Service providers face the challenge of scaling IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) packet infrastructures to meet ever-growing demands for higher capacity and service availability. The CiscoR 12000 Series Eight-Port OC-48c/STM-16c POS Line Card (8-Port OC-48 POS) delivers state-of-the-art technology to cost-effectively scale carrier-class IP/MPLS packet infrastructures to 50 Mpps per line card. The Cisco 8-Port OC-48 POS Line Card is supported by the Cisco 12800 Routers. The Cisco 12000 Series offers the industry's only field-upgradeable routing solutions that scale from 2.5 Gbps (2.5G)/slot to 40 Gbps (40G)/slot capacity without a forklift upgrade.
The Cisco 8-Port OC-48 POS Line Card features a dedicated Layer 3 forwarding engine that offers a comprehensive IP/MPLS feature set, including advanced quality of service (QoS), accounting (sampled NetFlow), security and traffic control, and committed access rate (CAR)-all at 50 Mpps. Enabling service providers to keep pace with next-generation service expansion, the line card supports more than one million prefixes, up to 256,000 multicast groups, and more than 32,000 lines of access control lists (ACLs), both ingress and egress, at wire speed.