Cisco Delivers Affordable Internet-Ready Access Routers to SOHO Customers
ClickStart now simplifies set-up and configuration of the Cisco 760 series
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- August 27, 1996 -- Cisco Systems, Inc. today added two models to its760 Ethernet-to-ISDN router family. The Cisco 761 and Cisco 762 available immediately,deliver easy-to-configure Internet-ready ISDNaccess to professionals insmall-office,home-office (SOHO) environments.
In an effort to expand affordable Internet access to a growing number of users, Cisco alsoannounced a 25- to 40-percent price reduction across the entire Cisco 760 product line.
The Cisco 761 and Cisco 762 deliver the features and performance most small- andhome-office customers require for telecommuting and Internet access. The new modelsprovide high-speed routing via an ISDN Basic Rate Interface line. With the addition ofClickStart,users can now install and configure their router in minutes with thiseasy-to-use Web-based interface.
"As dial access becomes more prevalent, the Cisco 760 series provides dedicatedtelecommuters and remote-office users with transparent access to enterprise networks andthe Internet, while lowering the initial and recurring costs associated with telecommutingand dial-in access," said Edwin De Souza, director of SOHO solutions at Cisco. "Combined with the power of the Cisco AS5200universal access server, Cisco now deliversan end-to-end dial access solution with central management to enterprise customers,extending telecommuting services to their employees."
ConfigurationAll Cisco 760 series routers -- Cisco 761, Cisco 762, Cisco 765 and Cisco 766 -- areupgradable to additional levels of functionality as customers' needs grow. Multiprotocolrouting and compression are now available as optional Cisco IOS(tm)software features. Internal memory is now easily expanded from 1 MB to 2 MBs for central site deploymentand added functionality.
In addition to the ClickStart Web-based configuration tool, users can initially configure theirrouter via a touch-tone telephone or with ConnectPro, a Microsoft Windows-based applicationalso designed to simplify installation, configuration and management.
The Cisco 761 has an ISDN BRI S/T interface for installation in countries where connecting toan external Network Termination 1 (NT1) is required. The Cisco 762 has a built-in NT1interface, making it ideal for North American users.