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EOL/EOS for the Cisco IP/VC 3511, 3521, 3526, and 3544

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Product Bulletin No. EOL4099

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco IP/VC 3511, 3521, 3526, and 3544. The last day to order the affected product is May 19, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until May 19, 2011.

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 Unified Videoconferencing 3515, 3522, 3527, and 3545 products. Table 2 provides relevant information for migrating to the replacement product.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco IP/VC 3511, 3521, 3526, and 3544

Milestone

Definition

Date

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.

May 19, 2006

Last Ship 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.

June 1, 2006

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.

May 19, 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.

May 19, 2007

End of Service Contract Renewal Date

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

November 19, 2010

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.

May 19, 2011

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

IPVC-3511-MCU

IP/VC 3511 H.323 Videoconference Multipoint Control Unit

IPVC-3515-MCU12

Unified Videoconferencing 3515 MCU, 12 Video Ports

IPVC-3511-MCU-E

IPVC 3511 MCU with Enhanced Media Processor - single cluster

IPVC-3515-MCU12

Unified Videoconferencing 3515 MCU, 12 Video Ports

IPVC-3521-GW-4B

IP/VC 3521 H.320-H.323 Videoconf. Gateway-4 BRI

IPVC-3522-GW4B

Unified Videoconferencing 3522 H.320-H.323 Gateway, 4 BRI

IPVC-3526-GW-1P

IP/VC 3526 H.320-H.323 Videoconf. Gateway-1 PRI

IPVC-3527-GW1P

Unified Videoconferencing 3527 H.320-H.323 Gateway, 1 PRI

IPVC-3540-AS

IP/VC 3540 Application Server

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.*

 

IPVC-3540-AS=

IP/VC 3540 Application Server (spare)

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.*

 

IPVC-3540-DS03

IP/VC 3540 T.120 Data Conferencing S/W-30 sessions

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.*

 

IPVC-3540-DS03=

IP/VC 3540 T.120 Data Conferencing S/W-30 session (spare)

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.*

 

IPVC-3540-DS06

IP/VC 3540 T.120 Data Conferencing S/W-60 sessions

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.*

 

IPVC-3540-DS06=

IP/VC 3540 T.120 Data Conferencing S/W-60 session (spare)

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.*

 

IPVC-3540-DS10

IP/VC 3540 T.120 Data Conferencing S/W-100 sessions

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.*

 

IPVC-3540-DS10=

IP/VC 3540 T.120 Data Conferencing S/W-100 session(spare)

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.*

 

