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EoS/EoL Announcement for Cisco BTS 10200 Softswitch Software Vers. 4.1 and 4.2

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PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. 3127
Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® BTS 10200 Softswitch software versions 4.1 and 4.2 and Cisco Extensible Provisioning and Operations Manager (EPOM) software version 4.2. The last day to order the affected products is February 1, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until August 1, 2008. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco BTS 10200 Softswitch version 4.4.1Vxx and Cisco EPOM 4.4.1 which is an upgrade with new functionality. Information about the replacement products can be found at:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/bts10200/bts4_4/relnotes/btsrn441.htm. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating to the replacement products.
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/netmgtsw/ps5506/index.html

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco BTS 10200 Softswitch software versions 4.1 and 4.2 and Cisco EPOM software version 4.2

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.

August 1, 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.

February 1, 2006

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.

May 1, 2006

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.

February 1, 2007

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.

February 1, 2007

End of service contract renewal date

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

August 1, 2008

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.

February 1, 2009

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

BTS10200-SW-4.1K9

BTS 10200 Release 4.1 Base Software

BTS-SW-4.4.1V01K9

BTS 10200 Release 4.4.1 Base Software

BTS-SW-4.2.0V09K9

BTS 10200 R4.2.0V09 Software

BTS-SW-4.4.1V01K9

BTS 10200 Release 4.4.1 Base Software

BTS-SW-4.2.0V11K9

BTS 10200 R4.2.0V11 Software

BTS-SW-4.4.1V01K9

BTS 10200 Release 4.4.1 Base Software

CSCOepom-4_2_0_1.tar

Cisco EPOM 4.2(0)1 software file name for download from Cisco.com

CSCOepom-4_4_1-20050328-01.tar

Cisco EPOM 4.2(0)1 software file name for download from Cisco.com

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for the Cisco BTS 10200 Softswitch software versions 4.1 and 4.2 is the BTS 10200 Softswitch version 4.4.1 (Table 3). BTS 10200 version 4.4.1 contains both bug fixes and new features. The Cisco.com download location for EPOM is http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/epom44

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco BTS 10200 R4.1.0 & R4.2.0

Cisco BTS 10200 R4.4.1

Configurable ACM Timer Based on Incoming Trunk Group

No

Yes

Outgoing Call Barring

3 levels supported

7 levels supported

ETSI v2 ISUP

No

Yes

PacketCable Certified CMS, MGC

Yes

Yes

SIP Trunk Audit

No

Yes

Simultaneous Support for CALEA Methods: PacketCable + SII

No - customer had to choose 1 method

Yes

Configurable SIP Timer

No

Yes

SIP Trunk Route Server

No

Yes

Translation Verification Tool

No

Yes

Query Verification Tool

No

Yes

Suppress Sending of Internet Control Message Protocol Ping

No

Yes

SCTP-ASSOC-PROFILE Parameters

Not configurable

Configurable

Support of Sun Netra 1280

No

Yes

HTTPs Support

No

Yes

Administrative Login Authentication Using LDAP & RADIUS

No

Yes

Hardened Solaris

No

Yes

Secure CORBA

No

Yes

Secure FTP Support for Billing Interface

No

Yes

Two-Level Automatic Recall

No

Yes

Originating Point Codes

5 Supported with maximum of 16 subsystem numbers

8 Supported with maximum of 32 subsystem records

Support of VXSM Gateway

No

Yes

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco BTS 10200, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vcallcon/ps531/index.html and for more information about EPOM, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/netmgtsw/ps5506/index.html or 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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Addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers are listed on the Cisco Website at www.cisco.com/go/offices.Argentina · Australia · Austria · Belgium · Brazil · Bulgaria · Canada · Chile · China PRC · Colombia · Costa Rica · Croatia · Cyprus Czech Republic · Denmark · Dubai, UAE · Finland · France · Germany · Greece · Hong Kong SAR · Hungary · India · Indonesia · Ireland Israel · Italy · Japan · Korea · Luxembourg · Malaysia · Mexico · The Netherlands · New Zealand · Norway · Peru · Philippines · Poland Portugal · Puerto Rico · Romania · Russia · Saudi Arabia · Scotland · Singapore · Slovakia · Slovenia · South Africa · Spain · Sweden Switzerland · Taiwan · Thailand · Turkey · Ukraine · United Kingdom · United States · Venezuela · Vietnam · Zimbabwe						Copyright  2005 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. 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