Cisco updates 5900 Series Embedded Services Router

Cisco announced enhancements to its 5900 Series Embedded Services Router (ESR) product line, including the 5940 ESR and 5915 ESR, to bring improved performance and added features to the ruggedized routers.

The updates expand the capabilities of Cisco Mobile Ready Net solution architecture, establishing a scalable mobile network that connects organizational resources with a high degree of security to connect users how, when and where they need.

The Cisco 5900 Series ESRs are the next generation of mobile and embedded networking, adding flexibility for industrial, commercial, military, homeland security and emergency response applications in even the harshest environments.

The product line incorporates Cisco IOS Software with Cisco Mobile Ready Net capabilities to provide highly secure data, voice and video communications to stationary and mobile network nodes across both wired and wireless links.

When combined with UHF, VHF, Wi-Fi and other radio platforms, these routers enable transparent roaming over multiple wireless networks, without requiring a connection to central infrastructure. The Cisco 5900 Series ESRs extend router functionality with security, link optimization and collaboration in one compact form factor.

Greg Giaquinto, senior aerospace / defense analyst, Forecast International, said: “Cisco has executed numerous updates to the Cisco 5900 Series ESRs, indicating the company’s commitment to meeting the demanding needs of heavy industrial, public safety, transportation and defense markets. Cisco believes government agencies and commercial organizations will leverage these solutions to optimize collaboration between vehicles and rapidly moving tactical teams.”

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