Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Media Convergence Server (MCS) and IPICS Appliance (with 7845-H1 server). The last day to order the Cisco Media Convergence Server (MCS) and IPICS Appliance (with 7845-H1 server) is March 12, 2007. 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 Cisco Media Convergence Server (MCS) and IPICS Appliance (with 7845-H1 server). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Media Convergence Server (MCS) and IPICS Appliance (with 7845-H1 server)
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 12, 2006
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
March 12, 2007
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.
May 14, 2007
End of Routine Failure Analysis Date: HW
The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.
February 13, 2008
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.
February 13, 2008
End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
May 12, 2011
Last Date of Support: HW
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.
February 12, 2012
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
Cisco IPICS Server SW w/MCS 7845H1, 4 channels, 4 PMCs, 10 IP phone license
CIS-IPICS-K9 (SW only) with
MCS-7845-H2-S31 (HW only)
Cisco IPICS Server SW, 4 channels, 4 PMCs, 10 IP phone license. No MCS Hardware included.
HW Only MCS-7845-H1 with 2GB RAM and 72GB HD. Hi Perf system with RAID - Media Server and Cisco IPICS appliance (with H1 Server)
HW Only MCS-7845-H2 with two Intel 5140 2.33GHz processors, up to eight hot-swap SAS hard disks, RAID 1/0 controller, redundant hot swap fans and redundant hot swap power supplies.