Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for Cisco® Conference Connection. The last day to order the affected product is August 28, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until August 27, 2009.
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 Cisco MeetingPlace
® Express, an integrated voice and Web conferencing solution that provides simple, powerful conferencing functions that are easy to deploy and manage. Information about the replacement product can be found at
http://www.cisco.com/go/meetingplaceexpress. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating to the replacement product.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for Cisco Conference Connection
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.
February 27, 2006
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
August 28, 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.
November 26, 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.
August 28, 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.
August 28, 2007
End of Service Contract Renewal Date
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
November 23, 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.
August 27, 2009
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
The recommended replacement for Cisco Conference Connection is Cisco MeetingPlace Express. Cisco Conference Connection customers with systems that have more than 120 concurrent user licenses (ports) should consider migrating to a Cisco MeetingPlace solution.
Customers who had Cisco Conference Connection and Software Application Support plus Upgrades (SASU) prior to December 30, 2005, can upgrade to Cisco MeetingPlace Express with the Product Upgrade Tool (PUT). This upgrade, which will be available through July 29, 2006, provides the Cisco MeetingPlace Express software and equivalent voice conferencing licenses at no additional charge.
Customers can also use the Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP) to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of Cisco MeetingPlace Express or Cisco MeetingPlace through July 29, 2006. 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.
Table 3. Product Comparisons
Cisco Conference Connection
Cisco MeetingPlace Express
Software deployed on a Cisco media convergence server (MCS)