I am new to Cisco UC-500 and never have configured the device previously. I have a situation where I am stuck with a smart building IT technician who is providing us with 1 MB internet link and ISDN service through a 4-core fiber optic cable. The IT technician is suggesting me to have the following setup:
â¢Building data center has Cisco Catalyst 6500 that links to vertical fiber using SFP connectors.
â¢He is suggesting a switch which should be equipped with SFP ports where the fiber uplink will be terminated using the SFP connectors.
â¢For internet he is suggesting to use Cisco 871 router and as he said, no other router can work in the building.
â¢For telephony services he is suggesting to purchase a PBX system from himself, which is an additional cost above to the services.
I want to know instead of going with the plan provided by the building technician, can I use UC-500 and have all the data and voice connectivity. It can work as the router as well as a switch. Only thing I want know is how I will terminate the fiber into UTP from the fiber patch panel to UC-500, as it does not contain fiber uplink ports. I mean can I use GBIC connectors. For telephony services, I believe I can use SIP trunk.
Please help me if my idea of using UC-500 is doable for providing voice and data connectivity.