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HD Visual Communications System

Specification
Main Unit Communication protocol Communication IP communication with 2 locations connected rate (Min to max) IP communication with 3 locations connected*1 IP communication with 4 locations connected*1 Bandwidth (For different levels of resolution) KX-VC600 KX-VC300 KX-VC500 SIP 512 kbps to 9 Mbps 1 Mbps to 7 Mbps 1.5 Mbps to 7 Mbps 3 Mbps minimum*2 for 1080i*3 1.5 Mbps minimum*2 for 720p 512 kbps minimum*2 for 4SIF ITU-T H.264 high profile level 4.0 ITU-T H.264 high profile level 4.0 (B picture is not supported), (B picture is not supported) ITU-T H.264 baseline profile level 3.1 (For connections to MCUs and non-Panasonic video conference systems) Input resolution: 1080i (image only) Input resolution: 1080i (image only) Available devices: Video camera (Blu-ray Disc/DVD players cannot be connected) Input resolution: XGA, SVGA, VGA Resolution: 1080i Resolution: 1080i MPEG-4 AAC-LD (LATM format), G.722 (For connections to MCUs and non-Panasonic video conference systems)*4 KX-VCA001 (Up to 4 microphones) KX-VCA001 (Up to 4 microphones) KX-VCA002 (1 microphone only) Diameter 3.5 mm Available devices: headset Input is the headset microphone level. HDMI/RCA input is inactive when the headphone connector is used. Maximum line level input: 1.2 Vrms Available devices: stand microphone (via microphone amplifier), audio mixer etc. Echo canceller enabled Both enabled when using a Boundary Microphone and RCA microphone together. For connecting to a display (with speaker) Diameter 3.5 mm Available devices: headset Output is the headphone. Either the RCA terminal or the headphone connector is active, but not both. For connecting to a display (with speaker), amplifier or active speaker 4*5 2*1 4*5 PC (VGA terminal), sub video camera (sub HDMI video only) AES-CM/unique Full duplex 100BASE-TX only For connecting to a computer for maintenance (use a straight cable) D-Sub 9 pin (male) Approx. 430 mm x 80 mm x 280 mm Approx. 320 mm x 60 mm x 230 mm Approx. 4 kg Approx. 2 kg AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz Stand-by: approx. 30 W Maximum: approx. 32 W Stand-by: approx. 17 W Maximum: approx. 23 W Stand-by: approx. 29 W Maximum: approx. 39 W 0 C to 40 C 10 % to 90 % (non-condensing)

KX-VC600 KX-VC300 KX-VC500

Video codec Video input HDMI 1 (main video camera) HDMI 2 (sub video camera) VGA 15P mini D-Sub (RGB IN) HDMI (display) Component (video output) Digital boundary microphone Analogue boundary microphone Stereo mini-plug (audio input) RCA pin jack (audio input)

Video output Audio codec Audio input

Audio output

(HDMI) Stereo mini-plug (audio output)

RCA pin jack (audio output) Maximum conference points Alternative video sources Encryption method RJ45(LAN) Network RS-232C Control (serial) Dimensions (W x H x D) Weight Voltage and frequency Power consumption Operating temperature Operating humidity

Boundary Microphone (sold separately) Standard pickup range Maximum pickup range Pickup method

KX-VCA001 Approx. 2 m(radius), 360 Approx. 3 m(radius), 360 Stereo (automatic left/right channel setting, with 1 unit connected) Monaural (with 2 to 4 units connected)*6 Unidirectional ECM microphone parts x 4 Maximum 4 microphones 110 dBspl 2

KX-VCA002 Approx. 1.5 m(radius), 300 Approx. 2 m(radius), 300 Stereo (fixed stereo sound pick-up) Unidirectional ECM microphone parts x 2 Maximum 1 microphone

Microphone unit Number of connections Maximum input sound pressure Number of terminals for microphone connection Mute button LED Dimensions Cable length Power input Weight Operating temperature Operating humidity

