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Cisco 3660 Multiservice Platform

 

Data Sheet


Cisco 3660 Multiservice Platform for Large Branch-Office Multiservice Networking


The Cisco 3660 leverages the multiservice architecture of the Cisco 2600 and 3600 series platforms, extending those capabilities for use in larger branch-office applications or for telco-managed services as customer premise equipment (CPE). The Cisco 3660 has the versatility to support today's branch and enterprise requirements for data, voice, video, and hybrid dial access applications, and the high-speed connectivity necessary to support the increased bandwidth needs for multiservice applications.

The uniquely modular chassis of the Cisco 3660 is designed with high availability and field service simplicity in mind, making it a robust yet highly cost-effective element in the network over which to deploy mission-critical applications. The Cisco 3660 provides unprecedented versatility with a broad range of available network modules and extensive flexibility with a variety of configurable options for customer-specific applications. The Cisco 3660 uses the same network modules that are available today on the Cisco 1600, 1700, 2600, and 3600 multiservice platforms, protecting customer investment, streamlining operations costs associated with sparing of parts, and for training.

Distinguishing features of the Cisco 3660 include integrated power redundancy and module hot-swap capabilities, which provide higher product availability for mission-critical applications. The integrated ports on the motherboard of the Cisco 3660 free up all six network module slots to enable higher densities of LAN/WAN or multiservice aggregation. The additional slots of the Cisco 3660 combined with the expanding capabilities of enhanced network modules enable new business applications, such as higher densities of packetized voice aggregation and branch-office Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) access ranging from T1/E1 Inverse Multiplexing for ATM (IMA) to OC-3 speeds.

The Cisco 3660 can be ordered in several configurations. The base system consists of:

  • Six expansion slots for network module support
  • Two advanced integration module (AIM) slots for hardware acceleration and increased processing power
  • Chassis support for redundant AC or DC power supplies
  • One AUX port
  • One console port
  • Two personal computer memory card international association (PCMCIA) card slots for software and configuration backup

Figure 1   Cisco 3660 Multiservice Platform

The Cisco 3660 can be ordered with either one or two Fast Ethernet ports and provides hot-swap capability of like-to-like network modules and for redundant power supplies, ensuring high availability. Rear-access cabling allows easy connectivity, and a modular design allows easier servicing of field-replaceable units (FRUs).

Robust network management capability for the Cisco 3660 is achieved using the CiscoWorks, CiscoView, and CiscoView Stack Management Interface applications. The same applications are used to manage a large number of Cisco products that have already been deployed in existing networks, presenting network support personnel a familiar look and feel.

One of the key benefits of the Cisco 3660 is that it runs Cisco IOS® software, the operating system deployed in most of the Internet backbone equipment around the world. The feature richness of Cisco IOS software becomes immediately available to customers who deploy the Cisco 3660, allowing them to enable a variety of applications to fulfill their growing business needs.

Key Features and Benefits

The key features and benefits of the Cisco 3660 include:

  • Density and performance—The Cisco 3660 multiservice platform with integrated ports, and six expansion slots, enables new business applications such as higher densities of packetized voice aggregation and branch-office ATM access ranging from T1/E1 IMA to OC-3.
  • High-availability design—Redundant AC and DC power supply options on the Cisco 3660 deliver a robust platform for mission-critical applications. Furthermore, hot swap of like-to-like network modules (NMs) and power supplies facilitates greater uptime in a high-availability environment.
  • Data, voice, video, and hybrid dial access integration—The Cisco 3660 allows customers to support the widest breadth of applications on a single platform, including data, voice, video, and hybrid dial access integration. Aggregation of applications on a single platform significantly streamlines operations and networking costs by simplifying support and manageability of branch-office networking requirements. Today there are more than 60 different network modules that can be used in these slots, providing unmatched versatility.
  • Investment protection—The Cisco 3660 shares modular interfaces with the Cisco 1600, 1700, 2600, and 3600 series platforms, simplifying network support requirements, enabling economies of scale, minimizing training costs, and providing customer-specific options to fulfill today's and tomorrow's small, medium-sized, and large branch- office needs. Furthermore, the ability of the Cisco 3660 to support field-upgradable modular components enables customers to easily change network interfaces or other components without a "forklift upgrade" of the entire remote branch-office solution.
  • Lower cost of ownership—Integrating the functions of built-in data service unit/channel service unit (CSU/DSUs), ISDN network termination (NTI) devices, and other equipment found in branch-office wiring closets provides a space-saving, cost-effective solution that can be managed remotely using network management applications such as CiscoWorks and CiscoView.

