Introducing VoIP Gateways (Introducing Voice over IP Networks) Part 3

Cisco AS5850 Universal Gateway

The Cisco AS5850 Universal Gateway, as illustrated in Figure 1-21, is a high-density, carrier-class gateway with high capacity and availability. The AS5850 Universal Gateway is specifically designed to meet the demands of large service providers by supporting up to five channelized T3s (CT3s), 96 T1s, or 86 E1s of data, voice, and fax services on any port at any time. It offers high-availability features such as hot swap on all cards, load-sharing and redundant hot-swappable power supplies, redundant route-processing cards, and CAC to ensure 99.999 percent availability. Go to http://www.cisco.com/go/as5850 to learn more about the Cisco AS5850 Universal Gateway.

Cisco AS5400XM Universal Gateway

Figure 1-20 Cisco AS5400XM Universal Gateway

Cisco AS5850 Universal Gateway


Figure 1-21 Cisco AS5850 Universal Gateway

Cisco 827-4V ADSL Router

The Cisco 827-4V ADSL Router, shown in Figure 1-22, provides business-class functionality for small businesses, small remote offices, and corporate teleworkers using Cisco IOS technology. It enables service providers and resellers to increase service revenue by supporting features for business-class security, integrated toll quality voice and data, differentiated service classes, and managed network access. These features, along with the manageability and reliability of Cisco IOS, provide mission-critical networking.

Cisco 827-4V ADSL Router

Figure 1-22 Cisco 827-4V ADSL Router


With the software upgradeable platform of the 827-4V ADSL Router, service providers and resellers can increase revenue by offering DSL services today and provide value-added services as their customers’ technology needs grow. The Cisco 827-4V ADSL Router is a member of the Cisco 800 Series Routers. Go to http://www.cisco.com/go/800 to learn more about the Cisco 800 Series Routers.

Cisco ATA 186

The Cisco Analog Telephone Adaptor 186 (ATA 186), as depicted in Figure 1-23, is a handset-to-Ethernet adaptor that allows traditional telephony devices to function as VoIP devices. Customers can use IP telephony applications by connecting their analog devices to Cisco ATAs.

Cisco ATA 186

Figure 1-23 Cisco ATA 186

The ATA 186 supports two voice ports, which each have an independent telephone number and a single 10BASE-T Ethernet port. This adaptor can make use of existing Ethernet LANs, in addition to broadband pipes such as DSL, fixed wireless, and cable modem deployments.

The Cisco Analog Telephone Adaptor 180 Series products are standards-based IP communications devices that deliver VoIP terminations to businesses and residences. Go to http://www.cisco.com/go/ata186 to learn more about the Cisco ATA 186.

Cisco 7200 Series Routers

Cisco 7200 Series Routers, an example of which is shown in Figure 1-24, are service routers for Enterprise Edge and Service Provider Edge applications. These compact routers provide serviceability and manageability coupled with high-performance modular processors such as the Cisco 7200 Network Processing Engine NPE-G1 (NPE-G1). Go to http://www.cisco.com/go/7200 to learn more about the Cisco 7200 Series Routers.

Cisco 7200 Series Router

Figure 1-24 Cisco 7200 Series Router

Summary of Voice Gateways

Table 1-2 summarizes the Cisco voice gateway platforms.

Table 1-2 Gateway Hardware Platforms

Platform

H.323

Cisco Unified Communications Manager MGCP

SIP

SCCP

Cisco 827-4V

Yes

No

No

No

Cisco 2800 Series

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cisco 3800 Series

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cisco 1751-V / 1760-V

Yes

Yes

No

Yes1

Cisco 2600XM Series

Yes

Yes

No

No3

Cisco 3600 Series

Yes

Yes

No

No3

Cisco 3700 Series

Yes

Yes

No

No3

Cisco VG224

Yes2

Yes2

No

Yes

Cisco VG248

No

No

No

Yes

Table 1-2 Gateway Hardware Platforms

Platform

H.323

Cisco Unified Communications Manager MGCP

SIP

SCCP

Cisco AS53XX / AS5400 / AS5850

Yes

No

No

No

Communication Media Module

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

GW Module WS-X6608-x1 and FXS Module WS-X6624

No

Yes

No

Yes

Cisco ATA 180 Series

Yes2

Yes2

No

Yes2

Cisco 7200 Series

Yes

No

No

No

Conferencing and transcoding only 2FXS only 3DSP farm

Table 1-3 offers insight into typical uses for the previously discussed voice gateways.

Table 1-3 Gateway Model Uses

Device/Series

Usage

Cisco 827-4V

Connect up to four analog devices via ADSL.

Cisco 2800 Series

Small- to medium-sized enterprise voice gateways.

Cisco 3800 Series

Large-sized enterprise voice gateways.

Cisco 1751-V and 1760-V

Small-sized enterprise voice gateways.

Cisco 2600XM Series

Medium-sized enterprise voice gateways.

Cisco 3600 Series

Medium-sized enterprise voice gateways.

Cisco 3700 Series

Large-sized enterprise voice gateways.

Cisco VG224

Connect up to 24 analog devices to the VoIP network.

Cisco VG248

Connect up to 48 analog devices to the VoIP network.

Cisco AS5350, AS5350XM,

Service provider voice gateway.

AS5400HPX, AS5400XM, and AS5850

Communications Media Module

Provides T1/E1 and FXS interfaces and conferencing and transcoding resources on Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches.

GW Module WS-X6608-x1 and

Provides T1/E1 and FXS interfaces on Catalyst 6500

FXS Module WS-X6624

Series Switches.

Cisco ATA 186

Connect up to two analog devices to a VoIP network.

Cisco 7200 Series

Service provider voice gateway.

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