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PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. 2751

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® IP/TV® 3426 Broadcast Server. The last day to order this Cisco IP/TV Family product is July 21, 2005. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until July 21, 2010

Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco IP/TV 3426 Broadcast Server. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the new Cisco IP/TV 3442 Broadcast Server, which offers the latest in hardware component upgrades,  performance, and support for the latest IP/TV 5.2 software. Information about the replacement products can be found at http://cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/contnetw/index.html. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the end-of-life product  to the Cisco IP/TV 3442 Broadcast Server.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco IP/TV Family Products Designated by this Notice

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 21, 2005

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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 2010

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

IPTV-3426-BCAST

Cisco IP/TV Broadcast Server

SF-IPTV-3.5-3426

Cisco IP/TV 3.5 software load for the Cisco IP/TV 3426

AK-IPTV-3.5-3426

Hardware Accessory Kit for the Cisco IPTV 3426, version 3.5, 5.x

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for Cisco IP/TV 3426 Broadcast Server is the Cisco IP/TV 3442 Broadcast Server (Table 3). The replacement product is built with the latest hardware components and uses the latest release of Cisco IP/TV software, version 5.2 or later. The Cisco IP/TV 3442 Broadcast Server is already available for customer orders.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco IP/TV 3426 Broadcast Server

Cisco IP/TV 3442 Broadcast Server

Software Supported

Supports IP/TV software version 3.5 and 5.x
Support IP/TV software version 5.2 or later

Size

1 RU
1 RU

Capabilities

4-port MPEG-4 encoder
4-port MPEG-4 encoder

Storage

80 GB IDE
80 GB SATA or
160 GB SATA (2x 80GB SATA drives)

Part Number

IPTV-3426-BCAST
IPTV-3442-BCAST

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco IP/TV Family of products, contact your local account representative.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to:
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