News Release

Cisco Expands Low-Cost Cisco 1000 Series to Include ISDN Router with Integrated NT1, High-Speed Synchronous Serial Router

Affordable, Easy-to-Use Routers Enable Companies to Cost- Effectively Link Telecommuters, Remote Offices to Corporate Networks, Internet
Sep 11, 1995

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 11, 1995 -- Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced theaddition of two new routers, the Cisco 1004 and Cisco 1005, to its Cisco1000 series of multiprotocol access products. The Cisco 1004 andCisco 1005routers are ideal for small remote offices, as well as supplier and customersites, that require a cost-effective solution for part- or full-timeconnectivity to headquarters and other central site locations. In addition,the routers feature IP routing functionality for transparent, inexpensiveInternet access. The new products will be unveiled at Cisco's booth atNetworld+InterOp in Atlanta on September 25-29, 1995.

The Cisco 1004 Integrated ServicesDigital Network (ISDN) router features anintegrated Network Termination 1 (NT1) device, which reduces the number ofdevices required to connect to ISDN in North America. The Cisco 1005synchronous serial router connects small, remote Ethernet local-area networks (LANs) to wide-area networks (WANs) over leased lines, Frame Relay, SwitchedMultimegabit Data Service (SMDS), Switched-56, and X.25.

Non-technical staff at remote sites can easily install these Cisco routers,decreasing deployment costs, while technicians can perform routerconfiguration and management from a central site, reducing support costs.In addition, the Cisco 1004 and Cisco 1005 routers can significantly reduce a company's WAN costs by employing a range of bandwidth optimization featuresbased on the Cisco InternetworkOperating System (IOS).

Designed for users who require inexpensive network access, thesefixed-configuration access products are easy to install, and maintain andbroaden the range of WAN connection options supported by the Cisco 1000product series. "With this introduction, companies have more choices onhow to connect their small, remote sites without spending a lot of money orsacrificing ease-of-use," said Kevin Kennedy, product management directorof Cisco's Remote Access Products. "Plus, these two new products take fulladvantage of the Cisco IOS, making them extremely flexible and simple tomanage. This introduction reinforces Cisco's leadership in small branchand remote office internetworking."

Cisco 1004 and Cisco 1005 Specifications

The Cisco 1004 includes all of the features of the Cisco 1003 ISDN router,introduced in April 1995, plus built-in NT1support to the ISDN Basic RateInterface (BRI) port. With the Cisco 1004 router, Ethernet LAN users atsmall, remote sites can connect to WANs using ISDN at a rate of up to 128kilobits per second (Kbps). Raw throughput speeds of up to 512 Kbps arepossible with 4:1 data compression. The Cisco 1005 features a synchronousserial port and connects small, remote sites with Ethernet LANs to WANs atspeeds of up to 2.048 Mbps.

Both routers come equipped with a 10BaseT Ethernet port, a dedicated consoleport, and an external Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) slot for an optional PCMCIA Flash ROM card to preconfigure orupgrade system software remotely.

The Cisco 1004 supports two software features sets based on the Cisco IOS.One set includes IP routing and transparent bridging; the other contains IP,IPX and AppleTalk routing and transparent bridging. Also based on the CiscoIOS, the Cisco 1005 supports a number of software feature sets, whichsupport IP, IPX and AppleTalk routing and transparent bridging over leasedlines, Frame Relay, SMDS, Switched-56, and X.25.

All Cisco 1004 and Cisco 1005 software sets support a host of powerfulfeatures, based on the Cisco IOS, for optimizing WAN bandwidth.Dial-on-demand routing (DDR), for instance, reduces WAN connection costs,while bandwidth-on-demand (BOD), available for the Cisco 1004 router, sets up parallel, load-balanced router links between sites to increase bandwidth orgain redundancy. Support for the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) ensurescompatibility with multivendor products and services. Snapshot routing andIPX spoofing help to maintain state information for routers and servers onboth sides of the WAN connection without requiring a continuous WAN link.

Both routers support priority queuing, which prioritizes network traffic byprotocol type, and custom queuing, which allocates bandwidth to variousprotocols by percentage. The routers also allow for increased security viathe Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP), PasswordAuthentication Protocol (PAP), packet filters, local password, and CallingLine Identification (CLI) ANI, where available.

Like all Cisco routers, the Cisco 1004 and Cisco 1005 routers can be managedthrough an attached console, a Telnet session or the Simple NetworkManagement Protocol (SNMP) using SNMP management tools. Thiscentralizedmanagement capability eliminates the need for network management expertiseat remote sites.


The Cisco 1004 will be available in North America beginning September 1995.The Cisco 1005 router will begin shipping in October 1995 to North Americaand Europe; worldwide availability will occur by December 1995.

Cisco Systems, Inc.,headquartered in San Jose, Calif., is the leadingglobal supplier of enterprisenetworks, including routers, LAN and ATMswitches, dial-up access servers, and network management software. Theseproducts, integrated by Cisco's Internetwork Operating System(IOS),link geographically dispersed LANs, WANs and IBM networks. Cisco is tradedunder the NASDAQ symbol CSCO.

For more information about Cisco, please contact Cisco's headquarters in SanJose at (408) 526-4000 or (800) 553-NETS (6387).

Posted: Mon Nov 2 16:31:22 PST 1998