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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco ONS 15454/E Test Kit and E1/E3 Cable

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Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco ONS 15454/E Test Kit and E1/E3 Cable. The last day to order the affected product(s) is December 15, 2013. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available under the terms and conditions of customers' service contract.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco ONS 15454/E Test Kit and E1/E3 Cable

Milestone

Definition

Date

End-of-Life Announcement Date

The date the document that announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life of a product is distributed to the general public.

December 15, 2012

End-of-Sale Date

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

December 15, 2013

Last Ship Date:
HW

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

March 15, 2014

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:
HW

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.

December 15, 2014

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date:
HW

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of hardware product failure or defect.

December 15, 2014

End of New Service Attachment Date:
HW

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

December 15, 2014

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.

March 15, 2018

Last Date of Support:
HW

The last date to receive applicable service and support for the product as entitled by active service contracts or by warranty terms and conditions. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

December 31, 2018

HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product PartNumber

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

Additional Information

15454-TU-DSX-KIT=

ONS 15454 DS3/EC1,DS1 Continuity Test Kit (US - Canada Only)

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

-

-

15454E-T54CBL-010

10 Meter E1/E3/DS3 cable, 75 Ohm T54 connector, Single Ended

15454E-T54CBL-020

20 Meter E1/E3/DS3 cable, 75 Ohm T54 connector, Single Ended

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15454E-T54CBL-010=

10 Meter E1/E3/DS3 cable, 75 Ohm T54 connector, Single Ended

15454E-T54CBL-020=

20 Meter E1/E3/DS3 cable, 75 Ohm T54 connector, Single Ended

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Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the 20-meter version of the Cisco E1/E3/DS3 cable. There is no Cisco migration for the Test Kit, but third-party products can be used. Information about the cable product can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/optical/ps2006/index.html.

Customers may be able to use the Cisco Technology Migration Program (TMP) where applicable to trade-in eligible products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, customers should work with their Cisco Partner or Cisco account team. Cisco Partners can find additional TMP information on Partner Central at http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/incentives_and_promotions/tmp.html.

Customers may be able to continue to purchase the Cisco ONS 15454/E Test Kit and E1/E3 Cable through the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units may be available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis until the Last Date of Support has been reached. For information about the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/eos.

Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End-of-Sale date.

The Cisco Takeback and Recycle program helps businesses dispose properly of surplus products that have reached their end of useful life. The program is open to all business users of Cisco equipment and its associated brands and subsidiaries. For more information, go to: http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac227/ac228/ac231/about_cisco_takeback_recycling.html.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco 20-Meter E1/E3/DS3 Cable, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/optical/ps2006/index.html, or contact your local account representative.

For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_end-of-life_policy.html.

For more information about the Cisco Product Warranties, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_warranties_listing.html.

To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to: http://www.cisco.com/cisco/support/notifications.html.

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Any authorized translation issued by Cisco Systems or affiliates of this end-of-life Product Bulletin is intended to help customers understand the content described in the English version. This translation is the result of a commercially reasonable effort; however, if there are discrepancies between the English version and the translated document, please refer to the English version, which is considered authoritative.