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Product Line: Cisco ME 3600X Series
Product Type: Carrier Ethernet Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $402.00
Original price
$0.00 - $402.00
Current price $402.00
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Product Description

The ME-3600X-24FS-M Cisco features a forwarding bandwidth of 44 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 65 Mbps, supported by 1 GB DRAM and 64 MB of flash memory. Connectivity options include 10/100/1000 BASE-T ports with RJ-45 connectors, 100BASE-FX and -LX with duplex LC receptacle fiber connectors, and 100BASE-BX with a single-fiber LC receptacle connector, alongside comprehensive status indicators for efficient monitoring. Designed for durability and long-term operation, it has an MTBF of 188,372 hours, operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C, and supports both Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN services.

Key Feature for the ME3600X24FSM

  • What is the forwarding bandwidth of this device?
    The forwarding bandwidth is 44 Gbps.
  • How much DRAM is available?
    The device is equipped with 1 GB of DRAM.
  • Can you detail the type of connectors this device supports?
    It supports RJ-45 connectors for 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ports, duplex LC receptacle fiber connectors for 100BASE-FX and -LX, and single-fiber LC receptacle connector for 100BASE-BX.
  • What is the maximum operating temperature?
    The maximum operating temperature is 40 °C.
  • Describe the indicators available on the device.
    The device has per-port status LEDs, power input/output status LED, alarm status LED, Synch E status LED, and system status LED.
  • What is the device's MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)?
    The MTBF is 188,372 hours.
  • What power consumption can be expected during operation?
    The power consumption is 223 W.
  • What are the minimum and maximum AC input voltages?
    The minimum AC input voltage is 100 VAC, and the maximum is 240 VAC.
  • Does the device offer Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN services?
    Yes, it supports both Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN services.
  • What are the device's dimensions and weight?
    The height is 1.72 in, width is 17.50 in, depth is 20.33 in, and it weighs 14.5 lbs.

Product Review

The Cisco ME-3600X-24FS-M offers a forwarding bandwidth of 44 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 65 Mbps, equipped with 1 GB of DRAM and 64 MB of flash memory, ensuring adequate processing power for most network demands. However, its power consumption at 223 W might be considered high for some deployments, especially in environments where energy efficiency is a priority. The device's comprehensive range of connectors, including RJ-45 and various fiber options, along with its operational resilience in temperatures ranging from 0 °C to 40 °C and up to 3000 m in altitude, make it versatile for diverse networking setups.


The Cisco ME-3600X-24FS-M is a high-performance networking device designed to meet the demands of service providers by offering efficient service delivery and scalable connectivity. This device is engineered to support a wide range of applications, including business services such as VPNs, mobile backhaul, and residential services. It features a forwarding bandwidth of 44 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 65 Mbps, ensuring smooth data transmission across networks. With 1 GB of DRAM and 64 MB of flash memory, it provides ample storage for network configurations and software applications. For connectivity, this model includes various connectors to accommodate different network designs. It supports 10/100/1000 BASE-T ports with RJ-45 connectors for copper networking, as well as 100BASE-FX and -LX for duplex LC receptacle fiber connectors, and 100BASE-BX for single-fiber LC receptacle connector, catering to a wide range of fiber optic connections. To assist in monitoring and troubleshooting, the device is equipped with multiple indicators, including per-port status LEDs, power input/output status LED, alarm status LED, Synch E status LED, and system status LED. The Cisco ME-3600X-24FS-M is designed with a compact form factor, having a height of 1.72 inches, a width of 17.50 inches, and a depth of 20.33 inches, and it weighs 14.5 lbs. This makes it suitable for environments where space efficiency is critical. It boasts an impressive MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of 188,372 hours, highlighting its reliability in continuous operation environments. Power consumption is capped at 223 W, and it supports a versatile range of power inputs including a minimum AC input voltage of 100 VAC, a maximum of 240 VAC, and DC input voltages ranging from 18 VDC to 32 VDC and 36 VDC to 72 VDC, making it adaptable to various power supplies. Environmental resilience is another key feature of the Cisco ME-3600X-24FS-M. It operates effectively in temperatures ranging from 0 °C to 40 °C and can be stored in temperatures ranging from -25 °C to 70 °C. Its operational altitude reaches up to 3000 m, and it can withstand relative humidity levels from 5% to 95% (non-condensing), ensuring performance in diverse environmental conditions. Additionally, the device operates at an acoustic noise level of 43 dB (LpA), with a sound power level of 5.4 Bel (LwA), minimizing noise in workspaces. Key features include: - Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN services, providing versatile and secure connectivity options for different networking needs. - A comprehensive range of connectors for flexible network integration, including RJ-45 and LC receptacle fiber connectors. - Durable design with an extensive MTBF, ensuring long-term reliability and performance. In summary, the Cisco ME-3600X-24FS-M is a versatile and efficient solution for service providers looking to deliver a variety of services with high reliability and performance. Its comprehensive connectivity options, environmental resilience, and compact design make it an ideal choice for a wide array of networking applications.


Part NumberCisco ME-3600X-24FS-M
Switching Capacity44 Gbps
Throughput65 Mpps
System Memory1 GB DRAM
Storage Memory64 MB Flash
Buffer Size64 MB
Interface OptionsGigabit Ethernet Ports: RJ-45, Fast Ethernet SFP: LC Duplex, Fast Ethernet BiDi SFP: LC Simplex
Diagnostic LEDsIndividual Port Indicators, Power Status, Alert Indicator, Synchronization Status, System Operation
Unit Height1.72 inches
Unit Width17.50 inches
Unit Depth20.33 inches
Device Weight14.5 pounds
Reliability188,372 hours MTBF
Energy Use223 Watts
AC Voltage Range100 VAC to 240 VAC
DC Voltage Range18 VDC to 32 VDC, 36 VDC to 72 VDC
Operational Temp Range0 °C to 40 °C
Max. Operational Altitude3000 meters
Humidity Tolerance5% to 95% non-condensing
Noise Level43 dB A-weighted, 5.4 Bels weighted
Storage Temp Range-25 °C to 70 °C
Max. Storage Altitude15,000 feet
VPN CapabilitySupports L2 and L3 VPN

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