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EOS and EOL Announcement for the Cisco uBR905 Cable Access Router

END-OF-LIFE NOTICE, NO. 2609

END-OF-SALE AND END-OF-LIFE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE CISCO uBR905 CABLE ACCESS ROUTER

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® uBR905 Cable Access Router. The last day to order the Cisco uBR905 Cable Access Router is April 30, 2005. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until April 30, 2010. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco uBR905 Cable Access Router. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.

 

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco uBR905 Cable Access Router

Milestone

Definition

Date

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 31, 2004

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.

April 30, 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 31, 2005

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, 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.

April 30, 2006

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, 2006

End of service contract renewal date

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.

July 31, 2009

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, 2010

 

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

UBR905-BNDL-100

UBR905-100 Unit Bundle

UBR905-BNDL-250

UBR905-250 Unit Bundle

UBR905-BNDL-500

UBR905-500 Unit Bundle

UBR905-SINGLE-1PK

UBR905-Single Unit in a Box

UBR905-MULTI-5PK

UBR905-Multipack of 5-in-1 Box

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

Currently, there is no Cisco IOS®-based direct replacement for the Cisco uBR905 Cable Access Router. Linksys®, a division of Cisco, will be offering the Linksys CGV2W (Table 3), a non-IOS-based commercial cable modem/router product that is the nearest replacement for the Cisco uBR905 Cable Access Router. Linksys Commercial Cable Gateway is a DOCSIS® 2.0 compliant solution offering VPN capabilities, 802.11g wireless, four port Ethernet Switch and remote access and management support. The product will be available Fourth Calendar Quarter of 2004.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco uBR905 Cable Access Router

Linksys CGV2W Commercial Cable Gateway

DOCSIS bridge-mode

DOCSIS-compliant cable modem mode

DOCSIS 2.0 certified cable modem mode

Routing mode including NAT and RIPv2

Advanced cable modem-router, allowing small business Internet access

Support for RIPv2, NAT, DHCP (Client and Server) and DDNS

Easy VPN

Easy teleworker and branch office VPNs

IPSec VPN Tunnel Termination

 

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. Please note that Linksys products are not part of the Cisco TMP.

DOCSIS 1.0 Software Support

Customers requiring DOCSIS 1.0 software for the Cisco uBR905 Cable Access Router should use versions of Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3. Software releases from this train will be supported as per the software support dates listed above.

DOCSIS 1.1 Software Support

Customers requiring DOCSIS 1.1 software for the Cisco uBR905 Cable Access Router should use versions of Cisco IOS Release 12.2(15)CZ. Software releases from this train will be supported as per the software support dates listed above.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco uBR905 Cable Access Router, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/cable/ps2221/index.html or contact your local account representative.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html
To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to: http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice