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Cisco ATA 180 Series Analog Telephone Adaptors

EoS & EoL for Software v2.14 and earlier for ATA 186 and 188

Product Bulletin No. 2228


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

Milestone   Definition   Date 

End-of-life announcement date

The document date of the end-of-sale and end-of-life announcement of a product to the general public.

July 7, 2003

End of sale date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale.

January 7, 2004

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

May 7, 2004

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.

January 7, 2005

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.

January 7, 2005

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.

January 7, 2006

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.

January 7, 2007

Table 2   Product Part Numbers being affected (mandatory)

End-of-sales product part number  Product Description 
Release 2.14

Version 2.14 for SIP and H.323

Release 2.14ms

Version 2.14 for MGCP and SCCP

Release 2.13

Version 2.13 for SIP and H.323

Release 2.13ms

Version 2.13 for MGCP and SCCP

Release 2.12

Version 2.12 for SIP and H.323

Release 2.12ms

Version 2.12 for MGCP and SCCP

Release 2.11

Version 2.11 for SIP and H.323

Release 2.10

Version 2.10 for SIP and H.323

Release 2.0x

All 2.x versions that are earlier than 2.10

Release 1.x

All software from version 1.x

Product Migration Options

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

  Software images version 2.14 and earlier   Software images version 2.15 and later  

Feature

Fax passthrough is not supported.

Fax passthrough has been enhanced and all known bugs have been fixed with version 2.15 and later.

There is no additional cost to the customer for using the new software, therefore a Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP) will not be offered.

External Q&A URL:

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.

Additional Information

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