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
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
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.
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.
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.
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