Cisco ONS 15600 Series

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco 15600-FTA

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Cisco Systems ® announces the End-of-Life of the Cisco ® 15600-FTA. The last day to order the Cisco 15600-FTA is August 1, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until August 1, 2009. Table 1 describes the End-of-Life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco 15600-FTA. The 15600-FTA2 will then be available and completely replace the 15600-FTA.
Currently the 15600-FTA is being sold and supports ANSI and ETSI -48 VDC environments. The 15600-FTA2 will replace the 15600-FTA and allow support for -60VDC SDH/ETSI environments. As the 15600-FTA2 fully supports all aspects of the 15600-FTA there is no need to support two Fan Tray Assemblies (FTA).
The 15600-FTA2 will be introduced as part of the ONS 15600 R1.4.0 (Red River) System Release. R1.4.0 will be First Customer Ship on August 1, 2004. Manufacturing will monitor the 15600-FTA inventory, utilizing it until exhausted.
As the 15600-FTA2 supports all SONET/ANSI and SDH/ETSI, including -60VDC applications, the 15600-FTA EoL will be transparent to customers. Current and interim customers for the 15600-FTA will be sold to SONET and ETSI environments with -48 VDC applications.
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Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 15600-FTA




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.

January 28, 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.

August 1, 2004

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.

November 1, 2004

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.

August 1, 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.

August 1, 2005

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.

August 1, 2005

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.

May 1, 2009

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.

August 1, 2009


Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description


Fan Tray Assembly

Product Migration Options

No migration plan is required; the 15600-FTA2 is a complete replacement for the 15600-FTA. The 15600-FTA will be limited from sales to non-ETSI -60 VDC applications. This will be managed by PLM and MFG, first by not providing homologation to those environments and second until the 15600-FTA inventory is exhausted. In the event of failure or purchasing the 15600-FTA2 will be utilized on August 1, 2004.
Instructions: Customers can simply order the 15600-FTA2 going forward.


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