Cisco TelePresence MSE 8000 Series

Cisco TelePresence ISDN GW MSE 8321 Data Sheet

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The Cisco TelePresence portfolio creates an immersive, face-to-face experience over the network—empowering you to collaborate with others like never before. Through a powerful combination of technologies and design that allows you and remote participants to feel as if you are all in the same room, the Cisco TelePresence portfolio has the potential to provide great productivity benefits and transform your business. Many organizations are already using it to control costs, make decisions faster, improve customer intimacy, scale scarce resources, and speed products to market.

Product Overview

The Cisco TelePresence ISDN GW MSE 8321 is a high-capacity and scalable chassis-based gateway that grows with your business demands. It provides seamless integration between IP and ISDN networks with complete feature transparency, including high definition (HD), enabling organizations using ISDN to enjoy the benefits of HD video conferencing.

Cisco TelePresence ISDN GW MSE 8321

Table 1 summarizes the key features for the Cisco TelePresence GW MSE 8321

Feature Summary

Design Features

  Standards-based and compatible with all major vendors’ endpoints
  Pay as you grow — buy the capacity you need now and upgrade in the future with a software license
  Easily configurable unit
  Comprehensive remote Web management

Application Features

  Provides seamless integration between IP and ISDN devices
  Fully integrated, with built-in gatekeeper
  Powerful dial plans ensure that your calls get routed efficiently
  H.239 and BFCP for presentation sharing capabilities
  Support for automatic load balancing in multiple gateway environments

Performance Features

  Video resolutions up to High Definition 720p at 30fps
  Supports up to 8 PRI ISDN ports in a single blade
  Enables up to 72 PRI ISDN ports in a single chassis
  Up to 240 voice calls at 64 Kbps per blade
  Up to 120 video calls at 128 Kbps per blade
  Bandwidth per call from 56Kbps to 2Mbps
  AES encryption

Product Capabilities

Table 2 listing of the product capability specifications for the Cisco TelePresence ISDN GW MSE 8321



Endpoints Supported

  H.323 IP voice and video endpoints
  SIP voice and video endpoints
  H.320 ISDN voice and video endpoints
  PSTN audio only calls (telephones) through ISDN

Video Standards

  H.261, H.263, H.263+, H.264

Video Resolution

  QCIF, QSIF, CIF, SIF, iCIF, iSIF, 288p, 384p, 400p, 448p, VGA, 4CIF, 4SIF, 480p, SVGA, 576p, XGA, 720p

Frame Rates

  Up to 30 frames per second and 60 fields per second

Audio Standards

  G.711, G.722, G.728, G.722.1 Annex C

Other Standards

  H 323, H.320, H.233, H.234, H.235 (AES), H.239 (dual video), H.221, FTP, RTP, HTTP, HTTPS, DHCP, SNMP, NTP

ISDN Signaling

  Q.931, NFAS, 4ESS, DMS100 support

ISDN Bonding

  Bonding (ISO 13871)
  H.221 aggregation
  Automatic downspeeding on loss of ISDN B channels


  H.320/H.323/SIP calls supported up to 2 Mbps
  Total bandwidth and number of sites supported is limited only by ISDN capacity

Presentation/Data collaboration

  Data from H.239 (dual video) of BFCP capable endpoints

Call Routing from ISDN (H.320/PSTN)

  IVR/auto attendant
  Direct Inward Dialing (DID)
  Default (Operator) extension
  Call routing to MCU/multipoint conference bridge
  Dialed number digit manipulation
  Calling party number digit manipulation
  Flexible dial plan
  TCS-4 support

Call Routing from IP (H.323/SIP)

  IVR/auto attendant
  Dial by E.164 address
  Dialed number digit manipulation
  Calling party number digit manipulation
  Flexible dial plan
  Dial from MCU with and without a gatekeeper

Embedded Web Server

  Complete configuration, control and monitoring of the system

Built-in Gatekeeper

  Resolution of E.164 numbers
  Registration of endpoints and gateways
  Up to 25 devices can register

