Cisco's AIP vs HSSI

Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 15:09:51 -0400 (EDT)
From: Pritish Shah <>
Subject: Cisco's AIP vs HSSI

Can anyone tell me which is better and why? Is there any resources out
there that will help me in that decision.

The short answer:

You will undoubtedly be much happier if you use the Cisco AIP card rather
than a HSSI card with an external ATM DSU.

A longer answer:


One other point about the AIPs relative to the HSSI/DSU ; you may not be
interested in this feature , but the AIPs implement traffic shaping- ie You can
set Peak and Average rates and burst size; you could use this to subrate your
traffic -should you be in a situation where this is desirable.

I havent looked around to check out any new ADSU type products since mid 95,
but it used to be that you could not do this with an ADSU.

Padma Krishnaswamy