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Product Line: Cisco A9KMOD80TR
Product Type: Router Module
Original price $500.00 - Original price $2,074.00
Original price
$500.00 - $2,074.00
Current price $2,074.00
Title: Surplus

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Product Description

The A9K-MOD80-TR is a Cisco modular interface optimized for packet transport, supporting a comprehensive range of services including IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN on a single platform. Designed for compatibility with Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001 systems, it accommodates up to 2 Modular Port Adapters, ensuring flexibility and scalability in network infrastructure. It adheres to IEEE 802.3 standards for Ethernet, operates within a temperature range of -40°C to 75°C for storage, and meets multiple EMC standards including FCC Class A and CISPR 22 Class A, making it suitable for a variety of applications like video-on-demand and cloud-based computing.

Key Feature for the A9KMOD80TR

  • What form factor is used for the optimization packet transport hardware?
    • The hardware uses a pluggable form factor.
  • Which Cisco systems are compatible with this device?
    • It is compatible with the Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001 systems.
  • What types of services does the device support?
    • It supports Combined IP, MPLS, Ethernet, Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services.
  • How many Modular Port Adapters can the device support?
    • Up to 2 Modular Port Adapters.
  • What is the minimum operating temperature?
    • The minimum nominal operating temperature is 5 °C.
  • What is the maximum storage temperature for the device?
    • The maximum storage temperature is 75 °C.
  • What Ethernet standards does the 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.
  • What certification(s) does the device hold?
    • It is UL Listed and CSA Certified.
  • What is the device’s operating altitude range?
    • The operating altitude range is from -60m to 4000m.
  • What software does the device run on?
    • It runs on Cisco IOS® XR software.

Product Review

The Cisco A9K-MOD80-TR module offers comprehensive Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, supporting IP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, and L3VPN, making it versatile for various network applications including video and cloud computing. It is compatible with several Cisco ASR systems (9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001), ensuring integration flexibility within existing infrastructures, but is limited by a requirement for modular port adapters for connectivity expansion. With its operating temperature and humidity ranges, alongside a wide altitude operation range, the module is designed for reliable performance across diverse environmental conditions, though its weight and size may pose challenges for space-constrained installations.


The Cisco A9K-MOD80-TR is a high-capacity, scalable module designed for optimizing packet transport across both Layer 2 and Layer 3 services. This module is engineered to facilitate a seamless integration of IP, MPLS, Ethernet, Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services. It operates on the Cisco IOS® XR software, ensuring a high level of performance, scalability, and resilience. This module is specifically compatible with the Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, and 9001 systems, making it a versatile choice for expanding network capabilities within these platforms. With its pluggable form factor, it allows for easy installation and upgrades, minimizing network downtime and enhancing operational efficiency. The hardware specifications highlight the module's capacity to support up to 2 Modular Port Adapters, enabling significant expansion of network interfaces and services. It has been designed to operate within a wide range of environmental conditions, with an operating temperature range from 5 °C to a maximum short-term temperature of 55 °C, and a relative humidity range from 10% to 85%. Additionally, the module can function at altitudes from -60m to 4000m, ensuring reliability across various geographical locations. Key hardware features include: - Size dimensions of 14.5 x 1.72 x 24.25 inches, including ejector levels, and a weight of 17.5lbs, indicating a compact yet sturdy build. - Compliance with Ethernet IEEE 802.3 standards, including 10 Gigabit Ethernet PHY Monitoring and IEEE 802.x Flow Control for efficient network traffic management. - Full-duplex operation capability, enhancing data transmission rates and network efficiency. The Cisco A9K-MOD80-TR also meets numerous EMC standards, including FCC Class A, ICES 003 Class A, and CISPR 22 (EN55022) Class A, among others, ensuring that the module operates within safe electromagnetic limits. It also holds several certifications such as UL Listed and CSA Certified, indicating adherence to safety and quality standards. Storage conditions for the module are broad, with a temperature range from -40 °C to 75 °C and a humidity range from 5% to 85%, ensuring the module's integrity during non-operational periods. In terms of applications, the Cisco A9K-MOD80-TR is well-suited for handling intensive networking tasks such as video-on-demand, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), point-to-point video, Internet video, and cloud-based computing. Its design and capabilities make it an ideal solution for service providers looking to deliver high-quality, high-demand services efficiently and reliably. To summarize, the Cisco A9K-MOD80-TR module is a comprehensive solution designed to enhance the capacity, performance, and scalability of Cisco ASR 9000 series routers. Its support for a wide range of Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, combined with its robust environmental and EMC standards compliance, makes it a suitable choice for optimizing packet transport in complex network environments.


Item Number and CreatorCisco A9K-MOD80-TR
Optimization forPacket-based Network Transport
Design TypeModular Insertable
Integrated ServicesIP, MPLS, Ethernet, L2VPN, L3VPN Support
Operating SystemCisco IOS® XR
System CompatibilityWorks with Cisco ASR 9922, 9010, 9006, 9001
MPA SupportMaximum of 2 Modular Port Adapters
Lowest Working Temperature5 °C
Minimum Humidity for Operation10%
Highest Humidity for Operation85%
Lowest Temperature for Storage-40 °C
Highest Temperature for Storage75 °C
Lowest Humidity for Storage5%
Altitude for Operation-60m to 4000m
Physical Dimensions14.5 x 1.72 x 24.25 inches (with ejectors)
Mass17.5 pounds
Safety ApprovalsUL Listed, CSA Approved
Ethernet ComplianceIEEE 802.3, 10GbE PHY Monitoring, IEEE 802.x Flow Control, Supports Full Duplex
Critical Operating Temperature Range-5 °C to 55 °C
Electromagnetic CompatibilityFCC Class A, ICES 003 Class A, AS/NZS 3548 Class A, CISPR 22 Class A, VCCI Class A, BSMI Class A, IEC/EN 61000-3-2, IEC/EN 61000-3-3
Use CasesVideo-on-demand, IPTV, point-to-point video, online video, cloud services

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