Cisco IAD 2430 Business Class Integrated Access Device
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Updated:February 1, 2006
The Cisco® IAD2430 is the next-generation integrated voice and data services platform for service providers, building on the industry-leading IAD2420. The Cisco IAD2430 offers a major leap forward in price performance and enhanced software functions, such as Cisco CallManager Express) and rich Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) gateway services, to cost-effectively accelerate the migration from time-division multiplexing (TDM) to voice over IP (VoIP). The Cisco IAD2430 builds on the maturity of the Cisco IAD2420 software by providing denser interfaces (up to 24FXS and up to 2 data T1s), an encryption co-processor, and DC battery backup input while maintaining a 1-rack-unit (RU) form factor for space-saving service provider managed services deployments.
The Cisco IAD2430 offers the best-in-class integration of data and toll-quality analog or digital voice services for a customer-premises solution. Designed to bridge the current and emerging multiservice needs of competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs), incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs), and interexchange carriers (IXCs), the Cisco IAD2430 operates in both Class 5 switch-access and Class 5 switch-bypass architectures. Robust data and rich voice services in an interoperable system architecture allow service providers to offer new revenue-generating services.
Powered by Cisco IOS
® Software, driven by a Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) processor and high-performance digital signal processors (DSPs), the Cisco IAD2430 supports VoIP, with proven quality-of-service (QoS) tools, multiple call-control protocols (such as Session Initiation Protocol [SIP], MGCP, and H.323), and diverse VoIP codecs. In addition to industry-leading voice features, the Cisco IAD2430 uses Cisco IOS Software for data features such as IP routing, on-board encryption co-processor (Triple Data Encryption Standard [3DES]), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Network Address Translation (NAT), and network security. The choice of high-density analog and digital voice interfaces over a wide range of broadband technologies furthers the appeal of the Cisco IAD2430 to a broad spectrum of service providers.
Figure 1. The Cisco IAD2430 Series Devices
The Cisco IAD2430 builds on the Cisco IAD2420's patented Simple Network-enabled Auto Provisioning (SNAP) technology, a next-generation auto-installation mechanism designed for faster service turn-up, configuration, and remote updates. When used with Cisco Configuration Express, service providers can order, preconfigure, and ship the Cisco IAD2430 directly to end customers, reducing the costs of warehousing, shipping, and manual intervention.
The Cisco IAD2400 Family Series has set the stage for migration from traditional to new architectures, by allowing service providers to deliver toll quality voice and data services over circuit- or packet-switched networks. With the Cisco IAD2430, changes in the core service provider's network are transparent to end users.
Figures 2 and 3 show the Cisco IAD2430 network architectures. Service providers can start by offering simple TDM-based voice services as depicted in Figure 2. As end-customer needs grow and service providers deploy more packet-based technologies in their network cores, customers can gradually be migrated to more cost-effective service offerings based on packetized voice as shown in Figure 3. The Cisco IAD2430 derives local voice services from either TDM-based Class 5 switches or from call agents (soft switches).
Figure 2. Cisco IAD2430 in a Data and GR.303-Based Voice (TDM) Architecture
Figure 3. Cisco IAD2430 in Data and Call Agent-Based Voice (VoIP) Architecture
Primary Features and Benefits to Service Providers
Transparent Service Migration
The Cisco IAD2430 enables service providers to transparently migrate end customers from TDM-based GR.303 voice service to call agent-based packet voice services without the need for a truck roll to the end-customer site. The provider can choose H.323, MGCP, and SIP for VoIP protocols, based on the services that need to be delivered.
The Cisco IAD2400 Series is the first in the industry to offer TDM and VoIP with the rich VoIP signaling protocol support. Combined with the option for call agent- and GR.303-based network designs, the Cisco IAD2400 Series offers un-rivaled flexibility in the design of next-generation multiservice networks.
Regardless of the wide-area technology, next-generation service providers can use the SNAP technology to remotely install and configure the Cisco IAD2400 Series devices. When used with the popular Cisco Configuration Express tool, the auto-installation technology offers true plug-and-play installation. In addition, the Cisco IAD2400 Series is based on Cisco IOS Software and provides the same IP features that power more than 80 percent of the Internet infrastructure. Cisco IOS
® Software delivers rich data services, which allows service providers to gain additional data revenues, in addition to proven industry-tested voice features.
The new Cisco IAD2430 Series increases operational efficiencies by reducing or eliminating complete hardware upgrades, warehousing, truck rolls, and highly skilled technician involvement. When deployed with other Cisco equipment and Cisco IOS Software, service providers can cost-effectively extend training, administration, and maintenance activities across the entire network.
Compatibility with a wide range of industry-leading digital subscriber line access multiplexers (DSLAMs) and voice gateways, combined with the world-class data features of Cisco IOS Software, enables service providers to deploy a highly efficient and scalable end-to-end multiservice network. The Cisco IAD2430 is an integral part of Cisco packet voice solutions.
