Ascend Communications, Inc.
One Ascend Plaza
1701 Harbor Bay Pkwy.
Alameda, CA 94502-3002
Ascends Pipeline router family is a remote access solution for sending data over a secure
network. The products offer Virtual Private Remote Networking (VPRN) for VPN creation on
the enterprise side, and also feature ISDN or Ethernet connectivity. As a component in the
company?s MultiVPN strategy, the Pipeline routers offer assured levels of service and
availability, as well as security through integrated firewall and IPSec functions. The
models also offer SmoothConnect features, for efficient remote access.
The Pipeline routers scale in functionality from model 15, intended for small and home
offices, to 220, which has T1 connectivity for large businesses. The mid-range model, the
Pipeline 85, features network address translation (NAT), and remote management through
Telnet and SNMP. It offers two analog ports, and a four-port built-in hub. Higher-end
models offer configurations for two-port, four-port, or seven-port T1 cards, one- or
two-port DS3 cards, or a one-port OC3 card. For additional information, visit Ascend?s Web
site at www.ascend.com
CX950 Access Switch
600 McCaffrey St.
Montreal, QC Canada H4T 1N1
This multiservice access concentrator from Memotec allows transmission of voice,
video, and data over ATM, frame relay, ISDN, and IP networks. Packaged in an eight-slot
chassis, the switch can support LAN applications through Ethernet or token ring modules,
and legacy protocols from various serial modules. Voice compression through analog and
digital modules is also supported, as is connectivity through 56/64 Kbps dial up, T1/E1
lines, CSU/DSU, ISDN, and V.24 back-up modules.
The switch enables voice compression in cell format for transmission over a public or
private ATM network, and proprietary QoS ensures voice quality during frame-relay
transfers. The switch also allows analog or digital ISDN/BRI PBXs to communicate over the
IP backbone. The CX950 is managed through SNMP using Memotec?s Java-based CXView, for
browser-like network management. For additional information, visit Memotec's Web site at www.memotec.com.
Sensible Office Solutions, Inc. (SOSINC)
4297 Sergeant Rd.
Sioux City, IA 51106
The Sovereign platform from SOSINC offers router-based functionality for
voice-over-IP applications. The platform is available in an industrial model, a commercial
model, and an end-user model, and is scalable from two to 30,000 ports. It utilizes
combinations of T1/E1, analog, and digital connectivity, and can be directly connected to
ISDN trunks. The platform also offers voice compression and storage, digital voice
prompting, information reporting, administration applications, and remote diagnostics.
The industrial model is fault tolerant and redundant, and can scale from two to 24
ports of analog connectivity per chassis, as well as four to 48 digital voice channels per
chassis. The commercial model scales from two to 18 ports for analog voice, and four to 24
channels for digital voice. The end-user model offers two to six ports of analog
connectivity, and four to 12 channels of digital voice. For additional information, visit
the SOSINC Web site at www.sosinet.com.
NX64000 Multi-Terabit Core Switch/Router
Nexabit Networks, Inc.
200 Nickerson Rd.
Marlborough, MA 01752
Offering up to 6.4 Tbps per chassis, Nexabit?s NX64000 supports OC-3, OC-12,
OC-48, and 16-channel OC-192 connectivity. The router offers 40 microseconds of latency
for transferring voice, video, and data over IP, and interfaces provide built-in SONET
functionality. The company?s quality of service (QoS) technology offers guaranteed
bandwidth, packet delay, and delay variance.
The router supports multicast queues, as well as industry protocols including IS-IS, OSPF,
RSVP, DVMRP, ATM UNI, and network management. It allows hot swap of system hardware, and
features the NX-IS architecture for in-service software up-grades. This feature enables
upgrade, reconfiguration, or reboot of NX-IS software modules while sessions are active -
without impacting traffic on the network. For more infor-mation, visit Nexabit's Web site
Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.
