NewsByte 12 September 2001

Cisco 7300 Series, Cisco 7600 Series Offer Multiprotocol Routing Capability with OC-48 Scalability

Cisco Systems, Inc. today bolstered its next-generation routing portfolio, adding new mid-range capabilities to its lineup with the introduction of the Cisco 7300 Series Internet Router and enhancements to the Cisco 7600 Series Internet Router. These new products deliver high-performance application combinations and services for enterprise and service provider customers and offer multiprotocol routing that scales to OC-48 speeds.

Part of Cisco AVVID, the Architecture for Voice, Video and Integrated Data for enterprise customers, Cisco's mid-range optical routers are designed for the network edge where rich high-performance services are implemented to enable profitability and enhanced business agility. Cisco provides these capabilities with its newest advances, the Cisco 7300, and additions to the Cisco 7600 Series-the Cisco 7603 and Cisco 7606. The Cisco 7300, Cisco 7603 and Cisco 7606 also create opportunities for service providers to offer high-value, differentiated services, and for enterprises to develop the advanced network infrastructure necessary to succeed in high-traffic enterprise environments. As part of the Cisco 7000 family of routers, these new mid-range routers reduce network complexity and cost of ownership by enabling consolidated delivery of multiple, simultaneous applications, such as voice over IP, virtual private networks (VPN), and Layer 7 content recognition and switching, on the same high-performance, extensible platform.