Primary Benefits to End Users
Robust Voice Quality
The Cisco experience in providing toll-quality packet-voice service helps ensure that the Cisco IAD2430 provides the clear, robust voice quality end users have come to expect from telephony services.
Cisco products are renowned for their exceptional reliability earned through years of proven industry service. The Cisco IAD2430 extends the same reliability standards to managed service environments to provide end users with the highest level of dependability.
Today's rapidly changing business environment leads to constant change in network requirements of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The Cisco IAD2430 facilitates such changes and allows service providers to add or remove service offerings remotely based on end-user needs.
Table 1. Feature and Benefit Summary
Works with Both Class 5 Switch-Access and Class 5 Switch-Alternative Architectures
• Provides compatibility with current and emerging voice architectures
• Allows transparent service migration
• Works throughout the service provider network
Enables TDM Voice, VoIP, and VoIP over ATM
• Gives freedom of choice to service providers and end users
• Allows service providers to meet the needs of a diverse customer base
Delivers SNAP Technology and Cisco Configuration Express Tools
• Allows remote installation and configuration with minimal technician involvement
• Reduces or eliminates truck rolls and associated costs
• Requires technicians with less training
• Allows immediate service additions and deletions to be performed remotely
• Speeds customer service and support
• Allows direct shipment to end-user site, thereby eliminating warehousing of inventory and manual handling
Provides 3DES Co-Processor Encryption Engine
• Enables fast and strong encryption for security
• Provides peace of mind for SMB customers
Provides Interoperability with a Wide Variety of Vendors
• Allows service providers to design and configure networks that fit specific needs
• Eliminates compatibility concerns with major vendors
Integrates with the End-to-End Cisco Solution
• Reduces training and maintenance costs
• Works with the other components of Cisco packet voice solutions
Delivers Toll-Quality Voice Service
• Provides the level of voice quality end users have come to expect
Offers Proven Reliability
• Provides trouble-free operation to end users
• Reflects favorably on the service provider offering quality
Enables Service Flexibility
• Allows service changes to be performed instantly and remotely
• One or two T1/E1 (Point-to-Point Protocol [PPP], High-Level Data Link Control [HDLC], or Frame Relay) with integrated channel service unit/digital service unit (CSU/DSU) (RJ-48 connector)
• One or two Fast Ethernet (10/100BASE-T) ports for Ethernet access
• One voice WAN interface card (VWIC) slot for:
– Broadband interfaces
– ADSL (WIC1-ADSL) or G.SHDSL (WIC1-SHDSL) for DSL uplink
• Non-operating temperature: -40 to 158ºF (-40 to 70ºC)
• Operating humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing
• Noise level (max): 55 dB @ 3 ft (0.914 meters)
• On premise only, restricted access area, permanent ground required, only to be serviced/installed by trained professionals. Table 3 shows NEBS type tests performed with the IAD2430 series.
Table 3. FXS Ports Power Cross Test Results
NEBS Tests - Type 1/3 - Power Cross - (Tip/Ring to Ground)
50 V/0.33 A; 15 Min
100 V/0.17 A; 15 Min
200 V/1 A; 1 s Pulses, 60 Reps
• Safety: UL 60950 3rd Edition; IEC 60950 3rd Edition, AS/NZS 3260: 1993 with Amendments 1, 2, 3, and 4; TS001:1996 with Amendment 1
• Emissions: 47CFR15 Class A (FCC); CISPR22 Class A; EN55022 Class A; AS/NZS 3548 Class A (ACA); ICES003 Class A (Industry Canada); V-3 Class A (VCCI); CNS13438 Class A (BSMI); EN300386:2001 Class A
• Immunity: EN55024 and EN50082-1 (including EN 61000 4-2 Electrostatic Discharge; EN 61000 4-3 Radiated Susceptibility; EN 61000 4-4 Electrical Fast Transients; EN 61000 4-5 Power and Signal Line Surges); EN300386:2001
• Meets requirements of GR1089 - Level 3 type 2/4; GR63
• This equipment complies with all the regulatory requirements for connection to the communications networks of each country in which it is sold. ../../../../../home/search.htm
Table 4. Cisco IAD2430 Series Model Numbers
Two 10/100BaseT ports with 24 FXS analog voice ports (no VWICs)
One T1 WAN port, One 10/100BaseT port, One VWIC slot, with 8 FXS analog voice ports
One T1 WAN port, Two 10/100BaseT ports, One VWIC slot, with 16 FXS analog voice ports
One T1 WAN port, Two 10/100BaseT ports, One VWIC slot, with one T1/E1 digital voice port
Two T1 WAN ports, Two 10/100BaseT ports, One VWIC slot, with 24 FXS analog voice ports