Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Aironet 1520 Series. The last day to order the affected product(s) is October 12, 2012. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1.
Due to new European Union regulations that go into effect on January 1, 2013, regarding the detection of radar signals in the 5 GHz band, this version of the 1520 product will not be allowed to be exported to EU countries after Dec. 31, 2012. Equipment that is already in these countries is allowed to continue to operate, and RMAs for the existing equipment are allowed, but no new orders are allowed to be shipped. This does not affect the other regulatory domains for the Cisco Aironet 1524SB.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Aironet 1520 Series
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.
April 13, 2012
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
October 12, 2012
Last Ship Date: HW
The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.
December 31, 2012
End of SW Maintenance Releases Date: HW
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.
October 12, 2013
End of Routine Failure Analysis Date: HW
The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of hardware product failure or defect.
October 12, 2013
End of New Service Attachment Date: HW
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.
October 12, 2013
End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
January 7, 2017
Last Date of Support: HW
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.
October 31, 2017
HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
1524 Mesh AP, Dual Serial Backhaul, 2.4 Access, -E Cfg
Product Migration Options
There is no replacement available for the Cisco Aironet 1520 Series at this time.
Customers may be able to use the Cisco Technology Migration Program (TMP) where applicable to trade-in eligible products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, customers should work with their Cisco Partner or Cisco account team. Cisco Partners can find additional TMP information on Partner Central at
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the Cisco Aironet 1520 Series through the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units may be available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis until the Last Date of Support has been reached. For information about the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program, go to:
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End-of-Sale date.
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