Product Bulletin No. 2140
New Product Orderability Announcement:
Cisco IP/VC 3500 Series Gateway Version 2.0
April 7, 2003
The IP Communication Business Unit is pleased to announce availability of its new IP/VC videoconferencing gateway version 2.0. Videoconferencing gateways bridge the gap between the installed base of ISDN videoconferencing systems and the rapidly growing number of IP-based H.323 systems by translating calls from ISDN to IP (and IP to ISDN) to reach video endpoints on the IP network. The gateway connectivity enables worldwide reach and greater return on investments in existing ISDN equipment.
IP/VC gateway version 2.0 introduces new advanced features designed to provide high quality, high availability call management with enhanced packet handling and integrated network resource management. Overall, these improvements will raise the level of reliability, functionality and quality of a videoconferencing meeting.
The new gateway version 2.0 is available on these IP/VC gateway platforms:
New Product Benefits
Increased Call Quality
Enhanced QoS through variable delay packet handling
Support for Tandberg Duo Video
Support for H.263+ and H.263+ + for higher video quality
Wideband audio support (G.722.1)
Support for video modes: VGA, XVGA, SVGA, SIF, 4SIF, 4CIF and 16CIF
Intelligent Network Management
Load balancing among multiple gateways (RAI/RAC)
Traffic load balancing for T1 PRI lines among multiple gateways
Call "down speeding" upon failure of ISDN B-channel during call setup or mid-call
Automatic un-registration of gateway from gatekeeper during ISDN network problem
Automatic re-registration with gatekeeper upon recovery of ISDN connectivity
Full suite of SNMP traps, statistics, call monitoring, and resource utilization indicators
Configurable security levels for IT management allowing or preventing Telnet, SNMP, PING and FTP
Productivity ToolVideoconferencing is a proven tool reducing customer travel costs and unproductive time while enhancing meeting capabilities and increasing employee productivity. The videoconferencing gateway allows for worldwide connectivity of videoconferencing solutions.
Return on InvestmentCustomers can increase the return on their network investment by converging voice, video and data solutions across one network. Videoconferencing gateways are a shared resource on the network helping to reduce costly ISDN connection to each end point.
Greater FlexibilityWith IP, deploy videoconferencing systems and endpoints anywhere you have an IP network connection. The videoconferencing gateway allows customers to migrate to IP videoconferencing at their own pace by allowing communication between their new and old videoconferencing networks.
Improved ManagementGateway version 2.0 improves the look and feel of the interactive graphic user interface (GUI) making management and access to system information simple and intuitive.
Small, medium and large enterprises and remote offices of large organizations
Financial, Government, Education, Commercial and Manufacturing
FCS: April 7, 2003
IPVC-3526-GW-1P and IPVC-3540-GW-2P
Go to CCO Software Download page for upgrade procedures:
ISDN H.320 to IP H.323 videoconferencing gateway includes two PRI Ports with optional audio transcoding
ISDN H.320 to IP H.323 videoconferencing gateway includes one PRI (T1/E1) with audio transcoding
For More Information
General Cisco IP/VC Product Information
Documentation and Release Notes