The Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateway eliminates the need for switches and routers to create a point-of-presence (POP) or "POP-in-a-box" solution. The Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateway has three primary universal Gateway configurations: two Channelized T1 (CT1)/Channelized E1 (CE1)s, four CT1/CE1s, and eight CT1/seven CE1s. It also includes integrated signaling link termination (SLT) functionality for direct connection to a SS7/C7 signaling gateway.
The Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateway comes with two 10/100 autosensing Ethernet ports that are perfect for redundancy and firewalled applications. Additionally, two high-speed serial ports are provided to support Frame Relay, Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), and High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC) backhaul. All backhaul interfaces support Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP), and all cards and the fan tray are hot-swappable for carrier-class resiliency. The Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateway is the only access server in this form factor that offers universal port capability with these high-availability features.