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Cisco CVA120 Series Cable Voice Adapters

EOS, EOE, and EOL of Cisco CVA120 Series Cable Voice Adapter

Product Bulletin No. 1744

End of Sales, End of Engineering, and End of Life
of Cisco CVA120 Series Cable Voice Adapter

Rev. B (July 17, 2002)

In April, Cisco Systems announced the end of sales (EOS), end of engineering (EOE), and
end of life (EOL) of the Cisco CVA120 Series Cable Voice Adapter. The Cisco CVA120 Series consists of the Cisco CVA122 and CVA122E Cable Voice Adapters.

The EOS is effective August 23, 2002, a revision from October 26, 2002. Cisco will continue to support Cisco CVA120 Series software for a period of two years, ending on
August 23, 2004, and Cisco CVA120 Series hardware for a period of five years, ending on August 23, 2007. Milestone dates are listed in Table 1.

Table 1 Cisco CVA120 Series Cable Voice Adapter Milestones

Milestone

Effective Date

End-of-sales announcement

April 26, 2002

End of sales

August 23, 2002

End of product shipments (estimate)

November 23, 2003

End of support on Cisco CVA122 and CVA122E software

August 23, 2004

End of support for contract renewal

August 23, 2006

End of support on Cisco CVA122 and CVA122E hardware

August 23, 2007



Hardware Products Affected

CVA122-SINGLE-1PK

CVA122-MULTI-10PK

CVA122E-SINGLE-1PK

CVA122E-MULTI-10PK

CVA122

CVA122E

CAB-PWR-2WIRE-ARG=

CAB-PWR-2WIRE-AUS=

CAB-PWR-2WIRE-EU=

CAB-PWR-2WIRE-NA=

CAB-PWR-2WIRE-UK=

CAB-PWR-2WIRE-KOR=

CVA120-PWR=

CVA120-UPS=

Software Support

The recommended last Cisco CVA122 and CVA122E software release to use depends on the functionality desired. DOCSIS 1.0 support will be in Cisco IOS® Release 12.3. DOCSIS 1.1 support will be in Cisco IOS Release 12.3T. Table 2 lists the images that will be supported for the Cisco CVA122 and CVA122E on an ongoing basis.

Table 2 Cisco CVA122 and CVA122E Cable Voice Adapter Software Images Supported at EOS

Ordering Number

Feature Set

Comment

cva120-k8boot-mz

boot

boot image

cva120-k8o3v9y5-mz

IP routing, firewall and all voice features (H.323, SGCP, MGCP, NCS, SIP)

same image for
Cisco CVA122 and
CVA122E



Software images on other Cisco cable CPE products that give equivalent functionality to the Cisco CVA120 Series are listed in Table 3. Also see Table 4 for a list of replacement products for various applications.

Table 3 Replacement Products Software Images

Replacement Product

Image

Comment

Cisco uBR905 Cable Access Router

ubr925-k9o3sv9y5-mz

Supports equivalent Cisco CVA122 IP routing and firewall features, but does not support voice because hardware platform is data-only

Cisco uBR925 Cable Access Router

ubr925-k9o3sv9y5-mz

Supports equivalent Cisco CVA122 IP routing and firewall features including voice because hardware platform supports voice



DOCSIS 1.1 and EuroDOCSIS 1.1 Support

Cisco is committed to supporting DOCSIS 1.1 functionality on the Cisco CVA122. DOCSIS 1.1 images will be supported in Cisco IOS Release 12.3T.

EuroDOCSIS 1.1 will not be supported on the Cisco CVA122E in any image. There are no plans to submit Cisco CVA122E for EuroDOCSIS certification.

PacketCable Support

The Cisco CVA120 Series Cable Voice Adapter was not designed to be PacketCable compliant. The original plan for the product was to support only the NCS signaling parts of PacketCable. There are no plans to submit the product for PacketCable qualification or to support PacketCable functionality beyond NCS signaling.

Substitute Products

The product substituted for the Cisco CVA122 and CVA122E may be different depending on the customer application. Table 4 shows the recommended replacement products for the Cisco CVA122 and CVA122E in various applications.

Table 4 Cisco CVA122 and CVA122E Cable Voice Adapter Replacement Products

Customer Application

Replacement Product

Differences from
Cisco CVA122 or Cisco CVA122E

Data-only commercial services

Cisco uBR905
Cable Access Router

The CableLabs-certified Cisco uBR905 adds hardware acceleration for IPSec. All Cisco CVA120 Series data features are supported, plus the addition of firewall and IPSec. The Cisco uBR905, however, excludes voice ports, does not support USB, and does not support EuroDOCSIS.

Voice-over-cable

Cisco uBR925
Cable Access Router

The CableLabs-certified Cisco uBR925 adds hardware acceleration for IPSec. All Cisco CVA120 Series voice features are supported, including the USB port.The Cisco uBR925, however, does not support EuroDOCSIS.

EuroDOCSIS

No replacement product

Cisco does not offer a replacement product for the specific EuroDOCSIS functionality in the Cisco CVA122E.



Availability

The Cisco CVA122 and CVA122E orderability will be closed on August 23, 2002. Replacement products and alternate software images listed above are available and orderable.

Assistance

For business issues or general questions regarding the Cisco CVA122 or CVA122E products or this bulletin, please contact Paul A. Yesnosky, Sr. Manager, Product Management, at 408-525-5184, or email yesnosky@cisco.com.

For specific orderability questions, please contact your Customer Service Representative.

For support issues, please contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) at 1 (800) 553-2447 or email tac@cisco.com