Tandberg Classic API

Since Cisco seems to have deleted the entire existence of the legacy Tandberg video codecs, I’ve been unable to find documentation on the classic API anywhere.  Luckily, I still have access to a Tandberg 6000 MXP and can write down what help is offered within it.

These are the classic commands available on an MXP 6000 running software F7.0:


access <on/off>
access use  (note: code max of 16 characters)

aim <on/off>

alrtvol <volume/test> (0...15)

ansdelay <1...50> (in 1/10s)

audioagc <a/b/c/rx> <on/off>
a - Mic 1-3, Aud In 4
b - Aud In 5 (AUX)
c - Aud In 6 (VCR)
rx - received audio

audiofeature <g711/g722/g722.1/g728/aac-ld> <on/off>
g711 can't be disabled

audiofeedback <on/off>

audioin <1/2/3/4/5> <on/off>
audioin 6 <on/off/auto>

audiolevel <i1/i2/i3/i4/i5/i6/o1/o2/o3> <1...16>

audiomix <fixed/auto>

audiomodule <0/1/2>
0 - none
1 - NaturalAudio
2 - NaturalAudio2

audioout <1/2/3> <on/off>

autoans <off/on/mute>
mute - autoanswer with microphone off

automute <on/off>

autopip <on/off/auto>


bondingtimer <normal/relaxed>

boot [norestore]

callstatus [callid]
Response: callstatus callid direction type status time cause
callid - 1...11
direction - idle/incoming/outgoing
type - idle/speech/extnet/h221/HO/bonding/h323/streaming/h323-voip
status - idle/answering/calling/connected/disconnecting/disconnected
cause - causecode

camcenter <on/off>

cammove  <in/out/left/right/up/down/stop>

campos get
campos set [pan=p] [tilt=t] [zoom=z] [focus=f]

camsettings [camid]  <auto/manual> [level]
camid - 1...13
level - 0...31

camsleepmode <on/off>

camtrack <on/off> [slow/norm/fast]

certificate / [<cert/root>]

chanstat [channel]
Response: chanstat channel channel-status
          calling-number connection-time
channel - call status on one channel
        - no argument, call status on all channels

chat send 
chat close
string - string to send, escape characters formatted:
         \n - new line, \d - delete character
         \a - alert, \q - quote, \\ - backslash

custominfo [<1/2/3> [string]]
string - max of 30 characters, "" deletes text

defcall <calltype/netprofile>
calltype - tlph, 1xh221, 2xh221, 1b, 2b, 3b, 4b, 5b, 6b, 8b, 12b, 18b, 23b, 30b, auto, max
netprofile - p1, p2, p3, p4, p5, p6
             p1 = auto, p2 = H320 ISDN, p3 = H323 LAN

defvalues set [all/audio/factory]
WARNING: 'defvalues set all' will erase the option key
WARNING: 'defvalues set factory' will erase the option key, erase the eeprom, and format the flash disk


dial <number[**2ndNumber][*sub]> [calltype[r]] [profile]
dial  (dial from directory)
dial  (dial from mcudirectory)
dial  (dial from globdirectory)
calltype - tlph/1xh221/2xh221/1b/2b/3b/4b/5b/6b/8b/12b/18b/23b/30b/2m5/3m/4m/h0/auto/max
r - restricted call (56k channels)
profile - p1/p2/p3/p4/p5/p6/p7

directory <1...200> [number**number]] [calltype[r]] [p] [name]
directory add number[**number] ["name"]
directory all

disable   ...
disable <menu/startmenu>
disable * (use 'star' for the * key)
keycodes - 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/0/*/#/present/z-/z+/v-/v+/mm/up/do/le/ri/ok/conn/disc/sv/lay/cancel/pb/maincam/pc/doccam/vcr/aux/help/farend/preset/services/cabinet/grab

disc [callid]
callid - 1...11

dispbox  [line2] [line3] [button1] [button2] [button3]
(only one dispbox may occur at a time)

(lists all system parameters)

disptxt [<1/2/3> [string] [timeout]]
1/2/3 - layer
string - max of 38 characters, "" deletes text
timeout - 0...999 seconds

dltxt <1/2/3>
1/2/3 - layer

donotdist <on/off>

downspeed <on/off>

dualmon <on/off>

I'll continue to update this list with more commands and examples of responses as time allows.

2 thoughts on “Tandberg Classic API

    1. Thank you for the link, David. While the MXP guide does show you which classic commands are available (on page 42) it doesn’t seem to provide any help on what those commands do or what arguments they accept.


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