Cisco this week began shipping the first in a series of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) routers for small and midsize businesses.
The Cisco 1401 DSL router features a 10Base-T Ethernet port and a standard 25Mbps ATM interface that can be connected to a DSL modem for WAN connectivity at speeds as fast as 8Mbps.
DSL is an emerging technology designed to provide high-speed WAN connections over existing copper wiring, especially in homes and small and remote offices.
According to company officials, the 1401 offers features for ensuring security and high quality of service. Cisco touts the device as ideal for video on demand, videoconferencing, and secure virtual private networks, in addition to high-speed Internet and intranet access.