Enabling Machine-to-Machine Applications The Cisco® 819 Integrated Services Router, part of the Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) Family designed in compact hardened and nonhardened form factors, is the smallest Cisco IOS® Software router with support for integrated third-generation (3G) wireless WAN (mobile broadband backhaul). The Cisco 819 ISR machine to machine gateway provides a rapidly deployable, highly available, reliable, and secure solution into machine-to-machine applications for financial, telemetry, utility, retail, industrial automation, and transportation with comprehensive management capability. Transparently integrated into Cisco IOS Software as an enterprise-class feature, the Cisco 819 hardened ISR provides highly secure data, voice, and video communications to stationary and mobile network nodes across wired and wireless links. Figure 1 shows a Cisco 819(H)G Integrated Services Router.
Available in both nonhardened (Cisco 819G) and hardened (Cisco 819HG) versions (Figures 2 and 3, respectively), the Cisco 819 supporting 3G up to 3.7G wireless WAN (WWAN) speeds offers a cost-effective, rapidly deployable, reliable, and secure primary or backup solution. With support for industrial-grade components, the hardened Cisco 819HG extends the ISR M2M GW footprint and provides the flexibility for deployment in many different stationary and mobile environments where space, heat dissipation, exposure to extreme temperatures, harsher environments, and low power consumption are critical factors. For mobile applications, Mobile IP delivers transparent roaming across multiple wireless networks capable of covering wide geographic areas.
A critical component of the Cisco Machine-to-Machine architecture, the Cisco 819 serves as the single, horizontal platform that can be used across the entire machine-to-machine market to enhance Cisco's vision of "any device, anywhere, any place" across all industries, including banking, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, government, etc. It also provides the ability to extend Cisco product-based networks to small branch offices with a relatively low incremental investment, as well as to enable managed services offerings based on Cisco architectural offerings.