Cisco 1905 Integrated Services Router Data Sheet

Data Sheet
Cisco 1905 Series Integrated Services Routers
Product names: CISCO1905/K9, CISCO1905-SEC/K9
Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) build on 25 years of Cisco innovation and product leadership.
The new platforms are architected to enable the next phase of branch-office evolution, providing rich-media
collaboration to the branch office while maximizing operational cost savings. The Cisco Integrated Services Routers
Generation 2 (ISR G2) platforms are future-enabled with multicore CPUs, Gigabit Ethernet Switching with enhanced
Power over Ethernet (PoE), and new energy monitoring and control capabilities that enhance overall system
performance. Additionally, a new Cisco IOS Software Universal image enables you to decouple the deployment of
hardware and software, providing a stable technology foundation that can quickly adapt to evolving network
requirements. Overall, the Cisco 1900 Series offers exceptional total cost of ownership (TCO) savings and network
agility through the intelligent integration of market-leading security, unified communications, wireless, and application
Product Overview
The Cisco 1905 builds on the best-in-class offering of the Cisco 1841 Integrated Services Routers. All Cisco 1900
Series ISRs offer embedded hardware encryption acceleration, optional firewall, intrusion prevention, and advanced
security services. In addition, the Cisco 1905 Integrated Services Router has a integrated serial interface module and
a EWHIC slot which supports a choice of LAN, 3G or ISDN modules (Figure 1).
Figure 1.
Cisco 1905 Integrated Services Router
Key Business Benefits
The Cisco ISR G2 routers provide superior services integration and agility. Designed for scalability, the modular
architecture of these platforms enables you to grow and adapt with your business needs. Table 1 lists the business
benefits of the Cisco 1905 Integrated Services Router Series.
Table 1.
Key features and benefits of the Cisco 1905 Integrated Services Router
Service integration
● The Cisco 1905 offers increased levels of services integration with data, security, wireless, and mobility services
enabling greater efficiencies and cost savings.
Services on demand
● A single Cisco IOS Software Universal image is installed on each Cisco ISR G2. The Universal image contains all of
the Cisco IOS technology sets that can be activated with a software license, allowing your business to quickly deploy
advanced features without downloading a new Cisco IOSSoftware image. Additionally, larger default memory is
included to support the new capabilities.
High performance
with integrated
● The Cisco 1905 enables deployment in high-speed WAN environments with concurrent services enabled up to
10 Mbps.
Network agility
● Designed to address customer business requirements, the Cisco 1900 Series with the modular architecture offers a
performance range of modular interfaces and services as your network needs grow.
● Modular interfaces offer increased bandwidth, a diversity of connection options, and network resiliency.
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Energy efficiency
● The Cisco 1900 Series architecture provides energy-savings features that include the following:
● Intelligent power management allowing you to control power to the modules based on the time of day. Cisco
EnergyWise technology will be supported in the future.
● Services integration and modularity on a single platform performing multiple functions optimizes raw-materials
consumption and energy usage.
● Platform flexibility and ongoing development of both hardware and software capabilities lead to a longer product
lifecycle, lowering all aspects of the TCO, including materials and energy use.
● High-efficiency power supplies are provided with each platform.
Investment protection
● The Cisco 1900 Series maximizes investment protection by supporting:
● Reuse of a broad array of existing modules supported on the original ISRs provides a lower TCO.
● A rich set of Cisco IOS Software features are carried forward from the original ISRs and delivered in the universal
● This router gives you the flexibility to grow as your business needs evolve.
Architecture and Modularity
The Cisco 1905 is architected to meet the application demands of today’s branch offices with design flexibility for
future applications. The modular architecture is designed to support expanding customer requirements, increased
bandwidth, and fully integrated power distribution to modules supporting 802.3af PoE and Cisco Enhanced PoE
(ePoE). Table 2 lists the architectural features and benefits of the Cisco 1905.
Table 2.
Architectural Features and Benefits
Architectural Feature
Modular platform
● The Cisco 1905 ISR is a modular platform with an integrated serial interface and an additional HWIC slot to provide
connectivity and services for varied branch-office network requirements.
● It offers a choice of LAN, Serial, 3G or ISDN modules to accommodate field upgrades to future technologies without
requiring replacement of the platform.
● The Cisco 1905 is powered by high-performance multicore processors that support growing demands of branchoffice networks by supporting high-throughput WAN requirements.