Additional Features and Benefits:

Versatility

  • Modular architecture that offers a huge selection of LAN and WAN interfaces and provides easy customization for individual needs and the flexibility for network modules to be added on a "pay-as-you-grow" basis.
  • A variety of interfaces with feeds and speeds ranging from 300-bps async up to ATM OC-3 provide connectivity to IP, ATM, Frame, and TDM networks and will support the needs of any large enterprise branch-office environment. A full description of these interfaces is provided in Table 2.
  • Facilitates the consolidation of high-density digital voice interfaces with additional functionality, providing a very cost-effective solution. For example, a typical branch office could use the Cisco 3660 to consolidate the following:
    • Two T1s of digital voice connected to a private branch exchange (PBX) or to the public switched telephone network (PSTN)
    • An 8xT1/E1 ATM IMA trunk for connectivity to the regional office
    • 30 digital modems for dial-access services
    • Serial lines for connectivity to other devices
  • WAN interface cards and network modules are shared with the Cisco 1600, 1700, 2600, and 3600 series multiservice platforms, reducing the cost of maintaining inventory of modular components and lowering training costs for support personnel.
  • All parts are field upgradable, allowing quick, easy, and low-cost maintenance.

Performance

  • A high-performance RISC architecture provides up to 120 Kpps of fast switching capability or up to 12 Kpps of process switching capabilities.
  • Supports two AIM slots, which can be used to provide hardware acceleration and additional processing power for emerging applications as network needs evolve.
  • Support for ATM T1/E1 IMA to OC-3 interfaces provides great flexibility and higher bandwidth for branch office to regional office connectivity, enabling support for emerging applications.

Reliability

  • Redundant AC or DC power supply options provide continuous operation capability for high-availability environments.
  • Allows for hot swap of like-to-like network modules without the disruption of traffic on other interfaces.
  • Provides full diagnostics and error reporting on all major components of the chassis including power supply, main board, backplane, and fans.
  • Dual-bank Flash memory allows a backup copy of Cisco IOS software to be stored in Flash memory for reduced downtime.
  • LED status indicators provide at-a-glance indications for interface activity status, system status, and individual power-supply status.

Platform Manageability

  • Support for CiscoWorks, CiscoWorks2000, and CiscoView allows simplified management of all integrated components on the Cisco 3660 and provides consistent network management along with other Cisco devices in the network.
  • Enhanced setup feature, which provides context-sensitive questions, guiding the user through the configuration process and allowing faster deployment.
  • Auto install configures remote units automatically across a WAN connection to save the cost of sending technical staff to remote sites.
  • Support for the Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP), which enables a CiscoWorks network management station to automatically discover the Cisco 3660 in a network topology.

Ergonomic design

  • All network interfaces are located on the rear of the unit for simplified installation and cable management.
  • Uniquely modular and easy-to-open chassis design allows fast and easy access for installing upgrading, or field replacement and service of a variety of system components (field-replaceable component design).

Cisco IOS Software

Full support for Cisco IOS software allows customers to deploy many features across a variety of applications. These include:

  • WAN optimization—Support for dial-on-demand routing (DDR) and dial backup, as well as protocol spoofing and snapshot routing, help reduce unnecessary WAN traffic. Furthermore, data compression over ATM, Frame Relay, dedicated leased-line networks, and dial networks further reduce WAN costs and increase effective bandwidth.
  • Quality of service (QoS)—Features such as the resource reservation protocol (RSVP), protocol independent multicast (PIM), generic traffic shaping, committed access rate (CAR), custom and priority queuing, and weighted fair queuing (WFQ) ensure a consistent QoS for new applications such as teleconferencing over the WAN.
  • Dial access—Support for the most complete set of access protocols of any access server in the industry, including, point-to-point protocol (PPP), multilink PPP (MP), integrated analog and digital modems, 56 Kbps/V.90, dial-out and fax-out, and modem over basic rate interface (BRI), R2, and channel associated signaling (CAS) signaling.
  • Security—Cisco IOS software firewall feature set, data encryption standard (DES), and 3DES data encryption, tunneling, extended access lists, violation logging, Remote Access Dial-In User Service (RADIUS), Kerberos V, and TACACS+ with authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) are supported.
  • Voice signaling—Cisco IOS software offers a robust set of signaling features for packet telephony applications foreign exchange station (FXS), foreign exchange office (FXO) with Wink, Immediate and Delay start, (E&M) with Ground or Loop start, and Basic Rate Interface (BRI) signaling are some of the variants offered today, with ISDN Primary Rate Interface (PRI) and other common channel signaling variants planned for the future.

