The Latest Cisco 1000 Series ISRs/1100 Models, Next-generation Connectivity and Performance in a Fixed Platform

The latest Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) is a kind of high-end fixed routing ISRs.

The Cisco 1000 Series ISR platform with a small form factor is best suited for small and midsize businesses, enterprise branches, and as customer premises equipment in managed services environments.

The 1000 Series ISRs have two primary models, with 8 LAN ports (C1100-8P) and 4 LAN ports (C1100-4P).

  • Both come with varied combinations of WAN interfaces, LTE, and Wi-Fi options.
  • Both the 4-LAN-port and 8-LAN-port 1000 Series ISRs come with 4 GB of RAM and 4 GB of flash storage by default.
  • Both the 4-LAN-port and 8-LAN-port LTE models have an embedded active GPS in them and can be used for features such as geo-fencing, site survey, etc.

Multiple SKUs are available for the 8-port and 4-port models that offer a combination of WAN links (Gigabit Ethernet, DSL, and LTE) and wireless LAN capabilities. Please refer to the product ID table in the data sheet for the full list.

  1. They have high performance with Gigabit Ethernet packet forwarding capabilities.
  2. The multicore architecture has separate cores for data plane and control plane.
  3. The 1000 Series ISRs support Power over Ethernet (PoE) and PoE+ to power branch devices such as IP phones and cameras.
  4. They are easy to deploy with zero-touch provisioning using Plug-and-Play capability.
  5. There are multiple LAN, WLAN, WAN, and LTE combinations to choose from, depending on your branch needs.
  6. The 1000 Series can be used in ATMs, retail stores, and kiosks, as well as for various other purposes.
Compared to the popular Cisco 800 ISR, 1000 Series ISRs offer the following features:
  • Cisco IOS XE based (will support the Cisco IOS XE 16.6.1 Universal image.)
  • Greater throughput performance
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi (with Mobility Express up to 50 access points, the 1000 Series ISR can act as its own controller, and additional access points can be added to it if the branch needs more than one access point.)
  • LTE Advanced
  • Advanced security with trustworthy systems
  • Cisco Umbrella security

Q: Can I continue to order the 800 Series routers after the 1000 Series ISRs are orderable?

A: Yes, the 800 Series routers are not at end of sale or end of life. You can continue to order the 800 Series after the 1000 Series ISRs are orderable.

Learn more: The Newest Cisco 800 Router-Models

The CPU in the 1000 Series ISRs is a 4-core ARM processor with separate cores used for data plane, data plane scheduler, and control plane. The fourth core is currently not used. There is a different crypto engine for cryptographic operations.

The licensing model for the 1000 Series ISRs uses the IP Base, App, and Security licenses. The 1000 Series comes with the IP Base license by default. For additional security features and Application Experience features, the Security and App licenses, respectively, have to be purchased.

A performance license is needed only for encrypted traffic of over 50 Mbps. With the IP Base and Security licenses, you can get up to 50 Mbps of IPsec throughput. On the 4-LAN-port model, you can purchase an IPsec Performance license for a 100-Mbps upgrade, and on the 8-LAN-port model, you can purchase an IPsec Performance license for a 200-Mbps upgrade.

All the software licenses on the 1000 Series are Right-to-Use and do not need a license file to be installed.

The 1000 Series ISRs support Cisco ONE licenses. The Cisco ONE license will include the IP Base, App, and Security licenses for the platform. The IPsec Performance license will have to be purchased separately.

The 1000 Series is PoE and PoE+ capable. The 8-LAN-port model supports either 4 PoE ports or 2 PoE+ ports. The 4-LAN-port model supports either 2 PoE ports or 1 PoE+ port. When PoE or PoE+ is ordered, the default 66W power supply is replaced with a 125W power supply for the 8-port model and with a 115W power supply for the 4-port model.

The 1000 Series is LTE Advanced capable. The 1000 Series has a Category 6 (CAT6) LTE Advanced modem, and theoretical speeds are 300 Mbps downlink and 50 Mbps uplink for CAT6 LTE Advanced. It supports dual Micro SIMs with carrier aggregation. The routers provide persistent, reliable LTE connectivity with fallback and transparent handoff to earlier technologies.

The 1000 Series ISRs support the following bands:

Cisco LTE Advanced 3.0 LTEEA LTE bands 1-5, 7, 12, 13, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, and 41

FDD LTE 700 MHz (band 12), 700 MHz (band 29), 800 MHz (band 20), 850 MHz (band 5 CLR), 850 MHz (band 26 Low), 900 MHz (band 8), 1800 MHz (band 3), 1900 MHz (band 2), 1900 MHz (PCS band 25), 1700 MHz and 2100 MHz (band 4 AWS), 2100 MHz (band 1), 2300 MHz (band 30), or 2600 MHz (band 7)

TDD LTE 2500 MHz (band 41)

Carrier aggregation band combinations: 1+8; 2+(2,5,12,13,29); 3+(7,20); 4+(4,5,12,13,29); 7+(7,20); 12+30, 5+30, and 41+41

