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Naming Explanation for Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers

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Q. How is the name for the Cisco ® 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) put together?
A. The name consists of three parts (refer to Figure 1):

Figure 1. Cisco ISR Naming

1. Prefix

"CISCO" = Standard product ID (PID) prefix
"C" = Shortened prefix identifying slight product variation (that is, fan vs. fan-less, lead vs. lead-free [to comply with Reduction of Hazardous Substance 6 - lead (RoHS6)])

2. Product Number

The second digit of the number section identifies the positioning and performance:

• "810" = Machine-to-machine gateways (that is, for ATMs)

• "850" = Older Cisco 800 Series ISRs, replaced by Cisco 860 Series ISRs

• "860" = Current entry-level Cisco 800 Series ISRs; single WAN interface

• "870" = Older Cisco 800 Series ISRs, replaced by Cisco 880 Series ISRs

• "880" = Current midrange Cisco 800 Series ISRs; WAN + Wireless WAN backup (Cisco 880G ISR)

• "890" = Current high-end Cisco 800 Series ISRs; 2 * WAN (Active/Active or Active/Standby)

The third digit identifies the primary WAN interface:

• "8x1" = RJ-45 Ethernet WAN interface

• "8x6" = DSL-over-ISDN WAN interface (very-high-bit-rate DSL/asymmetric DSL2 [VDSL/ADSL2] + Annex B)

• "8x7" = Basic telephone service WAN interface (VDSL/ADSL2 + Annex A), which allows splitter

• "8x8" = Basic telephone service WAN interface (G.SHDSL), which does not allow splitter

• "8x9" = Wireless WAN interface

Exceptions with multiple primary WAN interfaces follow:

• "86xVAE" = 1 * Ethernet and one identified by the third number (6 or 7):
both are physically present, but just one can be active at a time

• "891" = 1 * Gigabit Ethernet, 1 * Fast Ethernet, and one v.92

• "892" = 1 * Gigabit Ethernet, 1 * Fast Ethernet, and one ISDN (not ISDN DSL)

3. Product Capabilities

Security:

• "K9" = Security router

• "SEC-K9" = Security router with Advanced IP Services

Wireless LAN:

• "W-A" = Router with 802.11n Wireless FCC compliance

• "W-E" = Router with 802.11n Wireless ETSI compliance

• "W-N" = Router with 802.11n Wireless Hong Kong, India, and Australia compliance

• "W-P" = Router with 802.11n Wireless Japan compliance

• "WD-A" = Router with dual and concurrent 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies with FCC compliance

• "WD-E" = Router with dual and concurrent 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies with ETSI compliance

• "WD-N" = Router with dual and concurrent 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies with Hong Kong, India, and Australia compliance

• "GN" = 802.11g and 802.11n capable

Note: The nomenclature "GN" was inserted at the beginning of Wireless n, therefore newer products do not have it but are still 802.11n capable.

Wireless WAN:

• "G" = Router with 3G (older; carrier type was selected at ordering)

• "G-S" = Router with 3G for Sprint networks

• "G-V" = Router with 3G for Verizon networks

• "G-A" = Router with 3G for North America Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) networks

• "G-U" = Router with 3G for universal 3.5G High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) networks

• "G-B" = Router with 3G for BSNL networks

• "G+7"= Router with 3.7G HSPA+ Release 7 universal networks

• "G+7-A" = Router with 3.7G HSPA+ Release 7 AT&T networks

• "4G-V" = Router with 4G for Verizon networks

• "4G-A" = Router with 4G for North America Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) networks

• "4G-G" = Router with 4G for universal networks (except Canada, Japan, Australia)

• "HG" = Hardened router if the G has "H" prepended

DSL:

• "V" = Router with VDSL+

• "A" = Router with ADSL+

• "M" = Router with Annex M support

Voice:

• "CUBE"= Router with integrated Cisco Unified Border Element (Cisco UBE) license

• "-V" = Router with voice gateway capabilities (newer platforms)

• "SRST" = Router with Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) capabilities; older platforms

EFM/ATM:

• "E" = Router with Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) support (Exception: VAE; see under "Other")

• "EA" = Router with EFM and ATM support

Other:

• "VAE" = Router with multiple WAN interfaces (VDSL+, ADSL+, and Ethernet)

• "F" = Router with Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) and RJ-45 combination port (on just the first Cisco 890 platforms; newer Cisco 890 platforms have it as well, without the "F" in the name)

• "FSP" = Router with "F" (as above) plus higher performance, positioned for Service Providers

The Product Capabilities are aligned in the following order:
[Hardened] [Primary Interface attributes] [WWAN] [WLAN] - [WWAN attributes] - [WLAN attributes] - [k9]