Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Dual-Width OC-12c/STM-4 Dynamic Packet Transport (DPT) port adapter supported on the Cisco® 7500 and 7200 Series routers and Cisco uBR7246VXR Universal Broadband Router. The last day to order the port adapter is July 15, 2005. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until July 15, 2010. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected port adapter. Table 2 lists the product numbers affected by this announcement.
There is no migration path to support OC-12c/STM-4 DPT on the Cisco 7500 and 7200 Series routers or on the Cisco uBR7246VXR Universal Broadband Router. Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco 10720 Router, which supports OC-48c/STM-16 DPT. The Cisco 10720 is a principle building block in the next-generation metro IP network. The Cisco 10720 Router enables service providers to offer innovative and differentiated IP services to their customers at optical speeds. Equipped with Ethernet technology for customer access and DPT technology for metro optical connectivity, the Cisco 10720 allows service providers to offer IP services closer to the user, enabling them to better control admission to network resources.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestone Dates for the Dual Width OC-12c/STM-4DPT Port Adapter Supported on the Cisco 7500 and 7200 Series Routers and Cisco uBR7246VXR Universal Broadband Router
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.
January 15, 2005
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
July 15, 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.
October 15, 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.
July 15, 2006
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.
July 15, 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.
July 15, 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.
April 15, 2010
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.
July 15, 2010
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Dual-width OC-12c/STM-4 DPT port adapter that provides a shared, IP-over-optical, multimode standard capability in Cisco 7500 Series, Cisco 7200 Series, Cisco uBR7246VXR, or Cisco 7200 VXR Series routers
Dual-width OC-12c/STM-4 DPT port adapter that provides a shared, IP-over-optical, single-mode-fiber, intermediate-reach capability in Cisco 7500 Series, Cisco 7200 Series, Cisco uBR7246VXR, or Cisco 7200 VXR Series routers
Dual-width OC-12c/STM-4 DPT port adapter that provides a shared, IP-over-optical, single-mode-fiber, long-reach capability in Cisco 7500 Series, Cisco 7200 Series, Cisco uBR7246VXR, or Cisco 7200 VXR Series routers
Dual-width OC-12c/STM-4 DPT port adapter that provides a shared, IP-over-optical, single-mode-fiber, extended-reach capability in Cisco 7500 Series, Cisco 7200 Series, Cisco uBR7246VXR, or Cisco 7200 VXR Series routers
PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS
The recommended replacement for the Cisco 7500 and 7200 Series and Cisco uBR7246VXR OC-12c/STM-4 DPT port adapter is the Cisco 10720 Router, which supports OC-48/STM 16 DPT.
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.