Cisco high-end routers get connectivity boost

Cisco Systems' new port adapter for its high-end routers is intended to allow users to transmit IP traffic at ATM speeds without implementing ATM.

Cisco recently announced the Packet-over-SONET (POS) port adapter for its Cisco 7500 and 7200 series routers. Designed for large enterprises and service providers, the POS port adapter gives users more flexible connectivity options than previous-generation POS modules, Cisco says.

It also brings POS connectivity to the 7200 series routers for the first time, according to the company.