Satnews Daily
September 25th, 2013

TeleCommunication Systems (TCS)—Improvement To A Router With A User Base Of $5 Billion (SATCOM)

[SatNews] TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) has begun shipping the TCS Impact TSR network appliance, a new baseband unit that is part of TCS TotalCom portfolio.

It is engineered to replace the Cisco 2811 Integrated Services Router (ISR). About $5 billion of the router model were sold before it reached its end of life, so thousands of defense, federal civilian and commercial organizations that have deployed the 2811 ISR are looking for a refresh option that offers enhanced performance in the same form factor. The patent-pending TCS Impact TSR provides customers a higher performance single rack unit (1RU) solution that delivers enhanced data rates while protecting current investments in interdependent equipment and integration.

The Impact TSR incorporates the latest routing and switching technology from Cisco, including the ESR 5915 router and ESS 2020 switch, providing increased port density and Power over Ethernet on all ports. Additionally, the Impact TSR is designed to fit in the same rack unit space as the Cisco 2811 and enables end users to upgrade the technology in their systems without requiring additional rack space or integration complexity.

Available with an integrated high-performance server option for virtualized environments, the Impact TSR can eliminate dedicated network appliances, thus reducing operational costs, weight and power consumption. A viable option for government and commercial organizations that run virtual machines, the Impact TSR includes an integrated optional server that allows the user to consolidate what were previously dedicated network appliances, such as WAN accelerators, directly into the Impact TSR, resulting in dramatic space and power savings.