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OVERVIEW

Digital Modem Network Modules for the Cisco 3600 Platform

Introduction

The Cisco 3600 Series is a family of modular, multifunction access routers for medium and large-sizedoffices and smaller Internet Service Providers. With over 70 modular interface options, the Cisco 3600 family provides solutions for voice/data integration, virtual private networks (VPNs) dial access, and multiprotocol data routing. Using Cisco’s Voice/Fax network modules, the Cisco 3600 Series allows customers to consolidate voice, fax, and data traffic on a single network infrastructure. Thehigh-performance,modular architecture of the Cisco 3600 Series protects customers’ investment in network technology and integrates the functions of several devices into a single, manageable solution.

Now, with this announcement of the new digital modem network modules, the Cisco 3600 expands its role as a multifunction, branch/enterprise orientated platform that, supports voice over data, dial access and LAN-to-LANor routing in one modular platform, making it an ideal solution for the “power branch” environment.

The following network modules are being announced:

Table 1

Product

Product Description1

NM-6DM

6 digital modem network module

 

 

NM-12DM

12 digital modem network module

 

 

NM-18DM

18 digital modem network module

 

 

NM-24DM

24 digital modem network module

 

 

NM-30DM

30 digital modem network module

 

 

MICA-6MOD

6 digital modem upgrade card for the Cisco 3600 digital

 

modem network modules

 

 

MMTL-3600

Managed Modem Software License (available in blocks

 

of 6 modems)

 

 

1. Note: These digital modem network modules must operate in conjunction with a TI/EI/PRI/BRI network module. For details on supported PRI network modules, see the “Technical Specifications” section.

Features at a Glance

Up to 30 digital modems per 3620

Up to 60 digital modems per 3640

Up to 120 digital modems in a 3660

Network module requires one slot in a Cisco 3600

Each network module supports up to 30 digital modems

Each modem is fully software upgradable

Speeds up to 56 kbps (V.90) are supported

The number of modems per chassis can be easily increased on site

LEDs indicate when the network module is enabled/modem banks are in use

PRI, BRI, CT1, and R2 support

V.110 support

Dial-outandFax-outcapable

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Digital Modem Features/Benefits

The Cisco 3600, installed with the digital modem network modules, offers the most flexible, scalable, manageable,

and high-performancedial access solution available in the market today.

These new network modules utilize either the single or dual PRI network module, the 4 and 8 port BRI Network Modules, or the mixed media Fast Ethernet/PRI network module to offer support for up to 90 remote modem users (using two digital network modules), at speeds up to 56 kbps. Each network module supports up to 30 digital modems. Flexible LAN topologies including Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Token Ring are supported.

The internal digital modem network module is available with 6, 12, 18, 24, and 30 modems preinstalled, and can also be upgraded on site, from say 18 to 24 modems, as simply

as upgrading computer memory! This scenario gives the maximum flexibility to grow a dial-insolution as the remote user base grows.

Support for the new 56K modem technology allows users to achieve maximum data transfer rates, while still allowing support for V.34 technologies. The modems are software upgradable, and will support future standards as they become available. This high speed ensures the fastest downloads of Web pages and files.

Note: Actual speeds vary, depending on line conditions. Because of FCC limitations, speeds in the United States are less than 56 kbps.

The Cisco 3600 can take incoming Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) or voice calls and automatically switch them to the appropriate internal circuitry. The PRI/BRI switching is based on Q.931 messaging in the ISDN D channel. This out-of-bandsignaling channel provides a way for the telephone network to label each call as to the type of call. Specifically, when an incoming call is labeled “voice” by the telephone network, the Cisco 3600 directs it to one of its modems. When a call is labeled “ISDN data”, it is directed to one of itsHigh-LevelData Link Control (HDLC) controllers. The benefits here are one phone number for modem and ISDN users. R2 and CT1 interfaces also support this switching ability.

The Cisco 3600 provides complete centrally managed modem capabilities, key requirements for branches and enterprises building midsized dial-inpools. The Cisco 3600 modems can be managed via the same Simple Network Management Protocol(SNMP)-basedtools used to manage the rest of the network, providing network managers with one solution at a central management point. Optional enhanced modem management (Management Modem Technology License [MMTL]) capabilities allow for the gathering of modem statistics,real-timecall-in-progress,monitoring modem activity log, modem hard/soft busy out, and the ability to accomplish modem firmware upgrades.