2205 Woodale Dr.
Mounds View, MN 55112
The MultiFRAD family of routers from Multi-Tech Systems offers frame relay voice
and fax connectivity over a LAN for companies that use multiplexers or other legacy
equipment. The 200-Series provides two optional voice/fax channels for FXS, FXO, and
E&M connectivity. The models have one T1/E1 WAN port, two data ports, and a 10Base-T
Ethernet port. The MultiFRAD can route over IP/IPX, and offers serial data rates up to 128
Kbps. Other features include local and remote configuration via Web browser, Telnet, SNMP,
or a terminal emulation client.
The 3000-Series offers six to 10 ports for frame-relay connectivity, and a built-in
router connects to a 10Base-T Ethernet port. The device also has a T1/E1 WAN connection,
offering up to 2.048 Mbps transfer rates. For more information, visit the Multi-Tech Web
site at www.multitech.com.
Access Plus F200ip
Nuera Communications, Inc.
10445 Pacific Center Court
San Diego, CA 92121
The Access Plus F200ip voice/data gateway from Nuera supports voice over IP and voice over
frame relay concurrently, and is capable of switching calls from any port to any other
port. Supporting industry-standard vocoders from 8 Kbps to 32 Kbps, the Access Plus offers
low-delay voice encoding and minimal end-to-end speech delay. Other features include echo
cancellation, lost packet recovery, and modem transparency over voice channels.
Bandwidth efficiency is achieved through programmable voice packeting, and adaptive
silence suppression is used to minimize bandwidth during speech breaks. Asymmetric fax
channels and data fragmentation also minimize bandwidth usage and delay over low-speed
interfaces. Connectivity is provided through T1/E1 interfaces that can support 24/30 voice
channels, and analog interfaces may be programmed using FXO, FXS, and E&M. The gateway
may also be managed remotely through SNMP. For more information, visit Nueras Web
site at www.nuera.com.
Network iQ Multiprotocol Routers
Allied Telesyn International
(formerly Teltrend, Inc.)
960 Stewart Dr., Ste. B
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
The family of Network iQ routers from Allied Telesyn offers internet-working
among LANs using data and telco services. The routers provide BRI/PRI ISDN, as well as
frame relay over ISDN. They also have an adapter for integrated PBX functionality, and
offer encrypted VPNs over IP as well. The product family has three series, geared toward
everything from small offices to corporate central sites.
The iQ 800 series offers ISDN connectivity combined with PBX functionality for voice and
data. The 1000 series supports ISDN, PSTN, leased line, frame relay, and X.25
connectivity, and may be adapted for changing network requirements. It also offers a
firewall and 56-bit DES encryption model for support of up to 96 channels. And the iQ 3000
series, geared toward central offices, offers bandwidth on demand for either ISDN or PSTN
backup when the network is experiencing heavy loads. For more information, visit the
Allied Telesyn Web site at www.alliedtelesyn.com.
7300 West Boston St.
Chandler, AZ 85226-3224
The InterPrise family of voice and data routers utilizes IP networks for
delivering voice and data. Scalable from four to 32 ports, the series allows voice
transmissions from a standard key system, PBX, or central office switch, and converts them
to data packets. The 400 and 2400 models offer analog connectivity for voice, fax, and
data transmission over WANs, and through Inter-Tels IP telephony network.
The 3200D and 128D models, scaled for larger organizations, provide T1 or E1
connectivity over a WAN, and utilize network bandwidth from 8 Kbps to 64 Kbps per voice
channel. The InterPrise offers full-duplex, toll-quality voice with echo cancellation and
minimal packet loss. The series supports standard voice codecs, and offers call routing
and number translation, call progress tone handling, and adaptive jitter buffer
management, as well as a host of other features. For additional information, visit
Inter-Tels Web site at www.inter-tel.com.
Catalyst 8500 Multiservice Switch Router
Cisco Systems, Inc.
170 West Tasman Dr.
San Jose, CA 95134
Ciscos Catalyst 8500 offers scalable control and forwarding of data and
voice traffic over IP, IPX, IP multicast, and bridged and ATM networks. The router series
offers two editions to support different network types. The Catalyst 8500 Campus Switch
Router (CSR) offers Layer 3 routing capabilities over fast and gigabit Ethernet, and
OC-3/OC-12 ATM and PoS uplinks.
