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The network modules provide enterprises, managed service providers, and service providers with the ability to directly connect the public switched telephone network (PSTN), traditional telephony equipment (such as private branch exchange (PBX), key systems, analog telephones, and fax machines), and WAN to Cisco 2600XM, Cisco 2691, 2811, 2821, 2851, Cisco 3700 Series and Cisco 3800 Series Access Routers for either IP Communications capabilities or pure toll bypass. The IP Communications High-Density Digital Voice/Fax Network Modules flexibly operates within two different Cisco AVVID (Architecture for Voice, Video and Integrated Data) IP Telephony environments-the Cisco CallManager system with Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) or Cisco CallManager Express. The network modules can be integrated with these IP Telephony solutions in a Multiservice Access Router, to provide a complete IP Communications solution for full service branch customers.
The NM-HDV2 supports a VIC/VWIC slot that can be fitted with either digital or analog/BRI voice/WAN interface cards. It supports a maximum of 60 channels of digital voice, or four channels of analog voice in medium complexity codec. It must be used with up to four PVDM2 Packet Fax/Voice DSP modules.