[VoiceOps] PRI Termination device
abalashov at evaristesys.com
Thu Oct 29 18:13:31 EDT 2009
Jonathan Thurman wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 1:06 PM, Alex Balashov
> <abalashov at evaristesys.com> wrote:
>> Cisco AS5300 or other Cisco chassis with voice feature cards is unmitigatedly solid, stable and good for this purpose.
> We currently have some 2800 series devices we are looking to replace.
> Besides capacity, how to the AS5300 devices compare? I must say that
> while the Cisco devices do work, I don't prefer them.
I must say, they really are among the most stable and featureful I've
run into. There are lots of other options - and I can hardly claim to
have sampled a vast diversity - but the common thread I've run into
with other equipment is bugginess, SIP interoperability and DSP issues.
I don't know the grounds for your objection to them, but I can tell
you they are quite ubiquitous inside carrier environments for a reason.
It's hard to say how the 5300 compares to a router outfitted with
voice cards; it depends on many things, including the processing
power needed for the intended application. It's definitely more
powerful CPU-wise than a 2800, though. Can anyone else on the list
speak more to the precise feature set differences?
> Right now we need 2 User and 1 Network PRI. Planning for limited
> future expansion is what went to 4. I would consider splitting onto
> multiple devices for hardware redundancy though...
I'd get a 5300.
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