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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco BWX 120 PCMCIA Modem

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Cisco® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco BWX 120 PCMCIA Modem. The last day to order the affected product(s) is September 18, 2009. 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.

The Cisco BWX 120 PCMCIA Modem (PMX) supports WiMAX operation. This announcement applies to all Cisco BWX 120 software release versions, hardware, and associated items. The last Cisco basestation software release that will support this device is Release 7.1. See Table 2 below for the product part numbers affected by this announcement.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco BWX 120 PCMCIA Modem




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 20, 2009

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.

September 18, 2009

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.

December 17, 2009

End of SW 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.

September 18, 2010

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.

September 18, 2010

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.

September 18, 2010

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:

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

December 14, 2013

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.

September 17, 2014

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

Product Description


120 Modem, 2305-2360 MHz, PMX, Standard


120 Modem, 2500-2686 MHz, PMX, Standard


120 Modem, 3410-3525 MHz, PMX, Standard


120 Modem, 3475-3600 MHz, PMX, Standard


BWX 120 Modem Software, 802.16e, Release 6.2


Software, BWX 120, per Modem, 802.16e, Release 7.0

Product Migration Options

There is no replacement available for the Cisco BWX 120 PCMCIA Modem at this time.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco BWX 350 USB Modem. The Cisco BWX 350 USB Modem is a WiMAX Forum certified device and will be available mid-2009.
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End of Sale date.

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