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Product Bulletin No. 1843
End-of-Life Announcement for Models ATA186-L-I1 and
ATA 186-L-I2 of the Cisco ATA 186 Analog Telephone Adaptor
Cisco Systems announces the end of life (EOL) of the Cisco ATA 186 Analog Telephone Adaptor, models ATA186-L-I1 and ATA186-L-I2. The newer models, the Cisco ATA186-I1 and ATA186-I2, will replace them. The last day to order—also known as the end-of-sales (EOS) date—for these adaptors will be July 31, 2002.
EOL Milestones, Definitions, and Calendar
EOL refers to all activities revolving around the discontinuation of a product. Table 1 defines terms and timing of EOL milestones announced in this product bulletin.
EOL Products and Their Upgrade Options
The recommended upgrade path for the Cisco ATA 186 models ATA186-L-I1 and ATA186-L-I2 is the Cisco ATA186-I1 and ATA186-I2, respectively, which provide enhanced fax pass-through support. The Cisco ATA186-I1 and ATA186-I2 adaptors are interoperable and compatible with the Cisco ATA186-L-I1 and ATA186-L-I2 adaptors, and they run the same application software. Table 2 provides more information about the replacement products.
For more information about Cisco ATA186 specifications, refer to the data sheet at:
EOL Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why is Cisco Systems replacing the Cisco ATA 186 models ATA186-L-I1 and ATA186-L-I2?
A. The Cisco ATA186-L-I1 and ATA186-L-I2 models are being replaced by newer models, the Cisco ATA186-I1 and ATA186-I2, which have the same appearance and run the same software, but add enhanced fax support. The Cisco ATA186-I1 and ATA186-I2 models have been orderable since March 2002.
Q. Is this the EOL for the Cisco ATA family?
A. No, this is an EOL notice for two Cisco ATA models only, the Cisco ATA186-L-I1 and ATA186-L-I2. There are no plans to EOL the Cisco ATA186-I1 and ATA186-I2.
Q. Why such short notice for the EOS?
A. The older Cisco ATA186-L-I1 and ATA186-L-I2 models are compatible and interoperable with the newer Cisco ATA186-I1 and ATA186-I2 models. The newer models have been orderable since March 2002, and any customer that was planning to order the older models after the EOS date will be able to order and use the newer models instead.
Q. How about warranty replacements?
A. Any Cisco ATA186-L-I1 or ATA186-L-I2 units in the field that require warranty replacements will be replaced with the newer models. The customer will not notice any difference in service except for the enhanced fax pass-through capabilities of the newer units.
Q. Why is there no listed date for end of contract renewal?
A. The ATAs do not have service contracts. They are currently governed by the standard Cisco 90-day manufacturing warranty.
For additional information, contact your local sales representative.
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