Chapter 5. Remote Site Telephony and Branch Redundancy Options

Sometimes it is not feasible or cost-effective to have a full-blown Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) solution for remote sites or smaller office locations. To integrate these remote sites, small to medium-size businesses (SMBs), or small office/home office (SOHO) with enterprise networks, Cisco IOS Unified Communications (UC) gateways offers a wide variety of functionality, ranging from call control features, survivability features, and redundancy options for remote site infrastructure.

This chapter covers the fundamentals of Cisco remote site telephony options and survivable remote site telephony (SRST) and its variations.

Upon completing this chapter, you will be able ...

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