience
  • Cisco TelePresence PacketSafe technology, which provides intelligent down-speeding, packet pacing, and packet-loss concealment to ensure optimum video and audio quality
  • Dynamic jitter buffering
  • Alternate gatekeepers
  • DNS SRV failover for SIP
Physical Specifications
Physical dimensions
  • (H x W x D): 1.75 x 17.4 x 16.7 in. (44.5 x 442 x 423 mm) (1RU)
  • 19-in. rack-mountable (kit supplied) or standalone
Weight 17.6 lb (8 kg)
Power
  • 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
  • 1177 BTU/h (345W) maximum heat dissipation
Environmental data
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C) ambient
  • Relative humidity below 95% (noncondensing)
Approvals and compliance
  • European safety: EN 60950-1:2005
  • USA safety: UL 60950-1 Second edition
  • Canada safety: CSA 60950-1-07
  • CB Scheme certificate, CE Marked
  • EMC: EN55022 class A, 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 CISPR 22, CCC: GB4943, GB9254, YD/T993
  • RoHS compliant
  • Regulatory Approval Certification completed under Compliance Model Number: AD1A

Documentation:

Download the Cisco TelePresence MCU 5300 Series Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

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