1 Spring-return Push Switch Red: The microphone is muted. Green: The microphone is transmitting. Orange: The microphone is starting up (flashes for approx. 1 second). Off: The microphone is not transmitting. Approx. 120 mm(diameter) x 25 mm Approx. 75 mm(diameter) x 32 mm Approx. 8.5 m Approx. 7 m Supplied from main unit via proprietary cable Approx. 280 g Approx. 80 g 0 C to 40 C 10 % to 90 % (non-condensing)

*1 The KX-VC300 also allows connection of 3 or 4 locations when it is on the receiving end of a call. The optional Activation Key Card lets you expand the KX-VC300's maximum conference points to up to 4 locations. *2 This value is for reference purposes only. The actual value may vary depending on the image and communication conditions. *3 The optional Activation Key Card lets you upgrade the maximum resolution of the KX-VC300 system to 1080i. *4 The optional Activation Card lets you connect the KX-VC500 to MCUs or non-Panasonic video conference systems. *5 Some restrictions apply when 3 or 4 locations are connected. For details, please consult with your local dealer. When connecting to non-Panasonic video conference systems, connection is limited to 2 locations. *6 Stereo sound can also be picked up from 2 to 4 units by changing the user setting.

So Real, So Simple
All TV pictures are simulated. Weights and dimensions are approximate. Specifications are subject to change without notice. These products may be subject to export control regulations.

Important Safety Precaution: carefully read the operating instructions and installation manual before using this product.

DISTRIBUTED BY :

KX-VC600
HD Visual Communications System:

KX-VC300

KX-VC500

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Distance Is No Longer a Barrier


Our HD Visual Communications System makes it possible to communicate and collaborate with colleagues and industry experts wherever they happen to be.

Manufacturing
By connecting development, production and sales departments, and collaborating with true-to-life ambience from remote sites, you can reduce travelling times and costs while enhancing cooperation between your company and your partner companies.

Healthcare
Providing medical advice and training for young doctors in rural hospitals from specialists in city hospitals can be done very smoothly. By linking sub cameras and sharing PC screens, even highly technical exchanges, such as viewing X-rays, can be conducted with ease.

Education
Connecting classrooms, research labs, other departments and even other schools makes it easy to share knowledge. This lets you respond to demands for reducing the travelling time between campuses, solving the shortage of specialised instructors, and diversifying after-school lessons for elementary education.

And more...
The high-quality HD Visual Communications System enables zero-distance communication for operations at construction sites and financial institutions, music rehearsals, retail businesses, storage inventory management, public services, and various other business situations.

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HD VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM LINE-UP

Select or Combine Any of Three Models Based on Your Application and Scale
4-site Connection Compatible Model with Full-HD Image Quality Entry Model with 2-Site Connection 4-site Connection Compatible Model with Full-HD Image Quality

KX-VC500 Accessories Optional


Digital Boundary Microphone KX-VCA001
A high-grade microphone with a direction recognition function that detects the direction that voices are coming from.

Analogue Boundary Microphone KX-VCA002

KX-VC600

(Remote control included. Boundary Microphone sold separately.)

KX-VC300 (Remote control included. Boundary Microphone sold separately.)


2 site connection (expandable up to 4 with option) Real time HD 720p video quality (expandable to 1080i with option) High quality audio and smooth 2-way stereo conversation Convenient sub-camera and PC connection for real-time collaboration Easy, user-friendly operation Stable connection with Panasonic's AV-QoS

KX-VC500

A compact, economical and high-grade microphone.


(Remote control included. Boundary Microphone sold separately.)

Up to 4 site connection Real time Full-HD 1080i video quality High quality audio and smooth 2-way stereo conversation Convenient sub-camera and PC connection for real-time collaboration Easy, user-friendly operation Stable connection with Panasonic's AV-QoS

Up to 4 site connection Real time Full-HD 1080i video quality High quality audio and smooth 2-way stereo conversation Convenient sub-camera and PC connection for real-time collaboration Easy, user-friendly operation Stable connection with Panasonic's AV-QoS

Camera Security Adaptor KX-VCZ001


A theft prevention accessory for video cameras.

