The HDVC System lets you hold a multi-site videoconference with people at up to 24 sites*1 without requiring the purchase of expensive MCUs (Multi-point Connection Units). When combined with Panasonic's NAT Traversal Service or HD Visual Communication Mobile application, which enables the use of mobile devices for participating in a videoconference, you can have effective visual communication without restrictions on time or place.
*1 An activation key (KX-VCS305) must be purchased.
The HDVC System lets you hold a multi-site videoconference at virtually any site you choose. Even if the locations of the multi-site videoconferences change each time, the videoconference can be held using only the equipment at the participating sites. The HDVC System allows flexible holding of videoconferences.
* Except for KX-VC1000
The KX-VC2000, KX-VC1600, KX-VC1300 and KX-VC1000 comply with the H.261, H.263 and H.264 international video compression standards. Therefore, they can connect to older product models manufactured by different companies as long as they comply with those standards. This allows phased system expansion while using existing videoconference equipment.
If the KX-VC2000/KX-VC1600/KX-VC1300/KX-VC1000 is used as the video transmission device, transmission is possible for up to 30 sites without having to use an expensive control server or MCU. Images can be easily transmitted depending on your needs, such as regular morning meetings or seminars. By sending camera images sequentially, access concentration can be prevented at the image transmission site. This enables a comfortable line environment for multi-site transmission.
- • Cannot be used for NAT Traversal Service.
- • A Multicast Activation Key (KX-VCS302) is required for the video transmission device and all receiving HDVC System sites.
- • The KX-VC2000, KX-VC1600, KX-VC1300 and KX-VC1000 can be used as the video transmission device.
- • The KX-VC2000, KX-VC1600, KX-VC1300, and KX-VC1000 can be used as the reception site device.
- • A mesh type network is required.
You can join a videoconference from a location outside of the office, while you are on the go, or from your own home using a Windows/iOS/Android™ mobile device. The HDVC System provides effective visual communication without restrictions on time or place.
* Option is required to use the software.
The HDVC System comes with a function that lets you choose a screen layout from a variety of options. For instance, you can select a screen layout to show all participating sites or to display the site with a high voice level in a large window (Window 1 in the layouts shown below). The most suitable screen layout can be selected according to the type of videoconference held.
The screen layout changes automatically according to the number of connection sites. Or you can choose from CP1, CP2, CP4, CP6, CP8, CP9, CP10, CP13, CP15, CP16, CP20, CP21, CP24, CP25, or CP28.
* For Discussion mode, designated sites can be displayed at the preset screen positions.
Other screen layout functions
- • Display of a selected site (home location, distant location) at the upper left corner (Priority 1 position) (Site Selection)
- • Display of the master location at Priority 1 position and display of the site with the highest sound level at Priority 2 position (Voice Activated Changeover 2)
The main display position can be pre-set based on conference operation method.
Main display can be easily switched with number buttons on the remote control.
Set the designated site as the main display.
Automatically allocate the loudest site to the main display.
The local site is set to the main display, and automatically allocate the loudest site next to the main display.
All display position can be flexibly pre-assigned.
* Profile setting is required beforehand.
The newly added KX-VC2000 Cascade mode application makes it possible to expand partial videoconference groups under a particular videoconference unit without adding or expanding the existing central server or central network infrastructure. This allows a group representative to join the central videoconference meeting and share it with all attendees in the partial group. Utilizing the KX-VC2000 as a hub between central and partial groups, it is also possible to deploy a separate network in the partial group. This eliminates concentrated access to a particular network or server and achieves distributed access. In addition, with the new Cascade mode, it becomes possible to configure more than 24 sites of the HDVC videoconference system without an external server or MCU. This Cascade mode application is beneficial for relatively large organizations, such as governmental organizations or large group companies, who frequently hold group representative conferences and distribute it to all attendees. This is also useful for large-scale remote learning or training facilities, such as educational institutes or service oriented companies. This application also helps to reduce additional investments in the central server and network operation costs.
By introducing the KX-VC2000 Cascade mode at Central Group No. 3, you can expand HDVC attendees partially in the No. 3 group without expanding the central server or central network.
The KX-VC2000 automatically selects the loudest speaker of the group as a representative presenter (local No. 8 image in the figure below), and transmits his/her voice and image to the central facility, while receiving the central server composed presence image and distributing it to all of the partial group attendees.
* Screen layout depends on Central No.1.