The M5 and M10 routers are compact, high performance routing platforms targeted at environments where space is at a premium. Only 5.25in (13.33cm) in height, the compact design brings tremendous port density and performance of 5+ and 10+ Gbps throughput in a very small rack space, supporting up to 15 routers per rack.
The M5 and M10 routers support ejector-enabled PICs and have built-in Flexible PIC Concentrators (FPCs). The M5 router supports up to OC-12c/STM-4 speeds and houses 1 slot for up to 4 PICs. The M10 router supports up to OC-48c/STM-16 speeds and houses 2 slots for up to 8 PICs. These PICs are interchangable between the two routers.