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Product Line: Cisco CTS-SX20N-P40-K9
Product Type: Video Conferencing System
Original price $0.00 - Original price $2,401.00
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$0.00 - $2,401.00
Current price $2,401.00
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Product Description

The CTS-SX20N-P40-K9 is a Cisco telepresence system that includes a SX20 Codec, a choice of Cisco Precision Camera (Precision 40 or 12X), and a Cisco Table Microphone 20, along with a TRC6 remote control, necessary cables, and a power supply, weighing 3.09 lb. It supports video standards such as H.263, H.263+, H.264, and can handle dual streams with H.239 (H.323) and BFCP (SIP), offering bandwidth capabilities of H.323 and SIP up to 6 Mbps and enabling resolutions up to 1080p60 at bandwidths starting from 2560 kbps. This system facilitates seamless firewall traversal through Cisco TelePresence Expressway Technology and protocols H.460.18, H.460.19, enhancing connectivity and collaboration across different network conditions.

Key Feature for the CTS-SX20N-P40-K9

  • What components are included with the product?
    The product is delivered with an SX20 Codec, a choice of Cisco Precision Camera (Precision 40 or 12X), Cisco Table Microphone 20, TRC6 remote control, cables, and power supply.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the system?
    The system weighs 3.09 lb, with a depth of 7.1 inches and a width of 11.8 inches.
  • Can I expand the system with additional hardware?
    Yes, optional hardware components include the Cisco Touch 10 control unit, wall mount kit, additional microphone, presentation cable (VGA or HDMI), camera mount bracket for P40 or 12X, and a spare TRC5 remote control for use with TC 7.3 software.
  • What is the minimum bandwidth required for HD video calls?
    For 720p30, a minimum of 768 kbps is required, 720p60 requires at least 1152 kbps, 1080p30 needs 1472 kbps, and 1080p60 requires 2560 kbps.
  • How does the system handle firewall traversal?
    The system uses Cisco TelePresence Expressway Technology and supports H.460.18, H.460.19 for firewall traversal.
  • What video standards does the system support?
    The system supports H.263, H.263+, and H.264 video standards.
  • What are the video input capabilities?
    The system has two video inputs: one HDMI and one DVI-I (Analog and Digital), supporting formats up to HD1080p60, including a range of resolutions from 640x480 to 1920x1080.
  • Describe the audio features of the system.
    The system offers high-quality 20 KHz stereo, two acoustic echo cancellers, Automatic Gain Control (AGC), integration with third-party audio systems, automatic noise reduction, and active lip synchronization.
  • What dual stream capabilities are available?
    The system supports H.239 (H.323) and BFCP (SIP) dual stream for sharing presentations alongside video calls.
  • How does the MultiSite feature enhance conferences?
    MultiSite features include adaptive SIP/H.323 MultiSite with up to 720p30 resolution, full individual audio and video transcoding, individual layouts in MultiSite continuous presence, support for H.323/SIP/VoIP in the same conference, support for Presentation (H.239/BFCP) from any participant at resolutions up to 1080p15, Best Impression (automatic continuous presence layouts), and H.264 encryption and dual stream from any site.

Product Review

The Cisco CTS-SX20N-P40-K9 offers high-quality video conferencing capabilities, supporting resolutions up to 1080p60 and bandwidths up to 6 Mbps for clear and smooth video transmission. It comes with a comprehensive set of video and audio inputs and outputs, including HDMI and DVI-I, and integrates well with various audio systems, ensuring versatile connectivity options. However, its reliance on optional hardware components for full functionality, such as the Cisco Touch 10 control unit and additional microphones, might increase the overall investment for users seeking a complete video conferencing solution.


