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Product Line: Cisco CISCO2901-16TS/K9
Product Type: Router
Original price $0.00 - Original price $1,866.00
Original price
$0.00 - $1,866.00
Current price $1,866.00
Title: Surplus

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Product Description

The CISCO2901-16TS/K9 features dual Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 network ports and a comprehensive management interface including one RJ-45 Serial Console, one AUX, one mini-USB (Type B) Console, and two USB 2.0 (Type A) ports. It supports significant expansion and customization through four EHWIC slots, two DSP (PVDM) slots, and one ISM slot, with a HWIC-16A module included. The system is equipped with 512 MB of DRAM and 256 MB of flash memory, both expandable to 2 GB and 8 GB respectively, and operates within a power range of 40 Watts to 175 Watts depending on configuration, all within a 1RU rack-mountable form factor.

Key Feature for the CISCO2901-16TS/K9

  • What type of network ports does this device have?
    The device is equipped with 2 Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 ports.
  • How many module slots are available in the device?
    There are 4 EHWIC slots, 2 DSP (PVDM) slots, and 1 ISM slot available.
  • What management ports are included?
    It includes 1 RJ-45 Serial Console, 1 AUX, 1 mini-USB (Type B) Console, and 2 USB 2.0 (Type A) ports.
  • What is the maximum DRAM and Flash memory supported?
    The device supports up to 2 GB of DRAM and up to 8 GB of Flash memory.
  • Are any modules included with the device?
    Yes, 1 HWIC-16A module is included with the device.
  • What are the power supply options available?
    The device has AC and PoE power supply options, with 1 AC Internal power supply included.
  • Does this device support Remote Power Supply (RPS)?
    No, RPS support is not available for this device.
  • What are the typical and maximum power consumption values?
    Typical power consumption is 40 Watts, with a maximum of 150 Watts using AC power supply and 175 Watts with PoE power supply.
  • What are the operating temperature conditions?
    At a maximum altitude of 5,906 feet, it operates between 32 to 104ºF, and at 9,843 feet, between 32 to 77ºF.
  • What rack mount options are available and what is the size?
    Rack mounts are included, with the device sized as 1RU.

Product Review

The Cisco CISCO2901-16TS/K9 offers a versatile array of connectivity options, including 2 Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 ports and a comprehensive set of management ports, enhancing its functionality for diverse network configurations. However, its initial DRAM and flash memory capacities may be limiting for advanced applications, though they are expandable to 2 GB and 8 GB, respectively, to accommodate growth. Additionally, the unit's lack of support for external Redundant Power Supplies (RPS) could be a drawback for environments requiring high availability.


The Cisco CISCO2901-16TS/K9 integrates key networking functions into a single, comprehensive solution designed for efficient and reliable data, voice, video, and mobility services. This model is equipped with 2 Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 network ports for high-speed connectivity and various management ports including a serial console, AUX, a mini-USB Type B console, and two USB 2.0 Type A ports for flexible administration. At the heart of its modular architecture, the device features four Enhanced High-Speed WAN Interface Card (EHWIC) slots, two Digital Signal Processor (DSP) slots for voice and video services, and one Internal Services Module (ISM) slot, offering significant expansion capabilities. The package includes one HWIC-16A module, enhancing its immediate usability for complex network setups. Memory and storage are critical for sustained performance in networking equipment. The CISCO2901-16TS/K9 comes with 512 MB of DRAM and 256 MB of flash memory pre-installed, supporting upgrades up to 2 GB and 8 GB respectively. This scalability ensures that the router can handle evolving network demands and complex operations. Power efficiency and options are well-considered with an internal AC power supply provided, and it supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) for driving PoE-capable devices directly from the router. Although it does not support an external Redundant Power Supply (RPS), it offers a broad AC input voltage range of 100 to 240 VAC, auto-ranging, and operates efficiently within a power draw of 40 watts typically, scaling up to 150 watts with the AC power supply or 175 watts with the PoE power supply. Physical specifications are compact and rack-mountable in a 1-RU form factor, with dimensions of 1.75 x 17.25 x 17.3 inches, making it suitable for standard equipment racks. The device is designed to operate reliably in a wide range of temperatures and altitudes, ensuring stability and performance in various environmental conditions. Key hardware features include: -
  • USB Console Port (Type B) supporting speeds up to 115.2 kbps,
  • Serial Console and Auxiliary Ports for traditional management,
  • Comprehensive power supply options with AC and PoE capabilities.
The Cisco CISCO2901-16TS/K9 is engineered for businesses requiring a versatile networking platform that can adapt to changing needs. Its modular design, coupled with upgradeable memory and flash capacities, ensures longevity and a high return on investment. This router is an effective solution for organizations looking to consolidate their networking hardware into a single, efficient device capable of supporting a wide array of services and applications.


Item Number and Maker CISCO2901-16TS/K9 by Cisco
Network Interfaces Two Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 Ports
Administrative Interfaces One RJ-45 Serial Console, One AUX, One mini-USB (Type B) Console, Two USB 2.0 (Type A) Ports
Expansion Slots and Compatibility Four Enhanced High-Speed WAN Interface Card Slots, Two Digital Signal Processor Slots, One Internal Services Module Slot
Included Expansion Modules One HWIC-16A Module
Memory Configuration 512 MB Standard, Upgradable to 2 GB
Storage Memory 256 MB Standard, Upgradable to 8 GB
Power Supply Unit One Built-In AC Power Supply
Included Rack Mounting Kit Standard 1-Rack Unit Size
USB Console Interface (Type B) One, with Speeds up to 115.2 kbps
Serial Console Interface One
Serial Auxiliary Interface One
Power Supply Variants AC and Power Over Ethernet Options
Redundant Power System Compatibility Unsupported
AC Power Input Specifications 100 to 240 VAC Auto-Sensing
Input Frequency Range 47 to 63 Hz
Current Draw at AC Power Input (Max) 1.5 to 0.6A
Maximum Surge Current Less than 50A
Power Consumption without Modules (Watts) 40W
Max Power with AC Supply (Watts) 150W
Max Power with PoE Supply (Watts) 175W
Available PoE Power from AC Supply (Watts) 130W
Unit Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth) 1.75 x 17.25 x 17.3 inches
Rack Unit Height 1RU
Operational Temperature at 1,800m Altitude 32 to 104ºF
Operational Temperature at 3,000m Altitude 32 to 77ºF

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