Support

Cisco support solutions are designed for one purpose to put customers quickly in touch with the appropriate resources. The Cisco support network consists of technical assistance center (TAC) engineers, development engineers, field engineers, parts warehouses, delivery services, and service providers. By including Cisco support with Cisco equipment purchases customers immediately gain access to a wealth of support resources.

Summary

As new world networking capabilities change the landscape of the enterprise network, the Cisco 3660 provides a platform that helps customers future-proof their investment by providing higher densities, greater performance, and more expansion capabilities to meet their network requirements. Designed for higher-availability environments with power redundancy and network module hot-swap capability, the Cisco 3660 offers a single platform for integration of all large branch-office networking requirements. Sharing existing interface cards the Cisco 1600, 1700, 2600, and 3600 series multiservice platforms allows customers to further leverage their existing investments hardware and training, lowering their overall costs.

Technical Specifications

Table 1  System Specifications

Cisco 3660 Series
Processor Type

225-MHz RISC QED RM5271

Flash Memory

8-MB, upgradable to 64-MB

System Memory

32-MB DRAM, upgradable to 64-, 128- or 256-MB SDRAM

Network Module Slots

6 slots

Advanced Integration Module Slots

2 slots

Onboard LAN Ports

Up to two 10/100-Mbps

Power

250W power supplies with dual DC, dual AC, or single DC, single AC configuration

Dimensions

8.7 x 17.5 x 11.8 in. (22.1 x 44.5 x 30 cm)

Performance

120-Kpps fast switching and 12 Kpps process switching

Console and Auxiliary Ports (up to115.2 kbps)

Yes

Rack-Mounting

Yes, 19-in. widths, center mount

Dual Type II PCMCIA Card Slots

Yes

Table 2  Cisco 3660 Network Modules, Product Numbers, and Descriptions

Network Modules Description Supported Date
Serial Network Modules

 

 

NM-16A

16-port high-density async network module

August 1999

NM-32A

32-port high-density async network module

August 1999

NM-4T

4-port serial network module

August 1999

NM-4A/S

4-port async/sync serial network module

August 1999

NM-8A/S

8-port async/sync serial network module

August 1999

LAN Network Modules and Mixed-Media LAN and WAN Network Modules
NM-1FE-TX

1-port Fast Ethernet network module (10/100BaseTX only)

August 1999

NM-1FE-FX

1-port Fast Ethernet network module (10/100Base Fiber only)

August 1999

NM-4E

4-port Ethernet network module

August 1999

NM-1E

1-port Ethernet network module

August 1999

NM-1E2W

1-port Ethernet, two-WAN-card-slot network module

August 1999

NM-2E2W

2-port Ethernet, two-WAN-card-slot network module

August 1999

NM-1E1R2W

1-port Ethernet, one-port Token Ring, two-WAN-card-slot network module

August 1999

Digital Voice and Fax Packet Voice Trunk Network Modules
NM-HDV-1T1-24(=)

Single-port, 24-channel T1 voice/fax Network Module (supports 24 channels of medium complexity VoCoders: G.729a/b, G.726, G.711 and fax or 12 channels of G.726, G.729, G.723.1, G.728, G.729a/b, G.711 and fax)

August 1999

NM-HDV-1T1-24E(=)

Single-port, enhanced 24-channel T1 voice/fax Network Module (supports 24 channels of high and medium complexity VoCoders: G.729a/b, G.726, G.729, G.728, G.723.1, G.711 and fax)

August 1999

NM-HDV-2T1-48(=)

Dual-port, 48-channel T1 voice/fax Network Module (supports 48 channels of medium complexity VoCoders: G.729a/b, G.726,G.711and fax or 24 channels of G726, G729, G723.1, G.728, G729a/b, G711 and fax) Supports add/drop multiplexing (drop and insert)