Related Products
HD Integrated Camera AW-HE50H

[ Rear Panel View ]


MIC jack (Digital) Camera Control terminal (Nonusable) RS-232C terminal MIC jack (Analogue) Audio In L/R jack Audio Out L/R jack

[ Rear Panel View ]

[ Rear Panel View ]


Audio In L/R jack Audio Out L/R jack Audio In L/R jack MIC jack (Digital) RS-232C terminal Component terminal Audio Out L/R jack

MIC jack (Analogue) RS-232C terminal

High-Quality Full-HD MOS Integrated Pan & Tilt Camera.

HD Camcorder

RGB terminal LAN jack

Component terminal HDMI terminal Sub Camera terminal Main Camera terminal LAN jack RGB terminal

Component terminal HDMI terminal Sub Camera terminal Main Camera terminal LAN jack

HDMI terminal RGB terminal Sub Camera terminal Main Camera terminal

Full-HD Plasma/ LCD Display

HDMI cables are required for connection to the camera, TV, etc.

Function Comparison List


Maximum conference points Image resolution Full HD 1080i HD 720p*4 Full HD 1080i Other-brand device connection*1 Yes Yes Yes (optional)*5 MCU interoperability*2 Yes Yes Yes (optional)*5 Computer connection Yes Yes Yes Sub camera connection Yes Yes Yes Digital Boundary Microphone Up to 4 units No Up to 4 units Analogue Boundary Microphone Yes Yes No

KX-VC600 KX-VC300 KX-VC500


*1 *2 *3 *4 *5

4 2*3 4

Select the Video Camera Based on Your Needs


The connected camera can be flexibly combined and used with a commercial HD camcorder, dedicated camera, or professional camera, based on your needs.

HD Camcorder

HD Integrated Camera

Professional Video Camera

Please ask your nearest dealer about other-brand devices that can be connected. Please ask your nearest dealer about MCUs that can be connected. The optional Activation Key Card lets you expand the KX-VC300's maximum conference points to up to 4 locations. The optional Activation Key Card lets you upgrade the maximum resolution of the KX-VC300 system to 1080i. The optional Activation Key Card lets you connect the KX-VC500 to MCUs or non-Panasonic video conference systems.

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Panasonic Technology Lets You Achieve Real Collaboration


High Image Quality
Full-HD* 1080i images are produced at an IP rate of approximately 3.0 Mbps. This makes visual communication with distant people as easy and comfortable as watching Full-HD programmes on TV. Even changes in the facial expressions of each person are distinctly relayed, and text from documents can be clearly read.
*The KX-VC300 displays 720p images.

Stable Connection
The generation of packet losses is prevented by a rate control function, and lost packets are restored by the combined use of Forward Error Correction (FEC) and Automatic Repeat reQuest (ARQ). Image disruptions and audio interruptions are suppressed for both intranet and Internet connections to ensure stable connection.

Rate Control
Adjusts the traffic depending on network congestion. Packet loss
Bandwidth is exceeded at peak communication.

Without control

SD
Conventional Videoconference Systems

Panasonic's Image Quality Technology


The Uniphier system LSI, which is a digital home electronics platform, achieves realistic images that clearly portray the facial expressions and body language of each person.
* Uniphier is a registered trademark of Panasonic Corporation.

Usable bandwidth

Comparison with a congested network connection.

Full HD
Even changes in the facial expressions, body language, hand gestures and fast movements of each person are smoothly reproduced.

