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END-OF-LIFE NOTICE, NO. 2633
Cisco Systems ® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates of the Cisco ® ONS 15454 DS-3 electrical interface cards. The last day to order these cards is November 15, 2005. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until November 15, 2010. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the cards. Table 2 lists the product numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco ONS 15454 12-Port Enhanced DS-3 interface cards, which provide visibility to the DS-3 framing bits for improved performance-monitoring capabilities.
Information about the replacement product can be found at: http://cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/optical/ps2006/products_data_sheet09186a00800886c7.html. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco ONS 15454 12-Port DS-3 interface cards to the Cisco ONS 15454 12-Port Enhanced DS-3 interface cards.

 

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco ONS 15454 DS-3 Electrical Interface Cards

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.

November 15, 2004

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.

November 15, 2005

Last shipment date

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

February 15, 2005

End of routine failure analysis date

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

November 15, 2006

End of new service attachment date

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.

November 15, 2006

End of service contract renewal date

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.

August 15, 2010

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.

November 15, 2010

 

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

15454-DS3-12

12-port DS-3 card, industrial temperature

15454-DS3-12=

12-port DS-3 card, industrial temperature, spare

15454-DS3N-12

12-port DS-3 card, 1:N, industrial temperature

15454-DS3N-12=

12-port DS-3 card, 1:N, industrial temperature, spare

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for the Cisco ONS 15454 12-Port DS-3 Interface Card is the Cisco ONS 15454 12-Port Enhanced DS-3 Interface Card (Table 3). The replacement card can detect DS-3 logic bits to enable the identification of degrading DS-3 facilities caused by upstream systems.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco End-of-Life Product:

Cisco ONS 15454 12-Port DS-3 Interface Cards

Cisco Replacement Product:

Cisco ONS 15454 12-Port Enhanced DS-3 Interface Cards

Working card or protect card in 1:1 protection group

15454-DS3-12

15454-DS3-12E

Working card or protect card in 1:1 or 1:N protection group

15454-DS3N-12

15454-DS3N-12E

Provisionable framing formats

-

Yes; M13, C-bit, or unframed

Autorecognition and provisioning of incoming framing

-

Yes

J1 path trace

-

Yes

Far-end-alarm-control (FEAC) channel support

-

Yes

Software compatibility

Release 2.0 or later

Release 2.0 or later

Release 3.0 or later for support of enhanced performance-monitoring capabilities

 

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.
Customers may be able to continue to purchase Cisco ONS 15454 12-Port DS-3 interface cards through the Cisco Authorized Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units of these cards are available in limited supply in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about the refurbished equipment program, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/ordering/or6/or17/order_refurbished_equipment_program_description.html.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco ONS 15454, visit: http://cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/optical/ps2006/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 or end-of-sale information, go to:
http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice.