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
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
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
UBR905-100 Unit Bundle
UBR905-250 Unit Bundle
UBR905-500 Unit Bundle
UBR905-Single Unit in a Box
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
Cisco uBR905 Cable Access Router
Linksys CGV2W Commercial Cable Gateway
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 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.