August 1999

NM-HDV=

High-density voice/fax Network Module spare

August 1999

PVDM-12=

12-channel packet voice DSP module upgrade spare

August 1999

Digital Voice Interface Cards

 

 

VWIC-1MFT-T1(=)

1-port RJ-48 MultiFlex Trunk - T1

August 1999

VWIC-2MFT-T1(=)

2-port RJ-48 MultiFlex Trunk - T1

August 1999

VWIC-2MFT-T1-DI(=)

2-port RJ-48 MultiFlex Trunk with drop and insert - T1

August 1999

Analog Voice and Fax Packet Voice Trunk Network Modules
NM-1V

1-slot voice and fax network module

August 1999

NM-2V

2-slot voice and fax network module

August 1999

NM-HDV

High-density voice network module

August 1999

NM-HDV-1T1-24

Single-port, 24-channel T1 high-density voice network module

August 1999

NM-HDV-1T1-24E

Single-port, enhanced-24-channel T1 high-density voice network module

August 1999

NM-HDV-2T1-48

Dual-port, 48-Channel high-density voice network module

August 1999

Analog Voice Interface Cards

 

 

VIC-2FXS

2-port voice interface card—FXS

August 1999

VIC-2FXO

2-port voice interface card—FXO

August 1999

VIC-2E/M

2-port voice interface card—E&M

August 1999

VIC-2FXO-M3

2-port voice interface card—FXO (for Australia)

August 1999

VIC-2FXO-EU

2-port voice interface card—FXO (for Europe)

August 1999

VIC-2BRI-S/T-TE

2-port voice interface card—BRI (terminal)

August 1999

Voice interface cards are available as daughter cards to the one-and two-port voice/fax network modules. Up to two voice interface cards can be installed on a single voice/fax network module. The voice interface cards are not included in the price of the mixed-media network modules.

ATM Network Modules

 

 

NM-1ATM-25

1-port 25-Mbps ATM network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-1A-OC3MM

1-port 155-Mbps OC-3 ATM multimode network modules

August 1999

NM-1A-OC3SMI

1-port 155-Mbps OC-3 ATM single-mode, intermediate-reach network modules

August 1999

NM-1A-OC3SML

1-port 155-Mbps OC-3 ATM single-mode, long-reach network modules

August 1999

NM-4T1-IMA (=)

4-port T1 ATM network module with Inverse Multiplexing over ATM (IMA)

August 1999

NM-4E1-IMA (=)

4-port E1 ATM network module with IMA

August 1999

NM-8T1-IMA (=)

8-port T1 ATM network module with IMA

August 1999

NM-8E1-IMA (=)

8-port E1 ATM network module with IMA

August 1999

Serial WAN Interface Cards

 

 

WIC-1DSU-T1

1-port T1/fractional T1 with CSU/DSU

August 1999

WIC-1T

1-port high-speed serial

August 1999

WIC-1DSU-56K4

1-port, four-wire 56/64-Kbps with CSU/DSU

August 1999

ISDN WAN Interface Cards

 

 

WIC-1B-S/T

1-port ISDN BRI

August 1999

WIC-1B-U

1-port ISDN BRI with NT1

August 1999

WAN interface cards are available as daughter cards to the mixed-media LAN/WAN network modules. Up to two WAN interface cards can be installed on a single, mixed-media LAN/WAN network module. The WAN interface cards are not included in the price of the mixed-media network modules

ISDN and Channelized Serial Network Modules
NM-1CT1

1-port channelized T1/ISDN PRI network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-1CT1-CSU

1-port channelized T1/ISDN PRI with CSU network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-2CT1

2-port channelized T1/ISDN PRI network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-2CT1-CSU

2-port channelized T1/ISDN PRI with CSU network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-1CE1B

1-port channelized E1/ISDN PRI balanced network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-1CE1U

1-port channelized E1/ISDN PRI unbalanced network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-2CE1B

2-port channelized E1/ISDN PRI balanced network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-2CE1U

2-port channelized E1/ISDN PRI unbalanced network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-1FE1CT1

1-port Fast Ethernet and 1-port channelized T1/ISDN-PRI network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-1FE1CT1-CSU

1-port Fast Ethernet and 1-port channelized T1/ISDN-PRI network module with integrated CSU

Q1 CY 2000

NM-1FE2CT1

1-port Fast Ethernet and 2-port channelized T1/ISDN-PRI network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-1FE2CT1-CSU

