Cisco CRS-1 8-Slot Single-Shelf System

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The Cisco Carrier Routing System 8-slot single-shelf system (CRS) offers industry-leading performance, advanced services intelligence, environmentally aware design, and system longevity. The CRS also uses Cisco IOS XR Software, a unique self-healing, and distributed operating system.

  • Consists of a single, 8-slot, 40-Gbps-per-slot line-card shelf for a total switching capacity of 640 Gbps
  • Features a midplane design based on a line-card shelf built from a line-card chassis
  • Protects investments by using modular services cards (MSCs) and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) that are fully interchangeable across the entire CRS-1 product family

The Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System marks a new era in carrier IP communications by powering the foundation for network and service convergence today while protecting investments for decades to come.