Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale of the Cisco® IP SoftPhone bundles. This announcement does not impact the ability to purchase individual licenses for Cisco IP SoftPhone. The last day to order Cisco IP SoftPhone bundles is
April 29, 2005.
Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco IP Communicator for their softphone client needs. Cisco IP Communicator is a software-based application that delivers enhanced telephony support through personal computers. This application endows computers with the functionality of IP phones, providing high-quality voice calls on the road, in the office, or from wherever users have access to the corporate network. Information about Cisco IP Communicator can be found at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps5475/index.html.
Table 1. End-of-Sale Milestones and Dates for the Cisco IP SoftPhone Bundles
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
April 29, 2005
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 29, 2005
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.
Support provided as part of the bundle's individual component standard services and support contracts for the Cisco IP SoftPhone bundles.
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Cisco IP SoftPhone CD/25 licenses
Cisco IP SoftPhone CD/50 licenses
Cisco IP SoftPhone CD/100 licenses
PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS
The recommended replacement for Cisco IP SoftPhone bundles is Cisco IP Communicator or single unit purchases for Cisco IP SoftPhone (Table 3).
Table 3. Product Migration Options
Cisco End-of-Sale Product
Cisco Replacement Product
Q. What migration programs are available for Cisco IP SoftPhone to Cisco IP Communicator?