Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® 4-Port OC-3 Packet over SONET/SDH (POS) Line Card for the Cisco 7304 with single-mode intermediate reach (IR). The last day to order the affected product is April 30, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until April 30, 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 4-port OC-3/STM-1 POS shared port adapters (SPAs), which provide investment protection, as well as higher interface densities and flexibility. Information about the replacement product can be found at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6267/prod_module_series_home.html. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating to the replacement product.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for Cisco 4-Port OC-3 POS Line Card for Cisco 7304 with Single-Mode IR
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.
October 30, 2005
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
April 30, 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.
July 30, 2006
End of Software 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.
April 30, 2007
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.
April 30, 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.
April 30, 2007
End of Service Contract Renewal Date
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
October 30, 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.
April 30, 2011
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
4-port OC-3 POS line card for Cisco 7304 with single-mode IR
4-port OC-3/STM-1 POS SPA
4-port OC-3 POS line card for Cisco 7304 with single-mode IR, spare
4-port OC-3/STM-1 POS SPA, spare
PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS
The recommended replacement for the Cisco 4-Port OC-3 POS Line Card for the Cisco 7304 with single-mode IR is the Cisco 4-Port OC-3/STM-1 POS SPA (Table 3). This SPA is available on high-end Cisco Systems routing platforms offering the benefits of network scalability with lower initial costs and ease of upgrades, and it is available with four Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) interfaces. SFP modules are available in multiple optical reaches from 2 to 80 km. A single line-card slot on the Cisco 7304 can support two Cisco 4-port OC-3 POS SPAs, thus increasing the interface density.
Table 3. Product Comparisons
Cisco 4-Port OC-3 POS Line Card for Cisco 7304
Cisco 4-Port OC-3/STM-1 POS SPA
Number of interface ports
Number of line cards per chassis slot
Support for SFP interfaces
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.