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EOS/EOL ANNOUCEMENT FOR THE CISCO DIGITAL FOUNTAIN MULTICAST SYSTEM

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PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. 2054 - AMENDED
Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Digital Fountain Multicast System. The last day to order the affected product is July 13, 2003. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 in EoL product bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco Digital Fountain Multicast System. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Digital Fountain Multicast System.

Milestone

Definition

Date

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 13, 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 after this date.

July 13, 2003

Last Ship Date:
HW,OS SW

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 13, 2003

End of Software Maintenance Releases Date:
OS SW

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 13, 2004

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date:
HW

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.

July 13, 2004

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW,OS SW

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.

July 30, 2006

Last Date of Support:
HW,OS SW

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 30, 2006

HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App SW = Application Software

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

DF-SRVR-4602

Digital Fountain Multicast Server, 2 Mbps

CE-565-K9

Content Engine 565, AC Pwr, ACNS. Also runs as CDM or CR

CE-7305-K9

Content Engine 7305, AC Pwr, ACNS. Also runs as CDM or CR

DF-SRVR-4610

Digital Fountain Multicast Server, 10 Mbps

CE-565-K9

Content Engine 565, AC Pwr, ACNS. Also runs as CDM or CR

CE-7305-K9

Content Engine 7305, AC Pwr, ACNS. Also runs as CDM or CR

SF-CE507-DFC-1.0

Digital Fountain Multicast Client

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

SF-CE560-DFC-1.0

Digital Fountain Multicast Client

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

SF-CE590-DFC-1.0

Digital Fountain Multicast Client

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

SF-CE7320-DFC-1.0

Digital Fountain Multicast Client

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for the Cisco Digital Fountain Multicast Solution is the Cisco Content Engines or the Content Distribution Manager with Cisco ACNS Software as described in Table 3. ACNS 5.0 software provides an integrated multicast control mechanism in the CDM allowing for tighter control and a lower overall cost of ownership.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Cisco Digital Fountain Components

Cisco Content Engines and Cisco ACNS

DF-SRVR-4602

CE-565-K9 or CE-7305-K9 configured as CDM

DF-SRVR-4610

CE-565-K9 or CE-7305-K9 configured as CDM

SF-CE507-DFC-1.0

SF-CE-510-TL-5.0-K9

SF-CE560-DFC-1.0

SF-CE-565-TL-5.0-K9

SF-CE590-DFC-1.0

SF-CE-7305-TL-5.0-K9

SF-CE7320-DFC-1.0

SF-CE-7325-TL-5.0-K9

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 Cisco's Authorized 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: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/ordering/or6/or17/order_refurbished_equipment_high_level_listing.html

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the End-of-Life Notice Addendum in reference to original EOL Notice, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html, contact your local account representative.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html
To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to:
http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice

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