Cisco Systems has announced that Guinness World Records has certified its Carrier Routing System (CRS-1) as the highest capacity Internet router ever developed at 92 terabits.
This system, part of a new class of routing system designed for telecommunications service providers to deliver next-generation data, voice and video services over a converged Internet Protocol (IP) network, was brought to public knowledge last May.
Then, Cisco said CRS-1 it is ideally suited for large-scale, high-bandwidth applications such as video on demand, online gaming, and real-time interactive services, and that the technological advancement of the CRS-1, could, for example, make possible the delivery of high-bandwidth services and applications to entire nations.
Cisco assured that CRS-1 with 92 terabits of bandwidth capacity, when augmented by adequate network and transmission capacity, would be capable of downloading the entire printed collection of the U. S. Library of Congress in 4.6 seconds, as opposed to a dial-up modem transfer rate of 56 thousand bps which would take 82 years. Through this systems 1 billion people at the same time could play an online game, using real-time voice & chat and the entire global population (6.4 billion) could have a simultaneous phone call using Voice-over-IP technology.
The Cisco CRS-1 is currently in field trials and will be available in July 2004. The starting system list price is $450,000 USD.
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