Automatic rate control depending on the effective bandwidth

With control
Transfer rate is adjusted to match traffic condition. Time Heavy traffic Heavy traffic

Conventional Videoconference System

HD Visual Communications System

High Sound Quality


Full-duplex audio in broadband stereo allows high-quality sound to fill the room with clarity. A unique Echo Canceller prevents echoes and howling, and there are hardly any delays or interruptions even when two people speak at the same time. You enjoy smooth, natural conversations, just as if you were all in the same room.
The project concept is... Before that, let me confirm something...

Sharing a PC Screen
Show your PC screen to the other party and discuss while you both look at the same graph or presentation data.

I'm going to switch to the statistical data.

Main Camera Image

PC Screen Image

Check Facial Expressions While Showing Images High-Performance Digital Boundary Microphone (Optional)
With four built-in microphones, the Digital Boundary Microphone features a direction recognition function that reflects the direction and position of the speaker's voice to the listener's side speakers.
*The Digital Boundary Microphone is compatible with the KX-VC600 and KX-VC500. We'll have four members today. Our agenda is... Thank you in advance!

There is hardly any interruption even when two people speak at the same time or when conversations overlap.

You can switch to the image of the other party while showing them images of your PC screen or sub camera, to check their response.
*Only the content sharing screen is displayed to the receiving party. Both sending and receiving screens cannot be displayed at the same time.

You can hear the voices of the speakers right from their positions.

Close-up Views with a Sub Camera


Use a sub camera to display close-up views of detailed parts that are difficult to see with the naked eye.
Let me show you a sample article.

Main Camera Image

Sub Camera Image

Other-Brand Device/MCU Interoperability


Interoperability with other-brand devices and MCUs is a standard feature. This allows smooth expansion into existing videoconference systems, and multi-point communications using an MCU.

Other-Brand Device

MCU

Still Image Data

Snapshots
High-resolution still images taken with a sub camera can be sent in order to share sharp, clear images while sending only a small amount of data.

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Easy Operation
Most operations can be handled using the remote control, so you can operate the system as if you were watching TV. Switching screen displays and switching between a PC and sub camera can be done easily with the click of a button. Large characters, buttons, easy-to-see displays, and colour combinations are designed for easy operation.
Change Screen Layout Switch to PC Switch to Sub Camera

Compact Size for Flexible Installation


Compared to conventional models, the KX-VC600 and KX-VC300 have been slimmed down by 1/2 in both volume and weight. Considerable space-saving has been achieved by a footprint that is roughly the size of an A4-size document file. The system can be installed not only in large spaces such as conference rooms, but also in limited spaces like meeting booths and reception counters.
TV Stand Installation Examples

Start

End

Counter/Low-Panel Installation Examples

1 2 3 4

Turn on the main unit, TV, and camera.

Coloured Buttons

TV Main Camera Main Unit


Mounted to a mini-tripod.

Sub Camera Main Camera

TV

Select the access point from the screen's menu.

Boundary Microphone
Status Display Address Book Display Microphone Off Link

Press the "Start" button.

Main Unit Boundary Microphone You're ready to start the meeting. Jacks for mic and headphone cables are right on the front panel, for easy use in applications such as financial planner booths.

TV Stand

Commonly used functions can be easily operated by using allocated buttons.

Changeable Screen Layouts


Even when 4 sites are connected, the screen layouts can be flexibly changed to enable smooth remote conferencing. Changing the screen layout is done with a one-touch button on the included remote control, so it is easy even for someone doing it the very first time.

Layout 1

Layout 2

Layout 3

NAT Traversal Service


Site A Site C Site B Site A Site C Site B
Self Image

- Easy to Connect Cloud Service


NAT Traversal Service

Site A

This is a cloud service that uses dedicated Panasonic servers. It provides smart visual communication without having to use ordinary leased lines, and without the complicated router settings that leased lines require. It's the easy way to start videoconferencing. No complicated router settings needed. Access a 7-digit terminal ID number with the same ease as dialling a phone number. Connect securely with encrypted communication, using the Internet.
*Connection using this service is only possible between Panasonic HD Visual Communications System devices. Please ask your nearest dealer for details of this service.

