Cisco Systems has launched a new carrier core routing system for organisations moving towards voice and data convergence.
The CRS-1 8-Slot Single-Shelf System extends the CRS-1 family Cisco launched earlier this year.
The eight-slot product provides 640Gbps of total switching capacity - half the capacity of the previously announced Cisco CRS-1 16-Slot System.
High-capacity routers are necessary as users move towards adopting "triple play" applications, which see voice, data and video going across the same converged networks.
The CRS-1 8-Slot Single-Shelf System costs from £130,000.
Cisco has also announced a router development alliance with Fujitsu of Japan, which will see the two companies concentrate on introducing enhanced router operating software. New products from the alliance will first be sold in the Asia market.