Cisco LTE Advanced 3.0 LTELA

LTE bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 21, 28, 38, 39, 40, and 41

FDD LTE 700 MHz (band 28), 850 MHz (band 5 CLR), 850 MHz (bands 18 and 19 Low), 900 MHz (band 8), 1500 MHz (band 21), 1800 MHz (band 3), 2100 MHz (band 1), or 2600 MHz (band 7) TDD LTE 1900 MHz (band 39), 2300 MHz (band 40), 2500 MHz (band 41), or 2600 MHz (band 38)

Carrier aggregation band combinations: 1+(8,18,19,21); 3+(5,7,19,28); 7+(5,7,28); 19+21, 38+38, 39+39,40+40, and 41+41

The 1000 Series ISRs are capable of super vectoring for VDSL2 and support higher speeds than VDSL2.

More about the Hardware Features of Cisco ISR 1000 Series

The rack-mount kit for all the 1000 Series ISRs is ACS- 1100-RM-19(=). The rack mount is 1 Rack Unit (RU) and includes space for the power supply to be placed within the bracket. The 890 Series ISR rack mounts will not work for the ISR 1000 Series routers.

The 1000 Series comes with a 66W power supply by default. If you choose PoE or PoE+, the default power supply is replaced with a 125W power supply for the 8-LAN-port model and with a 115W power supply for the 4-LAN-port model.

There is no DC power supply option for the 1000 Series. It needs an AC power supply.

The power supplies are external AC-to-DC power bricks and do not need a separate power cable. These power supplies are replaceable. The external power adapter can be replaced by ordering spares.

A mini type B USB console port and an RJ-45 console port are available. Either one can be used for the console connection.

More FAQ about the Wireless LAN, Voice features, DSL features and Management of the new Cisco 1000 ISRs

Q: What is the access point that is integrated into the 1000 Series ISRs?

A: It is the Cisco Aironet 1815i access point that supports Mobility Express. This allows flexible deployment of additional access points at locations without a wireless controller to expand the Wi-Fi network. The access point in the 1000 Series acts as the master access point, which functions and operates as a wireless LAN controller to manage and control the subordinate access points.

Q: Does the Mobility Express feature on the 1000 Series ISRs need additional licenses?

A: You do not need any additional licenses to use the Mobility Express feature. You can use the web UI for Mobility Express for both configuration and monitoring of the Mobility Express network. You can monitor both application and client information with wireless AVC data.

Q: Does the free 1-year Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX) license promotion apply to the 1000 Series ISRs as well?

A: Yes, you get a free 1-year CMX license with the 1815i access point, and the same applies to the access point integrated into the 1000 Series ISRs.

Q: What are the different regions for which wireless is available and their wireless domains?

A: We have 11 wireless domains covering different countries and regions. They are listed below.

  • “-E” EMEA, Middle East, some Africa, some Southeast Asia
  • “-B” United States
  • “-A” Most Latin America, Canada, Philippines
  • “-Z” Australia, New Zealand, Brazil
  • “-N” India, Mexico, Panama, Hong Kong, Fiji
  • “-Q” Japan
  • “-C” China, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia
  • “-H” China
  • “-F” Indonesia
  • “-D” India
  • “-R” Russia

Q: Can the access point on the 1000 Series ISRs be run as an autonomous or standalone access point?

A: Yes, the access point on the 1000 Series ISRs can be run as a standalone access point without connecting to another wireless controller. Since it supports Mobility Express, it can act as a master access point and be its own controller.

Q: Can the 1000 Series ISRs serve as a Cisco Virtual Office?

A: Yes, the 1000 Series will support Cisco Virtual Office functionality.

Q: What DSL technologies are supported on the 1000 Series ISRs?

A: The 1000 Series ISRs will support ADSL2 and VDSL2+ with bonding. ADSL2 and VDSL2+ are supported over both ISDN and POTS. We have separate options for both Annex A and Annex M.

Q: Do the 1000 Series ISRs support VDLS2+ bonding? And VDLS2 in Packet Transfer Mode (PTM)?

A: Yes, VDSL2+ with bonding and also PTM are supported.

Q: What version of Cisco Configuration Professional is supported on the 1000 Series ISRs?

A: Cisco Configuration Professional 2.7 is supported.

Q: What version of Cisco Prime Infrastructure is supported on the 1000 Series ISRs?

A: Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.1 Device Pack 16 will support the 1000 Series platforms.

Q: What version of APIC-EM and Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) will support the 1000 Series ISRs?

A: APIC-EM 2.1 and IWAN App 2.1 will support the 1000 Series ISRs.

Q: Does the Cisco Configuration Engine support the 1000 Series ISRs?

A: Yes, the Cisco Configuration Engine version 3.5.x will support the 1000 Series.

Cisco 1000 ISRs-Use Cases

More info from: https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/products/collateral/routers/1000-series-integrated-services-routers-isr/q-and-a-c67-739639.pdf

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