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Cisco SPA-8XOC3-POS 8-Ports POS Shared Adapter Refurbished

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Short Description:
SPA-8XOC3-POS 8-Ports OC-3/STM-1 POS Shared Port Adapter Expansion Module | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Product Overview of the Cisco SPA-8XOC3-POS 8-Port Adapter

The Cisco SPA-8XOC3-POS is a cutting-edge networking solution designed to enhance connectivity and performance in a variety of networking environments. This expansion module provides 8 ports supporting OC-3/STM-1 speeds, making it a versatile choice for businesses and organizations seeking high-speed data transfer capabilities. In this detailed exploration, we will delve into the key features, functionalities, and applications of the Cisco SPA-8XOC3-POS, shedding light on its role in modern networking setups.

Key Features

  • Port Configuration: The Cisco SPA-8XOC3-POS offers 8 ports, each supporting OC-3/STM-1 speeds. This high port density makes it an ideal choice for networks with demanding data transfer requirements. The module's ability to handle multiple connections simultaneously contributes to its efficiency and scalability.
  • POS (Packet over SONET/SDH) Support: The POS technology employed by the Cisco SPA-8XOC3-POS facilitates efficient packet transmission over SONET/SDH networks. This ensures reliable and high-performance data delivery, making it suitable for a wide range of networking applications.
  • Shared Port Adapter (SPA) Architecture: The shared port adapter architecture allows for flexibility in deploying different types of interfaces on a single expansion module. This modularity enables users to customize their network configurations according to specific needs, optimizing resource utilization.
  • Hot-Swappable Design: One of the standout features of the Cisco SPA-8XOC3-POS is its hot-swappable design. This means that modules can be replaced or added without interrupting the operation of the entire system. This feature contributes to increased uptime and simplified maintenance procedures.

Functionalities and Applications

  • High-Speed Data Transfer: With support for OC-3/STM-1 speeds, the Cisco SPA-8XOC3-POS ensures high-speed data transfer, making it suitable for bandwidth-intensive applications. This is particularly valuable in environments where large volumes of data need to be transmitted quickly and efficiently.
  • Scalability: The modular design of the SPA-8XOC3-POS allows for easy scalability. As network demands grow, additional modules can be added to accommodate increased data traffic. This scalability makes it a future-proof solution for evolving networking requirements.
  • Versatility in Networking Environments: Whether used in enterprise networks, service provider networks, or data centers, the Cisco SPA-8XOC3-POS exhibits versatility. Its compatibility with different networking setups and configurations makes it a valuable asset in diverse environments.
  • Redundancy and Reliability: The module's hot-swappable design contributes to system redundancy and reliability. In the event of a module failure, the hot-swappable feature allows for quick replacement, minimizing downtime and ensuring continuous network operation.
  • Quality of Service (QoS) Support: The Cisco SPA-8XOC3-POS is equipped with QoS features, allowing for the prioritization of network traffic. This ensures that critical data receives preferential treatment, optimizing overall network performance.

Security Features

  • Secure Data Transmission: The Cisco SPA-8XOC3-POS incorporates security features to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of transmitted data. This is particularly crucial in environments where sensitive information is being transferred across the network.
  • Access Control: Access control mechanisms are in place to restrict unauthorized access to the module's configuration and management interfaces. This helps prevent malicious activities and unauthorized configuration changes.
  • Authentication Protocols: The module supports various authentication protocols, adding an extra layer of security. This ensures that only authenticated users can access and configure the SPA-8XOC3-POS, enhancing overall network security.

Benefits of Cisco SPA-8XOC3-POS Expansion Module

Increased Bandwidth

By providing eight OC-3/STM-1 ports, the Cisco SPA-8XOC3-POS expansion module significantly increases available bandwidth, allowing organizations to accommodate growing data traffic and support bandwidth-intensive applications without performance degradation.

Enhanced Reliability

The use of OC-3/STM-1 technology ensures high reliability and fault tolerance, minimizing the risk of network outages and downtime. This is critical for businesses and service providers that rely on continuous connectivity to deliver services and maintain productivity.

Simplified Management

With its modular design and compatibility with Cisco routers, the Cisco SPA-8XOC3-POS expansion module simplifies network management tasks such as configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting. This reduces operational complexity and overhead, allowing IT staff to focus on strategic initiatives and business priorities.


The scalability and advanced features of the Cisco SPA-8XOC3-POS expansion module future-proof network infrastructure investments, enable organizations to adapt to evolving technology trends and emerging business requirements. This ensures long-term competitiveness and agility in an increasingly digital landscape.

General Information about this Cisco SPA-8XOC3-POS 8-Port Adapter

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# SPA-8XOC3-POS
  • Device Type: Expansion Module
  • Interface: 8 Ports

Technical Information of Cisco Expansion Module

  • Application/Usage: Data Networking
  • Form Factor: Plug-in Module
  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 8
  • Expansion Slot Type: SFP

Outline, the Cisco SPA-8XOC3-POS stands as a powerful and versatile networking solution, offering a range of features and functionalities that cater to the demands of modern networking environments. With its high-speed data transfer capabilities, scalability, and robust security features, this expansion module is well-suited for diverse applications, from enterprise networks to service provider setups. The hot-swappable design and shared port adapter architecture further enhance its appeal, making it a reliable and flexible choice for those seeking an efficient solution for their networking needs. As technology continues to evolve, the Cisco SPA-8XOC3-POS remains at the forefront, providing a solid foundation for high-performance and secure networking.

Product Condition:
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