Cisco on Wednesday launched its new Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System (CRS) next generation network router designed to address the needs of delivering video, mobile, data centre and cloud computing services.
Cisco claims that the new router has more than 12 times the traffic capacity of competing products available in market.
It says the router will transform broadband and entertainment services.
The system can support 322 Terabits per second enabling printed collection of the Library of Congress to be downloaded in just over one second. As an instance Cisco says that the system can enable the whole of Chinese population to make simultaneous video calls.
It claims USA-based AT&T has conducted trials of the new system. Keith Cambron, president and CEO, AT&T Labs comments, “We are entering the next stage of global communication and entertainment services and applications, which requires a new set of advanced Internet networking technologies. AT&T’s network handled 40 percent more traffic in 2009 than it did in the previous year, and we continue to see this growth in 2010. Having leading edge experience in managing the largest global data network, we are pleased to continue our close working relationship with Cisco and its groundbreaking Cisco CRS-3 platform.”
The pricing of the system starts at $ 90,000.
Pankaj Patel, senior vice president and general manager, Service Provider Business, Cisco says, “The next generation Internet is upon us and we are confident that the Cisco CRS-3 will play a crucial role as service providers like AT&T deliver an exciting, new array of video, mobile, data center and cloud services. The Cisco CRS-3 is well positioned to carry on the tradition of the Cisco CRS-1, become the flagship router of the future and serves as the foundation for the world’s most intelligent and advanced broadband networks.”