The PTX5000 Packet Transport Router provides high-density 10GbE, 40GbE, and 100GbE interfaces for large networks and network applications, addressing the needs of Internet service providers and high-volume content providers.
Occupying 36 rack units, the PTX5000 can be configured with up to eight FPCs, each capable of connecting two PICs that support a variety of network media types. The PTX Series architecture cleanly separates control operations from packet-forwarding operations, eliminating processing and traffic bottlenecks while enabling the router to deliver extreme performance for both IP and MPLS.
The PTX5000 offers integrated 100GbE coherent dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) interfaces with optical transport network (OTN) framing at industry-leading densities. Fault, configuration, accounting, performance, and security management (FCAPS) support for PTX5000 DWDM interfaces is provided by proNX Service Manager. These advanced capabilities lay the foundation for multilayer convergence in the architecture. The PTX5000 also delivers a full IP feature set, along with high-capacity express MPLS switching and multilayer packet transport manageability.