The Catalyst 8500 Multiservice ATM Switch Router (MSR) offers ATM switching over T1 and
through OC-48c. The router can integrate voice, data, and video traffic using ATM LAN
emulation (LANE), multiprotocol over ATM (MPOA), and multiprotocol label switching
(MPLS)/tag switching networks. The 8500 can be used as a Layer 3 switch for nonblocking
routing of IP, IPX, and IP multicast. It also offers wire-speed Layer 2 switching for
nonroutable protocols like NetBIOS and DECnet local-area transport (LAT). For more
information, visit Ciscos Web site at www.cisco.com.
TEK DigiTel Corporation
20010 Century Blvd., Ste. 300
Germantown, MD 20874
TEK DigiTels V-Server iGATE allows IP connectivity of PBXs, analog phones,
and key systems while performing VoIP gateway functions. The router will also convert fax
data to IP, using the same voice port connections, and incorporates standards-based IP
routing for direct Internet access. The V-Server iGATE supports H.323, version 2, and the
G.711, G.729a/b, G.723.1, and G.168 voice compression standards. It also features a RAS
client for gatekeeping functions.
Connectivity is provided through a 10Base-T Ethernet port, a serial WAN, an ISDN BRI,
two analog voice ports, and an asynchronous console. The router also supports fax
detection and the T.30 protocol, as well as T.38 fax spoofing. Other features include a
dynamic dialing administrator, hunt group functionality, a phone book list, v-number
prefix, and FXS and FXO routing. Management may be handled through Telnet, an SNMP agent,
command line interface, or a GUI. For more information, visit the companys Web site
Hypercom Network Systems
2851 West Kathleen Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85053
With the ability to concentrate up to 960 voice and fax channels on a single
network node, the IP.tel 6000 offers reliability and scalability over IP, intranets, VSAT,
and frame relay connections. Hypercoms voice switch uses DSP technology, as well as
dynamic rate change to prevent calls from being dropped and to properly allocate
bandwidth. The switch also allows businesses to utilize their current billing and calling
card applications, and generates call detail records that may be integrated with several
different billing systems. The IP.tel 6000 may also be connected to a third-party NT or
UNIX-based server for external billing functions.
The switch can support up to 32 T1 or E1 connections, and a multifunction architecture
provides: An integrated VoIP gateway; cell, packet, and circuit switching; and integrated
CSU/DSU. Other features include congestion control, support for TDM and packetized voice
and fax, support of standard compression algorithms, and silence detection and
suppression. For more information, visit Hypercoms Web site at www.hypercom.com.
2212 Access Utility
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
New Orchard Rd.
Armonk, NY 10504
IBMs 2212 Access Utility features a digital modem CPCI adapter, for support
of 24 to 30 ISDN or 56 Kbps modem connections via a single T1/E1 port. A four-port,
analog, 56 Kbps modem adapter enables up to 40 analog connections, and supports the V.34
and V.90 transmission standards, although rates are limited to 33.6 Kbps.
The router also offers connectivity for up to eight remote voice ports or PBXs through
several two-port analog voice CPCI adapters, which can be scaled up to four adapters per
unit. These adapters support voice-over-IP and voice-over-frame relay connectivity. A
compression/encryption adapter also offers hardware acceleration for encryption and
compression. Other features include remote management through SNMP, and a LAN network
manager. For more information, visit IBMs Web site at www.networking.ibm.com.
StarNet Technologies, Inc.
2210 OToole Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131
Ph: 408-954-9200 �
StarNets voice and data router solution features a built-in PBX for support
of five Series 2500 phone terminals with intelligent call management. The terminals offer
circuit-switched calls over ISDN, as well as packet-switched calls over IP. The EZLink
440V also integrates an IP router for sharing ISDN trunk lines for Internet access, as
well as a four-port, 10Base-T LAN repeater.
The solutions call management functionality includes internal/external call
forwarding using extension or caller ID, and distinctive ringing. VoIP interoperability is
provided through H.323, version 2, and the solution supports the G.723.1 and G.729A
vocoders, as well as echo cancellation. Additional features including call waiting, hold,
and transfer are also supported, as well as auto attendant and message waiting indication.
