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End-Of-Sale And End-Of-Life Announcement For The Cisco ONS 15104

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Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® ONS 15104 (OC-48 Optical regenerator). The last day to order the Cisco ONS 15104 is September 1, 2005. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until September 1, 2010. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco ONS 15104 Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.


Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco ONS 15104




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.

September 1, 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.

December 1, 2005

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.

September 1, 2008

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.

September 1, 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.

September 1, 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.

September 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.

September 1, 2010


Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description


Cisco ONS 15104 OC-48c/STM-16 Optical Regenerator (DC option)


Cisco ONS 15104 OC-48c/STM-16 Optical Regenerator (AC option)



There is no direct replacement product offered by Cisco for the ONS 15104. Customers are encouraged to explore the ONS 15216 or ONS 15327 as alternative solution.
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: The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a user ID.


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