End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Software Images Version 2.14 and Earlier that Run on the Cisco ATA 186 and ATA 188 Analog Telephone Adaptor in Favor of Version 2.15 and later
Cisco Systems announces the end of life of the Software Images version 2.14 and earlier that run on the Cisco ATA 186 and ATA 188 Analog Telephone Adaptor in favor of version 2.15 and later. The last day to download these versions of the software is January 7, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until January 7, 2007. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Software Images version 2.14 and earlier that run on the Cisco ATA 186 and ATA 188 Analog Telephone Adaptor.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the latest software images available from Cisco.com, for no additional charge, which include many bug fixes and enhancements intended to make the ATA work better than it does with the older images. Information about this software can be found at: www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/ata186. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Software Images version 2.14 and earlier to the current software version.
Table 1 End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Software Images version 2.14 and earlier for the Cisco ATA186 and ATA188 Analog Telephone Adaptor
Table 2 Product Part Numbers being affected (mandatory)
The recommended replacement for the software images version 2.14 and earlier that run on the Cisco ATA 186 and ATA 188 Analog Telephone Adaptor is version 2.15 and later which are available from www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/ata186 (Table 3). The new software includes many bug fixes and enhanced features that are not available in the discontinued versions. There is no additional cost to the customer for downloading the latest software.
Table 3 Product Comparisons
Q. Is this an EOL for the ATA series or any of the ATA hardware models?
A. No, this is a "housekeeping" EOL to end support for old versions of the ATA software that no end user should be using.
Q. I already have version 2.14 running on my ATAs; do I have to purchase another license to upgrade to version 2.15 or later?
A. No, there are no additional fees for upgrading your software. Indeed, Cisco recommends that, wherever possible, you run the latest released software on your ATAs.
Q. Does this EOL announcement affect the default, boot load image that Cisco ships with the ATAs from the factory?
A. No, the default factory image is unaffected.