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Connecting Cisco 2-Port E&M Voice Interface Cards
Revised: January 11, 2008, OL-14876-01
This document provides an overview of Cisco interface cards and explains how to install the Cisco 2-port E&M voice interface card (VIC3-2E/M). It contains the following sections:
For an overview of Cisco interface cards used for Cisco access routers, see the Cisco Interface Cards for Cisco Access Routers document.
2-Port E&M Voice Interface Cards
This section describes E&M voice interface cards and how to them to a network. It contains the following sections:
Cisco voice interface cards (VICs) support voice technologies. VICs can be installed in interface card slots on supported Cisco access routers or in 1- or 2-slot voice network modules that are installed in network module slots on supported Cisco access routers.
RecEive and transMit (E&M) is a signaling technique for 2-wire and 4-wire telephone and trunk interfaces. The E&M interface typically connects remote calls from an IP network to a PBX. The Cisco
2-port E&M voice interface card is shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1 Cisco 2-Port E&M VIC Front Panel (VIC3-2E/M)
2-Port E&M Voice Interface Card LEDs
The E&M voice interface card has one IN USE LED for each port. Table 1 describes the functions of the LEDs.
Table 1 Cisco 2-Port E&M VIC LEDs
LED status Description
Monitored ports are active (have initialized without error).
At least one monitored port is not ready.
Monitored ports are not active or have failed to initialize.
This Cisco voice interface card (VIC3-2E/M) is supported on the following Cisco routers:
•Cisco 2800 series routers, including the Cisco 2801, Cisco 2811, Cisco 2821, and Cisco 2851
•Cisco 3800 series routers, including the Cisco 3825 and Cisco 3845
•Cisco IAD2430 series routers
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Prerequisites for Connecting 2-Port E&M Voice Interface Cards to a Network
Before connecting a VIC to the network, ensure that the VIC is installed in the router, the equipment is properly grounded, and you have the proper cables for connecting the VIC to the network. This section describes the preparation necessary before connecting a 2-port E&M VIC to the network.
Installing a Cisco 2-Port E&M Voice Interface Card
Install the Cisco 2-port E&M VIC according to the instructions in Installing Cisco Interface Cards in Cisco Access Routers.
Ensure that the equipment you are working with is properly grounded according to the instructions in Installing Cisco Interface Cards in Cisco Access Routers.
Use a straight-through RJ-48C cable to connect the E&M card to the PSTN or PBX through a telephone wall outlet.
Caution Do not connect an E&M interface directly to the PSTN.
Note Ports on the E&M voice interface card are colored brown.
Connecting Cisco 2-Port E&M Voice Interface Cards to a Network
To connect the Cisco 2-port E&M VIC, follow these steps:
Step 1 Confirm that the router is turned off.
Caution To comply with the Telcordia GR-1089 NEBS standard for electromagnetic compatibility and safety, connect the 2-port E&M card (VIC2-2E/M) only to intrabuilding or nonexposed wiring or cabling. The intrabuilding cable must be shielded, and the shield must be grounded at both ends.
Step 2 Connect one end of the straight-through RJ-48C-to-RJ-48C cable to an RJ-48C port on the card. (See Figure 2.)
Figure 2 Cisco 2-Port E&M VIC Front Panel (VIC3-2E/M)
Step 3 Connect the other end of the cable to an RJ-48C wall outlet.
Step 4 Power up the router.
The following warning applies to routers that use a DC power supply:
Warning After wiring the DC power supply, remove the tape from the circuit breaker switch handle and reinstate power by moving the handle of the circuit breaker to the ON position. Statement 8
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