Cisco SPA8000 8-Port Telephony Gateway - SPA8000-G1

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by Scott on 3/4/2009

The SPA8000 works great. It does everything I was looking for.

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on 6/2/2013

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Product Overview

The Cisco® SPA8000 8-Port IP Telephony Gateway is a full-featured analog telephone adapter (ATA) for small businesses, providing enhanced communication services via a broadband connection to the Internet.

The Cisco SPA8000 features eight RJ-11 FXS ports to connect analog telephones to IP-based data networks and includes a single multiport RJ-21 50-pin connector, offering an alternative connection choice when deploying the telephony gateway in varied environments. The device also has one 10/100BASE-T RJ-45 Ethernet interface to connect to either a router or a multilayer switch.

Solid in design, the Cisco SPA8000 is an affordable solution that is ideally suited for use in business and consumer voice over IP (VoIP) service offerings, including call centers and multidwelling environments. Customers can protect and extend their investment by continuing to use their existing analog telephones and teleconferencing equipment.

Installed by the end user and remotely provisioned, configured, and maintained by the service provider, each Cisco SPA8000 converts voice traffic into data packets for transmission over an IP network and uses common standards for voice and data networking for reliable voice and fax operation.


Manufacturer Cisco Small Business
Mfg Part# SPA8000-G1
SKU 206855060
UPC 882658248542
UPC 14 00882658248542
Product Guide Click Here for the Cisco Small Business Store
Toll-quality voice and carrier-grade feature support: The Cisco SPA8000 delivers clear, high-quality voice communication in diverse network conditions. Excellent voice quality in a demanding IP network is achieved via the advanced implementation of standard voice coding algorithms. The SPA8000 is interoperable with common telephony equipment such as voicemail, fax, private branch exchange (PBX), and interactive voice response systems.
Large-scale deployment and management: The Cisco SPA8000 enables service providers to provide customized services to their subscribers. It can be remotely provisioned and supports dynamic, in-service software upgrades. A highly secure profile upload saves providers the time and expense of managing and preconfiguring or reconfiguring customer premises equipment (CPE).
Ironclad security: Cisco understands that security for both end users and service providers is a fundamental requirement for a solid, carrier-grade telephony service. The Cisco SPA8000 supports highly secure, encryption-based methods for communication, provisioning, and servicing.
Telephony Features:
Eight voice ports (RJ11) for analog phones or fax machines
Impedance agnostics: eight configurable settings
Call waiting, cancel call waiting, call waiting caller ID
Caller ID with name and number (multinational variants)
Caller ID blocking
Call forwarding: no answer, busy, all
Do not disturb
Call transfer
Three-way conference calling with local mixing
Message waiting indication-visual and tone based
Call return
Call back on busy
Call blocking with toll restriction
Delayed disconnect
Distinctive ringing-calling and called number
Off-hook warning tone
Selective/anonymous call rejection
Touch-tone phone keypad configuration with interactive voice response (IVR)
Fax: G.711 pass-through or real-time fax over IP via T.38 (T.38 support is dependent on fax machine and network/transport resilience)
Tech Specs
Data networking:
MAC address (IEEE 802.3)
IPv4 (RFC 791), upgradable to v6 (RFC 1883)
Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
DNS A record (RFC 1706), SRV record (RFC 2782)
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) client (RFC 2131)
DHCP server (RFC 2131)
Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPoE) client (RFC 2516)
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) (RFC 792)
TCP (RFC 793)
User Datagram Protocol (UDP) (RFC 768)
Real Time Protocol (RTP) (RFC 1889, 1890)
Real Time Control Protocol (RTCP) (RFC 1889)
Differentiated Services (DiffServ) (RFC 2475), type of service (ToS) (RFC 791, 1349)
VLAN tagging (IEEE 802.1p)
Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) (RFC 2030)
Upload data rate limiting-static and automatic
Quality of service (QoS)-voice packet prioritization over other packet types
MAC address cloning
Port forwarding
