Yamaha Video Conference System CS-500

Yamaha’s new Video Sound Collaboration Systems utilize the latest AI technology to harmonize voice and video data to deliver the most accurate, real-time hybrid collaboration experience.

Yamaha’s newly developed SoundCap Eye™ technology pinpoints participant locations to deliver a seamless and immersive tracking experience unlike any other. It’s like a skilled movie director, cameraman and sound director working together behind the scenes!

With the added Easy Launch function and various mounting options, the CS series is tailor made to work seamlessly in any environment – even noisy open workspaces. Collaborate and connect with ease and without worry.

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Description

Camera, and microphone remote collaboration device.
  • Newly developed SoundCap Eye™
  • 4K Camera with Smart Framing
  • One-USB connection to start the collaboration
  • Engineered Adaptive echo canceller and Noise reduction
  • Hexa-microphone Beamforming
  • Iconic mute button of remote control
  • Multiple installation options

SoundCap Eye™

The Latest in Participant Positioning Technology

Using the positioning data provided from BOTH the voice and camera pickup, Yamaha’s new SoundCap Eye™ technology pinpoints participant locations to deliver a seamless and immersive tracking experience unlike any other.

4K camera tracks participation physical locations while the Hexa-Microphone tracks audio source locations to deliver an accurate facial position for a dual, harmonized pickup. By narrowing in on only voices within the camera frame, the technology can better determine participation location and block out unwanted background noise in potentially noisy environments like open workspaces.

Hexa-Microphone

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Microphone is arranged in a hexagonal array that creates a 3-dimensional microphone beam that more accurately captures words spoken during conversations to reproduce a clearer and more precise sound compared to normal video sound bars.

SoundCap Eye™ is created by unifying three Yamaha’s unique technologies: Face Focus Beamforming, Self-Silence and Self-Volume Balancer.

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Problem: Open workspaces can be noisy with sounds from colleague chatter, office equipment and nearby meetings. When having remote conference sessions, your conversation can be disrupted by these noises and far-end participants will have difficulty hearing you clearly.

Solution: Face Focus Beamforming picks up your conversations while reducing the distracting noise around you. The CS-800 & CS-500 have built-in 4K camera which tracks the faces of participants analyzed by AI. The CS-800 & CS-500 also have Hexa-Microphone, together with 4K camera, it allows participants to designate up to 3.0m[9.8 ft] as Face Focus Beamforming coverage area in order to acknowledge the sound from your voice verse unwanted background noise. By harmonizing camera and audio up-to-date technology, far-end participants can hear you loud and clear enabling better collaboration.

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Problem: Even within the virtual walls of a conversation in an open workspace, there can be various surrounding noises that can be picked up. Whether it be the ringing of a phone, computer typing or shuffling of papers, sudden noises can be distracting especially to far-end participants.

Solution: The CS-800 & CS-500 include a self-silence function that automatically mutes the microphone when the conference participant is not speaking. By using Yamaha's Human Voice Activity Detection (HVAD) technology, the CS-800 & CS-500 can detect human voice from other sounds in an instant. Participants can rely on a smooth conversation without unnecessary sound whether they are speaking or not.

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Problem: When using the video sound bars in open workspaces, speaker output can sometimes be too quiet or too loud when ambient background noise changes, causing missed information or an inconvenience to the surrounding workers. In some cases, there is also a risk of private information being heard.

Solution: With the self-volume balancer function, the CS-800 & CS-500 automatically adjust the volume according to the ambient noise to keep an appropriate speaker volume level (speaker of the CS-800 or monitor speaker) at all times. Participants can conduct remote conferences in open spaces without failing to hear conversation, disturbing their surroundings and keeping meeting contents private.

Smart Framing

The facial-focus beamforming function recognizes people in the room who are speaking and automatically frames the video signal for remote participants.

Smart Framing supports 3 modes:

- Group: Frame all participant

- Speaker: Frame main speaker

- Individual: Frame specified person user selects

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Automatic display launch with easy-to-follow instructions allow for a quick jump into collaboration sessions. Video / audio / screen sharing starts with one action and is easy and simple to connect with a single USB cable.

1. System Auto wake-up

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CS-500 recognizes users entering the room and can automatically wake up the display via HDMI-CEC.

2. On Screen User Guide

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CS-500 display a guide on the room display explaining how to use the room technology and start a meeting.

3. One USB Connection

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All functionalities: audio, camera and display (DisplayLink) will be connected to user’s laptop with just ONE USB connection.*

*The DisplayLink driver installation may be required in advance, depending on the PC.