1-port Fast Ethernet and 2-port channelized T1/ISDN-PRI network module with integrated CSUs

Q1 CY 2000

NM-1FE1CE1U

1-port Fast Ethernet and 1-port channelized E1/ISDN-PRI unbalanced network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-1FE1CE1B

1-port Fast Ethernet and 1-port channelized E1/ISDN-PRI unbalanced network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-1FE2CE1U

1-port Fast Ethernet and 2-port channelized E1/ISDN-PRI unbalanced network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-1FE2CE1B

1-port Fast Ethernet and 2-port channelized E1/ISDN-PRI balanced network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-4B-S/T

4-port ISDN BRI network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-4B-U

4-port ISDN BRI with NT1 network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-8B-S/T

8-port ISDN BRI network module (S/T interface)

Q1 CY 2000

NM-8B-U

8-port ISDN BRI with NT1 network module (U interface)

Q1 CY 2000

Modem Modules

 

 

NM-8AM

8-port analog modem network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-8AM-J

8-port analog modem network module for Japan

Q1 CY 2000

NM-16AM

16-port analog modem network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-16AM-J

16-port analog modem network module for Japan

Q1 CY 2000

NM-6DM

6-port digital modem network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-12DM

12-port digital modem network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-18DM

18-port digital modem network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-24DM

24-port digital modem network module

Q1 CY 2000

NM-30DM

30-port digital modem network module

Q1 CY 2000

MICA-6MOD=

6-port digital modem upgrade card

Q1 CY 2000

Table 3  Cables for Network Modules

Network Modular Type Electrical Interface Product Number Length Connector Gender
NM-4A/S NM-8A/S (Up to 115.2 Async
or 128 Kbps Async) NM-4T WIC-IT

V.35 DTE

CAB-V35MT

10 ft

Male

V.35 DCE

CAB-V35FC

10 ft

Female

RS-232 DTE

CAB-232MT

10 ft

Male

RS-232 DCE

CAB-232FC

10 ft

Female

RS-449 DTE

CAB-449MT

10 ft

Male

RS-449 DCE

CAB-449FC

10 ft

Female

X.21 DTE

CAB-X21MT

10 ft

Male

X.21 DCE

CAB-X21FC

10 ft

Female

RS-530

DTE CAB-530MT

10 ft

Male

CT1/CE1 PRI

MIP-CT1 DSX1 to DB15 cable

CAB-7KCT1DB15

CT1/PRI

RJ-45-RJ-45

CAB-T1-RJ-45

10 ft

Male

CE1/PRI

E1-ISDN PRI

CAB-E1-PRI

10 ft

E1 twinax 120-ohm balanced

CAB-E1-TWINAX

3 m

E1 DB15 120-ohm balanced

CAB-E1-DB15

5 m

FSIP and MIP-CE1 BNC 75-ohm unbalanced

CAB-E1-BNC

5m

16/32 Async

8-port with RJ-45 ends

CAB-OCTAL-ASYNC

10 ft

Male RJ-45

8-port with 25 pin ends

CAB-OCTAL-MODEM

10 ft

Male RS-232

8-port RJ-45 + eight xMMOD

CAB-OCTAL-KIT

10 ft

Male RS-232

CAB-OCTAL-ASYNC

Adapter cable

CAB-25AS-MMOD

RJ-45 -RS-232M

Adapter cable

CAB-25AS-FDTE

Female RJ-45 -RS-232F

Table 4  Technical Specifications

Description Specification
Dimensions

8.7 x 17.5 x 11.8 in. (22.1 x 44.5 x 30 cm)

Weight
  • 32 lb (14.55 kg) (min.)
  • 43 lb (19.55 kg) (max.)
Power Requirements

 

Output

250W max. per power supply

AC Input Voltage

100 to 240

Frequency

50 to 60 Hz

AC Input Current

4A at 100V or 2A at 200V

DC Input Voltage

-38V to -75V

DC Input Current

8A at -48V

Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature

32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)

Nonoperating Temperature

-13° to 158° F (-25° to 70° C)

Relative Humidity

5 to 95%

Noise Level (Maximum)

48 dbA

Regulatory Compliance

The Cisco 3660 conforms to a number of different safety, EMI, immunity and network homologation standards. Details of the regulatory specifications can be found at http://www.cisco.com/public/Support_root.shtml.