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- Peter SA
March 27, 2005, 10:11 pm
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Can anyone help to provide some information on the following video
i) Axis Video Server2401+
ii) Polycom VSX 3000
iii) Sony Video Conferencing System - PCS-1
I'm paricularly interested to know from your experience the
capabilities and reliabilities of the above equipments.
Any help is very much appreciated. Thanks
Re: Video teleconferencing equipments
Some good some less desired aspects....
MCU: 6 pt. MCU standard and not 4. If you can provide the bandwidth (323 or
320) it's a good to have.
Camera: No question that Sony has put their experience into this. Camera's
video quality and motor functions I found very good.
Stick Reader Port: Reads memory sticks for easy upgrades.
Mics: Good range on both the pod and the cannon mics. Good ambiance from the
pod. The cannon mic didn't filter out echo as well as the pod but
Price: very very attractive. Almost mind blowing.
Card reader not USB. Sony proprietary.
Buttons: Small. Had some time not only getting familiar with them but they
were hard to read function.
Cables: There are a good amount of cables which come with the PCS1. A short
terminal cable from camera to codec so this might have to be
a special order if you want seperate the two components.
DSB: (data solutions box): for data transfer. it's another device which sits
on the table generates more clutter
ISDN module: Seperate from the codec so vulrable to another point of failure
besides the NT device.
Data Tx rate: the fps drops below 10 in calls so there's significant delay.
Very much delayed refresh rates so it's tough to do
animations. Does not apply to NTSC format.
Setting up: there are different set up dependant upon in/outbound calls.
Menus: Something to get used to as well. The color scheme is very bland (lt
grey and white) and the fonts are not eye friendly. White
lettering with a light background is hard to read from a distance.
There are many s/w updates. I'm not sure if you purchase MCU s/w for 320 and
323 seperately. Sony has stepped up their efforts in this industry. They
could turn out to be the Polycoms of the 2000s.
Overall, I think it's a good product but there are spotty areas which need
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