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This dual design allows for both a singular microphone muting option as well as an advanced interface inclusive of:

・ Volume up/down

・ Manual Camera framing

・ Manual Camera Zoom in/out

・ Smart Frame Mode Selection

・ On/off button

・ Mic mute

Multiple Installation Options

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With a variety of mounting options available, the CS-500 makes any space ready for remote collaboration.

[TV Mount] Placed on top of display (up to 50 mm thick): Stand

[Tripod Mount] Mounted on tripod: Tripod thread

[Wall Mount] Mounted on wall: BRK-WL1 (sold separately)

[TV Mount (Rigid)] Mounted above display (rigid): BRK-WL1 and BRK-TV1 (sold separately), Mounted below display: BRK-WL1 and BRK-TV1 (sold separately)

* Supported display size: (for display above) 48-60 inches, (for display below) 48-70 inches

CS Series Display Size General Guideline

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Multi-platform compatibility

Seamless connectivity with all popular remote-conferencing software and supports Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.

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CS-500
General
DimensionsDimensionsW 261 mm × D 76 mm × H 51 mm
WeightWeight0.6 kg
Power RequirementsPower RequirementsAC 100 - 240 V (50/60 Hz)
Maximum Power ConsumptionMaximum Power Consumption15.0 W
In OperationTemperature0℃ – 40℃
In OperationHumidity20% – 85% (No condensation)
StorageTemperature-20℃ – 60℃
StorageHumidity20% – 85% (No condensation)
IndicatorIndicatorStatus Indicator
AccessoriesAccessoriesRead this first, Safety Guide, USB 2.0 cable (Type C-A, 5 m / 16.4 ft), HDMI cable (2 m / 6.6 ft), Remote control (RC-RBT1), Lens cap, Coin battery (CR2032) × 2, AC adaptor with power cord (CW2002100), Cable tie
OptionsOptionsMounting Accessory BRK-WL1, Mounting Accessory BRK-TV1, USB 3.2 Gen 1 cable (A-C) 10 m CBL-L10AC, USB 3.2 Gen 1 cable (A-C) 25 m CBL-L25AC
Supported OSSupported OSWindows 11, Windows 10, macOS 12, macOS 11, macOS 10.15, Chrome OS
InterfaceInterfaceUSB (Type-C): USB 2.0/3.2 Gen 1, UAC 2.0, UVC 1.1, DisplayLink, HDMI: Version 1.4, Resolution: 720 x 480, 1,280 x 720, 1,366 x 768, 1,920 x 1,080, Frame rate: 30 fps, HDCP: Version 1.3, HDMI-CEC: Power control / Input selection, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi network, 3.5mm audio jack
InstallationInstallationInstallation above display (thickness up to 50 mm): Embedded leg, Installation above display (rigid): BRK-WL1 and BRK-TV1 (options), Installation below display: BRK-WL1 and BRK-TV1 (options), Wall mount installation: BRK-WL1 (option), Tripod installation: Embedded tripod screw hole
AudioAudioAudio
MicrophonesMicrophonesHexa-microphone (6x MEMS)
Microphone CoverageMicrophone Coverage120 degrees audio pickup, Max distance: 6.0 m (19.6 ft, Face focus beamforming off) / 3.0 m (9.8 ft, Face focus beamforming on)
Frequency bandwidthFrequency bandwidth100 Hz – 16 kHz
Signal processingSignal processingAdaptive echo canceller, Noise reduction, Automatic tracking, Automatic gain control, Automatic room EQ, Dereverberation, SoundCap Eye (Face focus beamforming, Self-silence, Self volume balancer)
Camera and VideoCamera and VideoCamera and Video
Field of ViewField of View(4K) 120 degrees
Focus DistanceFocus Distance0.5 m (1.6 ft) to ∞
Frame RateFrame Rate6 fps, 7.5 fps, 10 fps, 15 fps, 30 fps
ResolutionResolution3,840 x 2,160, 2,560 x 1,440, 1,920 x 1,080, 1,280 x 720, 640 x 360
USB Output FormatUSB Output FormatYUY2, MJPEG, NV12
Frame ControlFrame ControlSmart framing (Group, Individual, Speaker tracking) or manual, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ), configurable preset x 2, Maximum zoom ratio: 5.0x, People detection max distance: 4.5 m
User InterfaceUser InterfaceUser Interface
