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End-of-Support for the Cisco H.323 Software Image on the Cisco IP Phone 7905G

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PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. 3118

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-support dates for the Cisco® H.323 software image on the Cisco IP Phone 7905G. The last day to download the affected software is April 1, 2007. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until April 1, 2009.

Table 1 describes the end-of-support milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to either the Skinny Client Control Protocol (SCCP) or Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) software images for the Cisco IP Phone 7905G or to one of the Linksys IP endpoints that is better suited for the service provider, small office, or home office market. Information about replacement products can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/phones/ps379/ps1851/index.html and http://www.linksys.com. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating to the replacement product.
This announcement does not signal the end of life or end of sale of the Cisco IP Phone 7905G; it only announces the end of support of one of three signaling protocols supported on this phone.

Table 1. End-of-Support Milestones and Dates for Cisco H.323 Software Image on Cisco IP Phone 7905G

Milestone

Definition

Date

End-of-Support Announcement Date

The date the document that announces the end of support of a product is distributed to the general public.

October 1, 2005

End-of-Sale Date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

April 1, 2006

End of Software Maintenance Releases Date

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

April 1, 2007

End of Software Availability

The last date to download the product through Cisco.com or other points of access. The product is no longer available for download or access after this date.

April 1, 2007

Last Date of Support

The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

April 1, 2009

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Support Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

CP7905010002H323040927A

H.323 software for Cisco IP Phone 7905G Version 1.0(2)

CP7905010300SIP050414A

SIP software for Cisco IP Phone 7905G Version 1.3(0)

CP7905010001H323031212A

H.323 software for Cisco IP Phone 7905G Version 1.0(1)

CP7905010300SIP050414A

SIP software for Cisco IP Phone 7905G Version 1.3(0)

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

There is no replacement product at this time. However, customers may choose to switch to running Cisco SCCP or SIP on this phone or find a suitable Linksys product. For more information about Linksys, go to http://www.linksys.com.
The recommended replacement for the H.323 software image running on the Cisco IP Phone 7905G is the SIP image for the same phone or a suitable Linksys endpoint (Table 3). Users can upgrade their Cisco IP Phone 7905G to the SIP or SCCP images that are not part of this end-of-support notice for no additional fees.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

H.323 on Cisco IP Phone 7905G

SIP on Cisco IP Phone 7905G

Provisioning Through LCD Screen Menus, Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) Server, or Web Browser

Yes

Yes

IP Address Assignment-Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) or Manual Static IP Address

Yes

Yes

Configurable Type-of-Service (ToS) Bit for Quality of Service (QoS)

Yes

Yes

Configurable Ring

Yes

Yes

Configurable Tone (Dial Tone, Ringback Tone, Busy Tone, Alert Tone, and Recorder Tone)

Yes

Yes

G.711µ-law and a-law Support

Yes

Yes

Voice-Activity-Detection (VAD) and Comfort-Noise-Generation (CNG) support for G.711µ-law and G.711 a-law, and Support for G.729 Annex B

Yes

Yes

Out-of-Band Dual Tone Multifrequency (DTMF) Relay Support

Yes

Yes

Dynamic Jitter Buffer for Voice Packets

Yes

Yes

Call Waiting Support

Yes

Yes

Calling Line ID Presentation (CLIP) and Calling Line ID Rejection (CLIR) Support

Yes

Yes

Three-Way Calling Support

Yes

Yes

Call Hold Support

Yes

Yes

Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP) to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein/. The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco IP Phone 7905G, visit http:// www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/phones/ps379/ps1851/index.html or contact your local Cisco account representative.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html.
To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to: http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice.
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