Embedded IP
Security/Secure Sockets
Layer (IPsec/SSL) VPN
hardware acceleration
● Embedded hardware encryption acceleration is enhanced to provide higher scalability, which, combined with an
optional Cisco IOS Security license, enables WAN link security and VPN services (both IPSec and SSL
● The onboard encryption hardware (co-processor) out-performs the advanced integration modules of previous
Integrated Gigabit
Ethernet ports
● All onboard WAN ports are 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet WAN-routed ports.
Serial port
● The Cisco 1905 has an integrated serial port (HWIC-1T) for serial WAN connectivity.
Innovative universalserial-bus (USB)-based
console access
● A new, innovative, mini-Type B USB console port supports management connectivity when traditional serial ports
are not available.
● The traditional console and auxiliary ports are also available. You can use either the USB-based console or the RJ45-based console port to configure the router.
Optional external PoE
power supply for
distribution of power
● An optional upgrade to the power supply provides inline power, 802.3af-compliant PoE, and Cisco Standard Inline
Power to optional integrated switch modules.
Modularity Features and Benefits
The Cisco 1905 provides enhanced modular capabilities (refer to Table 3) that offer you investment protection. A subset of modules available on previous generations of Cisco routers, such as the Cisco 1841 ISR, are supported on the
Cisco 1905. Additionally, you can easily interchange modules used on the Cisco 1905 with other Cisco routers to
provide maximum investment protection. Taking advantage of common interface cards across a network greatly
reduces the complexity of managing inventory requirements, implementing large network rollouts, and maintaining
configurations across a variety of branch-office sizes.
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Table 3.
Modularity Features and Benefits
Cisco Enhanced High-Speed WAN
Interface Card (EHWIC)
● The EHWIC slot replaces the high-speed WAN interface card (HWIC) slot and can natively support
HWICs and WAN interface cards (WICs).
● One integrated EHWIC slot is available on the Cisco 1905 for flexible configurations supporting a choice
of LAN, Serial, 3G or ISDN modules.
USB 2.0 Ports
● One high-speed USB 2.0 port is supported. The USB port enables another mechanism for secure token
capabilities and storage.
Cisco IOS Software
The Cisco 1905 Integrated Services Routers deliver innovative technologies running on industry-leading Cisco IOS
Software. Developed for wide deployment in the world’s most demanding enterprise, access, and service provider
networks, Cisco IOS Software Releases 15 M and T support a comprehensive portfolio of Cisco technologies,
including new functions and features delivered in Releases 12.4 and 12.4T, and new innovations that span multiple
technology areas, including security, high availability, IP Routing and Multicast, quality of service (QoS), IP Mobility,
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), VPNs, and embedded management.
Cisco IOS Software Licensing and Packaging
A single Cisco IOS Universal image encompassing all functions is delivered with the platforms. You can enable
advanced features by activating a software license on the Universal image. In previous generations of access routers,
these feature sets required you to download a new software image. Technology packages and feature licenses,
enabled through the Cisco software licensing infrastructure, simplify software delivery and decrease the operational
costs of deploying new features.
Three major technology licenses are available on the Cisco 1905 Series Integrated Services Routers; you can
activate the licenses through the Cisco software activation process identified at
IP Base: This technology package is available as default.
Security (SEC) or Security with No Payload Encryption (SEC-NPE)
For additional information and details about Cisco IOS Software licensing and packaging on Cisco 1905 Series
Integrated Services Routers, please visit
Key Branch-Office Services
The industry-leading Cisco Integrated Services Routers offer unprecedented levels of services integration. Designed
to meet the requirements of the branch office, these platforms provide a complete solution with security, mobility, and
data services. Businesses enjoy the benefit by deploying a single device that meets all their needs and saves on
capital and operational expenses.
Integrated Network Security for Data and Mobility
Security is essential to protect a business’ intellectual property while also ensuring business continuity and providing
the ability to extend the corporate workplace to employees who need anytime, anywhere access to company
resources. As part of the architectural framework of the SAFE Blueprint from Cisco that allows organizations to
identify, prevent, and adapt to network security threats—the Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services Routers facilitate
secure business transactions and collaboration.
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The Cisco IOS Software Security technology package license for the Cisco 1900 Series offers a wide array of
common security features such as advanced application inspection and control, threat protection, and encryption
architectures for enabling more scalable and manageable VPN networks in one solution set. The Cisco 1905 offers
native hardware-based encryption acceleration in its co-processor to provide greater IPsec throughput with less
overhead for the router processor when compared with software-based encryption solutions. Cisco Integrated
Services Routers offer a comprehensive and adaptable security solution for branch-office routers that include
features such as:
Secure connectivity: Achieve secure collaborative communications with Group Encrypted Transport VPN,
Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN), or Enhanced Easy VPN.
