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November 8, 2010

Cisco introduces 5940 Embedded Services Router for mobile network

Reliable operation in extreme temperatures, under shock and vibration conditions

By CBR Staff Writer

Cisco has introduced the 5940 Embedded Services Router (ESR), a ruggedised router optimised for mobile and embedded networks that require IP routing and services.

The new router extends organisational resources with a high degree of security to employees in the field within the public safety, transportation, construction, mining and defense markets.

The company said that the new router establishes a scalable mobile network in first-responder vehicles, armoured vehicles, and passenger and freight rail trains.

The 5940 ESR is designed for use in harsh environments offering reliable operation in extreme temperatures and under shock and vibration conditions typical for mobile applications in rugged terrain.

In addition, 5940 ESR compact form factor is complemented by the company’s IOS Software and Mobile Ready Net capabilities, that provide secure data, voice and video communications to stationary and mobile network nodes across wired and wireless links.

Cisco research & advanced development senior vice president Brad Boston said the 5940 router is a key element of the offering architecture that defines the company’s vision for the mobile network of the future, a network that continuously adapts, enabling people to connect and communicate how, when and where they need to.

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"Without relying on predefined fixed infrastructure, the 5940 can deliver versatile, military-qualified mobile networking designed specifically for the most demanding conditions," Boston said.

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