Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco AS5400 Universal Gateway. The last day to order the Cisco AS5400 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 AS5400 Universal Gateway. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco AS5400XM Universal Gateway. The Cisco AS5400XM Universal Gateway provides twice the performance of the Cisco AS5400 and delivers significant memory enhancements to offer high performance and high reliability in a compact modular design. The high-density packet voice feature card (AS5X-FC) and DSP module (AS5X-PVDM2-64) available for the Cisco AS5400XM Universal Gateway enable higher-density configurations (up to 1 Channelized T3 [CT3] of voice over IP [VoIP]) and world-class performance for intelligent packet voice services. The Cisco AS5400XM 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 simple and cost-effective connectivity between independent VoIP and video networks. The Cisco AS5400XM Universal Gateway also supports existing Cisco AS5400 PSTN trunk termination and universal port DSP feature cards in a more powerful chassis to help ensure continuing network investment protection. 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 AS5400 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
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
AS5400;16E1, 492 ports, dual AC, IP+ IOS, 480 Data Lic
250-MHz Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) processor
750-MHz RISC processor
Port capacity per Chassis-Dial
Port capacity per Chassis-Voice
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.