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End of Life of MCA Product

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END-OF-LIFE NOTICE, NO. 261
Cisco Systems ® Workgroup Business Unit is announcing the End of Life of the Cisco ®/Crescendo CDDI and FDDI MicroChannel Adapters for IBM's RS/6000 Workstation.

Table 1. Products

Product Number

Description

WA-C310

CDDI MCA Adapter

WA-C311M

FDDI MCA Adapter

WA-C313

CDDI/MLT-3 MCA Adapter

WA-C315

CDDI MCA Dual-Attach Option

WA-C316M

FDDI MCA Dual-Attach Option

WA-C318

CDDI/MLT-3 MCA Dual-Attach Option

• End-of-Sale Date: July 29, 1994.

• Last Ship Date: August 31, 1994.

Support will be provided for three years, or until August 31, 1997.

COMMENTS

• A list of all MCA adapter customers will be distributed to the workgroup reps showing the date, type of adapter purchased, and quantity.

• The Workgroup reps may review this information and take actions to notify the customers (and Cisco reps):

– To notify the customers or prospects who may be contemplating purchases.

– In case the customer may want to purchase more adapters before they are discontinued.

• Below is a list of CDDI/FDDI MicroChannel Adapter products from other manufacturers.

MANUFACTURERS OF FDDI AND CDDI MICROCHANNEL ADAPTER CARDS

IBM (Sales offices worldwide)

Table 2. IBM's FDDI Products

Feature Number

Description

List Price

2724

FDDI-Fiber Single-Ring Adapter

$3,995

2723

FDDI-Fiber Dual-Ring Upgrade Kit (option to upgrade FC #2724 for use with dual-attach stations

$1,995

IBM does not offer any industry-standard solutions for connecting FDDI over copper wire. They offer a proprietary STP solution, known as SDDI, which is not compatible with Cisco adapter or router products.

SysKonnect

Suite D-1
Saratoga, CA 95070-4669
408 725-4650 main
800 752-3334 sales
408 725-4654 fax
 

Table 3. SysKonnect FDDI Products

Model Number

Description

List Price

SK-5241

FDDI (fiber) Single-Attach Interface

$1,700

SK-5221

FDDI (up-top-pond) Single-Attach Interface

$1,250

SK-5242

FDDI (fiber) Dual-Attach Interface

$2,700

SK-5222

FDDI (up-top-pond) Dual-Attach Interface

$1,950

SysKonnect's AIX driver is currently being certified by IBM. It is planned to be released in June 1994.
Comments: SysKonnect markets its products exclusively through indirect channels (network resellers and integrators). The company is the U.S. marketing subsidiary of Schneider and Koch, a company based in Germany. S & K provides FDDI adapters to IBM under an OEM agreement.
Please contact your customer service representative with questions.