As you can well imagine, the routing team is buzzing with enthusiasm as the new Cisco RV340 Series launches with great anticipation. The idea for the new models started a few years ago, as a blank piece of paper. This piece of paper quickly filled up with what would define these new VPN Routers in what we call a Product Requirements Document, or PRD. Yes, we love acronyms around here.
I started this document around 2013. The program took on different angles at times, even with different Product Managers, but the focus was always to design, create, craft, build, test, validate, and finally launch the best RV Series we have ever produced. Today, I can officially say we have done that. The long journey has almost been completed.
These models have the most powerful processors we have ever used, they have the best-in-class features, and are easily set-up, configured and deployed with our intuitive user interface and set-up wizards.
The new models include the RV340, RV345, RV345P, and RV340W. The RV340 and RV345 are launching today, the RV340W and RV345P will be available later this year.
The RV340 started as a replacement for today’s RV320. But the specifications quickly escalated as we push the limits of our portfolio. The RV340 has Dual WAN ports and four LAN ports.
The RV345 and RV345P have Dual WAN ports and 16 LAN ports. The RV345P adds PoE (Power over Ethernet ) ports to power devices such as Wireless Access Points or other devices.
Lastly, the RV340W is the most powerful Wireless VPN Router ever in the RV Series portfolio. It is also the first 300 Series Wireless model. This all-in-one networking-in-a-box model is all someone looking for the perfect blend of performance, range, security and reliability for their business network. All of the models use the same processor, same switch and same software.
The RV340 and RV340 are launching now, the RV340W and RV345P will launch later this year, stay tuned in here.
Now for the fun. We are doing a little contest where we are giving away some cool prizes for the next three weeks. The Grand Prize is a new Cisco RV345!
Click on the RV340 Series Router Knowledge Quiz to submit your entry.
We will be asking questions based on the product pages and datasheets. Be ready to answer some questions! Feel free to enter everyday and keep coming back here for updates. Sorry friends, this one is the US only. We promise, the next one will be for more regions!
The Datasheets are available on the product pages by clicking on “Learn More”.
Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From our team to your team,
Marc and the rest of the Cisco Small Business Team