® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco 12000 Series OC12c/STM-4 DPT Line Cards. The last day to order the affected product(s) is February 1, 2001. 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 until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1.
On February 1, 2001, the OC-12/SRP line cards having part numbers OC12/SRP-MM-SC(=), OC12/SRP-IR-SC(=), and OC12/SRP-LR-SC(=) will no longer be offered by Cisco. These products are being superseded by line cards with part numbers OC12/SRP-MM-SC-B(=), OC12/SRP-IR-SC-B(=), and OC12/SRP-LR-SC-B(=), which have identical functionality. The new part numbers have error-correcting code (ECC), and the memory options will be the same as the original parts. The new OC-12/SRP line cards require a minimum Cisco IOS Software version of 12.0(10)S or higher and 11.2(19)GS4 or higher. List price for the replacement line cards is the same as for the non-ECC versions. The new OC-12/SRP line cards are currently orderable. This end-of-life product bulletin is a re-creation of the original bulletin published on August 1, 2000.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 12000 Series OC12c/STM-4 DPT Line Cards
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.
August 1, 2000
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
February 1, 2001
End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
October 31, 2004
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.
November 20, 2005
HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software
• This product will no longer be orderable after February 1, 2001. All last-time-buy orders by customers must be received on or before this date.
• Service contracts on these products will not be renewed after October 31, 2004.
• These products will no longer be supported by Cisco after November 20, 2005.
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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 the end-of-sale product through the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units of the end-of-sale product are available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about the refurbished equipment program, go to: