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Product Bulletin No. 1430

Overview

Internal Announcement

End of Sales Announcement

End of Production Date

Last Software Support Date

End of Support Announcement

Date for Discontinuing Renewal of Contracts

Obsoletion

Studio/Appliance End Of Life Bulletin


Product Bulletin No. 1430


Studio/Appliance

End Of Life Plan

March 20, 2001

Overview

In May 2000, Cisco Systems acquired Sightpath, Inc. At the time of the acquisition, Sightpath was shipping the following products: Studio 1000, Studio 2000, Studio 4000, Appliance 200, Appliance 200AV, Appliance 230 and Appliance 230AV. These products will be replaced by products in the Cisco Content Delivery Networking (CDN) product line. Therefore, Cisco announces the end of life (EoL) for the Studio and Appliance products. In the event of hardware failure of any of the Appliance or Studio products, the part should be replaced with a comparable part.

In addition, software sold by Sightpath and CDN-Ent 2.0 required a registry to be maintained; this registry will be going offline on December 15, 2001. All customers running a version prior to CDN-Ent. 2.1 should upgrade by June 15, 2001. CDN-SP and Internet CDN customers are not affected.

Table 1 stipulates which Cisco CDN part is to replace the previous Sightpath part. Table 2 discusses which models are covered in this announcement.

Table 1  

Summary of End-of-Life Plan 
Part Number
FCS Date
EoS Date
EoL Date
Comments

Studio 1000

10/1/99

2/1/01

7/1/05

Replaced by CDM-4630

CDM-4630

       

Studio 2000

6/1/99

2/1/01

7/1/05

Replaced by CDM-4650

CDM-4650

       

Studio 4000

6/1/99

2/1/01

7/1/05

Replaced by CDM-4650

CDM-4650

       

Appliance 200

6/1/99

2/1/01

7/1/05

Replaced by CE-507-CDN

CE-507-CDN

       

Appliance 200AV

6/1/99

2/1/01

7/1/05

Replaced by CE-507AV-CDN

CE-507AV-CDN

       

Appliance 230

10/1/99

2/1/01

7/1/05

Replaced by CE-507-CDN with CE-DISK-18GB-507-X

CE-DISK-18GB-507-X

       

Appliance 230AV

10/1/99

2/1/01

1/1/05

Replaced by CE-507AV-CDN

CDN-Ent 2.0 Software

12/8/01

6/15/01

12/15/01

replaced by CDN-Ent 2.1 Software


Table 2  

Cisco CDN Series Products
Product Number
Product Description

Studio 1000

SightPath Studio supporting up to 10 Appliances

Studio 2000

SightPath Studio supporting up to 100 Appliances

Studio 4000

SightPath Studio supporting up to 1000 Appliances

Appliance 200

SightPath Appliance with 15 GB of internal storage

Appliance 200AV

SightPath Appliance with 15 GB of internal storage and integrated MPEG decoder

Appliance 230

SightPath Appliance with 30 GB of internal storage

Appliance 230AV

SightPath Appliance with 30 GB of internal storage and integrated MPEG decoder

CDN-Ent 2.0 Software

CDN Enterprise Software 2.0


Models Covered by This EoL Announcement

Internal Announcement

The EOL of the above FE part numbers will be announced via e-mail to affected individuals and aliases. Aliases to
be notified include:
sales-northamerica@cisco.com, sales-japan@cisco.com, sales-eng@cisco.com, sales-europe@cisco.com, sevt-access-all@cisco.com, sevt-sp-all@cisco.com, sevt-multisvc-all@cisco.com, emea-sp@cisco.com, sp-cpe@cisco.com, ch_sp_team@cisco.com, emea-sp@cisco.com, euro-sp-consult@cisco.com, mean-vt-sptel@cisco.com, sp-cpe@cisco.com, sp-dial@cisco.com, spvt@cisco.com, sales-telco@cisco.com, sales-americas@cisco.com, sales-asia@cisco.com, sales-channels@cisco.com, gsm-all@cisco.com, esfm-wwteam@cisco.com

Internal announcement: January 24, 2000

End of Sales Announcement

End of sales announcement was sent out in March 2001.

End of Production Date

End of production occurred due to the acquisition in July 2000.

Last Software Support Date

The last supported version of software for the Appliance 200, 230, and Studio 1000, 2000, and 4000 will be CDN-Ent 2.1. This version of software will be supported until July 2003. The CDN-Ent. 2.0 software requires a registry and the registry will be going offline December 15, 2001. All customers must upgrade to CDN-Ent. 2.1 by June 15, 2001.

End of Support Announcement

The end of support will be announced December of 2003 on Cisco.com.

Date for Discontinuing Renewal of Contracts

Existing Sightpath service contracts will be converted to Cisco contracts and will be honored for the life of the contract. Contracts will not be honored beyond end of support dates of July 1,2005 for the software or hardware.

Obsoletion

The Studio 1000, Studio 2000, Studio 4000, Appliance 200, and Appliance 230 are considered obsolete and all activities required to support these products will cease on July 1, 2005.

Last Orderable Date: June 1, 2000

Last Shipment Date: July 1, 2000

Last Support Date: July 1, 2005

Studio/Appliance End Of Life Bulletin

With the acquisition of SightPath, the model numbers Studio 1000, Studio 2000, Studio 4000, Appliance 200, and Appliance 230 were discontinued. Cisco Systems has replaced the Sightpath hardware with the following: CDM-4630, CDM-4650, CE-507-CDN, CE-507AV-CDN. Table 3 is a summary of the obsolete products and the replacement product.

Table 3  

Replacement Devices
EoL Product
Replacement CDN device

Studio 1000

CDM-4630

Studio 2000

CDM-4650

Studio 4000

CDM-4650

Appliance 200

CE-507-CDN

Appliance 200AV

CE-507AV-CDN

Appliance 230

CE-507-CDN with CE-DISK-18GB-507-X

Appliance 230AV

CE-507AV-CDN