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A "line card" is described on this Wiki page, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_card, as "A line card or digital line card is a modular electronic circuit on a printed circuit board that interfaces with a telecommunications access network." So, network chassis devices often use the term for a card that provides network transport line termination too, aka media (e.g. Ethernet) ports.
A "service module" on chassis network devices supports some service feature other than transport media line termination. The service feature provided might be already available on the device (the service is hardware accelerated), e.g. encryption, a service feature might be enhanced, e.g. Firewall, or a service feature that's not available at all until the module is added, e.g. Wireless controller.
We are pleased to announce availability of Beta software for 16.6.3.
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towards Catalyst 9500/9400/9300/3850/3650 switching platforms. We are
looking for early feedback from customers befor...
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