Cisco 5940 Embedded Services Router

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Deploy Reliable Spontaneous Mobile Networks

Employ spontaneous mobile networks that are reliable and highly secure. Cisco 5940 Embedded Services Routers operate even in harsh environments, such as those with rough terrain and extreme weather.

Deploy rugged Cisco 5940 Embedded Services Routers (ESRs) for mobile and embedded networks that require IP routing and services. These routers:

  • Are designed for use in harsh environments
  • Have a flexible, compact form factor (about the size of a 4x6 photograph)
  • Are complemented by Cisco IOS Software and Cisco Mobile Ready Net capabilities

Cisco 5940 ESRs also provide highly secure and scalable data, voice, and video communications to stationary and mobile network nodes across wired and wireless links.

Feature and Capabilities

The Cisco 5940 ESR:

  • Supports multiple applications while running concurrently over wired or wireless networks
  • Solves critical size, weight, and power challenges
  • Offers onboard hardware encryption to offload encryption processing from the router
  • Provides investment protection for bandwidth-intensive applications

These high-performance routers also include four Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and a comprehensive Cisco IOS Software feature set. These components help protect your investment in deploying bandwidth-intensive applications in mobile or embedded networks in markets such as:

  • Public safety
  • Transportation
  • Defense
  • Heavy construction
  • Mining

The Cisco 5940 is a 3U Compact PCI router card that is available in both air- and conduction-cooled models. Cisco systems integrator partners can embed Cisco 5900 Series Embedded Services Router cards into industry-standard, commercially available enclosures and custom enclosures. These enclosures are tailored to the unique environments in which these routers are deployed.

Specifications at a Glance

Form Factor
(~100mm x 160mm)
Ports 4 GE Routed
(64 byte frames)
~972 kpps
(RAM Flash)
256 MB Flash
~ 19 watts
IOS Feature Sets Advanced Enterprise Services
CME Support
(# Devices)
WAAS Express Support
(# Connections)
Cisco IP Multiplexing Available
Environmental Conduction Cooled -40°C to +85°C
Air Cooled -18°C to +52°C

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