How to Order ISDN for your CyberSpace Card

ISDN Smorgasbord

It was a major advance when the phone company began offering Call Waiting and one-touch dialing. Now with ISDN comes the ability to select from virtually thousands of configurations for setting up your phone line. Whoa... you say you don't have forever to figure out what you want?

Fortunately, the CyberSpace card is probably the easiest product for your telephone company to deal with. It requires a bare minimum of services and tolerates more complex configurations that you might need for other ISDN equipment. You don't need to program the CyberSpace series or know anything about your ISDN line. All you need to know is your SPID number that the phone company assigns, which looks a lot like your phone number with a few extra digits before or after it.

Depending on which regional phone company is serving you, you will probably find that your choice of line configurations is an issue of economics. We recommend that you get as many features as your budget allows. You can always add more features later as you need them. A list of compatible feature-sets follows at the end of this section. For those who just want ISDN to work and don't care about the details, use the template below.

Pacific Bell has extensively tested the CyberSpace cards and has come up with a template for their engineers to use in programming ISDN lines for the CyberSpace products. Other telephone companies may also find this information helpful. We are reprinting that table for the convenience of your telephone company service representative. Bell Atlantic has line information on file and only needs to know that you have a CyberSpace Card.

"CyberSpace Card" Line Configuration Template for the Internet Card or the Commuter Card

5ESS			NI-1	Custom	
----------------------	------	------	
(B-channels for CSV and CSD)
(D-channel for signalling only)

# channels for CSV	2	2
# channels for CSD	2	2
Terminal Type 		A or D	A or D
# of Call Appear	N/A	1	
Display (Y/N)		N/A(Y)	N/A(Y)
Prefer Ringing/Idle	N/A	I	
Autohold (Y/N)		N/A	N	
Onetouch (Y/N)		N/A	N	
Multipoint		YES	NO	

DMS-100			NI-1	Custom	
----------------------	------	------	
(Voice and Data for each B-channel) 
(No D-channel packets) 

Functional Signalling	Y	Y	
PVC Protocol Version	2	1	
Dynamic TEI		Y	Y	
Max# prgrmable Keys	N/A(3)	N/A(3)	
Release Key (N/Key#)  	N	N	
Ringing Indicator (Y/N)	N	N	
EKTS (Y/N)		N	N	
CACH (Y/N)		N	N	

EWSD			NI-1	
----------------------	------		
(Voice and Data for each B-channel) 
(No D-channel packets) 

Terminal Type		Class 1	

Contact your local Phone Company

Connection charges and monthly service fees vary from state to state. Contact your local phone company for pricing information.

Capability Codes

In the summer of 1994, the National ISDN User's Forum (NIUF) got together and drew up some guidelines for defining the more popular line configurations. These attempt to limit the choices to a few dozen capability sets. We have chosen the NIUF ISDN Capability Sets that seem most logical for the CyberSpace products, and we recommend here a few that will give you the most flexibility.

NIUF Capability codes for ordering ISDN:

NIUF	Cyber	# of	Chan 	  Typical Use
Code	Card	Chan	Type	  Description
-----	-----	-----	-------	  ------------------------------
B.	I	(1B) 	CSD	  64K Internet access (data only)
C.	I,C	(1B) 	CSVD	  64K Internet OR voice
G.	I,C	(2B) 	CSD+CSV   64K Internet AND voice (best
				    choice for 64K Internet and POTS)
I.	I	(2B) 	CSD+CSD   64K or 128K Internet (data only)
J.	I,C	(2B) 	CSD+CSVD  64K Internet and voice, OR 128K 
				    Internet (Good choice for 128K
				    Internet and sporadic POTS)
K.	I,C	(2B) 	CSD+CSVD  same as J but wih some calling 
				    features that are not used by 
				    the CyberSpace cards.
L.	I,C	(2B) 	CSD+CSVD  same as K but with EKTS for an ISDN 
				    telephone set with programmable 
				    feature keys.
M.	I,C	(2B) 	CSVD+CSVD 64K data and Voice, OR 128K data, 
				    OR two voice lines (best choice 
				    for the Commuter Card and the 
				    most flexible choice for the 
				    Internet Card with POTs)

I = Internet Card (The Internet card will work wherever the 
	Commuter card works, but ignores voice features)
C = Commuter Card (The Commuter card DATA feature will work 
	wherever the Internet card works, but voice may not be 
	supported by the Internet line configuration.)
1B = one B-channel
2B = two B-channels
CSD = Circuit switched data on the B-channel
CSV = Circuit switched voice on the B-channel
CSVD = Alternate voice OR data, on demand, on the B-channel
EKTS = Electronic Key Telephone System, which is a phone with 
	intelligent keys and dialing features normally found
	on a business phone. Most ISDN phones were designed 
	for businesses and take advantage of EKTS features.
POTS = Plain Old Telephone. There are special NT1s that will 
	support your analog equipment - such as fax, modem, 
	and analog phone. POTs in this table refers to use 
	of those NT1s.

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