Cisco Announces new CRS-3 Carrier Routing System

Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing SystemCisco, the world’s leader in networking, has announced on Tuesday a major advancement in Internet networking – the Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System (CRS).

The router is designed to “to serve as the foundation of the next-generation Internet and set the pace for the astonishing growth of video transmission, mobile devices and new online services through this decade and beyond.”

The Cisco CRS-3 is capable of transmitting 322 Terabits of data per second. That triples the capacity of the CRS-1, it’s predecessor. With that speed, you can even download the entire printed collection of the Library of Congress in a little over than 1 second or you can stream every movie created in just less than four minutes.

Cisco Senior Vice President and General Manager, said:

“The next generation Internet is upon us and we are confident that the Cisco CRS-3 will play a crucial role as service providers like AT&T deliver an exciting, new array of video, mobile, data center and cloud services.  The Cisco CRS-3 is well positioned to carry on the tradition of the Cisco CRS-1, become the flagship router of the future and serves as the foundation for the world’s most intelligent and advanced broadband networks.”

How much? $90,000 US.

Video: Introducing the Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System

Video: Scale up to 322 Tbps with Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System