Cisco's fully integrated dial access system, the Cisco
AccessPath-VS3, merges universal Internet telephony, switching, and high-speed backhaul
routing into one scalable architecture for quick and reliable transmission of toll-quality
voice and fax services over data networks at reduced operational costs. An extension of
the AccessPath product family, the system is equipped with assembled components and an
easy-to-use Web-based configuration tool that enables quick deployment.
telephony service providers (ITSPs) and expanding corporate intranets are expected to
utilize the AccessPath-VS3 for intracompany phone calling and faxing, phone-to-phone
communications through PBXs and key systems, real-time fax to fax exchanges, and
PC-to-phone transmissions. The AccessPath-VS3 offers toll bypass as well as toll-quality
voice transmission, universally accessible voice and fax-mail systems, technology prefix
support, remote zone lookup, and zone management.
The system also maintains Call Detail Records (CDRs), and an integrated H.323
gatekeeper designed to increase reliability and curb user costs. At present, the system
can accommodate 48- to 1008-port capacity for T1 configurations and 60- to 1,260-port
capacity for E1 configurations. It is equipped to accommodate four times its current
density in anticipation of the next generation of AccessPath systems, expected to be
scalable beyond 5000-port capacity.
The AccessPath-VS3 delivers on Quality of Service (QoS) with an availability of
99.99998 percent, leading to less than 6.5 seconds of down time per year. It supports 42
ISDN Primary Rate Interfaces (PRIs) initially with a capacity for up to 168 PRIs. The
product is sent to consumers tested, documented, and assembled with primary components
that utilize the Cisco Dial Access Stacking Architecture. Components include the Cisco
AS5300 platform with voice/fax feature cards, Cisco IOS software, routing and switching
products, a system controller and fully tested system configurations, and optional Cisco
3640 gatekeepers. The AccessPath-VS3 is available in mid-range, high-end, and high-end
dual cabinet configurations.
For more information, contact Cisco at 800-553-6387, or visit their Web site at www.cisco.com.