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Cisco Delivers High-Speed DSL Router To Small/Medium Business and Small Branch Office Environments

More information about the Cisco 1400 Series SAN JOSE,
Dec 14, 1998

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- December 14, 1998 -- Cisco Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, today shipped the Cisco 1400 series, a new generation of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) routers, powered by Cisco IOS., for small and medium-sized businesses and small branch offices. The Cisco 1401 DSL router, the first product in the Cisco 1400 series, offers high-speed Internet/intranet access with advanced security, high quality of service (QoS), ease of use, and management. The Cisco 1400 series is a key part of Cisco's comprehensive end-to-end DSL networking solution.

"The Cisco 1401 DSL router meets the needs of small and medium-sized businesses searching for a secure, high-speed, cost-effective remote access solution and underscores our commitment to extending DSL technology to the small and medium business segment," said Bruce Laird, senior director of marketing of the Remote Internetworking Business Unit at Cisco Systems. "Cisco's DSL solutions will accelerate business growth for our small and medium business customers by enabling their high-performance Internet applications."

Cisco 1401 DSL Router

The Cisco 1401 features a 10BaseT Ethernet and a standard ATM25 interface, which provides seamless connectivity to an ATM cell-based WAN infrastructure. The ATM25 interface allows an external demarcation point as required by most postal telephone and telegraphs (PTTs) and telcos worldwide, and can be combined with an external ATM25 -DSL modem, such as the Cisco 626, to provide high-speed Internet/intranet access at up to 8 Mbps.

The Cisco 1401 router delivers important ATM and multiprotocol benefits to small and medium-sized businesses and small branch offices, including (QoS) and scalable bandwidth. These benefits enable new classes of multimedia applications, which integrate data, voice and video. The Cisco 1401 router is ideally suited for applications such as high-speed Internet /intranet access, video on demand (VoD), desktop video conferencing, secure Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and distance learning.

Ease of Use

The Cisco 1401 router comes with a Quick Start Guide for easy-to-follow directions and a color-coded cabling design to ensure easy out-of-the-box deployment.


The Cisco 1401 router is available now at a US list price of $1,395.

Cisco Systems

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