ViewStation 4000 - Specifications

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ViewStation 4000 Specifications

  • Cisco AAVID certified
  • ITU H.323 and H.320 compliant

User Interface of the ViewStation 4000

  • User-friendly graphical user interface that is easy to read from a distance
  • Handheld, ergonomic remote control
  • Web interface (Internet Explorer 5.5 & 6.0; Netscape Navigator 6.0 & 6.1)
  • Custom logo on home screen with speed dial numbers

The Polycom Office Experience

  • People+Content™ allows dual display of video and PC graphics
  • Conference on Demand™ initiates unscheduled MGC calls from the endpoint
  • Call Detail Records enables billing of calls and tracking with Global Management System
  • Global Management System for centralized management
  • Global Directory Server for live global address book
  • PathNavigator for easier call placement and network
  • cost optimization
  • Polycom Video Error Concealment (PVEC) for improved video quality on networks with packet loss
  • MGC Click&View integration for individual screen layouts

Polycom ViewStation 4000 Bandwidth

  • Max Data Rate H.320: up to 2 Mbps
  • Max Data Rate H.323: up to 2 Mbps

Video Standards

  • H.261, Annex D
  • H.263+ Annexes: L, F, T, I, J, U, u
  • H.263++ Annex D
  • ITU 60 fields per second letterbox

ViewStation 4000 Video Features

  • Automatic VCR recording of all video conferencing endpoints based on the person who is talking
  • 4 monitor support to simultaneously display full-screen video from up to 4 endpoints plus PC content on a separate XGA projector
  • Automatic Picture-in-Picture (PIP)

Video Outputs (10 outputs)

  • 4 x MiniDin S-Video (Support for 4 independent monitors)
  • 4 x RCA/Phono, composite (Support for 4 independent monitors)
  • 1 x RCA/Phono, composite (VCR)
  • 1 x XGA (projector)

Video Inputs (7 inputs)

  • 1 x MiniDin S-Video (document camera)
  • 1 x MiniDin S-Video (main camera with PTZ control)
  • 1 x MiniDin S-Video (second camera with PTZ control)
  • 1 x RCA/Phono, composite (main camera)
  • 1 x RCA/Phono, composite (VCR)
  • 1 x RCA/Phono, composite (document camera)
  • 1 x RCA/Phono, composite (second camera with PTZ control)

Optional Polycom PowerCam External Camera of the ViewStation 4000

  • Ultra-quiet, ultra-fast Pan, Tilt, Zoom (PTZ)
  • 65° Field of View
  • Tilt Range: +/- 25° (up/down)
  • Pan Range: +/- 100° (left/right)
  • Total Field of View: 265°
  • 12x Zoom; f-4.2 to 42mm
  • F=1.85 to 2.9 mm
  • Automatic White Balance
  • Auto Focus
  • 20 camera presets (10 local and 10 far end)
  • Far end camera control

Video Formats


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  • Works from any video conferencing endpoint with embedded MCU (not just host site)
  • Dual images (transmits people and high resolution content simultaneously)
  • Dual audio (transmits audio from room microphones and PC simultaneously)
  • Available on IP and ISDN

Live PC Content Resolution

  • VGA (640 x 480)
  • SVGA (800 x 600)
  • XGA (1024 x 768)
  • 4CIF or CIF for S-Video and composite inputs

Live People Video Resolution

  • 4CIF (704 x 576)
  • CIF (352 x 288)
  • QCIF (176 x 144)

Still Image Transfer

  • CIF, 4CIF (H.261 Annex D), 16 CIF High resolution (H.263)

Other Content Input Options

  • Polycom SNAP for high-resolution graphics capture of PC content
  • pc Presents for Microsoft PowerPoint presentations from your desktop

Optional Visual Concert™ FX

  • Tabletop device (for audio and video input from PC or Macintosh)
  • Output: up to 1024 x 768, 60 Hz
  • Input: up to 1280x1024, 60 Hz
  • 1 x audio input for PC
  • 1 x video input for PC up to 1280 x 1024, 60 Hz
  • 1 x video out for projector up to 1024 x 768, 60 Hz
  • 3 x 10/100 Ethernet hub

Audio Features

  • Instant Adaptation Echo Cancellation
  • Automatic Noise Suppression (ANS)
  • Automatic Gain Control (AGC) - voice activated
  • Built-in tonal speaker test
  • Audio mixer
  • Audio level meter
  • Telephone POTS support
  • Ability to talk over VCR audio

Audio Standards

  • 7 kHz G.722, G.722.1
  • 3.4 kHz with G.711, G.728

Audio Outputs (4 outputs)

  • 2 x RCA/Phono line level (VCR)
  • 2 x RCA/Phono line level (main audio)

Audio Inputs (4 inputs)

  • RJ-9 to microphone (daisy chain up to 2 microphone pods)
  • 1 x RCA/Phono line level (Mixer/Auxiliary)
  • 2 x RCA/Phono line level (VCR)

Digital Tabletop Microphone

  • 360° voice pick-up, unidirectional performance
  • Automatic room noise reduction
  • Gated mixer built into microphone
  • Includes 2 microphones pods
  • 3 hyper-cardiod microphones in each microphone pod
  • Button on each microphone pod
  • Can be mounted to ceiling or walls

