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 tomarket.

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

- YD/T993-1998


- 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



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.