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Cisco Aironet Antennas and Accessories

Field Notice: *Expired* FN - 62393 - The Current Connectors on the Dipoles, Which Are Black, Do Not Meet RoHS Standards


Revised Feburary 08, 2007

April 18, 2006

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Products Affected

Products Affected

Comments

AIR-ANT4941

AIR-ANT5135D-R=

Problem Description

AIR-ANT4941 is a 2.2 dipole antenna for use in the 2.4 GHz frequency band, sold for use with Access Points and Bridges. AIR-ANT5135D-R is also a dipole antenna, with a gain of 3.5 dBi. It is also for use with APs and bridges, and is for use in the 5 GHz frequency band.

Background

The current connectors on the dipoles, which are black, do not meet RoHS standards (the Reduction of Hazardous substances found in products). All Cisco products must be RoHS certified by July 1, 2006.

In order to meet the criteria, the connector needed to be changed. This creates a different appearance than what a customer will be used to seeing. They will start shipping with a silver connector.

Cisco Systems has effected these changes to comply with RoHS standards. The RoHS directive only applies to product sold in the European Union and will not alter the features and functionality of the product. For more details regarding RoHS compliance, you may visit our FAQ.

See picture below.

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Workaround/Solution

Customers will only see a color difference in connectors on the antenna, but performance remains unaffected. The new silver connectored dipole will start shipping on April 24, 2006. Customers may begin receiving them at that time. It is possible for customers to receive dipoles with both silver and black connectors as the manufacturing facilities deplete their stock of those dipoles with black connectors.

Revision History

Revision

Date

Comment

1.0

18-APR-2006

Initial Public Release

1.1

08-FEB-2007

Field Notice Expired

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