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EoL and EoS for the Cisco PGW Softswitch Release 9.4.1

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Product Bulletin No. EOL1090

Cisco Systems © announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco © Media Gateway Controller Software Version 9.4(1). The last day to order the affected product is August 30, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until August 29, 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 the Cisco PGW Softswitch Release 9.6(1).

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Media Gateway Controller Software Version 9.4(1).

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.

March 1, 2006

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.

August 30, 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 28, 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 30, 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 30, 2007

End of service contract renewal date

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

November 25, 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 29, 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

SFB22-CC-9.4.1

PGW 2200 Application Software Ver 9.4(1) on CD

SFB22-CC-9.6.1

PGW 2200 Application SW v9.6.1 on CD

SFB22-CC-9.4.1=

PGW Base Spare

SFB22-CC-9.6.1

PGW 2200 Application SW v9.6.1 on CD

SFB22-MP-9.4.1

MicroPOP App SW For PGW-S v9.4.1 (min qty 5)

SFB22-MP-9.6.1

MicroPOP App SW for
PGW-S v9.6.1 (min qty 5)

SFB22-VM-9.4.1

Voice Mail GW w/PGW

SFB22-VM-9.6.1

Voice Mail GW App SW For PGW-S v9.6.1

UP22-CC-9.4.1

Upgrade to PGW 2200 Application Software Ver 9.4(1)

UP22-CC-9.6.1

Upgrade to PGW 2200 App SW v9.6.1

UP22-CC-9.4.1=

Upgrade to PGW 2200 Application Software Ver 9.4(1)

UP22-CC-9.6.1

Upgrade to PGW 2200 App SW v9.6.1

UP22-MP-9.4.1

Upgrade to PGW 2200 Micro-POP App Software Ver 9.4(1)

UP22-MP-9.6.1

Upgrade To MicroPOP App SW for PGW-S v9.6.1
(min qty 5)

UP22-MP-9.4.1=

Upgrade to PGW 2200 Micro-POP App Software Ver 9.4(1)

UP22-MP-9.6.1

Upgrade To MicroPOP App SW for PGW-S v9.6.1
(min qty 5)

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for the Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Version 9.4(1) is the PGW Softswitch Release 9.6.1.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco PGW Softswitch Release 9.6(1). Information about this product can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vcallcon/ps2027/index.html.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco PGW Softswitch Releases 9.4.1

Cisco PGW Softswitch Release 9.5.2

SS7/C7 interconnect for Cisco AS5000 Universal Port Gateways (Signaling mode)

Yes

Yes

Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) (Call Control mode)

Yes

Yes

SS7 link termination using Signaling Link Terminal (SLT)

Yes

Yes

SS7 link termination using IP Transfer Point (ITP) Signaling Gateway using M3UA with SCTP (SIGTRAN)

Yes

Yes

Support for MGX8880 VXSM Voice Gateway

No

Yes

Support for Call Limiting functionality

No

Yes

Support for DPNSS Route Optimization, and Call Back and Extension Status interworking with Cisco Call Manager

No

Yes

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Version 9.4(1), visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vcallcon/ps2027/prod_eol_notices_list.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.