Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® PGW 2200 Softswitch Version 9.2(2). The last day to order the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch Version 9.2(2) is February 4, 2005. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until February 4, 2008. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch Version 9.2(2). .Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch Version 9.2(2) to the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch Version 9.4(1).
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch Version 9.2(2)
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 4, 2004
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
February 4, 2005
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 4, 2005
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 4, 2006
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 4, 2006
End of service contract renewal date
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.
November 4, 2007
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 4, 2008
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Cisco PGW 2200 Base Software Version 9.2.2 on CD
Cisco PGW 2200 Base Software Version 9.2.2 on CD, Spare
Upgrade media kit for 9.2(2)
Cisco PGW 2200 Base Software Version 9.2.2 on CD (Micro-POP Deployment Only)
Cisco PGW 2200 Base Software Version 9.2.2 on CD (Micro-POP Deployment Only), Spare
PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS
The recommended replacement for the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch Version 9.2(2) is the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch Version 9.4(1) (Table 3). All of the functionality of the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch Version 9.2(2) is available in Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch Version 9.4(1) plus additional features.
Table 3. Product Comparisons
Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch 9.2(2)
Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch 9.4(1)
SS7/C7 interconnect for Cisco AS5000 Universal Port Gateways (Signaling mode)
Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) (Call Control mode)
SS7 link termination using Signaling Link Terminal (SLT)
SS7 link termination using IP Transfer Point (ITP) Signaling Gateway using M3UA with SCTP (SIGTRAN)
Signaling transport using IUA with SCTP (Signaling mode)
Geographic separation of active and standby hosts
Generic Transparency Descriptor (GTD) support
DPNSS and QSIG Signaling support (Call Control mode)