Panasonic KX-VC1600 HD Visual Communications System

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The Panasonic HD Visual Communications (HDVC) System supports connectivity to multiple sites for videoconferences with minimal hassle and installation costs. Participants can use mobile devices to participate in a videoconference anytime, anywhere. The HDVC System allows for effective visual communication without restrictions on time or location. The VC-1600 HDVC supports connection up to 10 sites without any additional equipment. It allows for connectivity via intranet or Internet, thus enabling multi-site videoconferencing even with mobile devices.


  • High quality video Full-HD 1080/60p
  • Standard 6 Site Connection (up to 10 site after additional activation)
  • Multicast to up to 30 sites (activation key required)
  • Dual Network
  • Broadband Stereo Full Duplex Audio
  • The Rate Control function adjusts data traffic based on network congestion
  • Remote Camera Control (remote included)
  • Smooth 2-way conversation with broadband stereo and unique Echo Canceller
  • NAT/FW Traversal
  • Profile Registration
  • HDMI Self/Base Record


Specification Details

Terminal Method

SIP, H.323

Image Compression Method

H.261 (mainstream only), H.263, H.263+, H.263++ (reception only), H.264 High Profile, H.264 Baseline Profile

Audio Compression Method

G.711 µ-law, A-law (3.4 kHz@64 kbps) G.722 (7.0 kHz@64 kbps) G.722.1 (7.0 kHz@32 kbps)

G.722.1 Annex C (14.0 kHz@48 kbps/24 kbps)

MPEG-4 AAC-LD Mono (7.0 kHz@32 kbps, 14.0 kHz@64 kbps, 22.0 kHz@96 kbps) MPEG-4 AAC-LD Stereo (14.0 kHz@64 kbps, 22.0 kHz@96 kbps)


No. of Channels

G.711/G.722/G.722.1/G.722.1 Annex C: 1

MPEG-4 AAC-LD Mono: 1/ MPEG-4 AAC-LD Stereo: 2

Remote Camera Control

H.224, H.281 (Zoom/Pan/Tilt/Preset)

Dual Stream


H.239 (H.323), BFCP (SIP)


3 Monitors

No. of Applicable Resolution Frames

Main: Max. 1080p 30 frames/second, Sub: Max. 1080p 30 frames/second


SRTP (AES 128 bit), H.235 (AES 128 bit)


H.460.18, H.460.19

Communication Bandwidth

256 kbps to 18 Mbps


Compatible Resolutions*1

176 x 144p, 352 x 240p, 352 x 288p, 512 x 288p, 640 x 480p, 704 x 480p, 704 x 576p, 768 x 432p, 800 x 600p

1024 x 768p, 1280 x 720p, 1280 x 768p, 1280 x 800p, 1920 x 1080p

No. of Frames

Max. 60 frames/second (for H.264 1080p)

Screen Display

Full-screen, PinP, PwithP, Side by Side


Echo canceller, Auto gain control, Stationary noise reduction, Lip synch, Equalizer, Mic mute

I/O Terminals

Video Input


HDMI main x 1, HDMI sub x 1

Input compatible resolution: 1280 x 720p, 1920 x 1080i, 1920 x 1080p


RGB x 1(Mini D-sub 15pin), HDMI x 1*2

Input compatible resolution: VGA, SVGA, XGA, HD, WXGA, SXGA, FWXGA, WXGA+, WXGA++, UXGA, WSXGA+, Full-HD

Video Output

HDMI x 2, HDMI x 1 (For own site/recording video) RCA x 1 (Component) Supported output resolutions: 1920 x 1080i, 1920 x 1080p

Audio Input

Boundary Omnidirectional Microphone (Digital Interface Type) x 1 (KX-VCA001), Max. 4;

Boundary Omnidirectional Microphone (Analogue Interface Type) x 1 (KX-VCA002), Max. 1 HDMI, Stereo mini-plug*3*4 x 1(ø3.5 mm) RCA*5 (Stereo) x 1

Audio Output

HDMI*6, Stereo mini-plug*3*7 x 1 (ø3.5 mm), RCA*8 x 1 (Stereo)


RJ45 x 2 (100BASE-TX Full Duplex)

External Control

RS-232C x 1 (Also used for maintenance)


USB 2.0*9 x 1 (Host Mode, Device Mode), Camera Control Terminal x 1 (Not used)

No. of Simultaneous Connection Sites

6 (Expandable up to 10)

Content Sharing

PC(RGB/HDMI), Sub-camera (HDMI sub)

USB Host Mode (USB Memory Device)

Updating Software, Recording,

Import (Contact List/Profile*10/Configuration Data/Encryption Data/Startup screen/Multicast Tree List), Export (Contact List/Profile*10/Configuration Data/Encryption Data/Multicast Tree List)

USB Device Mode

USB Video Class: Version 1.0 USB Audio Class: Version 1.0

Network Protocol


Network Functions

Automatic Repeat Query (ARQ), Forward Error Correction (FEC), Adaptive Rate Control (ARC), Reorder, Packet Shaping, Arbitrary Port Setting, NAT Compatibility, Encryption, IP Precedence/DiffServ Support

External Control

Via Web Browser, Control by HTTP CGI, TELNET, RS-232C

Connection Modes

IP mode, NAT Traversal mode, IP mode / NAT Traversal mode

Dimensions (width x depth x height) (excluding projecting parts)

Approx. 320 mm x approx. 230 mm x approx. 61 mm


Approx. 2.0 kg (approx. 4.4 lb)

Power Input

AC 100-240 V,-1.4A, 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption

Max.: approx. 45 W, Standby: 0.6 W

DC Power Input

DC 24 V, 2.5 A

Operating Temperature

0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)

Operating Humidity

10 % to 90 % (non-condensing)


English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Arabic


Rear Panel View

Panasonic KX VC1600 HDVC back details