Integrated threat control: Respond to sophisticated network attacks and threats using Cisco IOS Firewall,
Cisco IOS Zone-Based Firewall, Cisco IOS IPS, and Cisco IOS Content Filtering and Flexible Packet
Matching (FPM).
Identity management: Intelligently protect endpoints using technologies such as authentication,
authorization, and accounting (AAA) and public key infrastructure (PKI).
Detailed information about the security features and solutions supported on the Cisco 1900 Series routers is available
Mobility Services
Wireless WAN
Cisco 3G wireless WAN (WWAN) modules combine traditional enterprise router functions such as remote
management, advanced IP services such as voice over IP (VoIP), and security, with mobility capabilities of 3G WAN
access. Using high-speed 3G wireless networks, routers can replace or complement existing landline infrastructure,
such as dialup, Frame Relay, and ISDN. Cisco 3G solutions support 3G standards High-Speed Packet Access
(HSPA) and Evolution Data Only/Evolution Data Optimized (EVDO), offering you a true multipath WAN backup and
the ability to rapidly deploy primary WAN connectivity. For more information about 3G solutions on Cisco Integrated
Services Routers, please visit
Integrated LAN Switching
The Cisco 1905 Integrated Services Router will support the EHWIC LAN modules when they become available in the
future. The Cisco 1905 supports the existing singlewide Cisco EtherSwitch HWIC, which greatly expand the
capabilities of the router by integrating industry-leading Layer 2 switching.
Managing Your Integrated Services Routers
Network management applications are instrumental in lowering operating expenses (OpEx) while improving network
availability by simplifying and automating many of the day-to-day tasks associated with managing an end-to-end
network. “Day-one device support” provides immediate manageability support for the integrated services router,
enabling quick and easy deployment, monitoring, and troubleshooting from Cisco and third-party applications.
Organizations rely on Cisco, third-party, and in-house developed network management applications to achieve their
OpEx and productivity goals. Underpinning those applications are the embedded management features available in
every ISR. The new ISRs continue a tradition of broad and deep manageability features within the devices. Features
such as Cisco IOS IP Service-Level Agreements (IP SLAs), Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM), and
NetFlow allow you to know what is going on in your network at all times. These features along with Simple Network
Management Protocol (SNMP) and syslog support enable your organization’s management applications.
Refer to Tables 4 through 6 for details about Cisco IOS Software, network management and manageability support
on Cisco 1905 Integrated Services Routers.
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Table 4.
Cisco 1905 with Cisco IOS Software Feature and Protocol Support
IPv4, IPv6, static routes, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced IGRP (EIGRP), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), BGP
Router Reflector, Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS), Multicast Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMPv3)
Protocol Independent Multicast sparse mode (PIM SM), PIM Source Specific Multicast (SSM), Distance Vector Multicast Routing
Protocol (DVMRP), IPsec, generic routing encapsulation (GRE), Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BVD), IPv4-to-IPv6
Multicast, MPLS, Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol Version 3 (L2TPv3), 802.1ag, 802.3ah, and Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN
Ethernet, 802.1q VLAN, Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Multilink Point-to-Point Protocol (MLPPP), Frame Relay, Multilink Frame
Relay (MLFR) (FR.15 and FR.16), High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC), Serial (RS-232, RS-449, X.21, V.35, and EIA-530),
Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), and ATM
QoS, Class-Based Weighted Fair Queuing (CBWFQ), Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED), Hierarchical QoS, PolicyBased Routing (PBR), Performance Routing (PfR), and Network-Based Advanced Routing (NBAR)
For a more comprehensive list of features supported in Cisco IOS Software, refer to the Feature Navigator
tool at:
Table 5 highlights several ISR management capabilities that are available within Cisco IOS Software:
Table 5.
Cisco IOS Software Management Capabilities
Description of Feature Supported by Cisco Integrated Services Routers
The Web Services Management Agent (WSMA) defines a mechanism through which you can manage a network
device, retrieve configuration data information, and upload and manipulate new configuration data. WSMA uses XMLbased data encoding that is transported by the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) for the configuration data and
protocol messages.
Cisco IOS EEM is a distributed and customized approach to event detection and recovery offered directly in a Cisco
IOS Software device. It offers the ability to monitor events and take informational, corrective, or any desired EEM action
when the monitored events occur or when a threshold is reached.
Cisco IOS IP SLAs enable you to assure new business-critical IP applications, as well as IP services that use data,
voice, and video, in an IP network.
