Cisco 819 ISR Compact Routers

Aug. 29, 2011

Cisco announces the latest addition to its core routing infrastructure portfolio: the Cisco 819 Integrated Services Router (ISR) Machine-to-Machine Gateway.

Integrating networking capabilities into non-traditional IP devices enables machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity that can help organizations achieve operational efficiency, cost savings and innovation.

The Cisco 819 ISR Machine-to-Machine Gateway serves as a single, integrated platform that extends corporate 3G/4G wireless WAN network services to small devices in challenging environments far beyond the confines of headquarters. Cisco estimates that technologies such as the Cisco 819 ISR will help connect more than 50 billion devices to the Internet by 2020.

The Cisco 819 ISR Machine-to-Machine Gateway enables new services across a wide variety of industries, such as:

  • Vending Industry: Vending machines equipped with the Cisco 819 ISR can "find" and "talk" to the nearest replenishing depot / vehicle, so machines are refilled before popular products run out -- this boosts customer satisfaction and revenue for both coin-operated machines that carry low-value goods such as snack foods and credit-card operated terminals that carry high-value goods such as MP3 players. Additionally, the 819 ISR provides the performance, availability and security required for machines dispensing high-value goods.   
  • Transportation: M2M communication works with GPS and high-speed mobile broadband technology to track vehicles and offer text updates on arrivals to passengers. It also enables organizations to cut costs with just-in-time processes and to improve functionality and safety for fleet management services.

The Cisco 819 ISR Machine-to-Machine Gateway is small and rugged, lighter than the lightest Apple MacBook Air, smaller in length and width than the Apple iPad2*, and available in both hardened and non-hardened versions, the Cisco 819 ISR can be used in a variety of small spaces with limited environmental controls. Despite its small footprint, the Cisco 819 ISR supports advanced security features including stateful and application inspection firewall, intrusion prevention, content filtering, and encryption for VPNs, which enables it to be used in sensitive environments. For more information visit or call 1-800-553-NETS (6387)

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