Cisco adds products to support network telephony

Cisco adds products to support network telephony

By William Jackson

GCN Staff

Organizations that already have Cisco Systems Inc. network infrastructures can integrate voice, video and data services via new voice port adapters and modules, a voice-WAN interface card, a voice and videoconferencing gateway, and a multimedia router. The five new products work with the San Jose, Calif., company's 2600, 3600, 7200 and 7500 router series to deploy packet telephony over existing data networks.

The Digital T1/E1 High-Capacity Voice Port Adapter for the Cisco 7200 and 7500 series routers and the Packet Voice Trunk Network Module for the 2600 and 3600 multiservice routers set up packet voice gateways to private branch exchanges or the public switched telephone system. The voice port adapter supports up to 48 simultaneous voice calls on Cisco 2600 equipment, 288 simultaneous calls on the 3600 series, and 720 simultaneous calls on the 7200 and 7500 series.

The T1/E1 Multiflex Voice/WAN Interface Card for the 2600 and 3600 series, like the port adapters and network modules, has multiservice interchange capability for time-division-multiplexed voice, voice over IP and voice over frame relay.

The Multimedia Conference Manager H.323 Gatekeeper is part of Cisco's Internetwork Operating System software for the 2600 and 7200 series routers. It can handle up to 600 voice-over-IP calls on a 2600 series router and more than 3,000 calls on a 7200 series router, giving voice and video traffic priority over data.

Call for 3660

The multimedia router, called the 3660 Multiservice Platform, increases port density in the 3600 series.

The new voice interfaces start at $311 per voice port and range from $7,400 to $23,000 for the various router series. Entry-level price for the 3660 router is $10,700. The Voice/ WAN Interface Card starts at $1,300.

Contact Cisco at 800-553-6387.

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