SNMP, RMON, syslog,
NetFlow,and TR-069
Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services Routers also support SNMP, Remote Monitoring (RMON), syslog, NetFlow, and
TR-069 in addition to the embedded management features previously mentioned.
Cisco Network Management Applications
The applications listed in Table 6 are standalone products that you can purchase or download to manage your Cisco
network devices. The applications are built for the different operational phases; you can select the ones that best fit
your needs.
Table 6.
Network Management Solutions
Operational Phase
Device staging and
Cisco Configuration
● Cisco Configuration Professional is a GUI device-management tool for Cisco IOS
Software-based access routers. This tool simplifies routing, firewall, IPS, VPN, unified
communications, and WAN and LAN configuration through GUI-based easy-to-use
monitoring, and
CiscoWorks LMS
● CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution (LMS) is a suite of integrated applications for
simplifying day-to-day management of a Cisco end-to-end network, lowering OpEx while
increasing network availability. CiscoWorks LMS offers network managers an easy-to-use
web-based interface for configuring, administering, and troubleshooting the Cisco
integrated Services Routers, using new instrumentation such as Cisco IOS EEM.
● In addition to supporting basic platform services of the integrated services router,
CiscoWorks also provides added-value support for the Cisco Service-Ready Engine,
(SRE) enabling the management and distribution of software images to the SRE, thereby
reducing the time and complexities associated with image management.
Networkwide staging,
configuration, and
CiscoWorks NCM
● CiscoWorks Network Compliance Manager (NCM) tracks and regulates configuration and
software changes throughout a multivendor network infrastructure. It provides superior
visibility into network changes and can track compliance with a broad variety of regulatory,
IT, corporate governance, and technology requirements.
Security staging,
configuration, and
Cisco Security Manager
● Cisco Security Manager is a leading enterprise-class application for managing security. It
delivers provisioning of firewall, VPN, and intrusion-prevention-system (IPS) services
across Cisco routers, security appliances, and switch service modules. The suite also
includes the Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System (Cisco Security
MARS) for monitoring and mitigation.
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Operational Phase
Configuration and
Cisco Unified Provisioning
● Cisco Unified Provisioning Manager provides a reliable and scalable web-based solution
for managing a company’s crucial next-generation communications services. It manages
unified communications services in an integrated IP telephony, voicemail, and messaging
Staging, deployment,
and changes of
Cisco License Manager
● Easily manage Cisco IOS Software activation and license management for a wide range
of Cisco platforms running Cisco IOS Software as well as other operating systems with
the secure client-server application Cisco License Manager .
Staging, deployment,
and changes to
configuration and
image files
Cisco Configuration
● Cisco Configuration Engine is a secure network management product that provides zerotouch image and configuration distribution through centralized, template-based
Summary and Conclusion
As businesses strive to lower the TCO in running their networks and increase their overall employee productivity with
more centralized and collaborative network applications, more intelligent branch-office solutions are required. The
Cisco 1905 offers these solutions by providing enhanced performance and increased modular density to support
multiple services. The Cisco 1905 is designed to consolidate the functions of separate devices into a single, compact
system that can be remotely managed.
Product Specifications
Table 7.
Product Specifications of Cisco 1905 Integrated Services Router
Cisco 1905 Integrated Services Router
Services and Slot Density
Embedded hardware-based cryptography acceleration (IPsec + SSL)
RJ-45 onboard LAN 10/100/1000 ports
Serial port
Slot 0 (integrated HWIC-1T)
EHWIC slot
Memory (DDR2 DRAM): Default/maximum
256 MB/512 MB (license upgradable)
USB Flash memory: Default/maximum
256 MB/256 MB (internal)
External USB flash-memory slots (Type A)
USB console port (mini-Type B) (up to 115.2 kbps)
Serial console port (up to 115.2 kbps)
Serial auxiliary port (up to 115.2 kbps
Integrated power supply
Power-supply options
PoE (external)
Redundant power-supply support
Power Specifications
AC input voltage
100-–240V ~
AC input frequency
47-–63 Hz
AC input current range AC power supply (maximum) (amps)
AC input surge current
Typical power (no modules)
Maximum power capacity with AC power supply
Maximum power capacity with PoE power supply (platform only)
Maximum PoE device power capacity with PoE power supply
Physical Specifications
Dimensions (H x W x D)
1.75 x 13.5 x 11.5 in.
