Cisco Systems® brings greater price/performance and higher density to the Cisco® AS5400XM and AS5350XM Universal Gateways with a new high-density packet voice/fax feature card, a new digital-signal-processor (DSP) module, plus support for the Adaptive Multi-Rate Narrow Band (AMR NB) codec. With these additions to the product line, the Cisco AS5400XM now offers increased capacity up to a full Channelized T3 (CT3) of voice calls with all codecs, and the Cisco AS5350XM offers 12-E1, 16-T1, and CT3 configurations using the G.711 codec.
NEW CISCO HIGH-DENSITY PACKET VOICE/FAX FEATURE CARD
NEW CISCO DSP MODULE
Figure 1. Cisco AS5350XM and AS5400XM High-Density Packet Voice/Fax Feature Card
NEW AMR NB CODEC SUPPORT
• Enhanced call density per rack unit-Expanded capacity makes the Cisco AS5400XM and AS5350XM Universal Gateways ideal for network operations centers and co-location sites where applications require high performance per port in a space-constrained environment. With support for tiered codec complexities, the Cisco High-Density Packet Voice/Fax Feature Card makes it easy to customize the voice-gateway DSP configuration to match individual network requirements. DSP resources are managed on a call-by-call basis to service all codec types (high, medium, and low complexity). The unique codec mix operating in the network determines the number of DSP modules required.
• AMR NB codec support-Designed to allow interoperability between packet voice (SIP and H.323) networks and Third Generation Partnership Program (3GPP) networks, AMR is the mandatory standard codec for narrowband speech and multimedia messaging services over Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) networks. Using AMR instead of G.711 makes it possible for wireless service providers to reduce the space currently required for voicemail message storage and facilitates interconnections with VoIP networks.
• Commonality between service provider and enterprise networks-Cisco AS5400XM and AS5350XM high-density packet voice/fax feature cards share common DSP technology with Cisco market-leading integrated services routers, facilitating the transparent integration between service provider and enterprise IP Communications networks and thereby offering new service provider revenue opportunities for managed and hosted services.
• Easy technology upgrade-It is easy to integrate the new Cisco High-Density Packet Voice/Fax Feature Card and DSP modules into existing Cisco AS5400XM or AS5350XM Universal Gateway networks. The new feature card and DSP modules operate on these gateways without any changes to the Cisco IOS® Software configuration file in use today with existing universal port DSP feature cards, making it simple for customers to upgrade their networks.
PROVEN LEADERSHIP IN PACKET TELEPHONY SERVICES
• Managed IP Communications services
• Residential voice-over-broadband (VoBB) PSTN termination services
• Contact centers, in combination with Cisco Unified Customer Voice Portal (CVP)
• Unified messaging
• Cisco Voice Infrastructure and Applications (VIA)
• Hosted IP telephony (IP Centrex)
• IP-enabled interactive voice response (IVR)