Polycom V500 All-In-One, Set-Top Video Conferencing Unit

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The Polycom V500 for IP networks provides a simple and affordable video conferencing solution for face-to-face communication anytime. The V500 delivers natural smooth motion video and high-quality audio in a convenient compact design. The unit simply plugs into your television and within seconds you are talking face-to-face over your high speed Internet connection. It's as natural as being in the same room! Ideal for small businesses remote offices and telecommuters.


  • Superior smooth motion video — H.264 video standard up to 30 frames per second.

  • High-quality audio — Polycom's unique Siren 14 audio standard delivers crisp crystal clear sound through an integrated speaker and subwoofer.

  • Optimal Security — Integrated Advanced Encryption Standard ensures secure calls over IP networks.

  • IP network compatible — Leverage your Cable DSL or LAN connections.

  • Supports IP up to 512 Kbps.

  • Easy install and set-up — Connects to any television and uses a TV-like remote to power the system. Easy to use set-up wizards provide step-by-step guides for quick installation and set-up.


Brand Polycom
Model V500


Color Grey


I/O Ports 1 x S-Video Output
1 x RCA Video Ouput + L/R Audio
1 x RJ45 LAN NIC, 10/100 auto sensing
1 x 3.5mm Audio Output
2 x internal microphone
1 x IR receiver

Performance Data

Bandwidth H.320 - 128Kbps, Single BRI
H.323 up to 768Kbps
SIP up to 768Kbps
iPriority for QoS
Max. Data Rate 786Kbps
Audio Output Level +4 dBu
Max. Resolution People Video Resolution:
NTSC 30fps at 56Kbps-768Kbps, PAL 25fps at 56Kbps-768Kbps, Receives Polycom Pro-Motion™
60/50 fields per second (full screen video for NTSC/PAL applications), SIF (352 x 240), CIF (352 x 288), QSIF (176 x 120), QCIF (176 x 144)

Content Video Resolution:
Send SIF, CIF, 4CIF, 4SIF, VGA, SVGA, XGA resolutions with People+Content IP

Supported Formats

Input Formats NTSC
Output Formats NTSC
Protocols Video Standards & Protocols:
H.261, H.263++, H.264, People+Content / H.239, H.263 and H.264 Video Error Concealment

Audio Standards & Protocols:
14kHz bandwidth with Polycom Siren 14, G.722.1 Annex C, 7 kHz bandwidth with G.722, G.722.1, 3.4 kHz bandwidth with G.711, G.728, G.729A

Other ITU-Supported Standards:
H.221 communications, H.224/H.281 far-end camera
control, H.323 Annex Q far-end camera control, H.225, H.245, H.241, H.231 in multipoint calls, H.243 chair control, H.460.18/.19 NAT/firewall traversal, BONDING, Mode 1


Zoom / Focus Manual Pan/Tilt/Focus Camera

Physical Information

User Controls Infrared remote
Power Operating voltage/power 90-260 VAC, 47-63 Hz/36 Watts. Max 26 VA@115v60Hz, 32VA@220v50Hz
Dimensions (WHD) 11.42 x 2.67 x 6.5 inches
Weight 2.5 lb
Construction Metal Chassis

Special Features

Features Automatic Gain Control
Automatic Noise Supperssion
Instant Adaptation Echo Cancellation
Audio Error Concealment