Cisco extends mobile networking portfolio for military

Cisco announced enhancements to its 5900 Series Embedded
Services Router (ESR) product line, including the availability of the Cisco
5915 Embedded Services Router and updates to the Cisco 5940 Embedded Services

The 5900 ESR series of high-performance, ruggedized routers
optimized for mobile and embedded networks expands the capabilities of the
Cisco Mobile Ready
Net solution architecture the Cisco vision for the network of the future that
continuously adapts to allow personnel to connect how, when and where they

The Cisco 5900 ESR series provides the next generation of
mobile networking, enabling greater flexibility and cost-effectiveness for
industrial, commercial, military, homeland security and emergency response

Providing unprecedented network performance, durability and
functionality beyond traditional network boundaries, the flexible, compact form
factor of the Cisco 5900 Series router product line incorporates Cisco IOS
Software with Cisco Mobile Ready Net capabilities to provide secure data, voice
and video communications to stationary and mobile network nodes across wired
and wireless links.

Combined with UHF, VHF, Wi-Fi and other radio platforms,
these services routers enable transparent roaming over multiple wireless
networks, without requiring a connection to central infrastructure.

The 5915 extends the product line with cost-effective
deployments for enterprise and fleet vehicle deployments, with its reduced form
factor and power consumption.

The standards-based 5915 ESR is designed for a wide range of
environmental conditions. It operates reliably in very hot or cold temperatures
and is ruggedized against shock and vibration. It is available in both air and
conduction-cooled models.

Its onboard hardware encryption helps to secure important
operations, including support for high-quality data, voice and multicast video.
It supports the full suite of Cisco VPN technologies.

Additional features include streaming multicast video
support, remote voice services with Cisco Unified Communications Manager
Express, full Quality of Service (QoS) support and embedded security to help
protect the network and data.

Designed as a replacement for the Cisco 3200 Series Mobile Access
Router (MAR), the router is based on 3.5-inch square PCI104 form-factor
industry standard. Combining the router and switch in one board with two Fast
Ethernet routed interfaces and three Fast Ethernet switched interfaces
significantly reduces size. With up to a 400 percent performance boost in PPS
over the MAR, the Cisco 5915 ESR positions itself to support the growing data,
voice, and video requirements going forward.

A full ecosystem of existing complementary products exists
to facilitate the development of new systems incorporating the new Cisco 5915
ESR. The router allows for flexible integration into system integrator

It supports the full suite of Cisco Mobile Ready Net
protocols and enhancements to include Dynamic Link Exchange Protocol (DLEP),
the latest Radio Aware Routing (RAR) addition and OSPF Ad Hoc features such as
overlapping relays and address families.

The extensive performance and resources of the Cisco 5915
ESR can allow customers to take advantage of future capabilities without
replacing hardware.

Government agencies and enterprises rely on the Cisco 5900
Series ESR to help maintain a high level of information sharing by providing
network services for small remote sites, heavy industrial vehicles,
first-responder vehicles, and passenger and freight rail trains.

The Cisco Mobile Ready Net solution with our embedded
routers enables personnel to communicate between vehicles and with distant
command centers, access information from remote cameras and sensors, and
respond rapidly to changing data to help save lives and increase business
effectiveness,” said Brad
Boston, senior vice president, Global Government Solutions Group, Cisco.

Cisco 5940 ESR now boasts up to a 30 percent increase in
performance, Cisco WAAS Express to provide WAN optimization, and support for
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express increased to 150 users.

Recently, Cisco announced
that Charter Communications, a communications and entertainment services
provider and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States, is
deploying the Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System and Cisco ASR 9000 Series
Aggregation Services Routers to deliver enhanced video, data, voice and mobile
backhaul services to residential and commercial customers.

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