Rack height
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Rack-mount 19in. (48.3 cm) EIA
Wall-mount (refer to installation guide for approved orientation)
Weight—with AC power supply (no modules)
8 lb (3.175 kg)
Weight—with POE power supply (no modules)
12.8 lb
Maximum weight—fully configured
14 lb
Back to side
Environmental Specifications
Operating Condition
Temperature: 5906 feet (1800m) maximum altitude
0-–40˚C (32-–104˚F)
Temperature: 9843 feet (3000m) maximum altitude
0-–25˚C (32-–77˚F)
3000m (10000 ft)
10 to 85% RH
Acoustic: Sound pressure (typical/maximum)
32.9/58.3 dBA
Acoustic: Sound power (typical/maximum)
41.9/67.2 dBA
Transportation/Storage Condition
-–40 to 70˚C (-–40 to 158˚F)
5 to 95% RH
4570m (15000 ft)
Regulatory Compliance
UL 60950-1
CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
EN 60950-1
AS/NZS 60950-1
IEC 60950-1
47 CFR, Part 15
ICES-003 Class A
EN55022 Class A
CISPR22 Class A
AS/NZS 3548 Class A
EN 300-386
EN 61000 (Immunity)
EN 55024, CISPR 24
ANSI T1.101
IEEE 802.3
RTTE Directive
Supported Modules
Cisco 1905 supports a wide range of modules that span industry-leading breadth of services at the branch office.
Please refer to Table 8 for the list of modules supported on the Cisco 1905.
Ordering Information
Table 8 gives ordering information for the Cisco 1905 Router. For information about how to order the Cisco 1900
Series, please visit the Cisco 1900 Series Ordering Guide. To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page.
For additional product numbers, including the Cisco 1900 Series bundle offerings, please check the Cisco 1900
Series Integrated Services Router Price List or contact your local Cisco account representative.
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Table 8.
Cisco 1905 Series Basic Ordering Information
Product Number
Product Description
Cisco 1905 with 2 GE, 1 HWIC-1T, CAB-SS-V35MT, 1 EHWIC slot, 256MB USB Flash (internal), 256MB DRAM, IP Base
Cisco 1905 with 2 GE, 1 HWIC-1T, CAB-SS-V35MT, 1 EHWIC slot, 256MB USB Flash (internal), 256MB DRAM, SEC Lic
Software License
IP Base License (Paper) for Cisco 1900
Data License (Paper) for Cisco 1900
Security License (Paper) for Cisco 1900
Feature License
Cisco SSLVPN Feature license PAK (Paper) - 10 users
Cisco SSLVPN Feature license PAK (Paper) - 25 users
Content Filtering 1YR Subscription PAK (Paper)
Memory License
Cisco 1905 Memory License 256MB to 512MB DRAM Upgrade
Modules (Slot 1)
3G HWIC (Non-US) HSPA/UMTS 850/1900/2100MHz 4-band EDGE/GPRS
3G HWIC (Non-US) HSPA/UMTS 900/1900/2100MHz 4-band EDGE/GPRS
Four port 10/100 Ethernet switch interface card
1-Port Serial WAN Interface Card
1-Port ISDN WAN Interface Card (dial and leased line)
1-Port ISDN BRI U High-Speed WAN Interface Card
4-port ISDN BRI High-Speed WAN Interface Card
To download the Cisco 1905 IOS Software, go to Download Software, click "Router Software", and go to “Cisco ISR
1905 Integrated Services Router.”
ISR Migration Options
Cisco 1900 Series Routers are included in the standard Cisco Technology Migration Program (TMP). Refer to and contact your local Cisco account representative for program details.
Warranty Information
The Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services Routers have a 1-year limited liability warranty.
Cisco and Partner Services for the Branch
Services from Cisco and our certified partners can help you reduce the cost and complexity of branch-office
deployments. We have the depth and breadth of experience across technologies to architect a blueprint for a branchoffice solution to meet your company’s needs. Planning and design services align technology with business goals and
can increase the accuracy, speed, and efficiency of deployment. Technical services help maintain operational health,
strengthen software application functions, solve performance problems, and lower expenses. Optimization services
are designed to continually improve performance and help your team succeed with new technologies. For more
information, please visit
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Cisco SMARTnet technical support for the Cisco 1900 Series is available on a one-time or annual contract basis.
Support options range from help-desk assistance to proactive, onsite consultation. All support contracts include:
Major Cisco IOS Software updates in protocol, security, bandwidth, and feature improvements
Full access rights to technical libraries for technical assistance, electronic commerce, and
product information
Access to the industry’s largest dedicated technical support staff 24 hours a day
For More Information
For more information about the Cisco 1900 Series, visit or contact your local Cisco
account representative.
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