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Video Conferencing Systems Specs at a Glance

This chart offers a quick and easy view of the common video conferencing system specifications. From HD support to camera types, display inputs, and max call rates - we've compiled the essential VTC data points here so you can compare them at a glance. Each system type presented also includes links to the models available here through VTCExpress.com. Please click the product names to see complete, detailed specifications.

General
Form Factor
High Definition Support
Video
Standards
Displays supported
Max resolution
Camera Type
Cameras supported
Optical Zoom
Audio
Standards
Audio inputs
Microphones supported
Automatic Gain Control
Noise Supression
Audio Outputs
Network
Data Rates
Standards
Max call rate
Management
Directory Services
Remote Management
Polycom QDX 6000 Polycom HDX 6000 LifeSize Passport LifeSize Express with Focus Camera LifeSize Express 200 LifeSize Express 220 Polycom PVX Cisco C20 Quick Set Cisco C20 Plus Quick Set Cisco 1700MXP
Codec kit Codec kit Codec kit Codec kit Codec kit Codec kit Software Codec kit Codec kit Appliance Desktop System
No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 
H264, H.263, H.261, H.239 H264, H.263++, H.261, H.239, People+Content H.261, H.263, H.264 and H.239 (receive) compliant H.261, H.263, H.263+, H.264 and H.239 compliant Dual Streaming with video bandwidth balance H.261, H.263, H.263+, H.264 and H.239 compliant Dual Streaming with video bandwidth balance H.261, H.263, H.263+, H.264 and H.239 compliant Dual Streaming with video bandwidth balance H.261, H.263, H.263+, H.264 H.261, H.263, H.263+, H.264, (H.239 & Cisco NPP , BFCP (SIP) Dual Stream optional) H.261, H.263, H.263+, H.264, H.239 & Cisco NPP, BFCP (SIP) Dual Stream H.261, H.263, H.263+, H.263++ (Natural Video), H.264
2 1 1 1 2 2 NA 2 2 1
4SIF/4CIF 16:9 720P 720P 720P 720P30 encode/decode 720p60 decode 1080p30 640x480 720P 1080p30 720p
Polycom EagleEye™ QDX Camera Pan-Tilt-Zoom Pan-Tilt-Zoom (LifeSize Camera) Pan-Tilt-Zoom (LifeSize Camera) Pan-Tilt-Zoom (LifeSize Camera) Pan-Tilt-Zoom (LifeSize Camera) Microsoft Windows Compatible USB 1.1/2.0 webcams Pan Tilt Zoom PrecisionHD 1080p Pan Tilt Zoom PrecisionHD 1080p Manual focus
2 1 1 1 1 1 NA 1 1 1-Integrated
12x 12x 4x 4x Optical/ 4x Digital Zoom 4x Optical/ 4x Digital Zoom 4x Optical/ 4x Digital Zoom NA 4x 12x Focus distance 0.3m-infinity
 
G.711, G.728, G.722, G.722.1, G., Polycom Siren 22, Polycom Siren 14 G.711, G.728, G.729A, G.722, G.722.1, G.722.1C, Polycom Siren 22, Polycom Siren 14 G.711, G.722, G.722.1C (Polycom Siren14™), G.728,G.729,MPEG-4 -AAC-LC G.711, G.722, G.722.1 (Polycom Siren14™), G.728, G.729, MPEG-4 -AAC-LCAudio G.711, G.722, G.722.1 (Polycom Siren14™), G.728, G.729, MPEG-4 -AAC-LCAudio G.711, G.722, G.722.1 (Polycom Siren14™), G.728, G.729, MPEG-4 -AAC-LCAudio G.711, G.728, G.729A, G.722, G.722.1, Polycom Siren 14 G .711, G.722, G.722.1, 64 bit & 128 bit MPEG4 AAC-LD G .711, G.722, G.722.1, 64 bit & 128 bit MPEG4 AAC-LD G.711, G.722, G.722.1, G.728 , 64 bit & 128 bit MPEG4 AAC-LD
2-Digital Polycom, 1-Line-in, 1-VCR 1-Digital Polycom, 1 PC line-in 1 x Mic In - Two channel (3.5mm)1 x Mic In - Two channel (3.5mm) 1 x HD Camera In (Focus) 1 x Line In (L+R) (3.5mm), 1 x Mic In - Two channel (3.5mm), 1 x RJ-45 (LifeSize Phone) (Optional) 1 x Line In (L+R) (3.5mm), 1 x Mic In - Two channel (3.5mm), 1 x RJ-45 (LifeSize Phone) (Optional) 1 x Line In (L+R) (3.5mm), 1 x Mic In - Two channel (3.5mm), 1 x RJ-45 (LifeSize Phone) (Optional), 1 x HDMI embedded, 1 x DVI-I in NA 2 x microphone, 4-pin MiniJack, 2 x RCA/Phono (mixed to mono) 2 x microphone, 4-pin MiniJack, 2 x RCA/Phono (mixed to mono) 2 Built-in microphones PC Audio input: 3.5mm Stereo Jack
2 1 1 1 1 1 NA 2 2 2 x Integrated, 1 x Mic-in 3.5mm (headset support)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2 2 2 2 3 3 NA 3 3 1
 
10/100 10/100/1000 10/100/1000 10/100/1000 10/100/1000 10/100/1000 NA 10/100/1000 10/100/1000 10/100
H.323,H.224, H.225, H.245, H.241, H.239, H.460 H.323, SIP, H.350, XMPP presence H.323, SIP, Skype (audio), H.221, H.224, H.225, H.231, H.241, H.242, H.245, H.281 H.323, SIP, H.221, H.224, H.225, H.231, H.241, H.242, H.245, H.281 H.323, SIP, H.221, H.224, H.225, H.231, H.241, H.242, H.245, H.281 H.323, SIP, H.221, H.224, H.225, H.231, H.241, H.242, H.245, H.281 H.323, SIP, People+Content and H.239, T.120, H.323 Annex Q-Far End Camera Control H.239 (H.323) dual stream H.460.18, H.460.19 H.239 (H.323) dual stream H.460.18, H.460.19 H.323, SIP, H.231, H.233, H.234, H.235 v2&v3, H.239, H.241, H.243, H.281
4Mbps 2Mbps 2Mbps 2Mbps 2Mbps 4Mbps 2Mbps 6Mbps 6Mbps 2Mbps
 
Yes Yes LDAP support / H.350 compliant Skype™ Contacts support LDAP support / H.350 compliant LDAP support / H.350 compliant LDAP support / H.350 compliant Internet Locator Service (ILS), LDAP through Polycom Global Address Book LDAP and H.350, TMS LDAP and H.350, TMS LDAP and H.350, TMS
HTTP/HTTPS, SNMP HTTP/HTTPS, SNMP, Polycom CMA, XML provisioning over HTTPS Web, SNMP, Backup and Restore capability Web, SNMP, Backup and Restore capability Web, SNMP, Backup and Restore capability Web, SNMP, Backup and Restore capability Polycom Global Management System Cisco Management Suite (TMS), embedded SNMP, Telnet, SSH, XML, SOAP Cisco Management Suite (TMS), embedded SNMP, Telnet, SSH, XML, SOAP Cisco Management Suite (TMS), embedded SNMP, Telnet, SSH, XML, SOAP

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