System Management

  Management via embedded Web server
  Status through Cisco TelePresence Management Suite
  RS-232 for local control and diagnostics
  Syslog for diagnostics
  Configurable event logs and full H.323 decoding
  Configuration backup to network
  Secure upgrades through Ethernet or CompactFlash
  Call Detail Records downloadable as XML

Quality of Service

  Configurable DSCP or TOS/IP precedence
  H.323 flow control
  Dynamic jitter buffers
  ECAN for PSTN audio only telephone calls

Security Features

  Two levels of access rights and privileges for users
  Strong password policy
  Secure management via HTTPS
  Dial plan system controls which destinations are reachable
  Services may be disabled: HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, H.323, SNMP, H.323 GK
  H.235 authentication for Gatekeeper registration
  Secure non-PC hardware and operating system
  AES encryption, 128 bit key, H.233, H.234, H.235
  TLS certificate verification
  Certificate-based login with OCSP certificate checking
  SRTP encryption
  Second Ethernet port
  Audit log

Embedded Encryption

  Standards based on ISDN, IP and mixed ISDN/IP: H.233, H.234, H.235, AES 128 bit key
  Automatic key generation and exchange
  Transparent encryption


  RJ45 ISDN PRI ports
  2 x RJ45 Ethernet, 10/100/1000 Mbps full/half duplex, manual or auto sensing
  RJ45 serial port
  CompactFlash socket
  Up to 39 status LEDs

Software License

  ISDN PRI port licenses required in Cisco TelePresence MSE 8000 chassis to enable ISDN PRI ports

Environmental Data

  Operating temperature 0°C to 35°C ambient
  Relative humidity below 95% (non-condensing)

Chassis Physical Dimensions

  Height 33.25", 842 mm (19U)
  Width 17.2", 437 mm
  Depth 20.5", 520 mm
  19" rack mountable (kit supplied)
  Power -48 VDC, 100–240 VAC 50/60 Hz


Regulatory Compliance

   European safety: EN 60950-1:2001

   USA safety: UL 60950-1 First Edition

   Canada safety: CSA 60950-1-03

   CE Marked


     EN55022 class A

     EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3

     EN55024: EN61000-4-2,-3,-4,-5,-6,-11

     FCC Part 15 class A

     VCCI class A

     AS/NZS 3548 (C-Tick)

     CCC Approved: GB4943-2001, GB9254-1998



     USA TIA-968-A: October 2002, 47 CFR Part 68: October 2004

     Canada: IC CS-03, Issue 9, Part VI

     Europe: ETS 300 046-3

     Japan: Ordinance of MPT No 31, 1984

     China: NAL Certificate

   RoHS compliant



















Ordering Information

To place an order, visit the Cisco® Ordering Home Page and refer to Table 3 or contact your local Cisco representative. To download software, visit the Cisco Software Center.

Table 3. Ordering Information

Product Name

Part Number

Cisco TelePresence MSE 8000


Start with CTI-8000-MSECH-K9 in order to view the options listed below:

Cisco TelePresence ISDN GW MSE 8321 blade

AES and HTTPS Encryption Option for MSE 8321 blade



Then separately configure L-8000-CHLIC-PAK to add port licenses


1 PRI ISDN port license for use with ISDN GW MSE 8321


Cisco TelePresence ISDN MSE 8321 blade for post sales upgrade


Start with CTI-8321-GWISDNK9= in order to view the options listed below:

AES and HTTPS Encryption Option for ISDN GW MSE 8321 blade


Cisco TelePresence MSE 8000 chassis port license PAK (Product Authorization Key) for post sale upgrades


Start with L-8000-CHLIC-PAK in order to view the option listed below:

1 PRI ISDN port license for use with ISDN GW MSE 8321


AES and HTTPS Encryption Option for ISDN GW MSE 8321 blade for post sales upgrade


Service and Support

Cisco and our partners provide a broad portfolio of intelligent, personalized services and support that can help you realize the full value of your Cisco TelePresence investment by increasing business agility and network availability. This portfolio of services accelerates business innovation through a network-based collaboration platform that enables businesses to collaborate anywhere, anytime. For more information about these services, please visit:

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco TelePresence ISDN GW MSE 8321, please visit or contact your local Cisco account representative or authorized Cisco partner. Product specifications are estimates and subject to change without notice.