Layout 6

Layout 5

Layout 4

Router

Router

Internet Begin Communication

Self Image

Site C

Site B

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System Configuration Example


2-Site Connection
This standard remote conference system lets you connect conference rooms between distant offices.

Site Connection
KX-VC300
VC300
Designed for 2-site connection.

KX-VC600/VC500 and KX-VC300 Connection


VC300

The KX-VC300 allows connection of up to 4 locations when it is on the receiving end of a call with the KX-VC600/VC500 set as the base unit.

LAN Cable

Internet

LAN Cable

Headquarters
TV HDMI Cable Microphone Cable Boundary Microphone HDMI Cable Video Camera VGA Cable VGA Cable Main Unit Main Unit HDMI Cable TV

Internet
Branch Office

VC600

VC500

VC600

VC500

VC600

VC500

KX-VC600/VC500
VC600 VC500

Connects up to 4 locations.
VC600 VC500

Internet
VC300

Internet
VC600 VC500

Internet
VC600 VC500

Microphone Cable Boundary Microphone HDMI Cable

VC300 VC600 VC500

VC300

VC600

VC500

Internet

Video Camera

VC600

VC500 VC300 VC300 VC300

Computer

Computer

Function Expansion

Purchasing the optional Activation Key Card lets you flexibly expand functions based on your needs.

4-Site Connection

KX-VC300

This remote conference system lets you hold meetings to share detailed product checks and data.
Upgrade 4-site Connection/ Full-HD

2-site Connection

Upgrade to 4-site Connectability

KX-VC500

KX-VCS301 (Optional): Special KX-VC300 4-site Expansion Activation Key Card

HD Image Quality

Upgrade to Full-HD Image Quality

Upgrade to other-brand device and MCU connection specifications


KX-VCS101 (Optional): AV Communication Protocol Expansion Activation Key Card

Factory
TV HDMI Cable Microphone Cable Boundary Microphone HDMI Cable Main Unit Main Unit HDMI Cable TV

Research Lab

KX-VCS401 (Optional): Special KX-VC300 1080i Full-HD Expansion Activation Key Card

Microphone Cable Boundary Microphone HDMI Cable

Microphone and Pick-up Capacity


KX-VC500/400

You can configure flexible systems that match the number of connection locations and the sizes of the rooms. KX-VC500/400 KX-VC500/400 KX-VC500/400

Video Camera HDMI Cable

Video Camera HDMI Cable

KX-VC300

KX-VC600

KX-VC600

KX-VC600

KX-VC600

Video Camera (Sub Camera)

Video Camera (Sub Camera)

Up to 40 m2 (1-10 people)
TV TV
4m MIC
Approx.

Up to 80 m2 (Up to 20 people)
TV

Up to 120 m2 (Up to 30 people)


4m MIC 4m MIC 4m

Up to 160 m2 (Up to 40 people)


4m MIC 4m MIC MIC MIC 4m 4m

Internet Headquarters
TV HDMI Cable Microphone Cable Boundary Microphone HDMI Cable Main Unit Main Unit HDMI Cable

TV

TV

MIC

Branch Office
TV

3m MIC 60

4m MIC MIC

4m

Microphone Cable Boundary Microphone HDMI Cable

*The Analogue Boundary Microphone exceeds the sound-collecting range at an angle of about 60 on the connector side.

*This diagram is intended only as a layout example. It is not meant to show the maximum number of people that can be covered. *This is the pick-up capacity when using the Digital Boundary Microphone. The capacity varies when using another microphone.

Video Camera VGA Cable

Video Camera VGA Cable

Microphone Connectability
KX-VC600
Digital Boundary Microphone

KX-VC300

KX-VC500

Computer

Computer

KX-VCA001 KX-VCA002

Yes (1-4 Units) Yes (1 Unit)

No Yes (1 Unit)

Yes (1-4 Units) No

Analogue Boundary Microphone

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