Remote ControlRemote ControlPower, Microphone mute x 2, Speaker volume, Camera ePTZ, Smart framing ON/OFF, Camera preset x 2, OSD menu control
OSD MenuOSD MenuMeeting area, Smart framing mode, Camera preset, Mic, Speaker, Bluetooth
Yamaha CS ManagerSupported OSWindows 11, Windows10 (64 bit), macOS 12, macOS 11, macOS 10.15
Yamaha CS ManagerFunctionsDevice status monitor, Security setting, Power setting, Audio setting, Camera setting, Smart framing setting, Bluetooth setting, HDMI screen setting, Network (Wi-Fi) setting, NTP setting, Firmware upgrading, Factory default setting, Logs retrieving
GeneralGeneralGeneral
DimensionsDimensionsW 261 mm × D 76 mm × H 51 mm
WeightWeight0.6 kg
Power RequirementsPower RequirementsAC 100 - 240 V (50/60 Hz)
Maximum Power ConsumptionMaximum Power Consumption15.0 W
In OperationTemperature0℃ – 40℃
In OperationHumidity20% – 85% (No condensation)
StorageTemperature-20℃ – 60℃
StorageHumidity20% – 85% (No condensation)
IndicatorIndicatorStatus Indicator
AccessoriesAccessoriesRead this first, Safety Guide, USB 2.0 cable (Type C-A, 5 m / 16.4 ft), HDMI cable (2 m / 6.6 ft), Remote control (RC-RBT1), Lens cap, Coin battery (CR2032) × 2, AC adaptor with power cord (CW2002100), Cable tie
OptionsOptionsMounting Accessory BRK-WL1, Mounting Accessory BRK-TV1, USB 3.2 Gen 1 cable (A-C) 10 m CBL-L10AC, USB 3.2 Gen 1 cable (A-C) 25 m CBL-L25AC
Supported OSSupported OSWindows 11, Windows 10, macOS 12, macOS 11, macOS 10.15, Chrome OS
InterfaceInterfaceUSB (Type-C): USB 2.0/3.2 Gen 1, UAC 2.0, UVC 1.1, DisplayLink, HDMI: Version 1.4, Resolution: 720 x 480, 1,280 x 720, 1,366 x 768, 1,920 x 1,080, Frame rate: 30 fps, HDCP: Version 1.3, HDMI-CEC: Power control / Input selection, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi network, 3.5mm audio jack
InstallationInstallationInstallation above display (thickness up to 50 mm): Embedded leg, Installation above display (rigid): BRK-WL1 and BRK-TV1 (options), Installation below display: BRK-WL1 and BRK-TV1 (options), Wall mount installation: BRK-WL1 (option), Tripod installation: Embedded tripod screw hole
AudioAudioAudio
MicrophonesMicrophonesHexa-microphone (6x MEMS)
Microphone CoverageMicrophone Coverage120 degrees audio pickup, Max distance: 6.0 m (19.6 ft, Face focus beamforming off) / 3.0 m (9.8 ft, Face focus beamforming on)
Frequency bandwidthFrequency bandwidth100 Hz – 16 kHz
Signal processingSignal processingAdaptive echo canceller, Noise reduction, Automatic tracking, Automatic gain control, Automatic room EQ, Dereverberation, SoundCap Eye (Face focus beamforming, Self-silence, Self volume balancer)
Camera and VideoCamera and VideoCamera and Video
Field of ViewField of View(4K) 120 degrees
Focus DistanceFocus Distance0.5 m (1.6 ft) to ∞
Frame RateFrame Rate6 fps, 7.5 fps, 10 fps, 15 fps, 30 fps
ResolutionResolution3,840 x 2,160, 2,560 x 1,440, 1,920 x 1,080, 1,280 x 720, 640 x 360
USB Output FormatUSB Output FormatYUY2, MJPEG, NV12
Frame ControlFrame ControlSmart framing (Group, Individual, Speaker tracking) or manual, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ), configurable preset x 2, Maximum zoom ratio: 5.0x, People detection max distance: 4.5 m
User InterfaceUser InterfaceUser Interface
Remote ControlRemote ControlPower, Microphone mute x 2, Speaker volume, Camera ePTZ, Smart framing ON/OFF, Camera preset x 2, OSD menu control
OSD MenuOSD MenuMeeting area, Smart framing mode, Camera preset, Mic, Speaker, Bluetooth
Yamaha CS ManagerSupported OSWindows 11, Windows10 (64 bit), macOS 12, macOS 11, macOS 10.15
Yamaha CS ManagerFunctionsDevice status monitor, Security setting, Power setting, Audio setting, Camera setting, Smart framing setting, Bluetooth setting, HDMI screen setting, Network (Wi-Fi) setting, NTP setting, Firmware upgrading, Factory default setting, Logs retrieving