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Product Bulletin No. 2449
Announcing New Products for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches
Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch—Setting the new standard for IP Communications and application delivery, end-to-end.
Cisco Systems® continues its innovation and leadership in secure converged end-to-end deployment with the Cisco® Catalyst® 6500 Series. Enhancements include:
•New Supervisor Engine 720 with policy feature card (PFC) 3BXL (PFC3BXL)
•High-density 48-port Gigabit Ethernet fiber module with modular Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) optics
•Support for new 10 Gigabit Ethernet optics over multimode fiber and copper
Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 720 with PFC3BXL
Cisco introduces the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720-3BXL. This new optimized supervisor engine with hardware-based feature set enables applications such as Layer 2 and Layer 3 Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPNs, Ethernet over MPLS, quality of service, and security. It delivers hardware-based services and scalability with a rich suite of security features, such as CPU rate limiters, access control entry counters, multipath Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding, and 802.1x with VLAN. With enhanced security, scalable performance, and support for dense Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, it is ideal for enterprise core and distribution layer, data centers, and WAN edge.
Supervisor Engine 720 with PFC3BXL
High-Performance, 48-Port Mixed-Media (SFP) Gigabit Ethernet Interface
Designed specifically for use with the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720, the 48-port Gigabit Ethernet module is ideal for high-density, high-performance Gigabit aggregation in the distribution, core, and data center. Primary features and benefits provided by this module include:
•Industry-leading fiber optics-based gigabit port densities with modular SFP options, enabling a broader range of deployment options than previously possible
•Scalable and flexible high performance with field upgradable daughter card options supporting distributed Cisco Express Forwarding
•Jumbo frame support, up to 9000 bytes
•"Pay as you grow" investment protection and flexible redeployment options using new, industry-standard SFP high-density modular optics that are hot-pluggable
48-port Gigabit Ethernet Module
Additional Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series product documentation, including family overview, data sheets, and white papers, are available at: http://www.cisco.com/go/catalyst6500.
For additional information or if you have questions, send e-mail to the Catalyst 6500 product marketing team at