The latest generation of carrier-focused ethernet line cards, the Cisco ASR 9000 Series delivers economical, extensible line-rate Ethernet and IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching edge services. This new Cisco series provides hierarchical quality of service and simultaneous support for both Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, with allowing operators to qualify and stock a single line card that can be deployed in any combination of Layer 2 and Layer 3 applications. With their synchronization circuitry and dedicated backplane timing traces for accessing the route switch?s Stratum-3 subsystem, the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Ethernet Line Cards provide standards-based line-interface functions for enabling transport-class network timing, network-synchronized services and applications. In addition, the series is equipped with Advanced Forward Error Correction, delivering extended performance over an amplified system without the cost of regeneration or transponders.
This is a 2-Port 100GE Packet Transport Optimized line card and requires SFP compatibility.