The Cisco CTS-SX20N-P40-K9 is a comprehensive video conferencing solution designed to enhance collaboration in corporate environments. Weighing 3.09 lb and measuring 11.8 inches in width and 7.1 inches in depth, it is a compact yet powerful device. The product comes with the SX20 Codec, providing high-quality video and audio performance for meeting rooms of various sizes. Included with the Cisco CTS-SX20N-P40-K9 are essential components for immediate setup and use: - A Cisco Precision Camera, with a choice between the Precision 40 or 12X models for clear, detailed video capture. - The Cisco Table Microphone 20, ensuring that every participant's voice is heard with clarity. - A TRC6 remote control for convenient management of video conferences. - Necessary cables and a power supply for straightforward installation and operation. For enhanced functionality, optional hardware components are available: - The Cisco Touch 10 control unit offers an intuitive interface for controlling the video conferencing system. - A wall mount kit, additional microphone, presentation cable (VGA or HDMI), and a camera mount bracket for the P40 or 12X camera enhance the system's versatility and adaptability to different room setups. - A spare TRC5 remote control compatible with TC 7.3 software is also available for purchase as a spare part. The device supports bandwidths up to 6 Mbps for H.323 and SIP, ensuring smooth and high-quality video conferencing experiences. It also offers flexible resolution and frame rate options, starting from 720p30 at 768 kbps to 1080p60 at 2560 kbps, to accommodate varying network conditions. Firewall traversal is simplified through Cisco TelePresence Expressway Technology and support for H.460.18 and H.460.19, enabling secure and reliable communication across different network environments. Video standards supported include H.263, H.263+, and H.264, with features like a native 16:9 widescreen format, advanced screen layouts, and local auto-layout enhancing the visual experience. The system provides two video inputs, one HDMI and one DVI-I, supporting formats up to 1920x1080 at 60 fps, alongside a comprehensive list of supported resolutions for flexible connectivity options. Audio quality is a priority, with high-quality 20 kHz stereo sound, two acoustic echo cancellers, Automatic Gain Control (AGC), integration with third-party audio systems, automatic noise reduction, and active lip synchronization ensuring clear and understandable communication. The device also supports dual streaming through H.239 (H.323) and BFCP (SIP), and its embedded MultiSite features allow for adaptive SIP/H.323 MultiSite with individual audio and video transcoding, individual layouts in continuous presence, support for mixed protocol (H.323/SIP/VoIP) conferences, and support for high-resolution presentations from any participant. In summary, the Cisco CTS-SX20N-P40-K9 is a versatile video conferencing solution that combines high-quality video and audio capabilities with flexibility and security, making it suitable for a wide range of corporate environments.


Part Number and ManufacturerCisco CTS-SX20N-P40-K9
Weight3.09 lb
Depth7.1 inches
Width11.8 inches
Included ComponentsSX20 Codec, Cisco Precision Camera (40 or 12X option), Cisco Table Microphone 20, TRC6 remote control, necessary cables and power adapter
Available AccessoriesCisco Touch 10 control panel, wall mounting kit, extra microphone, VGA or HDMI cable for presentations, camera mounting support for P40 or 12X, TRC5 remote control as backup for TC 7.3 software
Connectivity BandwidthSupport for H.323 and SIP protocols up to 6 Mbps
Minimum Bandwidth Requirements720p30 at 768 kbps, 720p60 at 1152 kbps, 1080p30 at 1472 kbps, 1080p60 at 2560 kbps
Firewall CompatibilityCisco TelePresence Expressway, H.460.18 and H.460.19 support for firewall traversal
Supported Video FormatsH.263, H.263+, H.264
Video CapabilitiesNative widescreen 16:9 format, customizable screen layouts, auto-layout for local displays
Video Input OptionsHDMI and DVI-I ports supporting up to 1920x1080 @ 60 fps, compatible with various resolutions including 640x480 to 1920x1080
Extended Video Input SupportIncludes resolutions from 1280x768 to 1920x1080 with EDID
Audio Quality Features20 KHz high-quality stereo sound, dual acoustic echo cancellation, Automatic Gain Control, compatibility with external audio systems, noise reduction, lip-sync adjustment
Audio Input PortsTwo microphone inputs, one stereo line-in, one HDMI audio input from camera
Audio Output PortsOne stereo line out, one HDMI for main audio output
Support for Dual StreamH.239 and BFCP protocols for dual streaming in H.323 and SIP
MultiSite FunctionalityAdaptive SIP/H.323 MultiSite up to 720p30, with 3-way and 4-way calls at specified resolutions
Advanced MultiSite CapabilitiesIndividual audio/video transcoding, continuous presence with individual layouts, mixed protocol support in calls, 1080p15 presentation sharing, optimized continuous presence layouts, secure H.264 streaming with dual stream support

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