Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateway. The last day to order the Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateway is December 22, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin.
Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateway. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco AS5350XM Universal Gateway, a one-rack-unit (1RU) gateway that offers best-in-class voice, fax, and remote-access services and supports 2-, 4-, or 8-port T1 E1 configurations. High-density configurations (up to 1 Channelized T3 [CT3] or 12 E1s) are supported for G.711 voice over IP [VoIP] applications. The Cisco AS5350XM doubles the performance of the Cisco AS5350 and delivers significant memory enhancements to offer high performance and high reliability in a compact modular design. The Cisco AS5350XM Universal Gateway supports high-density packet voice feature cards (AS5X-FC) and digital signal processor (DSP) modules (AS5X-PVDM2-64), universal port DSP feature cards, and existing Cisco AS5350 PSTN trunk termination feature cards in a more powerful chassis to help ensure continuing network investment protection. The Cisco AS5350XM Universal Gateway can meet service provider and enterprise session-border-controller (SBC) requirements through support for the Cisco Multiservice IP-to-IP Gateway, an integrated Cisco IOS® Software application that facilitates connectivity between independent VoIP and video networks. This cost-effective platform is ideally suited for service provider and enterprise environments that require innovative voice, fax, and data services.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateway
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.
June 23, 2006
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
December 22, 2006
Last Ship Date: HW
The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.
March 22, 2007
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.
December 22, 2007
End of New Service Attachment Date: HW
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.
December 22, 2007
End of SW 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.
December 22, 2008
End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
March 19, 2011
Last Date of Support: HW
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.
December 21, 2011
• HW = Hardware
• OS SW = Operating System Software
• App. SW = Application Software
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
250-MHz Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) processor
750-MHz RISC processor
T1/E1 Port Capacity per Chassis
• T1: 2, 4, 8
• E1: 2, 4, 8
• Voice T1: 2, 4, 8
• Voice T1 G.711: 16, CT3 (672)
• Voice E1: 2, 4, 8
• Voice E1 G.711: 12
• Dial T1: 2, 4, 8
• Dial E1: 2, 4, 8
Integrated Signaling System 7 (SS7) Signaling Link Terminal (SLT)
Building Integrated Timing Supply (BITS)
System Flash Memory
32-MB flash single inline memory module (SIMM)
128-MB Compact Flash
Cisco 12-in-1 Port
Two 8-Mbps serial ports
Two 8-Mbps serial ports
High-Density Packet Voice/Fax Feature Card (AS5X-FC) and DSP Module (AS5X-PVDM2-64)
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.