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Product Description

The ROSA-EM-BASE-AC is a Cisco-based network monitoring hardware designed for rack mount installation with a form factor of 3.5 in. height, 19 in. width, and 18.5 in. depth, weighing approximately 11 lbs. It operates on a dual AC power supply with 120 VAC / 230 VAC and a frequency of 50/60 Hz, suitable for monitoring and controlling transmission networks across various sites. The device supports element management system applications and is equipped to be mounted in 2 racks, optimizing space and efficiency in network operations centers.


  • What is the primary application of the Version Dual AC?
    The primary application is to monitor and control the transmission network of headends, hub sites, HFC outside plants, and transmitter sites.
  • Can the Version Dual AC be used with an Element Management System?
    Yes, it is designed for use with an Element Management System.
  • What are the dimensions of the Version Dual AC?
    It has a height of 3.5 inches, a width of 19 inches, and a depth of 18.5 inches.
  • How much does the Version Dual AC weigh?
    It weighs approximately 11 lbs.
  • Is the Version Dual AC suitable for rack mount installation?
    Yes, it is designed with a rack mount form factor and fits in a standard 19-inch rack.
  • How many racks does the Version Dual AC support?
    It supports 2 racks.
  • What power specifications does the Version Dual AC operate on?
    It operates on 120 VAC / 230 VAC, 50/60 Hz.
  • What is the form factor of the Version Dual AC?
    The form factor is rack mount.
  • Can the Version Dual AC be used internationally?
    Yes, with its 120 VAC / 230 VAC power supply and 50/60 Hz frequency support, it can be used internationally.
  • Is the Version Dual AC designed for a specific type of network?
    It is designed specifically for monitoring and controlling the transmission network in various sites including headends, hub sites, and HFC outside plants.

Product Review

The CISCO ROSA-EM-BASE-AC, with its dual AC version, excels in monitoring and controlling transmission networks across various sites due to its comprehensive element management system capabilities. Its rack-mount form factor, fitting a standard 19-inch width and occupying 2 rack units with its 3.5-inch height, ensures compatibility with existing infrastructure but requires careful consideration of space allocation given its 18.5-inch depth. While its versatility is supported by a power input range of 120 VAC / 230 VAC at 50/60 Hz, the unit's weight of 11 lbs may necessitate careful planning for physical installation and maintenance activities.


The CISCO ROSA-EM-BASE-AC is a dedicated hardware solution designed for monitoring and controlling the transmission network across various critical points such as headends, hub sites, HFC outside plants, and transmitter sites. This version, featuring a dual AC power supply, ensures continuous operation even in the face of power supply failures, making it an essential component for maintaining network integrity and performance. With a form factor designed for rack mounting, the device occupies a minimal footprint in equipment rooms. It measures 3.5 inches in height, 19 inches in width, and 18.5 inches in depth, conforming to standard rack dimensions and ensuring compatibility with existing setups. Despite its compact size, it's built to accommodate the needs of a demanding network environment. The device weighs approximately 11 lbs, making it lightweight enough for easy installation yet sturdy enough to withstand the rigors of constant operation. It has been engineered for use with Element Management Systems, indicating its role in a broader network management framework where it functions as a critical node for overseeing and controlling network elements. Key hardware specifications include: - Dual AC power inputs for redundancy, accepting both 120 VAC and 230 VAC, which allows it to be deployed in a variety of geographical locations without the need for additional power conversion equipment. - Operating frequency support for both 50 Hz and 60 Hz, enhancing its utility across different power grids worldwide, ensuring that it can adapt to the local power standards of virtually any installation site. - Capacity for housing in 2 racks, providing ample space for network management hardware while maintaining a compact form factor that minimizes space utilization in crowded equipment rooms.
  • Dual AC Power Supply: Ensures uninterrupted operation and system reliability.
  • Compact Form Factor: Designed for efficient use of rack space in data centers or network rooms.
  • Universal Power Compatibility: Supports both 120 VAC and 230 VAC inputs at 50/60 Hz, facilitating global deployment without additional hardware.
The CISCO ROSA-EM-BASE-AC is specifically tailored for tasks involving the oversight and management of the transmission network's infrastructure. Its design reflects a deep understanding of the needs of network operators, providing a reliable, efficient, and scalable solution for managing complex network environments. The hardware's specifications are a testament to Cisco's commitment to quality and reliability, offering network administrators a tool that not only meets but exceeds the rigorous demands of modern network management. Whether deployed in small networks or scaled up to manage larger infrastructures, this device stands ready to deliver performance, reliability, and control, making it a valuable asset for any organization looking to maintain optimal network operations.


Manufacturer CISCO
Configuration Two Power Supplies (AC)
Utility Supervise and manage broadcast distribution networks at main stations, local hubs, exterior HFC systems, and broadcasting stations
Design Designed for rack installation
Vertical Size 3.5 inches
Horizontal Measurement 19 inches
Front-to-Back Distance 18.5 inches
Mass Approximately 11 pounds
Compatibility Compatible with Element Management Systems
Rack Units 2 Units
Electrical Requirements 120 VAC / 230 VAC
Operational Frequency 50/60 Hz

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