Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® ONS 15454 SONET 6-Port DS-3 Transmultiplexer Card. The last day to order the affected product is July 15, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until July 15, 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 ONS 15454 SONET 12-Port DS-3 Transmultiplexer Card, which provides increased port densities plus expanded user options. Information about the replacement product can be found at: http://cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/optical/ps2006/products_data_sheet0900aecd801b95c1.html. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco ONS 15454 SONET 6-Port DS-3 Transmultiplexer Card to the Cisco ONS 15454 SONET 12-Port DS-3 Transmultiplexer Card.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco ONS 15454 6-Port DS-3 Transmultiplexer Card
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.
July 15, 2005
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
July 15, 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.
October 15, 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.
July 15, 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.
July 15, 2007
End of service contract renewal date
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
April 15, 2011
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.
July 15, 2011
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
DS-3 transmultiplexer card, 6 circuits, SONET system
DS-3 transmultiplexer card, 12-circuits, SONET system
Triple-play bundle, 2 x DS-3 transmultiplexer cards
PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS
The recommended replacement for the Cisco ONS 15454 SONET 6-Port DS-3 Transmultiplexer Card is the Cisco ONS 15454 12-Port DS-3 Transmultiplexer Card (Table 3). The 12-port card provides increased port densities, lower cost per port, and the addition of a port-less DS-3 termination option for simplified networking.
Table 3. Product Comparisons
Cisco ONS 15454 SONET 6-Port DS-3 Transmultiplexer Card
Cisco ONS 15454 SONET 12-Port DS-3 Transmultiplexer Card
6 ported interfaces through electrical terminations
12 ported interfaces through electrical terminations
Up to 12 port-less interfaces through STS-1 terminations
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.