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EoS/EoL Announcement for the Cisco 1720 Modular Access Router

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END-OF-LIFE NOTICE, NO. 2046

Cisco® announces the End-of-Life of the Cisco 1720 Modular Access Router. The Cisco 1720 Modular Access Router has been extremely successful at delivering superior performance, powerful services such as security and investment protection to small and medium businesses (SMB) and branch office customers since its release. As customers continue to transition to products like the Cisco 1721 and the Cisco 1760 modular access routers, which offer increased performance, additional memory capacity, and supported services, sales for the Cisco 1720 Router have steadily decreased. Therefore, the Cisco 1720 Modular Access Router is set for End-of-Sale on August 1, 2003. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until August 1, 2008. Table 1 describes milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco 1720 Modular Access Router.

 
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco 1721 Modular Access Router, which offers higher performance, additional functionality, and increased memory capacity over the Cisco 1720 Router at the same price. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating to the Cisco 1721 Modular Access Router.
 

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 1720 Modular Access Router

Milestone

Definition

Date

End-of-Life Announcement Date

The document date of the End-of-Sale and End-of-Life of a product to the general public.

February 01, 2003

End-of-Sale Date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale.

August 01, 2003

Last Shipment Date

The last possible date that Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers will ship the affected product.

November 01, 2003

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 01, 2004

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 01, 2004

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 01, 2004

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 01, 2008

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 01, 2008

 

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Being Affected

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

CISCO1720

Cisco 1720 Modular Access Router

CISCO1720-ADSL

Cisco 1720 Modular Access Router with ADSL WIC

CISCO1720-SHDSL

Cisco 1720 Modular Access Router with SHDSL WIC

 
Product numbers CISCO1720-VPN-M/K8 and CISCO1720-VPN-M/K9 became End-of-Sale effective November 1, 2002. For more information please review corresponding End-of-Sale product bulletin: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps221/prod_eol_notice09186a008032d67f.html.

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for the Cisco 1720 Modular Access Router is the Cisco 1721 Modular Access Router (Table 3). The Cisco 1721 Router is an enhanced version of the award-winning Cisco 1720 Router and is designed for enterprise small branch offices and small to medium-sized businesses. The Cisco 1721 offers higher performance, additional functionality, and increased memory capacity over the Cisco 1720 Router at the same price.

 

Table 3. Product Comparison

Feature Comparison

Cisco 1720 Modular Access Router

Cisco 1721 Modular Access Router

Routing Performance

-

+40%

DRAM (default/maximum)

32 MB/48 MB

32 MB/96 MB

Flash (default/maximum)

8 MB/16 MB

16 MB/16 MB

IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Routing

No

Yes

Encryption Module LED

No

Yes

 
For additional information, please refer to the Cisco 1700 Series Access Routers data sheet at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps221/products_data_sheet09186a00800920ec.html.
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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information about Cisco products, please contact your Cisco account manager and/or Cisco Channel Partner.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html.