The installed modems can be utilized by LAN users for dial-outandfax-outapplications, utilizing 3rd party applications such as the one available from Tactical Software. The modems can be assigned asdial-in,dial-out,or both.Dial-outsupport allows the LAN users to utilize the modems during the day for outgoing calls, and use the same modems in the evening for incoming calls from home users.

The ever-expandingnumbers of remote users can be easily accommodated with the support for Multilink Multichassis PPP, allowingdial-inpools of lines to span numerous Cisco 3600 routers. Through the use of Layer 2 Forwarding (L2F) technology and Cisco’s exclusive Stack Group Bidding Protocol (SGBP), the Cisco 3600 can grow to meet the requirements of thefast-growingand frequently changing dial environments. Since the essential building block is a relatively small investment, enterprises and branch offices can scale from very small to larger installations.

The Cisco IOS® software can help maximize dial bandwidth, utilizing numerous features such as bandwidth on demand and protocol spoofing. These software features directly reduce line usage and reduce the cost associated with a remote access solution.

Lower operating costs are achievable with the Cisco 3600’s set of central management. The Cisco 3600 and its internal modems can be managed with CiscoWorks software. In addition, Cisco’s configuration management capabilities provide network managers with complete control over network statistics and the ability to configure and tune network operations from a central location. Finally, comprehensive debugging tools in Cisco IOS software substantially reduce the time and cost associated with problem isolation and correction.

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Utilizing TACACS+, Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol/Password Authentication Protocol (CHAP/PAP), 56-bitData Encryption Standard (DES) encryption and thebuilt-infirewall capabilities of the Cisco 3600 allows secure access for remote users to sensitive company data.

Life Cycle-FocusedSupport Solutions

Cisco’s comprehensive support portfolio delivers solutions

that enhance the network throughout its life cycle. From design and installation, to preventive and scheduled maintenance, to performance optimization, Cisco’s solutions promote network reliability, efficiency, and flexibility. Designed to function as an integral product component, these programs deliver seamless support. Together, they proactively help organizations sharpen their competitive edge. Through access to the Cisco Connection Online (CCO) Web site, customers can both use and market expanded functionality and new features as soon as they become available. Moreover, access to Cisco’s technical expertise is available around the clock and around the globe. This virtual team of the world’s top networking engineers is equipped to address every need from troubleshooting to network design

and planning.

Digital Modem Applications

Historically, branch office connectivity has been synonymous with connecting the local LAN to a regional or central site. With the rapid growth in mobile computing and telecommuting, more and more branch offices need to add user-to-LANcapabilities.

Using ISDN PRI, ISDN BRI or Fast Ethernet/ISDN PRI, and digital modem network modules, the Cisco 3600 provides the ideal functionality for the branch and enterprise offices.

Figure 1 illustrates a typical application for the ISDN PRI and digital modem network modules.

For basic telephone users, both 33.6K and 56K modem calls can be terminated through a PRI/BRI connection into a digital modem network module, including mobile workers and people working from hotel rooms. For teleworkers with access to Basic Rate Interface (BRI), the same phone number could be used to connect to the same Cisco 3600, achieving 64 kbps non-compressed,or with multilink PPP, 128 kbps.

Multiple backhaul options are available to link back to

a corporate network, at speeds up to 8 Mbps. Additionally, a slower speed (T1 or Frame Relay, for example) connection could link the branch to the World Wide Web.

Figure 1

Telecommuter

ISDN BRI*

PRI, BRI,

Cisco 3600

Branch Office

CT1, or R2

 

 

 

Modem

 

Dial-Out

• Bulletin Board

Frame Relay

• Internet

X.25

 

Leased Line

Features:

Up to 30 digital modems in a Cisco 3620

Up to 60 digital modems in a Cisco 3640

Remote user applications

PRI, BRI, CT1, and R2 support

Backhaul

*PRI only

HQ

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Orderability, Availability, Software Requirements, Memory Requirements

 

 

 

Minimum Cisco IOS

Product

Orderable

Available

Version

 

 

 

 

NM-6DM

October 1997

October 1997

11.2 (9) XA

 

 

 

 

NM-12DM

October 1997

October 1997

11.2 (9) XA

 

 

 

 

NM-18DM

October 1997

October 1997

11.2 (9) XA

 

 

 

 

NM-24DM

October 1997

October 1997

11.2 (9) XA

 

 

 

 

NM-30DM

October 1997

October 1997

11.2 (9) XA

 

 

 

 

MICA-6MOD

October 1997

October 1997

11.2 (9) XA

 

 

 

 

Orderability, Availability, Software Requirements, Memory Requirements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Cisco IOS

Product

Orderable

Available

Version

 

 

 

 

MMTL-3600

October 1997

October 1997

11.2 (9) XA

 

 

 

 

Memory requirements for the each digital modem network module

include:

300 KB main memory

200 KB input/output (I/O) memory

Ordering Information

Product

 

Number

Product Description

 

 

NM-6DM

6 digital modem network module

 

 

NM-12DM

12 digital modem network module

 

 

NM-18DM

18 digital modem network module

 

 

NM-24DM

24 digital modem network module

 

 

NM-30DM

30 digital modem network module

 

 

MICA-6MOD

6 digital modem upgrade card for the Cisco 3600

 

digital modem network modules

 

 

MMTL-3600

Managed Modem Software License (per 6 modems)

 

 

Supported Configurations

Bell 103 at 300 bps

ITU V.21 at 300 bps

ITU V.22 at 1200 bps

Bell 212A at 1200 bps

ITU V.22bis at 2400 bps

ITU V.32 up to 9600 bps

ITU V.32bis up to 14,400 bps

V.32 turbo up to 19,200 bps

V.34 up to 33,600 bps

Error correcting link access protocols:

V.42 LAPM, MNP 2-4

Compression protocols:

V.42bis (includes MNP-5)

Cisco 3620—onedigital modem network module

Cisco 3640—twodigital modem network modules

Cisco 3660--fourdigital modem network modules

Technical Specifications

Physical Characteristics

Six modems per modem module

Up to five modem modules per network module

Modem Protocols Supported

Upgradability:

Software upgradable to future modem and fax standards.

Modem Management (optional)

This option provides for modem statistics, real-timecall-in-progress,monitoring modem activity log, and modem hard/ soft busy out. For further details, reference the digital modem management document support.

Carrier protocols:

V.90 (requires Portware 2.5.1.0 and IOS 11.(2)16P or IOS 11.3.(6)T or higher.)

K56Flex

V.110 support

ITU V.23 at 75/1200 bps

Requirements

Operates in conjunction with the following network modules, operating in PRI, BRI (requires IOS 12.0(2)XC or higher), R2 (requires IOS 12.0(1)T or higher) and CT1 mode:

NM-1CT1

NM-1CT1-CSU

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NM-2CT1

NM-2CT1-CSU

NM-1CE1B

NM-1CE1U

NM-2CE1B

NM-2CE1U

NM-4B-S/Tor U

NM-8B-S/Tor U

NM-1FE1CT1

NM-1FE1CT1-CSU

NM-1FE2CT1

NM-1FE2CT1-CSU

NM-1FE1CE1B

NM-1FE1CE1U

NM-1FE2CE1B

NM-1FE2CE1U

Positioning

The Cisco 3600 expands the Cisco dial product line, now with products from the Cisco 2509-12series, through the

Cisco 3600 series, to the Cisco 5X00 series, making up a broad range of dial solutions targeted at different market segments, including small branch, enterprise, ISPs, telcos, and carriers.

Other dial-focusednetwork modules of the Cisco 3600 include 16 and 32 porthigh-densityasync network modules, ISDN network modules, eight and 16 port analog modem network. These modules address thehigh-densityasync market (up to 192 async ports) for external modems banks and terminal

servers, the ISDN consolidation market (eight PRI or 48 BRI), the mid-densityanalog modem market, and themid-densityhybrid market(30-120digital modems), all utilizing ahigh-performancerouting engine.

Summary

The Cisco 3600 is a multifunction platform, with the ability to support dial access, LAN-to-LANrouting, and multiservice

functions in the same chassis. The benefits of this multifunction positioning include modularity, scalability, investment protection, and flexibility. The Cisco 36000 multifunction platform is the Swiss army knife of routers, directly addressing the many varied needs of the power branch environment.

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