CS-500 Video Conference System for Huddle Spaces

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. The technology can better determine participation location and block out unwanted background noise in potentially noisy environments like open workspaces.


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.

Face Focus Beamforming

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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: The 4K camera built into the CS series not only delivers clear images, but also analyzes the captured images with AI to constantly track the faces of the meeting participants. Face Focus Beamforming realized by this AI camera and the newly developed Hexa-Microphone, suppresses noise coming from directions other than the person captured in the camera, and clearly picks up the voices of the meeting participants.

*Face Focus Beamforming is a function enables the remote communication at open workspaces. It is not recommended to use at closed spaces like conference rooms.

*In the open spaces, please keep more than 2 meter from the talker in another meeting.


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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.

Self-Volume Balancer

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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.

*CS-500 automatically adjust the speaker volume of the display connected via HDMI.

Smart Framing

The Smart Framing 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

*People detection for Smart Framing max distance: 4.5 m

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Easy Launch

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.*

*Use TV/display that supports HDMI-CEC for auto wake-up function to turn on or turn off (standby) the display automatically.

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.

Dual Remote Interface

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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

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/BRK-TV2 (sold separately), Mounted below display: BRK-WL1 and BRK-TV1/BRK-TV2 (sold separately)

・ Supported display size:


48-60 inches (CS-500 above Display)

48-70 inches (CS-500 below Display)


40-90 inches (CS-500 above Display)

40-90 inches (CS-500 below Display)

When using the BRK-TV1/BRK-TV2

CS Series Display Size General Guideline

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*With its embedded leg, the CS-500 can be installed above displays that have a thickness of up to 50 mm.

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*Face Focus Beamforming is a function enables the remote communication at open workspaces. It is not recommended to use at closed spaces like conference rooms.

*In the open spaces, please keep more than 2 meter from the talker in another meeting.

*People detection for Smart Framing max distance: 4.5m

Multi-platform compatibility

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

  • Certified Microsoft Teams
  • Zoom Certified