Network Features

  • Automatic H.320/H.323 video conferencing calling
  • Down-speeding over IP and ISDN
  • OneDial intelligent call management attempts call on preferred network (IP or ISDN) and automatically rolls over to secondary network if needed
  • Auto SPID detection and configuration
  • Maximum call length timer
  • Dial ISDN lines separately or simultaneously
  • NATO standard KG-194/KIV-7 encryptor support with on-screen and address book dialing
  • Software upgradeable Inverse Multiplexer (IMUX)

ViewStation 4000 Frame Rates (point-to-point video conferencing)

  • 15 fps - 30 fps
  • Intelligently selects frame rate for best video performance
  • Near TV-quality letterbox 60/50 fields video for NTSC/PAL at 512 Kbps and above

Embedded MPPlus Video Conferencing

  • Supports mixed combinations of IP, ISDN, and analog telephone calls
  • Supports normal analog telephones
  • Supports IP telephones
  • Automatic IP and ISDN down-speeding
  • Automatic MPPlus Presentation modes to automatically switch between presenter and continuous presence modes
  • Dial-in and dial-out during MPPlus video conferencing calls
  • Continuous presence or voice switched
  • Chair control from endpoints or host system on ISDN
  • Chair control from endpoints or host system on IP
  • Embedded MPPlus video conferencing for 5 sites (4 IP/ISDN sites + 1 POTS audio)
  • Cascade up to 14 sites (10 IP/ISDN sites + 4 POTS audio)
  • Mixed network cascading
  • Password protection for incoming calls
  • Supports People+Content dual streams from any endpoint (not just host site)

Quality of Service and Experience - iPriority™

  • Polycom Video Error Concealment (PVEC) for concealing packet loss
  • DiffServ DHCP (CoS)
  • IP Precedence (ToS)
  • Automatic NAT discovery
  • Asymmetric speed control
  • Dynamic bandwidth allocation
  • Packet and jitter control
  • Proactive network monitoring
  • Network Address Translation (NAT) support
  • Fixed TCP/UDP port firewall support
  • Lip synchronization
  • Echo suppression
  • Echo cancellation
  • Auto gatekeeper discovery
  • Automatic gateway dialing profiles
  • Specify outbound call routing for gateway/ISDN
  • Closed captioning and text chat support both in and out of calls
  • Keypad audio confirmation - makes dialing easy

Network Interfaces Supported

  • 2 independent 10/100 Ethernet ports for IP (LAN, DSL, cable modem)
  • Integrated Ethernet switch
  • 1 x POTS for voice
  • Optional 2-port Serial Module (V.35/RS-530/RS-449 with RS-366 dialing)
  • Optional wireless LAN support via Ethernet port
  • Optional Quad BRI (Basic Rate Interface)
  • Optional PRI (Primary Rate Interface) T1/ E1

Ethernet Connectivity

  • Internal live video unicast or multicast stream to Cisco IP/TV, Apple Quicktime, etc.
  • T.120 interface for Microsoft Netmeeting

Directory Services

  • 1000+ number local directory
  • 10,000+ number global directory
  • Unlimited MPPlus entries
  • Live address book with Polycom Global Address Book automatically and quickly removes endpoints from directory if they are turned off
  • Live address book with Polycom Global Address Book automatically and quickly updates directory with address changes or new endpoints
  • Automatic ISDN localization of calls
  • Polycom Global Address Book integrates with Active Directory/LDAP

Security Features of the ViewStation 4000

  • Independently tested for endpoint security
  • Enhanced integration for independently certified corporate and classified encryption devices
  • Secure password authentication
  • Unique factory default passwords
  • Dial-in meeting password
  • Do not disturb meeting feature for MPPlus calls
  • Do not disturb meeting feature for point-to-point video conferencing
  • Select which menu screens to password protect
  • SNMP security alerts for failed and successful password authentication attempts
  • Option to disable mixed protocol MPPlus calls
  • Option to disable remote interfaces (FTP, SNMP, Telnet, HTTP, Streaming)

ViewStation 4000 System Management

  • SNMP management
  • Software upgrades via PC, IP, or in a ISDN video call
  • Administrator configurable dialing speeds
  • Integrated Web server for remote management and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations
  • Remote administrator video-only monitoring of room or video conferencing calls from integrated Web server (enabled/disabled from endpoint for security)
  • Account number validation at call initiation integrated with Polycom Global Management System for billing purposes
  • Built-in extensive Call Detail Records (CDR) that do not require separate external management system
  • Complete support for The Polycom Office including: Polycom Global Management System, Polycom Global Address Book, Polycom OneDial and Polycom PathNavigator

Data Port

  • API for custom integration with remote devices such as Crestron™ and AMX™ control systems
  • RS-232 control port/data communications port (1200 baud to 115k baud asynchronous)

Other ITU Supported Standards

  • H.221 communications
  • Bonding, mode 1
  • H.225, H.245
  • H.281 far-end camera control
  • Annex Q standard for FECC in H.323 calls


  • Operating voltage/power 90-260 VAC, 47-63 Hz/40 watts
  • Auto-sensing power supply

Language Support of the Polycom ViewStation 4000

  • Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese and Spanish

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating temperature: 0 to 40° C
  • Operating humidity: 10% to 85% R.H. noncondensing
  • Nonoperating temperature: -40 to 70° C
  • Nonoperating humidity (noncondensing): 10 to 90%

Weight and Demensions

  • Base Unit Weight: 4.7 kg/10 lbs
  • Dimensions (W/H/D): 43.8 cm x 8.8 cm x 46.7 cm

Polycom ViewStation 4000 Warranty

  • Three year labor and parts

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