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Codian (Tandberg) - MSE 8000 Chassis

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Designed for large-scale video communications, the Codian(Media Services Engine) MSE 8000 Chassis is a powerful, fault-tolerant video conferencing solution. The carrier-class chassis supports up to 10 blades and 1 Gbit/s of audio/video conferencing. The MSE 8000 series delivers over 10 times the throughput of existing solutions and is ideal for service providers, large corporations, and government installations.

MSE 8000 Chassis Components and Options Blades

System Components Description
MSE 8000 Chassis 10 Slot media services chassis with high speed back plane
MSE 8010 Fan Tray Hot swap fan tray with environmental monitoring
MSE 8025 Single Shelf PSU 120-240 VAC Single Shelf Power Supply
MSU 8026 Dual Shelf PSU 120-240 VAC Dual Shelf Power Supply
Option Blades Description
MSE 8050 Supervisor Supervisor blade, required for system management and configuration
MSE 8420 Media 40 Ports of video plus 40 ports of voice multipoint conferencing
MSE 8220 VCR 10 ports of video recording with streaming server
MSU 8310 ISDN 4 4 E1 or T1 ISDN primary rate interfaces

MSE 8000 Chassis Specifications:


  • High speed back plane and management bus
  • 10hot swappable option slots
  • Redundant and hotswappable fan trays and power supplies
  • Dual 48 volt power option
  • Active environmental monitoring
  • High speed backplane and management bus


  • More than 1 Gbps of conferencing bandwidth
  • Up to 360 ports of multipoint video conferencing
  • Up to 20 T1/E1 ISDN PRI interfaces
  • Up to 90 ports of video conference recording
  • No loss in port count due to bandwidth, resolution, codec or multipoint conference layout

Video Standards

  • H.261, H.263, H.263+, H.263++, H.264, MPEG1

Video Resolution

  • QCIF, QSIF, CIF, SIF, iCIF, iSIF, 288p, 384p, 400p, 448p, VGA, 4CIF, 4SIF, 480p, SVGA, 576p, XGA, 720p

Audio Standards

  • G.711, G.722, G.723.1, G.728, G.729, MPEG4 AACLC, MPEG4 AACLD, Polycom® Siren14™ / G.722.1 Annex C

Security Features

  • Administrator, user and guest passwords
  • Password protected conferences and streaming
  • DTMF passwords for H.323 endpoints
  • Secure nonPC hardware and operating system
  • AES encryption, 128 bit key, H.235
  • Video firewall option


  • H.323 v4, SIP, H.235 (AES), H.239 (dual video), VNC™, FTP, RTP, RTSP, HTTP, DHCP, SNMP, NTP

Multipoint Conferencing

  • H.323 dial in, or dial out from web server
  • Standalone or using gatekeeper
  • Configurable audio and video auto attendant
  • Advanced continuous presence as standard
  • Automatic selection of best layout
  • Individual layout selection using remote control or web pages
  • Over 50 custom layouts
  • Widescreen (16:9) support
  • Active speaker selection using remote control or voice activated
  • Floor assignment through web page
  • Far end camera control tunnelling using remote control or web
  • Onscreen text messaging and site identification
  • Conference scheduling and reservation
  • Ad Hoc conferences
  • Dual video using H.239
  • Presentation mode: add slides from PC using VNC™
  • Preview of conference and individual camera on web pages


  • From H.323 endpoint, MCU or Gateway
  • From two H.323 endpoints on a pointtopoint call
  • H.323 dial in, or dial out from web server
  • Data from H.239 (dual video) capable endpoints
  • Up to 200 recordings
  • Folders for structured storage


  • Calls up to 2 Mbps
  • Automatic downspeeding
  • Call routing to MCU
  • Direct Inward Dialing
  • Interactive Voice Response (IVR) / Video auto attendant (AA)
  • Data from H.239 (dual video) capable endpoints
  • Dial from MCU with and without a gatekeeper
  • Total bandwidth and number of sites supported is limited only by ISDN capacity

Streaming Video

  • Embedded streaming server
  • View using Windows Media Player™, RealPlayer™ or QuickTime™
  • Streaming of slides
  • Text chat
  • Unicast and multicast
  • UDP, TCP or HTTP
  • Independent choice of bandwidth and codec

System Management

  • Management via embedded web server
  • XML management API
  • RS232 for local control and diagnostics
  • Configurable event logs and full H.323 and SIP decoding
  • Configuration backup to network
  • Secure upgrades through Ethernet or CompactFlash
  • Call detail records
  • SNMP

Physical Dimensions

  • 19” rack mountable (kit supplied)
  • Height 33.25”, 842 mm (19U)
  • Width 17.2”, 437 mm
  • Depth 20.5”, 520 mm
  • Power 48 VDC, 100240 VAC 50/60 Hz

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