Cisco Delivers New High-Density 3660 Multiservice Platform to Extend VoIP Offerings.
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Cisco 3660 Multiservice Platform Builds on the Popular 3600 Series
for Branch Office Applications; New Voice Modules Provide
High-Availability Voice-Over-Data Solutions
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Cisco System,Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO, HKSE: 4333 ) is an American multinational corporation with 54,000 employees and annual revenue of US $28.48 billion as of 2006. , Inc. today announced availability of the Cisco 3660 Multiservice Platform, which extends the successful Cisco 2600 and 3600 Series multiservice solutions to branch and regional offices requiring greater performance, higher density, and higher availability for voice, video and data integration.
Also announced today are the Digital T1/E1 Packet Voice Trunk Network Module and the T1/E1 Multiflex Voice/WAN Interface Card (Multiflex VWIC VWIC Voice/WAN Interface Card
VWIC Voice Wan Interface Card ), which enable flexible and scalable packetized voice The transmission of real time voice in a packet switching network. solutions. Both products provide packet voice gateway interfaces for PBXs (Private Branch Exchanges) and the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) The worldwide voice telephone network. Once only an analog system, the heart of most telephone networks today is all digital. In the U.S. (Public Switch Telephone Network), facilitating migration of voice traffic to data networks in an evolutionary fashion. In combination, these products provide industry-leading, high density, high-availability voice-over-data solutions at the branch office.
The new products enable enterprises and service providers to continue their migration from data to multiservice networks, in order to benefit from cost-effective voice and video over IP. Over 350,000 Cisco 2600 and Cisco 3600 multiservice-capable routers have been shipped to date, and the new Digital T1/E1 Packet Voice Trunk Network Module and the T1/E1 Multiflex Voice/WAN Interface Card provide this installed base a strong incentive and easy migration path to multiservice networking.
"The Cisco 3660 is an ideal fit for our customers' needs," said Joe Wenker, principal engineer, USWest !nterprise. "Its tremendous configuration flexibility -- provided by a variety of interface options -- as well as its high performance, make the Cisco 3660 a top choice as a customer premises platform. The compact 12 inch footprint is also a plus."
Cisco's new 3660 Multiservice Platform extends the proven Cisco 3600 series, providing higher density, greater performance, and more expansion capability to enable multiservice integration. These characteristics make it ideal for applications combining data, video, analog voice and digital voice.
Cisco protects customer investment in modules and interface cards by sharing them across the 1600, 1700, 2600, and 3600 series routers. The Cisco 3660 was designed to accommodate field serviceability (system) serviceability - The ease with which corrective maintenance or preventative maintenance can be performed on a system (e.g. by a hardware service technician). Higher serviceability improves availability and reduces service cost.
Serviceability is one component of RAS. and high availability Also called "RAS" (reliability, availability, serviceability) or "fault resilient," it refers to a multiprocessing system that can quickly recover from a failure. There may be a minute or two of downtime while one system switches over to another, but processing will continue. , with hot swappable See hot swap. network modules and an integrated optional redundant power supply.
To help customers transition and scale to multiservice networks, the Digital T1/E1 Packet Voice Trunk Network Module for the 2600 and 3600 Series provides a higher-density digital voice solution that enables new applications and reduces recurring re·cur
intr.v. re·curred, re·cur·ring, re·curs
1. To happen, come up, or show up again or repeatedly.
2. To return to one's attention or memory.
3. To return in thought or discourse. phone charges. When used in combination with the Cisco 3660, the Digital T1/E1 Packet Voice Trunk Network Module allows 288 simultaneous voice trunks.
Customers can deploy this module while continuing to utilize installed telephony equipment through connections to PBXs or the PSTN. In addition, the versatile Multiflex VWIC combines WAN Interface Card (WIC WIC - WAN Interface Card ) and Voice Interface Card (VIC VIC Victor
VIC Victoria (State of Australia)
VIC Victim (police slang)
VIC Virtual Information Center (APAN) ) functionality to provide investment protection to customers who choose to integrate voice and data in evolutionary steps.
These new products are also cost- and resource-effective for service providers looking to deploy and manage an integrated multiservice solution for branch offices. Cisco's multiservice platforms, such as the Cisco 2600 and 3600 often deployed today, protect service providers' investments in technology, education and training by providing a scalable solution that grows with their customers' requirements.
The new Digital T1/E1 Packet Voice Trunk Network Module and VWIC enable service providers to offer new integrated voice services such as VoIP or multiplexed voice-data. In addition, the products provide a migration path from multiplexed voice to packetized voice without changing equipment. The new Cisco 3660 enables service providers to offer these same services with higher availability and performance at the branch office.
"AT&T Managed Network Services allows customers to optimally run their businesses with the latest networking and communications technologies Noun 1. communications technology - the activity of designing and constructing and maintaining communication systems
engineering, technology - the practical application of science to commerce or industry and services," said Steve Andrews, product manager of AT&T's managed network services. "Our customers recognize that running voice traffic over a data network delivers services needed to stay competitive in the ever-changing global economy.
"Cisco helps us fulfill these customer requirements by delivering flexible and scalable packetized voice products, such as the Digital T1/E1 Packet Voice Trunk Module for the Cisco 3600 Multiservice Platform, that interoperate with our customers' installed telephony equipment."
Price and Availability
The Cisco products announced today will be orderable and shipping in August 1999. The entry-level price for the new Digital T1/E1 Packet Voice Trunk Network Module for the Cisco 2600 and 3600 Series is $7,400; price-per-voice port starts at $311, depending upon configuration. Entry-level pricing for the new 3660 Multiservice Platform is $10,700. Pricing for the T1/E1 Multiflex Voice/WAN Interface Cards for the Cisco 2600/3600 series starts at $1,300.
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