The Cisco Analog Telephone Adaptor (ATA) products are standards-based communication devices that deliver true, next-generation voice-over-IP (VoIP) terminations to businesses and residences worldwide. The Cisco ATA 180 series are mixed-environment adaptors that interface legacy analog telephones, fax machines, analog conference telephones and other analog devices to IP based telephony networks thereby allowing companies to protect their investments in analog phones, fax machines, and speakerphones, and migrate to IP at their own pace. These products address the needs of enterprises, small-office environments, and the emerging VoIP managed voice services and local services market by helping companies cost-effectively turn their analog devices into IP devices.
The Cisco ATA 180 series is installed at the subscriber's premises and supports two voice ports, each with its own independent telephone number. This adaptor can make use of existing Ethernet LANs, in addition to broadband pipes such as digital subscriber line (DSL), fixed wireless and cable modem deployments.
By turning any analog telephone into an IP telephone, the Cisco ATA 180 series addresses the needs of the emerging market of "second-line" residential voice-over-IP (VoIP) services. Broadband service providers can now deploy voice services quickly to grow revenues and facilitate the development of new services.
The Cisco ATA 180 series complements the Cisco family of IP phones which offer choice and flexibility, so you can take full advantage of the benefits afforded by IP Telephony. Cisco offers a range of standards based, mixed environment analog telephone adaptors for up to 2 devices and gateways for up to 48 devices, to address every business and residential application.