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2-Port Serial WAN Interface card # NIM-2T

Sale Price: US$  253.00  (68.8% OFF)

List Price: US$  810.00

Condition: New Sealed

Delivery Time: Exstock

Cisco® 4400 Series Integrated Services Router Network Interface Modules (ISRNIMs) provide highly reliable synchronous serial WAN connections for remote sites. These interfaces use well-known point-to-point WAN protocols such as High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC) and Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) as well as Frame Relay, offering cost-effective virtualized WAN connections in both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint designs. You can mix and match NIMs to tailor cost-effective solutions for common networking solutions for low- and high-density WAN aggregation.

Cisco offers three new synchronous serial NIMs:

  • Cisco 1-Port Serial WAN Network Interface Card (NIM-1T)
  • Cisco 2-Port Serial WAN Network Interface Card (NIM-2T)
  • Cisco 4-Port Serial WAN Network Interface Card (NIM-4T)

WAN Access and Aggregation

Figure 1 shows two typical serial WAN connection scenarios between two locations. With support for serial speeds up to 8 Mbps per port, the 2- and 4-port serial NIMs are ideal for low- and medium-density WAN aggregation (Figure 2). Bisynchronous and X.25 standards are not supported on these modules.

Figure 1. WAN Connections (Sync)

Figure 2. WAN Concentration

Ordering Information

Table 1 gives ordering information, and Table 2 lists supported platforms and quantities.

Table 1. Cisco 1- and 2-Port Serial NIMs

Part Number Description
NIM-1T 1-Port Serial WAN Interface Card
NIM-2T 2-Port Serial WAN Interface Card
NIM-4T 4-Port Serial WAN Interface Card

The Cisco 4400 Series ISRs require Cisco IOS® Software Release XE3.12 or later and the IP Base feature set as a minimum.

Table 2. Supported Platforms and Quantities

Platforms NIM-1T NIM-2T NIM-4T
Cisco 4451-X 3 3 3

Connectors and Cabling

The NIM-1T, NIM-2T, and NIM-4T use Cisco Smart Serial connectors. These ports use the same connectors and cabling as the HWIC-4A/S and HWIC-2A/S modules for the Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISRG2) routers. The supported cables are noted in Table 3.

Table 3. Smart Serial Cabling for NIM-1T, NIM-2T, and NIM-4T

Product Number Cable Type Length Connector Type
CAB-SS-V35MT V.35 DTE 10 ft (3m) Male
CAB-SS-V35FC V.35 DCE 10 ft (3m) Female
CAB-SS-232MT EIA/TIA-232 DTE 10 ft (3m) Male
CAB-SS-232FC EIA/TIA-232 DCE 10 ft (3m) Female
CAB-SS-449MT EIA/TIA-449 DTE 10 ft (3m) Male
CAB-SS-449FC EIA/TIA-449 DCE 10 ft (3m) Female
CAB-SS-X21MT X.21 DTE 10 ft (3m) Male
CAB-SS-X21FC X.21 DCE 10 ft (3m) Female
CAB-SS-530MT EIA/TIA-530 DTE 10 ft (3m) Male
CAB-SS-530AMT EIA/TIA-530A DTE 10 ft (3m) Male


NIM specifications are listed in Tables 4 and 5.

Table 4. NIM Signaling and Telecom Specifications

Specification NIM-1T NIM-2T NIM-4T
Synchronous support Yes Yes Yes
Synchronous maximum speed (per port) 8 Mbps 8 Mbps 8 Mbps
Serial protocols EIA-232, EIA-449, EIA-530, EIA-530A, V.35, and X.21 EIA-232, EIA-449, EIA-530, EIA-530A, V.35, and X.21 EIA-232, EIA-449, EIA-530, EIA-530A, V.35, and X.21
Telecomm post, telephone, and telegraph (PTT) • TBR1 and 2

• JATE digital

• TBR1 and 2

• JATE digital

• TBR1 and 2

• JATE digital

Table 5. Homologation Specifications for NIM-1T, NIM-2T, and NIM-4T

Specification Data
Safety • UL 60950-1 (United States)

• CAN/CSA 22.2, 60950-1 (Canada)

• AS/NZS 60950-1 (Australia/New Zealand)

• EN60950-1 (Europe)

• IEC 60950-1 (International)

Immunity • EN300386


• EN55024

• EN50082-1

• 61000-4-2/3/4/5/6/8/11

Emissions • FCC Part 15 Class A

• ICES-003 Class A

• EN55022 Class A

• CISPR22 Class A


• VCCI Class A

• EN 300386

• EN61000-3-2/3

• CNS13438

Physical specifications • Singlewide NI, no slot restrictions

• Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.25 x 3.50 x 7.24 in. (3.18 x 8.89 x 18.39 cm)

Environmental specifications • Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

• Storage temperature: -4 to 149°F (-20 to 65°C)

• Relative humidity: 10 to 90%, noncondensing

 2-Port Serial WAN Interface card # NIM-2T