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Product Line: Cisco A9KMOD160TR
Product Type: Router Module
Original price $0.00 - Original price $970.00
Original price
$0.00 - $970.00
Current price $970.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The A9K-MOD160-TR is a Cisco module designed for packet transport optimization and supports a pluggable form factor. It is equipped to handle a combination of IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN services across various Cisco ASR systems, including the 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001, with compatibility for up to 2 Modular Port Adapters. This module operates within a temperature range of -5°C to 40°C, supports an operating altitude from -60m to 4000m, and conforms to IEEE 802.3 standards for 10 Gigabit Ethernet, showcasing its adaptability for applications such as video-on-demand and cloud-based computing.

Key Feature for the A9KMOD160TR

  • What is the maximum nominal operating temperature for the device?
    The maximum nominal operating temperature is 40 °C.
  • Which Cisco systems are compatible with this hardware?
    The hardware is compatible with the Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001 Systems.
  • Can you describe the port and card density options available?
    Port density can reach up to 2 Modular Port Adapters, while card density varies: 20 for Cisco ASR 9922, 8 for Cisco ASR 9010, and 4 for Cisco ASR 9006.
  • What are the key services supported by this device?
    It supports combined IP, MPLS, Ethernet, Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) Services.
  • What is the operating altitude range for this networking hardware?
    The operating altitude range is from -60m to 4000m.
  • What Ethernet standards does this device comply with?
    It is IEEE 802.3 compliant, supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet PHY Monitoring, IEEE 802.x Flow Control, and operates in full-duplex mode.
  • What are the storage temperature limits?
    Storage temperature ranges from a minimum of -40 °C to a maximum of 75 °C.
  • Is the device certified or listed for safety and reliability?
    Yes, the device is UL Listed and CSA Certified.
  • What software does this networking hardware run?
    It runs Cisco IOS® XR software.
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of this device?
    The device measures 14.5 x 1.72 x 24.25 inches (including ejector levels) and weighs 18lbs.

Product Review

The Cisco A9K-MOD160-TR module offers versatile Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, supporting a mix of IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN services, making it suitable for a range of network demands including video-on-demand and cloud computing. However, its compatibility is limited to specific Cisco ASR systems (9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001), restricting its use to those platforms. Additionally, the requirement for Modular Port Adapters for port expansion may incur additional costs and planning for optimal network design.


The Cisco A9K-MOD160-TR module is a high-performance networking component designed for the Cisco ASR 9000 series routers, including the ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001 systems. This module offers an exceptional blend of Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, supporting a wide array of protocols and technologies such as IP, MPLS, Ethernet, as well as Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN) and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services. It operates on the Cisco IOS® XR software platform, known for its stability and comprehensive feature set. Key highlights of the A9K-MOD160-TR include its ability to enhance packet transport for various applications, including video-on-demand, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), point-to-point video, internet video, and cloud-based computing. Its optimization capabilities make it an ideal choice for networks that demand high bandwidth and low latency for multimedia services. The module's form factor is pluggable, ensuring easy installation and maintenance. It supports up to 2 Modular Port Adapters, allowing for flexible port configuration depending on the network requirements. The port density varies across different chassis: it can accommodate 20 cards in the Cisco ASR 9922, 8 in the ASR 9010, and 4 in the ASR 9006. From a hardware perspective, the A9K-MOD160-TR has been designed to operate within a broad range of environmental conditions: - The maximum nominal operating temperature is set at 40 °C, with short-term operation extending up to 55 °C. - It can function in relative humidity levels ranging from 10% to 85%, ensuring reliability in various installations. - The module is built to handle storage temperatures from -40 °C up to 75 °C, and storage humidity from 5%. - It is operational at altitudes from -60m to 4000m, accommodating diverse geographical deployments. The physical specifications of the module include a size of 14.5 x 1.72 x 24.25 inches, which accounts for the ejector levels, and it weighs 18lbs. This makes it a manageable component in terms of size and weight for data center racks. In terms of connectivity and network standards, the module is Ethernet IEEE 802.3 compliant, supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet PHY monitoring, IEEE 802.x flow control, and full-duplex operation, ensuring high-speed data transfer and reliable network performance.
  • Pluggable form factor for easy integration and maintenance.
  • Supports a wide range of Layer 2 and Layer 3 services including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN.
  • Designed for compatibility with Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001 systems, offering scalable solutions for high-demand networks.
The module also comes with certifications such as UL listed and CSA certified, affirming its safety and reliability standards. These specifications and features make the Cisco A9K-MOD160-TR an essential component for networks that require high performance, flexibility, and reliability.


Model NumberCisco A9K-MOD160-TR
Optimization FocusPacket Transport
Module TypeInsertable Module
Supported ServicesIP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, L3VPN Integration
Operating SystemCisco IOS® XR
System CompatibilityWorks with Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, 9001 Systems
Adapter Ports SupportedMaximum of 2 Modular Port Adapters
Module Capacity20 for ASR 9922, 8 for ASR 9010, 4 for ASR 9006
Peak Operation Temperature40 °C
Operational Humidity Low10%
Operational Humidity High85%
Lowest Storage Temperature-40 °C
Highest Storage Temperature75 °C
Storage Humidity Minimum5%
Usage Elevation-60m to 4000m
Modular Port AdaptersEssential
Dimensions14.5 x 1.72 x 24.25 inches (including ejector levels)
Standards ComplianceUL Listed, CSA Certified
Network StandardsComplies with IEEE 802.3, 10GbE PHY Monitoring, IEEE 802.x Flow Control, Supports Full-Duplex
Lowest Brief Operating Temperature-5 °C
Highest Brief Operating Temperature55 °C
Use CasesVideo-on-demand, IPTV, Bidirectional Video, Internet Video Streaming, Cloud Computing

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