5900 Series Embedded Services Routers – 5 x 10/100Base-TX LAN
The Cisco® 5900 Series Embedded Services Routers (ESRs) are optimized for mobile and embedded networks that require IP routing and services. The flexible, compact form factor of the Cisco 5900 ESRs, complemented by Cisco IOS® Software and Cisco Mobile Ready Net capabilities, provide highly secure data, voice, and video communications to stationary and mobile network nodes across wired and wireless links.
The Cisco 5915 ESR is a high-performance, ruggedized router 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. With onboard hardware encryption, the Cisco 5915 ESR offloads encryption processing from the routing engine to provide highly secure yet scalable video, voice, and data services for mobile and embedded outdoor networks. The router offers high performance, five Fast Ethernet interfaces (two routed and three switched), and a rich Cisco IOS Software feature set, providing investment protection for customers deploying bandwidth-intensive applications in mobile or embedded networks in heavy industrial, public safety, transportation, defense, and energy markets.
The Cisco 5915 ESR is a standards-based PCI-104 router and switch card that is available in both air- and conduction-cooled models. At only 96 x 101 mm (roughly 3.775 x 4 inches), the Cisco 5915 ESR solves critical size, weight, power, price, performance, and cooling challenges. The card is designed as a replacement for the Cisco 3200 Series Mobile Access Router. Cisco has an ecosystem of partners and systems integrators that embed Cisco 5915 ESRs into industry-standard, commercially available enclosures and custom enclosures, tailored to the unique environments in which these routers are deployed.
The Cisco 5915 ESR provides remote and mobile connectivity, securely extending enterprise network resources to heavy industrial, public safety, transportation, and defense markets. These highly scalable solutions establish mobile networks for small remote sites, heavy industrial vehicles, first-responder vehicles, armored vehicles, and passenger and freight rail trains.
To ensure transparent connectivity to the roaming vehicle network, Cisco has integrated standards-based Mobile IP software into the Cisco IOS Software running on the Cisco 5915 ESR. Mobile IP allows transparent roaming over multiple wireless networks. For mission-critical mobile communications, you can deploy the Cisco 5915 ESR with the capability to take advantage of the Cisco Mobile Ready Net, with the following features:
● Access to mission-critical information: Transparent access and transfer of voice, data, and video information
● Infrastructure-less networking: Reaching beyond the range of a fixed network
● Self-forming temporary ability: Immediate connection with no preconfiguration of peers required; no need for connectivity to the centralized network
The Cisco 5915 ESR extends IP networks to outdoor locations when integrated into environmentally hardened enclosures or other outdoor infrastructures, enabling systems integrators to offer custom solutions tailored to meet their customers’ needs. Systems integrators also can embed the Cisco 5915 ESR into existing outdoor infrastructure such as border security systems to tie remote networks into a manageable, highly secure IP network. For example, the Cisco 5915 ESR provides a high-performance router for aggregating peripheral devices onto an IP network, including video surveillance cameras and chemical sensors.
On-Demand Network Connectivity
In disaster situations, regular network connectivity is often not available because of damaged network infrastructure or the lack of network capacity. In these situations, the Cisco 5915 ESR provides on-demand network connectivity for homeland-security and emergency-response applications. Government response teams and tactical military teams must have a versatile network platform with the following characteristics:
● High performance in a small form factor
● Low power consumption
● Ability to handle harsh environments
● Sophisticated networking capabilities such as quality of service (QoS) to ensure the most important data gets through when links are degraded
● Security to protect the network and the data transmitted over the network
● Remote voice services with Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (Cisco Unified CME)
● Streaming multicast video support