For more information, visit StarNets Web site at www.stilink.com.
Congo Voice Hub-Router
Access Product Unit
340 Storke Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Ph: 805-685-4455 or 877-832-4222
Ericsson's brand new Congo Voice Hub-Router is geared towad small and home-office
users for LAN and WAN connectivity from one platform. This easy-to-install router allows
Ethernet connectivity for up to four computers, and integrates voice, data, and fax
traffic over an ISDN BRI connection. The Congo can handle IP/IPX, ISDN, and BRI
transmissions, and offers a four-port, 10Base-T Ethernet hub.
Features include dial-on-demand and dial-on-congestion for managing connection time so
that maximum bandwidth is allocated to transmissions, at a minimum cost. Service providers
will be able to offer Congo as Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) for managed data and voice
services. The router is part of the Congo Family of connectivity solutions for the SOHO
market, and is designed as an inexpensive option for system integrators and VARs to offer
remote-office connectivity for the enterprise. For more information, visit Ericsson's Web
site at www.ericsson.se.
Dept. 1019, One Brunswick Square
Atrium, Ste. 100
Saint John, NB E2L 4V1 CANADA
Nortels Meridian Passport connects the companys Meridian 1 PBX system
with an enterprise network for managed transfer of voice, video, and data over the WAN.
The Passport offers frame or cell switching and trunking for the best voice quality
possible, as well as voice support through CAS and CCS signaling. Other features include
ADPCM compression, echo cancellation with fax and modem tone detection, and speech
The Meridian Passport supports ATM trunking, DS3 and OC-3c trunking, and multiple
routing systems. Frame relay and legacy data is transported using a connectionless routing
system, and voice and transparent data is transmitted through a connection-oriented
routing system. Network management is provided through SNMP-compliant device management,
and the Magellan Network Management System from Nortel. The HP OpenView and IBM Netview
management systems are also supported. For additional information, visit Nortels Web
site at www.nortel.com.
Internet Product Operations
8303 North MoPac Expwy., Ste. A-400
Austin, TX 78759
Suited for networks with regional remote branch offices, Motorolas Vanguard
6450 voice and data router allows analog voice to be combined with data traffic over frame
relay links. It also enables voice transmission over digital leased lines, ISDN, X.25, and
Nx64K services. The Vanguard features a multi-processor architecture with a PowerPC RISC
processor and three communication processors, as well as specific semiconductors, and a
fast, 1 Gbps bounded bus for service to network interfaces and multi-port option modules.
The 6450 model offers Motorolas Voice Relay voice, fax, and Remote VU video, as
well as LAN routing and legacy data support. Voice support features 8/16 Kbps compression
for minimal bandwidth usage, and the G.723.1 compression codec. Centralized voice
switching and voice broadcasting capabilities are also included. Video features include
transport at bandwidths as low as 2.4 Kbps, and support for security surveillance and
remote video monitoring applications. For more information, visit Motorolas Web site
5400 Bayfront Plaza
Santa Clara, CA 95052
3Coms voice access switch allows voice and data traffic to flow
concurrently over an existing IP WAN or frame relay network. The PathBuilder S200
transports quality voice at rates as low as 5.3 Kbps, and offers interoperability using
the H.323 protocol and the G.723.1 and G.729A vocoders. The switch also offers support for
other standard analog and digital voice interfaces, like PRI and Q.SIG, while maintaining
interoperability with PBXs, key systems, phones, and other telephony devices.
Bandwidth-saving features include voice activity detection for silence suppression,
echo cancellation, and smoothing buffers to make up for variable packet delays. Other
functions include sophisticated call routing, variable length addressing, full digit
absorption, alternate routing, and hunt group functionality for PBX and public network
translations. Network voice switching is enhanced by configuring a few central nodes in
the network as voice name servers, for centralized mapping information between phone
numbers and the location of phones or PBXs. For additional information, visit 3Coms
Web site at www.3com.com.