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Product Line: Cisco NCS 1000 Series
Product Type: Network Convergence System
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Product Description

The NCS1004 features a compact 2 RU form factor and supports up to 4 line card slots, designed for high-density networking environments. It requires a maximum power consumption of 480 W and operates efficiently within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C, ensuring reliability under various conditions. Compatible with IOS X.R 7.0.1 or above, this device offers dual redundant and field-replaceable power supply units and fans, alongside a comprehensive LED system including Attention, Client, DWDM Port, Fan, and PSU indicators for efficient monitoring and maintenance.

FAQs for the NCS1004

  • What is the form factor of the device?
    The device has a 2 RU form factor.
  • How many line card slots does it have?
    It features 4 line card slots.
  • What software is compatible with this networking hardware?
    It is compatible with IOS X.R 7.0.1 or above.
  • What is the maximum power consumption?
    The maximum power consumption is 480 W.
  • What are the dimensions of the device?
    Width: 17.4 in., Depth: 19 in., Height: 3.5 in.
  • What is the typical power consumption?
    Typical power consumption is 250 W.
  • How many power supply units are included?
    There are 2 power supply units, which are redundant and field replaceable.
  • What types of LEDs are present on the device?
    It has Attention LED, Client and DWDM Port LEDs, Fan LED, and PSU LED.
  • What is the operating temperature range?
    The operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C.
  • How many fans does the device include, and what type are they?
    It includes 3 fans, which are redundant and field replaceable.

Product Review

The CISCO NCS1004 occupies a 2 RU form factor, supporting four line card slots and dual redundant, field-replaceable power supply units, ensuring high availability and ease of maintenance. With software compatibility starting from IOS XR 7.0.1, it offers a forward-looking platform but requires familiarity with the latest IOS versions for optimal performance. However, its maximum power consumption of 480W might be a concern for energy-conscious deployments, despite its typical consumption being significantly lower at 250W.


The CISCO NCS1004 is a high-capacity transport platform designed for high-bandwidth applications, encapsulating a blend of efficiency and scalability within its 2 RU form factor. This device is engineered to support the complex requirements of modern networking environments, making it a suitable choice for service providers and enterprises looking to optimize their optical networking capabilities. At the heart of the CISCO NCS1004 are its four line card slots, which provide flexibility and scalability for network expansion. These slots are complemented by the device's compatibility with IOS X.R 7.0.1 or above, allowing for seamless integration into existing network infrastructures and the utilization of the latest software features and security enhancements. Power efficiency is a critical aspect of the CISCO NCS1004, with a maximum power consumption of 480 W and a typical power consumption of 250 W. This efficiency is crucial for reducing operational costs and supporting sustainable networking practices. The device also features two redundant and field-replaceable power supply units, ensuring uninterrupted performance and reliability. The hardware specifications of the CISCO NCS1004 include: - Width: 17.4 in. - Depth: 19 in. - Height: 3.5 in. - Weight: 9.73 kg These dimensions underscore the device's compact and space-efficient design, making it an ideal solution for data centers and network nodes with limited space. Key features of the CISCO NCS1004 include:
  • LED indicators for system monitoring, including Attention LED, Client and DWDM Port LEDs, Fan LED, and PSU LED, providing immediate visual feedback on the system's status.
  • Three redundant and field-replaceable fans, ensuring optimal cooling and system reliability under various operating conditions.
  • Emissions compliance with multiple international standards, including EN55022 Class A and CISPR22 Class A, affirming the device's adherence to global regulatory requirements.
Operating in environments with temperatures ranging from 0 °C to 40 °C and storage temperatures from -28 °C to 70 °C, the CISCO NCS1004 is built to withstand a wide array of environmental conditions. This resilience is complemented by its support for relative humidity levels from 5% (noncondensing) to 85% (noncondensing), ensuring stable operation in varying climatic conditions. In conclusion, the CISCO NCS1004 combines efficient power consumption, a compact form factor, and scalable performance capabilities. Its design accommodates the needs of high-capacity networks, making it a versatile and reliable choice for service providers and enterprises aiming to enhance their optical networking infrastructure.


Part NumberCISCO NCS1004
Line Card Slots Available4
Compatible SoftwareIOS X.R 7.0.1 or higher
Device Size2 RU
Peak Power Usage480 W
Average Power Usage250 W
Product Width17.4 inches
Product Depth19 inches
Product Height3.5 inches
Product Weight9.73 kg
Indicator LightsYes
Types of IndicatorsAttention, Client and DWDM Port, Fan, Power Supply Unit LEDs
Lowest Operating Temperature0 °C
Highest Operating Temperature40 °C
Lowest Storage Temperature-28 °C
Highest Storage Temperature70 °C
Operating Humidity Range5% to 85% (Noncondensing)
Power Supplies Count2
Type of Power SupplyRedundant, Field Replaceable
Fan Count3
Fan CharacteristicsRedundant, Field Replaceable
Regulatory Standards ComplianceEN55022 Class A, CISPR22 Class A, ICES-003 Class A, EN 300 386 Class A, VCCI Class A, KN22 Class A

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