Follow Us

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

Cisco refreshes routers and switches

Looks to collaboration.

Article comments

Cisco has been busy this week after refreshing its branch routers and LAN switches in order to advance the collaboration capabilities of enterprise customers.

Cisco is enhancing its Integrated Services Routers (ISR) and Catalyst 4500 and 6500 switches with new models, line cards and software to address mobility, sustainability and unified communications (UC) requirements.

For the ISR, Cisco is unveiling two models at the low end: the 880 VDSL2 and 890. Both are targeted at small businesses and offer faster broadband options and increased performance, with integrated security and wireless connectivity.

Another new ISR is the 1861W, which is aimed at small businesses with voice and wired/wireless integration requirements. It supports IEEE 802.11g WLANs.

Cisco is now supporting High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) on the ISR's 3G Wireless Wide Area Network module. HSPA boosts bandwidth and performance for the module in backup or disaster-recovery applications.

Cisco also says applications from Singlewire Software now run on the ISR's Application Extension Platform (AXP) services module. Singlewire's InformaCast package simultaneously sends an audio stream or text message to multiple IP phones, IP speakers, desktop notification systems and overhead paging systems.

The ISRs also now support the following UC features for collaboration and mobility:

  • Cisco Unified SIP Proxy to reduce UC deployment costs.
  • Voice signatures on the IP Security Network Module to make voice more secure.
  • Mobility and video features on Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express.
  • Timecard management capabilities on Cisco Unity Express to improve the productivity of branch employees.

The ISR's EtherSwitch Etnernet switching modules also now support Cisco EnergyWise power efficiency technology to help improve energy utilisation in the LAN.

For the Catalyst LAN switches, Cisco unveiled a supervisor module for the Catalyst 4500 series. The 6L-E is intended to bring media collaboration and increased energy efficiency to the wiring closet switches through support for Power over Ethernet (PoE) Plus at 30 watts.

PoE Plus is an extension to the PoE standard for video and wireless access point support.

Cisco also rolled out a 48-port 10/100/1000Mbps line card that enables 30-watt PoE support for devices such as videophones, dual-band wireless access points, building service devices and video surveillance cameras. Cisco says it also extended its Smart Call Home support notification feature and EnergyWise capabilties to the Catalyst 4500.

The Catalyst 4500, and all of Cisco's wiring closet switches, also now have a limited lifetime warranty, Cisco says.



Share:

More from Techworld

More relevant IT news

Comments



Send to a friend

Email this article to a friend or colleague:

PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the recipient know who sent the story, and in case of transmission error. Both your name and the recipient's name and address will not be used for any other purpose.

Techworld White Papers

Choose – and Choose Wisely – the Right MSP for Your SMB

End users need a technology partner that provides transparency, enables productivity, delivers...

Download Whitepaper

10 Effective Habits of Indispensable IT Departments

It’s no secret that responsibilities are growing while budgets continue to shrink. Download this...

Download Whitepaper

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

Enterprise information archiving is contributing to organisational needs for e-discovery and...

Download Whitepaper

Advancing the state of virtualised backups

Dell Software’s vRanger is a veteran of the virtualisation specific backup market. It was the...

Download Whitepaper

Techworld UK - Technology - Business

Innovation, productivity, agility and profit

Watch this on demand webinar which explores IT innovation, managed print services and business agility.

Techworld Mobile Site

Access Techworld's content on the move

Get the latest news, product reviews and downloads on your mobile device with Techworld's mobile site.

Find out more...

From Wow to How : Making mobile and cloud work for you

On demand Biztech Briefing - Learn how to effectively deliver mobile work styles and cloud services together.

Watch now...

Site Map

* *