UC500 vs 1861

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May 13th, 2008

Can someone help me out with this. What is the difference between a UC500 and a 1861 ? Is the 1861 considered to be a traditional ISR ? or a product in the SBCS ? From product description it describes the 1861 being able to SRST but UC500 does not.. are there other differences?

I think Cisco is making this confusing ;)

I have this problem too.
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Correct Answer by Paolo Bevilacqua about 8 years 5 months ago

In short, the 1861 is a full-featured router, the UC500 is not. Check:


And a good eye to prices too.

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a.gooding Tue, 05/13/2008 - 20:40

just to add something as well in summary

1861 - 8 users, comes either SRST or CME- marketed as a router and is able to integrate (SRST or CME/SRST) with CCM

UC500- 8-48 Users according to bundle. Not marketed as a router.Not able to directly integrate to CCM as opposed to the above.

Paolo Bevilacqua Wed, 05/14/2008 - 02:44

UC500 - True, you cannot integrate as SRST. All other types of integrations to CM are OK and supported.


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