IPVC-3540-EMP

IP/VC 3540 Enhanced Media Processor - single cluster

IPVC-3545-EMP

Unified Videoconf. 3545 Enhanced Media Processor, 24 Ports

IPVC-3540-EMP3

IP/VC 3540 Enhanced Media Processor - triple cluster

IPVC-3545-EMP

Unified Videoconf. 3545 Enhanced Media Processor, 24 Ports

IPVC-3540-EMP3=

IP/VC 3540 Enhanced Media Processor - triple cluster

IPVC-3545-EMP

Unified Videoconf. 3545 Enhanced Media Processor, 24 Ports

IPVC-3540-EMP=

IP/VC 3540 Enhanced Media Processor - single cluster

IPVC-3545-EMP

Unified Videoconf. 3545 Enhanced Media Processor, 24 Ports

IPVC-3540-GW2P

IP/VC 3540 H.320-H.323 Videoconference Gateway Module-2 PRI

IPVC-3545-GW2P

Unified Videoconf. 3545 H.320-H.323 Gateway Module, 2 PRI

IPVC-3540-GW2P=

IP/VC 3540 H.320-H.323 Videoconference Gateway Module-2 PRI

IPVC-3545-GW2P=

Unified Videoconf. 3545 H.320-H.323 GW Module, 2 PRI, Spare

IPVC-3540-GW4S

ISDN to IP videoconferencing serial gateway

IPVC-3545-GW4S

Unified VideoConf. 3545 H.320-H.323 Gateway Module, 4 Serial

IPVC-3540-GW4S=

ISDN to IP videoconferencing serial gateway

IPVC-3545-GW4S=

Unified VideoConf. 3545 H.320-H.323 GW, 4 Serial, Spare

IPVC-3540-MC03A

IP/VC 3540 MCU Module-30 sessions

IPVC-3545-MCU

Unified Videoconf. 3545 MCU Module, 96 Audio Ports

IPVC-3540-MC03A=

IP/VC 3540 MCU Module-30 sessions

IPVC-3545-MCU=

Unified Videoconf. 3545 MCU Module, 96 Audio Ports, Spare

IPVC-3540-MC06A

IP/VC 3540 MCU Module-60 sessions

IPVC-3545-MCU

Unified Videoconf. 3545 MCU Module, 96 Audio Ports

IPVC-3540-MC06A=

IP/VC 3540 MCU Module-60 sessions

IPVC-3545-MCU=

Unified Videoconf. 3545 MCU Module, 96 Audio Ports, Spare

IPVC-3540-MC10A

IP/VC 3540 MCU Module-100 sessions

IPVC-3545-MCU

Unified Videoconf. 3545 MCU Module, 96 Audio Ports

IPVC-3540-MC10A=

IP/VC 3540 MCU Module-100 sessions

IPVC-3545-MCU=

Unified Videoconf. 3545 MCU Module, 96 Audio Ports, Spare

IPVC-3540-RM

IP/VC 3540 Video Rate Matching Module

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

IPVC-3540-RM=

IP/VC 3540 Video Rate Matching Module

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

IPVC-3540-XAG

IP/VC 3540 Audio Transcoder Module for GW2P

There is no replacement product available for this product because audio transcoders are already built into the replacement gateway products.

 

IPVC-3540-XAG=

IP/VC 3540 Audio Transcoder Module for GW2P

There is no replacement product available for this product because audio transcoders are already built into the replacement gateway products.

 

IPVC-3540-XAM03

IP/VC 3540 Audio Transcoder Card for MC03A

There is no replacement product available for this product because audio transcoders are already built into the replacement MCU product.

 

IPVC-3540-XAM03=

IP/VC 3540 Audio Transcoder Module for MC03A

There is no replacement product available for this product because audio transcoders are already built into the replacement MCU product.

 

IPVC-3540-XAM06

IP/VC 3540 Audio Transcoder Card for MC06A

There is no replacement product available for this product because audio transcoders are already built into the replacement MCU product.

 

IPVC-3540-XAM06=

IP/VC 3540 Audio Transcoder Module for MC06A

There is no replacement product available for this product because audio transcoders are already built into the replacement MCU product.

 

IPVC-3544-CHAS

IP/VC 3540 Four Slot Chassis with Dual AC Power Supply

IPVC-3545-CHAS

Unified Videoconferencing 3545 Chassis, 4 Slots, Dual AC Pwr

IPVC-3544-CHAS=

IP/VC 3540 Four Slot Chassis w/ Dual AC Power Supply (spare)

IPVC-3545-CHAS=

Unified Videoconf. 3545 Chassis, 4 Slots, Dual AC Pwr, Spare

IPVC-3544-PS=

IP/VC 3544 AC Power Supply (spare)

IPVC-3545-PS=

Unified Videoconferencing 3545 AC Power Supply, Spare

* The new Cisco Unified Videoconferencing products do not offer options that support T.120 features. Customer who require content sharing are encouraged to use the H.239 support in these new products to share content in a video conference. Customers who require interactive web conferencing and data collaboration are encouraged to integrate these products with the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace solution to provide a single user experience for audio, video and web conferencing and collaboration.

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for the Cisco IP/VC 3511, 3521, 3526, and 3544 products are the Cisco Unified Videoconferencing 3515, 3522, 3527, and 3545 products.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Unified Videoconferencing 3515, 3522, 3527, and 3545 products. Information about this product can be found at: http://cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/video/ps1870/index.html.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco IP/VC 3511, 3521, 3526, and 3544

Cisco Unified Videoconferencing 3515, 3522, 3527, and 3545

Video Port Capacity

Stated port capacity was a maximum that was reduced when conference participants connected at higher bit rates.

New encoder-per-port hardware design delivers flat port capacity that does not decline regardless of the bit rate used to connect (up to 2 Mbps).

Video Processing Performance and Supported Number of Conferences

Depending on product configuration, products had limitations on which video features could be enabled and how many simultaneous conferences could be supported.

Due to new hardware design, all supported video features and codecs can be enabled and unlimited number of conferences supported with no impact on performance or scalability.

Custom Conference View (No Self-See)

Limited ability to customize conference view to individual participants. Participants could not remove their own window from the screen layout.

Configurable Self-See window can now be removed for every participant, providing a unique view of the conference for each participant.

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.
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the end-of-sale product through Cisco's Authorized Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units of the end-of-sale product are available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about the refurbished equipment program, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/ordering/or6/or17/order_refurbished_equipment_program_description.html

FOR MORE INFORMATION

• For more information about the Cisco IP/VC 3511, 3521, 3526, and 3544, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/video/ps1870/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