Grow your Business with Cisco Refresh

 

Cisco Refresh products are ideal as a standalone solution when specific parts and quantities are needed; however, its value is even greater when blended in a solution with new Cisco equipment.

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Why Buy Cisco Refresh?

You choose new Cisco products for their high performance, quality, support and value. When it comes to remanufactured Cisco equipment - why choose anything that isn't Cisco Certified? Cisco Refresh products are remanufactured to a standard that only Cisco can achieve. Each unit undergoes a rigorous and comprehensive ISO 9001/14001 certified remanufacturing and testing process. The end result is peace of mind knowing you are getting genuine Cisco performance, quality, support and value.

 

When should I consider Cisco Refresh?

  • Constrained budget
    When budget is limited, Cisco Refresh provides the maximum flexibility in procuring the technology you need. With prices starting at 65% off original equipment prices, Cisco Refresh products provide a cost-effective solution as individual product needs, or can be combined with new Cisco products in a larger solution to reduce the overall cost and meet even the most challenging procurement requirements.

  • Product availability
    We maintain a large inventory of older and end-of-sale models needed to maintain installed network configurations or to optimize IT resources between planned migrations or upgrades. Our inventory of current models provides a solution if new product availability cannot accommodate your delivery requirements. In-stock products can generally ship within 24 hours.

  • Compliance with corporate “green” requirements
    Remanufactured equipment provides a tangible green solution to help customers address corporate “green” initiatives. A remanufactured unit use less energy to “remanufacture”, helps to extend the useful life of Cisco products, and reduces the amount of electronic equipment ending up in landfills.

Cisco Refresh Quality Standards

 

Cisco employs the industry's most comprehensive and proprietary remanufacturing processes. From initial inspection and testing to cleaning and packing, only Cisco - the original manufacturer - can truly remanufacture to the same level that we do.

Leveraging the circular economy, Cisco Refresh products are sourced from Cisco's reverse logistics. From a manufacturing perspective, our products have a low carbon footprint and are fully sustainable.

Why the change from Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment (CCRE) to Cisco Refresh?

To better align with global industry and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) standards. Additionally, we want to eliminate any confusion in the marketplace and clarify the high quality of our products. Our products - while being called “refurbished” in the past - are products that are remanufactured and hence we’re moving across to follow the industry standards as only an OEM would.

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Cisco Refresh Quality Standards

 

Cisco employs the industry's most comprehensive and proprietary remanufacturing processes. From initial inspection and testing to cleaning and packing, only Cisco - the original manufacturer - can truly remanufacture to the same level that we do.

Leveraging the circular economy, Cisco Refresh products are sourced from Cisco's reverse logistics. From a manufacturing perspective, our products have a low carbon footprint and are fully sustainable.

Why the change from Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment (CCRE) to Cisco Refresh?

To better align with global industry and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) standards. Additionally, we want to eliminate any confusion in the marketplace and clarify the high quality of our products. Our products - while being called “refurbished” in the past - are products that are remanufactured and hence we’re moving across to follow the industry standards as only an OEM would.

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Cisco Refresh Remanufacturing Process

 

Cisco Refresh differs from other used equipment vendors in the rigorous and proprietary remanufacturing process applied to our products. All remanufacturing is performed by Cisco authorized contract repair manufacturers using Cisco authorized parts, processes and standards.

The remanufacturing processes include the following steps:
  • Inspection: Each unit is subjected to a thorough physical and visual inspection at each step of the process.

  • Testing: A comprehensive set of diagnostic, functional and network traffic system tests are performed. Burn-in and/or thermal cycling are performed to ensure product integrity. All units must meet Cisco factory specifications.

  • Repair: Units that fail any inspection and testing are repaired with the faulty components and boards replaced with genuine parts from Cisco's Approved Vendors List. All repairs are made in compliance with Cisco specified engineering, quality and environmental standards. The repaired units are then subjected again to functional, network traffic system, burn-in and thermal cycling as applicable.

  • Restore default configuration: The unit is decommissioned with all previous owner and configuration settings removed and the unit returned to default settings. Previous owner information erased from the product.

  • Upgrades: Each unit's serial number is checked against our proprietary product engineering database to determine what firmware/hardware upgrades (Engineering Change Orders) are required. Most units undergo implementation of performance, quality, health and safety Engineering Change Orders during the remanufacturing process.

  • Software: A valid IOS software license is installed.

  • Cleaning: Each unit is thoroughly cleaned and detailed. Old labels are removed and new labels applied. New fasteners and new panels are installed as appropriate. Casings are cleaned, touched up or repainted as applicable. The final unit is cosmetically similar to the equivalent new unit.

  • Packaging: Units are carefully wrapped, placed in a new protective shipping box and sealed in preparation for delivery.

 

Used or refurbished equipment from third parties, as well as equipment sourced from outside of Cisco authorized channels, faces the following risks:

  • Unknown provenance or ownership history: The unit may be counterfeit, damaged, or missing critical product upgrades. Risks posed include security, safety, and network integrity.

  • Limited support: Support, if any, often consists of hardware replacement. However, with network intelligence increasingly embedded in the software, both hardware and software support are vital to maintain full network performance.

  • Higher total costs: Unknown costs may include inspection and relicensing fees, network outage costs (support, troubleshooting, and parts replacement), and lost revenues due to business downtime.

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