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) channels support both UDP and TCP transport
VPN pass-through with IP Security encapsulating security payload (IPsec ESP), Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), and Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
Voice gateway:
SIP v2 (RFC 3261, 3262, 3263, 3264)
SIP proxy redundancy-dynamic via DNS SRV, A records
Reregistration with primary SIP proxy server
SIP support in Network Address Translation (NAT) networks (including Serial Tunnel [STUN])
Secure (encrypted) calling via prestandard implementation of Secure RTP
Codec name assignment
G.711 (a-law and µ-law)
G.726 (16/24/32/40 kbps)
G.729 A
G.723.1 (6.3 kbps, 5.3 kbps)
Dynamic payload
Adjustable audio frames per packet
Fax tone detection pass-through
Fax pass-though (using G.711)
Dual-tone multifrequency (DTMF): in-band and out-of-band (RFC 2833) (SIP info)
Flexible dial plan support with interdigit timers and IP dialing
Call progress tone generation
Jitter buffer-adaptive
Frame loss concealment
Full-duplex audio
Echo cancellation (G.165/G.168)
Voice activity detection (VAD) with silence suppression
Comfort noise generation (CNG)
QoS (Ethernet port upstream bandwidth control, physical port, MAC address, application)
Attenuation/gain adjustments
Flash hook timer
Message waiting indicator (MWI) tones
Visual message waiting indicator (VMWI) via frequency shift keying (FSK)
Polarity control
Hook flash event signaling
Caller ID generation (name and number)-Bellcore, DTMF, European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
Music on hold client
Streaming audio server-up to 10 sessions
System dial-on-demand routing (DDR) synchronous dynamic RAM (SDRAM)-16 MB
System flash ROM-4 MB
Password-protected system reset to factory default
Password-protected administrator and user access authority
HTTPS with factory-installed client certificate
HTTP digest-encrypted authentication via MD5 (RFC 1321)
Authentication: Extensible Authentication Protocol Transport Layer Security (EAP-TLS), EAP Tunneled Transport Layer Security (EAP-TTLS), and Protected EAP (PEAP)
Up to 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption
Provisioning, administration, and maintenance:
Web browser administration and configuration via integral web server
Telephone keypad configuration with interactive voice prompts
Automated provisioning and upgrade via HTTPS, HTTP, Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)
Asynchronous notification of upgrade availability via NOTIFY
Nonintrusive, in-service upgrades
Report generation and event logging
Stats in BYE message
Syslog and debug server records
Per-line and purpose configurable syslog and debug options
Physical interfaces:
8-port standard FXS voice ports (RJ-11)
RJ-21 (50-pin telco connector) multiport voice connection
1 WAN 100BASE-T RJ-45 Ethernet Port (IEEE 802.3)
Reset button
Subscriber line interface circuit (SLIC):
Ring voltage: 40-90 Vpk configurable
Ring frequency: 20-25 Hz
Ring waveform: trapezoidal
Maximum ringer load: 5 ringer equivalence numbers (RENs)
On-hook/off-hook characteristics:
On-hook voltage (tip/ring): -46 ~ -56V
Off-hook current: 18-25 mA
Terminating impedance: 600 ohm resistive or 270 ohm + 750 ohm
150 nF complex impedance
Frequency response 300-3400 Hz
Return loss (600 ohm, 300-3400 Hz) up to 20 dB
Insertion loss (1 Vrms at 1 kHz) 3-4 dB
Total harmonic distortion (THD) (350 mV peak at 300 Hz) up to 3%
Idle channel noise-72 dB (typical)
Longitudinal balance 55 dB (typical)
Off-hook threshold (line seizure) Rdc < 1000 ohm
On-hook threshold (line release) Rdc >10000 ohm
Rdc DC supervisory range Rdc > 450 ohm
Regulatory compliance: FCC (Part 15 Class B), CE, ICES-003, C-Tick certification, Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), UL
Power supply:
Switching type (100-240V) automatic
DC input voltage: 12V DC at 3.0A max.
Power adapter: 100-240V, 50-60 Hz AC input
Indicator lights/LEDs: Power, Ethernet, Voice Status, Phone 1 through 8
Quick installation, user, and configuration guides
Administration guide-service providers only
Provisioning guide-service providers only
Dimensions: 6.69 x 1.54 x 8.66 in.
Weight: 2.85 lb (1.30 kg)
Operating temperature: 32° to 113°F (0° to 45°C)
Storage temperature: -13° to 185°F (-20° to 85°C)
Operating humidity: 10% to 90% noncondensing, operating and nonoperating
Storage humidity: 10% to 90% noncondensing, operating and nonoperating
Product Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty with return to factory replacement and 90-day limited software warranty

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