Cisco, (Networking major) on Tuesday showcased three networking products conceptualized and designed in India that it says will enable the vision of a digitized India.

The three products from the Cisco India Development Center are next generation communication technologies spanning the areas of mobility, cloud and computing technologies.

The ASR 920-O is a rugged, temperature hardened, high-throughput, small form factor and low power consumption router designed to perform in the Indian environment.

The ISR 800 M is a cost-effectiverouter that simplifies large-scale wireless wide area network deployments providing secure connectivity to retail stores, bank branches, small offices etc.

The MDS 9250i is Cisco’s next generation storage area network (SAN) switch and enables a cost-effective ‘SAN in a box’ in small enterprises while providing high performance replication and disaster recovery capabilities to large enterprises.

Reverse innovation

“We have 11,000 engineers, of which 8,000 are into product development. The three products are made from India, made for India and will help enable a Digital India. The products continue Cisco’s tradition of ‘reverse innovation’, where engineers in India design products to address the requirements of emerging countries like India but end up developing products that are globally attractive and competitive,” said Amit Phadnis, President, Engineering and India Site Leader, Cisco Systems India Private Ltd.

Stating that innovation is a core part of the Cisco culture, wherein, $5.9 billion is invested annually in R&D worldwide, he said 830 patents have been filed from India and 500 patents issued for innovations across all technologies.

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