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Cisco 6900 Series Multiplexers

End of Sales, Engineering, and Life for Cisco 6920 RateMUX

Product Bulletin No. 1917

End of Sales, Engineering, and Life for Cisco 6920 RateMUX Advanced MPEG-2 Multiplexer

Cisco Systems, Inc. officially announces the end of sales, end of engineering, and end of life for the Cisco 6920 RateMUX® Advanced MPEG-2 Multiplexer.

This product bulletin serves as formal notification of Cisco 6920 RateMUX® Advanced MPEG-2 Multiplexer end-of-sales, end-of-engineering, and end-of-life (EOL) milestones. Milestone dates are listed in Table 1.


Table 1 Cisco 6920 RateMUX Advanced MPEG-2 Multiplexer Milestone Dates
Milestone Effective Date Impact
End-of-Sales Internal Announcement

August 30, 2002

Sales, Field, and Distributors are notified of EOL intention.

End-of-Sales External Announcement

September 20, 2002

Customers, Partners, and Channels are notified of EOL intention; product bulletin is published externally.

End of Sales

December 6, 2002




January 20, 2003

Cisco 6920 RateMUX chassis and all boards, except for the DSP6 and DVB I/O2 cards, are no longer orderable or visible on the Cisco price list.

Cisco DSP6 and DVB I/O2 cards are no longer orderable or visible on the Cisco price list.

End of Production

December 6, 2002

Manufacturing no longer builds packages for the EOL product.

End of Engineering Software Support

December 6, 2004

Development Engineering no longer updates the EOL product. Development Engineering provides P1/P2 and S1/S2 bug fixes until this date.

End of Support for Contract Renewal

December 6, 2006

Service contracts are no longer renewed.

End of Life

December 6, 2007

Cisco no longer supports the product.



Hardware Products Affected

Affected hardware is identified in Table 2 below.


Table 2 Affected Cisco 6920 RateMUX Hardware
Model No. Description

6920RATEMUX

Cisco 6920 RateMUX Chassis, Frontplane, and Power Supply

C6920-CHAS

Cisco 6920 Chassis Spare

C6920-DHE/DVB-I/O

DHEI Input/DVB Output Card

C6920-DHE/DVB-I/O=

DHEI Input/DVB Output Card Spare

C6920-DHEI-I/O-C

DHEI I/O-C Card with 256 QAM (3 in/1 out)

C6920-DHEI-I/O-C=

DHEI I/O-C Card with 256 QAM (3 in/1 out) Spare

C6920-DHEI-I/O

DHEI I/O Card (3 in/1 out)

C6920-DHEI-I/O=

DHEI I/O Card (3 in/1 out) Spare

C6920-DHEI-INPUT

DHEI Input Card (4 in)

C6920-DHEI-INPUT=

DHEI Input Card (4 in) Spare

C6920-DSP3

DSP Card with 3 DSPs

C6920-DSP3=

DSP Card with 3 DSPs Spare

C6920-DSP6

High-density DSP Card

C6920-DSP6=

High-density DSP Card Spare

C6920-DVB-I/O

DVB I/O Card (3 in/2 cloned out)

C6920-DVB-I/O=

DVB I/O Card (3 in/2 cloned out) Spare

C6920-DVB-I/O2

DVB I/O Card with 2 out

C6920-DVB-I/O2=

DVB I/O Card with 2 out Spare

C6920-DVB-INPUT

DVB Input Card (4 in)

C6920-DVB-INPUT=

DVB Input Card (4 in) Spare

C6920-POWER

Power Supply Assembly Spare

C6920-PWRPC=

Power PC Card Spare

CAB-6920-DHEI-IN

DHEI Input Cables

CAB-6920-DHEI-IN=

DHEI Input Cable Spares

CAB-6920-DHEI-OUT

DHEI Output Cables

CAB-6920-DHEI-OUT=

DHEI Output Cable Spares

C6920-2T-BUND

Two DHEI Output Chassis Bundle

C6920-3T-BUND

Three DHEI Output Chassis Bundle

C6920-4T-BUND

Four DHEI Output Chassis Bundle



Assistance

While the Cisco 6920 RateMUX is going through the EOL process, Cisco remains committed to providing solutions for the cable video space. If you have any questions, please e-mail John Horrobin, Video Product Line Manager, at jhorrobi@cisco.com. For support issues, please contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) at 1 (800) 553-2447 or e-mail tac@cisco.com.